Danger Talk: Sexual Error, Boundary Crossings, & the Limits of Thought
an Annual Forum between the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Studies in Gender & Sexuality, in honor of Muriel Dimen
Confirmed speakers include Anne Dailey, Joseph Fischel, Ummni Khan, Kimberlyn Leary, & Charles Levin
April 15, Friday
4:45 to 7:30 pm
Anne Dailey, School of Law, University of Connecticut
Joseph Fischel, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Yale University
Ummni Khan, Law & Legal Studies, Carleton University, Canada
Kimberlyn Leary, Psychiatry, Harvard University; Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow; and Senior Affiliated Researcher, Anna Julia Cooper Center, Wake Forest University
Charles Levin, Canadian Institute of Psycho-analysis; Editor-in-chief, Revue Canadienne de Psychanalyse/Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis
This forum brings together clinicians, legal theorists, scholars of gender and sexuality studies, and policy practitioners to discuss the multiple ways “sexual danger” is being discussed, administered, and policed in a variety of settings: from campus debates over sexual assault and affirmative consent to conflicts roiling psychoanalytic institutes over sexual boundary violations between analysts and patients.
This forum is the 7th annual collaboration between CSGS and the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality. As with the previous such events, this year’s was co-curated by Ann Pellegrini for CSGS and Muriel Dimen for SGS. Muriel Dimen’s ground-breaking writings on sexual boundary violations in the analytic space specifically inspired this year’s focus. But a more general goal of these annual gatherings is to spark on-going conversation and exchange between clinicians and cultural theorists of gender and sexuality to see how we might learn from each other and transform the institutional spaces we occupy.
That spark continues, and so does Muriel Dimen’s. We dedicate this day of conversation to her memory.
Department of Journalism
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
Preceded immediately by Reparative Work in a Paranoid Structure: Vulnerability & Harassment Dynamics, a lecture by Jennifer Doyle at 3 pm.
This event is free & open to the public. Venue is wheelchair-accessible.
For more information about this event, contact the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at csgs(at)nyu.edu or 212-992-9540.
Facebook event page here.