Historicizing Erotohistoriography: A Lecture by Elizabeth Freeman

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE FOR SOMETIME NEXT YEAR. Elizabeth Freeman, English, UC Davis Developmentalist accounts of psychological and bodily becoming plot the “growth” and “maturation” of both individual subjects and populations in ways that reduce what counts as a viable social formation or a livable life. Taking issue with the …

Gender and Sexuality Working Group: NYU Grad Student Reading Group

A new reading group for NYU graduate students is being formed under the sponsorship of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. The Gender and Sexuality Working Group (GSWG) is a reading and working group for graduate students from all schools and disciplines of NYU, at any stage of their program, whose research …

Escapology: Feeling the Art of Speculative Fiction

February 8, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 PM Katie Brewer Ball, Doctoral Candidate, Performance Studies, NYU The “more speculative genres,” as Junot Diaz calls them, such as science fiction and fantasy continue to enthusiastically capture the attention and interest of the American public. What precisely, is the draw that such stories hold for mass consumers, and …

Cruising Utopia: Book Talk and Cocktail Party for José E. Muñoz

February 5, Friday THIS EVENT IS AT FULL CAPACITY.  NO MORE RSVPs WILL BE TAKEN.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. MC: Nao Bustamante Panelists include: Barbara Browning, Performance Studies, NYU Lisa Duggan, Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU Gayatri Gopinath, Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU Ricardo L. Ortíz, American Studies, Georgetown College Performers: Dynasty Handbag (Jibz …

Modernism's Gifts: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Novel

Rebecca Colesworthy, Draper Program in Humanities and Social Thought, NYU December 7, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 PM Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality 41-51 East 11th Street, Room 709 between University Place and Broadway wheelchair access at 85-87 University Place between 11th & 12th Streets This talk proposes a connection between the “modernist …

Two Decades & Counting: Critical Reflections on "Intersectionality"

December 1, Tuesday 4 to 6:30 PM SCA Gallery Space 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor Bowery @ East 5th Street A roundtable discussion with: Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, UCLA Law Lisa Duggan, Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU Chandan Reddy, University of Washington Karen Shimakawa, Performance Studies, NYU This forum commemorates the 20th anniversary of the enunciation …

Bethany Moreton & Kathryn Stockton: Panel Discussion & Book Party @ NYU

November 20, Friday 4 to 6 PM Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor For more information, please visit: http://sca.as.nyu.edu/object/stocktonmorton_sca_fall09 Panel members: Event and panel host: Lisa Duggan (SCA, NYU) The Queer Child: Or Growing Sideways in the 20th Century Kathryn Bond Stockton With comment by: Prof. Jose Muñoz (Performance …

Martin Wong: Exploration in Race and Masculinity in Graffiti Culture

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 6 to 8 PM Presented by the A/P/A Institute at NYU A/P/A Institute at NYU 41-51 East 11th Street 7th Floor Gallery between University Place and Broadway Free and open to the public. RSVP by Friday, October 30 — Online, via email apa.rsvp@nyu.edu, or call 212-992-9653. Panelists: Lady Pink Sharp Yasmin …

The Facisization of Everyday Life in Sri Lanka

November 9, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 PM Mangalika de Silva, Visiting Scholar, CSGS Based on prior activism as director of the NGO “Women for Peace” and on current ethnographic research on the minoritization of women and Muslims, this talk explores genealogies of formal and informal state terror.  Counterinsurgency nationalism in Sri Lanka is theorized as …

Our Family film screening

Directed by K. P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro October 20, Tuesday 7 to 9 PM CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 9204-05 between 34th and 35th Streets 2007, 56 min., India Tamil with English Subtitles Set in Tamilnadu, India, Our Family weaves together excerpts from Nirvanam, a solo theatrical performance by Pritham K. Chakravarthy, …