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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 […]

March 25: Beyond Normal: The Fantasy Bodies of National Culture

Beyond Normal: The Fantasy Bodies of National Culture

a panel with andrè carrington, Julie Elman, & Ramzi Fawaz

March 25, Friday 10 am to 4 pm

andrè carrington, English & Philosophy, Drexel University

Julie Elman, Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Missouri

Ramzi Fawaz, English, University of Wisconsin, Madison

How do popular culture […]

March 3: The Present & Future of LGBT Political Identity

The Present & Future of LGBT Political Identity

a lecture by Patrick Egan with discussant Leonie Huddy

March 3, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm

Patrick J. Egan, Politics, New York University

Leonie Huddy, Political Science, SUNY Stony Brook

The U.S. Supreme Court’s extension of the right to marry to all 50 states caps a […]

February 10: Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same film screening

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (76 min., 2012, Dir. Madeleine Olnek)

a film screening & discussion with Madeleine Olnek & Laura Terruso

February 10, Wednesday 6 to 8 pm

Madeleine Olnek, director & writer

Laura Terruso, producer

The adventures of lesbian space aliens on the planet Earth, and the story of the romance […]

February 5: Welcome to This House film screening with Barbara Hammer

Welcome to This House (79 min., 2015, Dir. Barbara Hammer)

a film screening & discussion with Barbara Hammer & Barbara Browning

February 5, Friday 6 to 8 pm

Barbara Hammer, visual artist & filmmaker

Barbara Browning, Performance Studies, New York University

Welcome To This House (2015) is a feature documentary film on the homes […]

January 28: Troubling the Teaching & Learning of Sexuality Diversity in South African Education

Troubling the Teaching & Learning of Sexuality Diversity in South African Education

a lecture by Dennis Francis

January 28, Thursday 7 to 8:30 pm

Dennis Francis, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, and CSGS Visiting Fulbright Scholar

The lecture is about lesbian, gay and bisexual youth in South African schools. The research globally […]

December 3: Transgender & Orthodox: Life Stories at the Intersection of Gender & Religion

Transgender & Orthodox: Life Stories at the Intersection of Gender and Religion

a lecture by Oriol Poveda

December 3, Thursday 5 to 6:30 pm

Oriol Poveda, PhD candidate, Theology and Uppsala Religion & Research Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden

B​ased on interviews and observations in Israel and North America among transgender Jews with Orthodox backgrounds, […]

December 10: Love in the Middle East: The Contradictions of Romance in the Facebook World

Love in the Middle East: The Contradictions of Romance in the Facebook World

a lecture by Roger O. Friedland

December 10, Thursday 5 to 6:30 pm

Roger O. Friedland, Visiting Professor, Media, Culture, & Communication, New York University

Romantic love is a social fact in the Muslim world. It is also a gender politics […]

November 17: Youth Hostelling with Vaginal Davis

Youth Hostelling with Vaginal Davis

with special guest Susanne Sachsse & moderated by Tavia Nyong’o

November 17, Tuesday 7 to 8:30 pm

Vaginal Davis, performer, artist

Susanne Sachsse, performer, artist

Tavia Nyong’o, Performance Studies, New York University

This performative interview with artists Vaginal Davis and Susanne Sachsse is timed to coincide with Vaginal Davis’s staging […]

November 10: Haze Him! White Heteromasculinity, Anal Resilience, & the Erotic Spectacle of Repulsion

Haze Him! White Heteromasculinity, Anal Resilience, & the Erotic Spectacle of Repulsion

a lecture by Jane Ward

November 10, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm

PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE: 19 West 4th Street, room 101

Jane Ward, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside

This talk examines the function and effects of homosexual contact in […]

* SPRING 2016 EVENTS *

csgs spring events

The Present & Future of LGBT Political Identity

The Present & Future of LGBT Political Identity

a lecture by Patrick Egan with discussant Leonie Huddy

March 3, Thursday
6:30 to 8 pm

19 West 4th Street, 2nd Floor
Room 217
NYC

Beyond Normal: The Fantasy Bodies of National Culture

Beyond Normal: The Fantasy Bodies of National Culture

a panel with andrè carrington, Julie Elman, & Ramzi Fawaz

March 25, Friday
10 am to 4 pm

20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
NYC

‘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

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 612
NYC