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* ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=6356 Ugly Feelings]'', Harvard University Press, 2005, 432 pp.
 
* ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=6356 Ugly Feelings]'', Harvard University Press, 2005, 432 pp.
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* ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=11547 Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting]'', Harvard University Press, 2012, 344 pp.
 
* ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=11547 Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting]'', Harvard University Press, 2012, 344 pp.
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** ''Vores æstetiske kategorier. Det gakkede, det nuttede og det interessante'', trans. Peter Borum, Copenhagen: Information, 2021, 530 pp. [https://butik.information.dk/collections/boger/products/vores-aestetiske-kategorier-det-gakkede-det-nuttede-og-det-interessante] {{da}}
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* ''[https://aaaaarg.fail/thing/5f173ecc9ff37c36712e81b5 Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form]'', Harvard University Press, 2020, 416 pp.
 
* ''[https://aaaaarg.fail/thing/5f173ecc9ff37c36712e81b5 Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form]'', Harvard University Press, 2020, 416 pp.
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** ''Das Niedliche und der Gimmick: zwei ästhetische Kategorien'', trans. Christina Dongowski, Berlin: Merve, 2021, 128 pp. [https://www.merve.de/index.php/book/show/548] {{de}}
  
 
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Sianne Ngai
Born October 3, 1971(1971-10-03)
Washington, D.C., United States
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Sianne Ngai (1971) is an American cultural theorist, literary critic, and feminist scholar. Her work is most broadly concerned with the analysis of aesthetic forms and judgments specific to capitalism. She is Professor of English at University of Chicago (since 2017). Previously, she was Professor of English at University of Stanford (2000-2007, 2011-2017). Ngai earned her B.A. and M.F.A. from Brown University, Providence, in 1993 and 1995, her PhD. from Harvard in 2000, and an honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Humanities from the University of Copenhagen in 2015.

Her first book, Ugly Feelings (2005, Harvard UP) investigates the aesthetics and politics of non-prestigious, non-cathartic negative emotions—envy and irritation as opposed to anger and fear. Her second book, Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting (2012, Harvard UP), argues for the contemporary centrality of three everyday, vernacular aesthetic categories, treating them with the same philosophical seriousness as others have treated the beautiful and sublime.

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Scholarly work[edit]

Books
Book chapters, papers

Poetry[edit]

  • My Novel, Buffalo: Leave Books, 1994, 27 pp.
  • Discredit, Providence, RI: Burning Deck, 1997.
  • TelepromptER*, Elmwood, CT: Potes and Poets Press, 1998, [22] pp.
  • Criteria, Oakland: O Books, 1998, 79 pp.

Interviews[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • McKenzie Wark, "Our Aesthetics", Verso Blog, 27 Jun 2017.
  • "Sianne Ngai (b. 1971)", in The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, 3rd ed., ed. Vincent B. Leitch, et al., New York: W.W. Norton, 2018.

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