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Dec 13 :: STATE OF THE UNION: Poetry of Witness

State of the Union: Poetry of Witness

a poetry reading with Janani Balasubramanian & Camille Rankine

December 13, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm

The term “poetry of witness” refers to poems written in “conditions of social and historical extremity” (Carolyn Forché). This event presents writers Camille Rankine and Janani Balasubramanian, who write poetry of […]

Nov 15 :: QUEER/ANIMAL/THEORY: Psychoanalysis & Subjectivity

Queer/Animal/Theory: Psychoanalysis & Subjectivity

a lecture by Carla Freccero

November 15, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm

Carla Freccero, Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Both animal studies and queer theory share theoretical inheritances, even as they diverge in some of their philosophical and political commitments. This talk assesses the (non-exclusive) reciprocal impact of […]

Nov 11 to 13 :: BEYOND THE SCORCHED EARTH OF COUNTER-CINEMA: Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen

Beyond the Scorched Earth of Counter-Cinema: Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen

a retrospective curated by Oliver Fuke featuring Laura Mulvey & many others

November 11 to 13, Friday to Sunday times TBA

This is the first U.S. retrospective devoted to the individual and collaborative features of film theorists Laura Mulvey (b.1941) and Peter […]

Nov 4 :: PLEASURE PRINCIPLES: Bad Asians, Bottomhood, & the Belated Archive

Pleasure Principles: Bad Asians, Bottomhood, & the Belated Archive

screenings & discussion with Erica Cho, Nguyen Tan Hoang, & Eve Oishi, and moderated by Gayatri Gopinath

November 4, Friday 7 to 9 pm

RSVP required. Click here to register.

Curated by Leeroy Kang, A/P/A Institute Visiting Scholar

As a historical, temporal, and aesthetic exploration […]

Oct 25 :: MAJOR! film screening at the New School

MAJOR! (95 min., 2015, Dir. Annalise Ophelian)

a film screening & discussion with StormMiguel Florez, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, & Annalise Ophelian

October 25, Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 pm

StormMiguel Florez, co-producer/editor of MAJOR!

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, transgender activist

Annalise Ophelian, producer/director of MAJOR!

Please RSVP here.

MAJOR! follows the life and campaigns of Miss […]

Oct 21 :: SEEKING SEX, PROCURING PORN: Explicit Materials in Archives, Libraries, Museums, & Flea Markets

Seeking Sex, Procuring Porn: Explicit Materials in Archives, Libraries, Museums, & Flea Markets

a one-day symposium with archivists, librarians, collectors, & book dealers: Rachel Corbman, Emily Drabinski, Jeffrey Escoffier, Ian Kahn, Leeroy Kun Young Kang, Sur Rodney Sury, Quito Ziegler, & others

October 21, Friday 10 am to 6 pm

Fales Library & […]

Oct 20 :: SEX MUSEUMS: The Politics & Performance of Display

Sex Museums: The Politics & Performance of Display

a lecture by Jennifer Tyburczy

October 20, Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm

Jennifer Tyburczy, Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

All museums are sex museums. In her book Sex Museums: The Politics & Performance of Display, Tyburczy takes a hard look at the formation of […]

Oct 8: Life & Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980 to 1983

Life & Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980 to 1983

a one-day symposium featuring Tim Lawrence (University of East London), Bernie Gendron (music historian), Leonard Abrams (East Village Eye), Patti Astor (downtown actor, Fun Gallery, Wild Style), Johnny Dynell (Mudd Club, Pyramid, Danceteria, Area), Steven Harvey (New York Rocker), Danny Krivit (Roxy), […]

Oct 13: TRANS CAPABLE: Fungibility, Fugitivity, & the Fleshly Matter of Being

Trans Capable: Fungibility, Fugitivity, & the Fleshly Matter of Being

a lecture by C. Riley Snorton

October 13, Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm

C. Riley Snorton, Africana Studies, Cornell University

Flesh provides one route into the proverbial question of how matter matters, and Hortense Spillers’ notion of “female flesh ungendered” guides Snorton’s analysis of […]

Oct 1 & 2: After Marriage: The Future of LGBTQ Politics & Scholarship

After Marriage: The Future of LGBTQ Politics & Scholarship

a two-day conference with featured speakers Karma Chávez, Lisa Duggan, Katherine Franke, Bridget Hughes, Simone Kolysh, Kevin Lotz, Darnell L. Moore, Mignon Moore, Robyn Ochs, Brandon Andrew Robinson, stef shuster, Steven Thrasher, Urvashi Vaid, and many others

October 1 & 2, Saturday & Sunday

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State of the Union: Poetry of Witness

State of the Union: Poetry of Witness

a poetry reading with Janani Balasubramanian & Camille Rankine

December 13, Tuesday
6 to 8 pm

Jefferson Market Library
Willa Cather Room, First Floor
425 Avenue of the Americas
NYC