Sex, Empire, and Literature in the Anglo-American World, 1700-2020: Henry Abelove and “The Gay Science”

a two-day conference with Henry Abelove, Rebecca Connor, Jasper Cragwall, Douglas Crimp, Lisa Duggan, Phil Harper, Neville Hoad, Allan Isaac, Janet Jakobsen, Michael Lucey, Steven Maynard, Tavia Nyong’o, Claire Potter, Daniel Rosenberg, Michael Roth, Todd Shepard, Marc Stein, Michael Trask, and Dorothy Wang
February 16 & 17, Thursday & Friday
For more information:
Thursday, February 16
5 to 8 pm
Fales Library and Special Collections
70 Washington Square South, 3rd Floor

5 to 5:15 pm Welcome
5:15 to 6:45 pm Panel 1: Pedagogy
Chair: Claire Potter (Wesleyan University)
Steven Maynard (Queen’s University)
Tavia Nyong’o (New York University)
Michael Roth (Wesleyan University)
Todd Shepard (Johns Hopkins University)
7 to 8 pm Reception
8:30 Participant dinner reservation
Friday, February 17
10 am to 6 pm
The Humanities Initiative
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

10 to 11:30 am Panel 2: Eighteenth Century
Chair: Marc Stein (York University)
Rebecca Connor (Hunter College)
Jasper Cragwall (Loyola University)
Daniel Rosenberg (University of Oregon)
11:30 to 1 pm lunch
1 to 2:30 Panel 3: Poetry and Literature
Chair: Allan Isaac (Rutgers University)
Phil Harper (New York University)
Michael Trask (University of Kentucky)
Dorothy Wang (Williams College)
2:30 to 2:45 pm Break
2:45 to 4:15 pm Panel 4: Queer Studies
Chair: Lisa Duggan (New York University)
Janet Jakobsen (Barnard College)
Michael Lucey (University of California, Berkeley)
Neville Hoad (University of Texas, Austin)
4:15 to 4:30 pm Break
4:30 to 5:30 pm Keynote: Douglas Crimp (University of Rochester)
5:30 to 6 pm Closing Remarks from Henry Abelove (Wesleyan University, visiting New York University, Spring 2012)
This event is free and open to the public. Venues are wheelchair accessible.
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Performance Studies, English, and Social & Cultural Analysis; the Programs in American Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies; the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; Fales Library and the Humanities Initiative at NYU.