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March 29 :: VIBRATOR NATION: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure

Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure

a book talk with Lynn Comella

March 29, Thursday 7 to 9 pm

Lynn Comella, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

In the 1970s a group of pioneering feminist entrepreneurs launched a movement that ultimately changed the way sex was […]

April 12 :: QUEER TRANSMISSIONS: A Haiku Hauntology from Shiki to Soseki

Queer Transmissions in Japan: A Haiku Hauntology from Shiki to Soseki

a lecture by J. Keith Vincent

April 12, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm

J. Keith Vincent, World Languages & Literatures, Boston University

The close friendship between Natsume Sōseki(1867-1916), Japan’s preeminent modern novelist, and Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902), who coined the word “haiku,” is […]

May 4 :: WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES THE DIGITAL MAKE: Critical Encounters at the Edges of Psychoanalysis & Technology

What Difference Does the Digital Make? Critical Encounters at the Edges of Psychoanalysis & Technology

a panel discussion with Patricia Clough, Stephen Hartman, & Fred Moten

May 4, Friday 4 to 6 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED HERE.

Patricia Clough, Psychoanalyst, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Stephen Hartman, Psychoanalyst, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California

Fred Moten, Professor, […]

March 6 :: SIGNS & GRIPS: artist talk with Simone Leigh, in conversation with Malik Gaines

Signs & Grips

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Simone Leigh, in conversation with Malik Gaines

March 6, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm

Simone Leigh, multimedia artist

Malik Gaines, Performance Studies, New York University

Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor

This event is free & […]

Feb 22 :: THE EXTRACTIVE ZONE: Cecilia Vicuña’s Social Ecologies

The Extractive Zone: Cecilia Vicuña’s Social Ecologies

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Macarena Gómez-Barris

February 22, Thursday 6 to 8 pm

Macarena Gómez-Barris, Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute

Extending arguments in her recently published book The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives, Gómez-Barris considers performative engagement with oceanic space, […]

Feb 15 :: THE NEXT AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Publishing Protest with American Studies Now

The Next American Revolution: Publishing Protest with American Studies Now

a series launch with Lisa Duggan, Roderick Ferguson, Jack Halberstam, & LaMonda Horton-Stallings

February 15, Thursday 6 to 8 pm

Lisa Duggan, Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University

Roderick Ferguson, African American Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jack Halberstam, English & Comparative […]

Feb 12 :: JUDITH BUTLER on Susceptibility\Solidarity: Third Annual José E. Muñoz Memorial Lecture

judith butler

Third Annual José E. Muñoz Memorial Lecture by JUDITH BUTLER

a lecture on Susceptibility\Solidarity

February 12, Monday 6:30 to 8 pm

Get tickets here! Free & open to the public but tickets required.

Judith Butler, Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Performance Studies inaugurated the distinguished José Esteban Muñoz Memorial Lectures, […]

Oct 12: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF WOMXN IN AMERICA: Black Womxn & Girls

The Criminalization of Womxn in America: Black Womxn & Girls

a panel with Miyhosi Benton, Myaisha Hayes, & Mariame Kaba, presented by Students for Criminal Justice Reform & Wagner Women’s Caucus

October 12, Thursday 5 to 7 pm

Please register here to attend.

Miyhosi Benton, Associate with the Women & Justice Project

Myaisha Hayes, […]

Oct 19: FROM FIELD TO STAGE TO SCREEN: Aesthetic Methodologies in the Making of Sweet Tea

From Field to Stage to Screen: Aesthetic Methodologies in the Making of Sweet Tea

a lecture by E. Patrick Johnson

October 19, Thursday 12 to 1:30 pm

E. Patrick Johnson, African American Studies, Northwestern University

Drawing on his research on black queers of the South, Johnson will discuss how he adapted oral history narratives […]

Nov 20: LISTENING TO IMAGES, Tina Campt

Listening to Images

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Tina Campt

November 20, Monday 6 to 8 pm

Tina Campt, Africana and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Barnard College

In this book talk, Tina Campt discusses her recently published monograph Listening to Images (Duke UP, 2017) which explores a way of listening closely […]

*** SPRING 2018 EVENTS ***

CSGS spring 2018 calendar

Third Annual José E. Muñoz Memorial Lecture by JUDITH BUTLER

judith butler

a lecture on Susceptibility\Solidarity

February 12, Monday
6:30 to 8 pm

tickets required

Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place
NYC

The Next American Revolution: Publishing Protest with American Studies Now

next american revolution

a series launch with Lisa Duggan, Roderick Ferguson, Jack Halberstam, & LaMonda Horton-Stallings

February 15, Thursday
6 to 8 pm

CSGS
285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
NYC

The Extractive Zone: The Social Ecologies of Cecilia Vicuña

extracive zone

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Macarena Gómez-Barris

February 22, Thursday
6 to 8 pm

CSGS
285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
NYC