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

Intersections, Interventions, & the Homoerotics of Orientalism

a lecture by Joseph Boone

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

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’ [...]

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 [...]