Oct 19: FROM FIELD TO STAGE TO SCREEN: Aesthetic Methodologies in the Making of Sweet Tea

From Field to Stage to Screen: Aesthetic Methodologies in the Making of Sweet Tea a lecture by E. Patrick Johnson October 19, Thursday 12 to 1:30 pm E. Patrick Johnson, African American Studies, Northwestern University Drawing on his research on black queers of the South, Johnson will discuss how he adapted oral history narratives and field research …

March 9: CSGS Website Launch Party for Otherwise: Queer Scholarship Into Song

CSGS Website Launch Party for Otherwise: Queer Scholarship Into Song with music videos & live performance by Kay Turner & The Pages (Viva DeConcini & Mary Feaster) March 9, Thursday 7 to 9 pm Join CSGS and performers Kay Turner, Viva DeConcini, and Mary Feaster as we celebrate this homecoming–or homo-coming–of the Otherwise project.  Otherwise transforms “academic” studies of queer …

April 24: OTHERWISE: Queer Theory into Song

Otherwise: Queer Theory into Song an evening of performance conceived by & featuring Kay Turner, Viva DeConcini, Mary Feaster, & many others April 24, Sunday 7 to 9 pm Tickets required — $15 each. Click here to purchase now! Conceived and curated by Ph.D. Professor Punk Rock Singer, President Of The American Folkloric Society, and General …

April 7: 'An Eight Day Passage': Performance Art, Endurance, & Men

‘An Eight Day Passage’: Performance Art, Endurance, & Men a lecture by Dominic Johnson April 7, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm Dominic Johnson, English & Drama, Queen Mary University of London, and CSGS Visiting Scholar, New York University ‘On the morning of the 25th October 1977 I shall be incarcerated within the confines of a concrete cell and the …

April 1: Hopefully Devoted, or the Feminist Lyre

Hopefully Devoted, or the Feminist Lyre a lecture by P.A. Skantze Tuesday, April 1 6:30 to 8 pm P.A. Skantze, Performance Practices, University of Roehampton, and CSGS Global Visiting Scholar This lecture, born of P.A. Skantze’s project The Flaneur at Her Devotions, makes use of a new methodology Skantze has been experimenting with: lyric theory, …

April 19: Cripistemologies: a Disability Studies mini-conference

[click on image for larger PDF] [image on poster courtesy of Sunaura Taylor, “Lobster Girl”, oil paint on digital print on paper, 5.5′ x 3.5′ (66″ x 42″), 2011] The Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at New York University presents Cripistemologies a disability studies mini-conference with Patrick Anderson, Toby Beauchamp, Mel Chen, Christina …

Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love

a performance piece April 3, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm Coming Out Muslim is a poignant performance piece that captures stories and experiences of being at the intersections of Islam and queerness and its relationship to family, lovers, one’s sense of self and relationship with our faith. The stories range from tales about other people’s …

Dr. Ghislaine Pussait’s Homobonobo Project: a performance by Shelly Mars

March 1, Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm Shelly Mars, solo performance artist followed by a discussion led by: Una Chaudhuri, English, New York University Carolyn Dinshaw, English and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University A multi-media presentation in the style of a keynote lecture by the self-important Dr. Pussait, a Belgian ethologist and Bonobo …

Performing (at) the Body's Edge: Mortal Works

a conversation with Shelley Jackson and Rebecca Schneider Read a review of this talk! November 15, Tuesday 7 to 8:30 pm Shelley Jackson, writer and artist Rebecca Schneider, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University The question of the body — the body as question – is a recurring motif in the work of multi-media …

REVIEW: New Majorities II: A Cross-Country Duet on the State of Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Academy

New Majorities II: A Cross-Country Duet on the State of Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Academy New York University, 29 April 2011 New Majorities II had a double task: First, the day-long forum continued an initiative launched at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW), and co-conceived by CSW director Kathleen McHugh …