Queer Theory & Queer of Color Critique Workgroup

Presented by the Summer 2010 NYU Pride in Practice Identity/Expression Education Series with the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality Explore power, discourse and identity in a peer study group that will focus on the intersections of race, gender, and sexualities. Gain accessible foundations in the core concepts of academia: heteronormativity, homonormativity, and …

The Traffic in Policy: Religion, Sexuality, and the State

A symposium co-organized by NYU’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics and Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality with funding by The Henry Luce Foundation April 30, Friday 10 AM to 6 PM Keynote lecture by Roberto J. Blancarte (Center of Sociological Studies, El Colegio de México). Other confirmed participants include: Faye Ginsburg …

Critical Trans Politics and the Shortcomings of Law Reform

A lecture by Dean Spade April 7, Wednesday 6 to 8 PM Dean Spade, Seattle University School of Law; Founder, Sylvia Rivera Law Project As critical trans politics continues to emerge and develop, there is an increasingly vocal demand for trans political formations to center racial and economic justice and respond to crises facing trans …

Lauren Berlant @ NYU: After the Good Life, An Impasse: Notes on the Cinema of Precarity

April 8, Thursday 7 to 8:30 PM Lauren Berlant, English, University of Chicago “After the Good Life” works with two films of Laurent Cantet [Ressources humaines/Human Resources (1999) and L’Emploi du Temps/Time Out (2001)] to engage the new affective languages of the contemporary economic atmosphere across Europe: languages of anxiety, contingency, and precarity that take …

An Evening with Mario Montez, Drag Superstar

The NYU Tisch Department of Performance Studies Lecture Forum Presents: An Evening With MARIO MONTEZ the great drag Superstar who reigned over the New York Underground film and theater scene from the early 1960s until the mid-1970s. Not be missed. Mario Montez and Marc Siegel in conversation with Ela Troyano and Lola Pashalinski TUESDAY APRIL …

Consigned to Memory: The Archive of Hope Mirrlees

Brown Bag Lunch Talk April 5, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 PM Sandeep Parmar, CSGS Visiting Scholar Hope Mirrlees’ (1887-1978) psychogeographical long poem Paris (published by the Hogarth Press in 1920) is a prime example of modernist writing that predates (and perhaps influenced) T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. This talk will consider some previously unacknowledged sources …

Permutations of the Species: Towards an Anthropology of Independent Disability Film Festivals

A joint presentation by David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder April 1, Thursday 4 to 6 PM David T. Mitchell, Institute on Disabilities, Temple University Sharon L. Snyder, Brace Yourselves Productions In this co-presentation, Mitchell and Snyder analyze the ideological, aesthetic, and pedagogical effects of disability film festivals. Mitchell and Snyder are particularly interested …

Different Subjects: Aesthetics and U.S. Minority Discourse

March 23, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 PM Kandice Chuh, English, University of Maryland This talk brings together aesthetic theory and U.S. minority discourse. By doing so, Chuh illuminates the longstanding and intimate relationship between aesthetics and “difference,” and shows how the critical vantage of minority discourse revises trenchant understandings of, especially, aesthetic subjectivity. This new …

The Object of Desire: Amber Musser Lunch Talk at CSGS

March 1, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 PM Amber Musser, Gender Politics, Draper Program, NYU Imagine that you were in love with the Golden Gate Bridge? What would this mean to you? What kind of relationship would develop? This talk is an exploration of objectum sexuals–people who form meaningful and erotic relationships with objects. By examining …