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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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Nov 5: Intersections, Interventions, & the Homoerotics of Orientalism

Intersections, Interventions, & the Homoerotics of Orientalism

a lecture by Joseph Boone

November 5, Wednesday 6 to 8 pm

Joseph Boone, English, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature, USC Dornsife

One of the largely untold stories of Orientalism is the degree to which the Middle East has been associated with ‘deviant’ male homosexuality by [...]

Oct 30 & 31: The Telephone Book @ 25 symposium

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The Telephone Book @ 25

a two-day symposium with Emanuela Bianchi, Patricia Clough, Hent de Vries, Ben Kafka, Kyoo Lee, Thomas Y. Levin, Lydia Liu, Mariano López Seoane, Elissa Marder, Fred Moten, Ann Pellegrini, Antje Pfannkuchen, Ethan Philbrick, Willis G. Regier, Nimrod Reitman, Avital Ronell, Chadwick Smith, Elizabeth Weed, [...]

Oct 23: Anxiety, Whitman, Sympathy: lecture by Jane Bennett

Anxiety, Whitman, Sympathy

a lecture by Jane Bennett

October 23, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm

Jane Bennett, Political Science, Johns Hopkins University

American public culture is today full of anxiety, ceaselessly renewed by the news and entertainment media, by government claims and policies, by everyday exposure to extensive surveillance, disciplinary, and militarized technologies. [...]

October 14: TAKING OFFENSE: Trigger Warnings & the Neoliberal Politics of Endangerment

Taking Offense: Trigger Warnings & the Neoliberal Politics of Endangerment

a panel discussion with Lisa Duggan, Jack Halberstam, Tavia Nyong’o, Ann Pellegrini, Avgi Saketopoulou, & Karen Shimakawa

October 14, Tuesday 6:30 to 8:15

Lisa Duggan, Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University

Jack Halberstam, American Studies & Ethnicity, Gender Studies, Comparative Literature, and English, USC [...]

Oct 7: On the Gelatinous: Three Movements

On the Gelatinous: Three Movements

a lecture by Kyla Wazana Tompkins

October 7, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm

Kyla Wazana Tompkins, English and Gender & Women’s Studies, Pomona College

Kyla Wazana Tompkins’ work in critical race and queer theory, food studies, and American cultural and literary history has thus far focused on the [...]

Oct 3: De Sidere 7, film screening & discussion

De Sidere 7

a screening & discussion with Nicolas Grandi & Lata Mani

October 3, Friday 5 to 7pm

Renowned Indian feminist scholar Lata Mani and Argentinian filmmaker Nicolas Grandi present their recent collaboration, an experimental 38 minute video entitled De Sidere 7, a meditation on desire, queer embodiment, and urban space shot [...]

Sept 25: Transgender/Transnational: Mapping Transgender Subjectivity Across National & Institutional Boundaries

Transgender/Transnational: Mapping Transgender Subjectivity Across National & Institutional Boundaries

a forum with Tey Meadow & Afsaneh Najmabadi

Thursday, September 25 6:30 to 8 pm

Tey Meadow, Sociology and Studies of Women, Gender & Sexuality, Harvard University

Afsaneh Najmabadi, History and Studies of Women, Gender & Sexuality, Harvard University

In this interdisciplinary conversation, Tey [...]

April 24: Religious Freedom “versus” Equal Rights? Emerging Dilemmas in Law and Policy Across the Americas: Gender, Sexuality, Religion

Religious Freedom “versus” Equal Rights? Emerging Dilemmas in Law and Policy Across the Americas: Gender, Sexuality, Religion

a forum with Lori G. Beaman, Benjamin Berger, Katherine M. Franke, Marco Huaco, Louise Melling, Julieta Lemaitre Ripoll, Pam Spees, Nelson Tebbe, Juan Marco Vaggione, Rev. Winnie Varghese–and more

Thursday, April 24 2 to 6 pm

For [...]

May 2: Temporality in Question: Psychoanalysis Meets Queer Time

Temporality in Question: Psychoanalysis Meets Queer Time

a panel discussion with William Auerbach, Carolyn Dinshaw, Katie Gentile, & Ann Pellegrini

Friday, May 2 4 to 6 pm

William Auerbach, psychologist in private practice in New York City

Carolyn Dinshaw, English and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University

Katie Gentile, Postdoctoral Program in [...]