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April 17: Somatic Experiments, Clinical Encounters: In the Consulting Room with Testo Junkie

Somatic Experiments, Clinical Encounters: In the Consulting Room with Testo Junkie

a forum with Kirsten Lentz, Carolyn Stack, & Jamieson Webster, a response by Paul B. Preciado, and moderated by Muriel Dimen

April 17, Friday 5 to 7 pm

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE BELOW

Kirsten Lentz, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, New York [...]

April 7: The Story of the Lost Watch: The Calypso Craze and the Ontology of Black Fad Performance

The Story of the Lost Watch: The Calypso Craze and the Ontology of Black Fad Performance

a lecture by Shane Vogel

April 7, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm

Shane Vogel, English, Indiana University

What does it mean to be a fad? This presentation outlines a historically specific ontology of black fad performance that [...]

March 10: Body Undone: A Salon in Honor of Christina Crosby

Body Undone: A Salon in Honor of Christina Crosby

a conversation with Christina Crosby, Lisa Cohen, Leigh Gilmore, Laura Grappo, Maggie Nelson, Gayle Pemberton, & Gayle Salamon

March 10, Tuesday 6:30 pm

Video of the panel is available at https://vimeo.com/122269087

“Body Undone” focuses on Christina Crosby’s forthcoming memoir of living with disability Body Undone: [...]

March 26: Here Lies Love: Making Sense of Martial Law in the Philippines

Here Lies Love: Making Sense of Martial Law in the Philippines

a lecture by Christine Bacareza Balance

March 26, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm

Christine Balance, Asian American Studies, Culture and Theory, & Women’s Studies, University of California Irvine

In Here Lies Love (2014), an immersive theatrical experience created by musician David [...]

March 5: Mosquita y Mari film screening & discussion

Mosquita y Mari (2012, 85 min., Dir: Aurora Guerrero)

a screening & discussion with Emily Cohen & Aurora Guerrero

March 5, Thursday 6 to 8 pm

Aurora Guerrero, filmmaker

Emily Cohen, anthropologist & filmmaker

A coming of age story focusing on a tender friendship between two young Chicanas. Film trailer here.

Kimmel Center [...]

February 25: Feminist Queer Crip

Feminist Queer Crip

a conversation with Alison Kafer and Sunaura Taylor

February 25, Wednesday 6 to 7:30 pm

Alison Kafer, Feminist Studies, Southwestern University

Sunaura Taylor, New York University

moderator: Mara Mills, Media, Culture & Communication, New York University

Department of Media, Culture, & Communication 239 Greene Street, 8th Floor

Co-sponsored [...]

February 10: Half-Sisters, Radical Queens, Lesbian Separatists, & Non-Men: Second Wave Trans Feminism

Half-Sisters, Radical Queens, Lesbian Separatists, & Non-Men: Second Wave Trans Feminism

a lecture by Emma Heaney

February 10, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm

Emma Heaney, Draper Program, New York University

Respondent: Margaux L. Kristjansson, Anthropology, Columbia University

This talk moves off from archival documents of trans feminist political thought and struggle in [...]

January 28: The Foxy Merkins

The Foxy Merkins (2013, 81 min., Dir. Madeleine Olnek)

a screening & discussion with Madeleine Olnek & Laura Terruso

January 28, Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Madeleine Olnek, director

Laura Terruso, producer

moderator: Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University

Margaret is a down-on-her-luck [...]

Dec 5: Shaming, Flaming: Lawrence King & the Murderous Regulation of Gender Non-conforming Youth

Shaming, Flaming: Lawrence King & the Murderous Regulation of Gender Non-conforming Youth

a forum with Ken Corbett & Gayle M. Salamon

December 5, Friday 5 to 7 pm

Ken Corbett, Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, New York University

Gayle M. Salamon, English, Princeton University

In February 2008, Larry King, a 15-year-old gender [...]

Nov 14 & 15: Posthuman Antiquities: A Cross-Disciplinary Conference

Posthuman Antiquities: A Cross-Disciplinary Conference

a two-day conference with keynotes by Adriana Cavarero & Claudia Baracchi, and with Emanuela Bianchi, Sara Brill, Rebecca Hill, Brooke Holmes, Miriam Leonard, Ramona Naddaff, Michael Naas, Mark Payne, John Protevi, Kristin Sampson, & Giulia Sissa

November 14 & 15, Friday & Saturday 9:15 am to 8 pm

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