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In the Evening There is Feeling: Reading bell hooks


In the Evening There is Feeling is DCA’s Exhibitions reading group. It takes its name from Gertrude Stein’s 1914 book Tender Buttons and focuses, in an informal and welcoming way, on feminist and/or queer texts from the worlds of art and literature.

This session, set alongside Margaret Salmon’s beautiful exploration of contemporary love and desire in Gallery 1, will introduce and discuss some of the ideas contained within bell hooks’ remarkable work All About Love. First published in 2000, All About Love is hooks at her most provocative and intensely personal. Throughout this book the acclaimed intellectual, feminist theorist, cultural critic and writer skewers our view of love as romance. In its place, she offers a proactive new ethic for people and a society bereft with lovelessness.

Digital copies of selected excerpts will be sent out to participants.