chapter  17
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Intimacy and Depletion in the Pedagogical Scene

An Interview with Lauren Berlant
WithBessie P. Dernikos, Nancy Lesko, Stephanie D. McCall, Alyssa D. Niccolini

In Cruel Optimism, you say, “To be teachable is to be open for change. It is a tendency. It is to turn toward the story of what we have said in terms of phrases we hadn’t yet noticed” (p. 122). You frequently use the words education and pedagogy in your work, but cite a pedagogy almost exclusively happening outside of the formal classroom. How do you conceptualize pedagogy?