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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: abelove.wordpress.com

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)

Panelists:
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

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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)

Panelists:
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)

Panelists:
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)

Panelists:
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.


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** FALL 2017 EVENTS **

** FALL 2017 EVENTS **

Cixousversaire: A Celebration of Hélène Cixous

Cixousversaire: A Celebration of Hélène Cixous

a multi-day conference with Geoffrey Bennington, Tom Bishop, Anne Bogard, Hélène Cixous, Karen Finley, Peggy Kamui, Camille Laurens, Bertrand Leclair, Elissa Marder, Daniel Mesguich, Judith Miller, Olivier Morel, Eric Prenowitz, Avital Ronell, & Marta Segarra

September 14 to 16,
Thursday to Saturday

Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center
100 Washington Square East, 1st floor
NYC

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

a discussion & celebration of the new book by Malik Gaines, with panelists Ricardo Montez, Fred Moten, & Alexandra Vasquez, with a response by Malik Gaines

September 21, Thursday
6:30 to 8 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, room 612
NYC

Apparatus of Power

Apparatus of Power

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Shahzia Sikander

September 25, Monday
6 to 8 pm

CSGS
285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
NYC