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REVIEW: Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded: “Things Change A Lot”

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Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded: “Things Change A Lot” New York University, 27 October 2011

The screening and panel discussion of Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded, co-sponsored by the NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, reflected the importance of “reloading” an analysis of popular representations of Asian women. The [...]

REVIEW: Performing (at) the Body’s Edge: “This Is Just Like Life”

Performing (at) the Body’s Edge: “This Is Just Like Life” New York University, 15 November 2011

The fall CSGS calendar of evening events ended on an amazing note, with a conversation between Shelley Jackson and Rebecca Schneider, hosted by CSGS and NYU’s Department of Performance Studies. Jackson and Schneider, whose books include The Melancholy [...]

REVIEW: Desire for the Other: “Together and Separately”

Desire for the Other: “Together and Separately” New York University, 4 November 2011

“Desire for the Other: Critical Theory and Psychoanalysis In Conversation” was the latest in a series of collaborations between the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU’s Post-Doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and the journal Studies in Gender [...]

REVIEW: From Irish Exile to Welsh Celebrity: The Queer Self-Fashioning of the Ladies of Llangollen: “In Your Own Persons, Where You Are”

From Irish Exile to Welsh Celebrity: The Queer Self-Fashioning of the Ladies of Llangollen: “In Your Own Persons, Where You Are” New York University, 5 October 2011

NYU’s Ireland House was the perfect setting for Fiona Brideoake’s talk, sponsored by the Irish Studies Program, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and [...]

REVIEW: Reparations and the Human: “Justice or Love”

Reparations and the Human: “Justice or Love” New York University, 28 September 2011

David Eng’s lecture—co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute, and the Department of East Asian Studies—was a long time coming, having been originally scheduled for last fall, in celebration of his most recently [...]

REVIEW: Sexual Politics, Sexual Violence, and the Communist Left: “Complexities and Contradictions”

Sexual Politics, Sexual Violence, and the Communist Left: “Complexities and Contradictions” New York University, 19 September 2011

Bettina Aptheker’s engaging talk “Sexual Politics, Sexual Violence, and the Communist Left,” organized by NYU’s Department of Teaching and Learning and co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS), showcased both her incredible [...]

REVIEW: The Racial Genealogy of Excellence: “Excellence Is The Watchword”

The Racial Genealogy of Excellence: “Excellence Is The Watchword” New York University, 14 September 2011

Roderick A. Ferguson kicked off the fall CSGS calendar of events with a chapter from his provocatively titled forthcoming volume, The Reorder Of Things: On The Institutionalization of Difference. Professor Ferguson contextualized this project in relation to his previous [...]

REVIEW: New Majorities II: A Cross-Country Duet on the State of Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Academy

New Majorities II: A Cross-Country Duet on the State of Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Academy New York University, 29 April 2011

New Majorities II had a double task: First, the day-long forum continued an initiative launched at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW), and co-conceived by CSW director Kathleen [...]

REVIEW: Reclaiming Hysteria in The Reality Shows: A Conversation with Karen Finley and Ann Pellegrini

Reclaiming Hysteria in The Reality Shows: A Conversation with Karen Finley and Ann Pellegrini New York University, 6 April 2011

Part performance, part discussion, all “love fest,” The Reality Shows: A Conversation with Karen Finley was a provocative engagement with performance, theory, and the politics of public feelings between Ann Pellegrini, Associate Professor of [...]

REVIEW: Crying in Public, but Something Less Dramatic than That: Reflections on the Public Feelings Salon At Barnard College

Crying in Public, but Something Less Dramatic than That: Reflections on the Public Feelings Salon At Barnard College Barnard College, 12 April 2011

In collaboration with Barnard’s Center for Research on Women (BCRW), the Public Feelings Salon, featuring Lauren Berlant, José Muñoz, Tavia Nyong’o, and Ann Pellegrini, inaugurated BCRW’s new Salon series with a [...]