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Celebrity Sightings!

Each semester, CSGS sponsors or co-sponsors events exploring the issues of gender and sexuality. All events are free and open to the public, and all venues are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted. If you need sign language interpretation services or other accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible.

Fall 2017 EVENTS

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Cixousversaire: A Celebration of Hélène Cixous

a multi-day conference with Geoffrey Bennington, Tom Bishop, Anne Bogard, Hélène Cixous, Karen Finley, Peggy Kamui, Camille Laurens, Bertrand Leclair, Elissa Marder, Daniel Mesguich, Judith Miller, Olivier Morel, Eric Prenowitz, Avital Ronell, & Marta Segarra

September 14 to 16,
Thursday to Saturday

World renowned and revered French writer, literary critic, and philosopher Hélène Cixous celebrates her 80th birthday in 2017. To mark this occasion, New York University is organizing a major event that will bring Hélène Cixous to the Washington Square Campus once again, together with a number of distinguished scholars and writers from Europe and the United States.

Full program information here.

Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center
100 Washington Square East, 1st floor

Thursday, September 14
7 pm
Keynote by Hélène Cixous: Max & Moritz & My Mother

Friday, September 15
10:30 am to 12 pm
Peggy Kamui, USC
Eric Prenowitz, Leeds

2 to 3:30 pm
Marta Segarra, Barcelona
Geoffrey Bennington, Emory

3:30 to 4 pm
Olivier Morel: Film on Hélène Cixous

4:30 to 6 pm
CIXOUS SLAM: The Persistent Minoritization of Women and Writing
Panel: Hélène Cixous; Karen Finley, NYU; Avital Ronell, NYU

Saturday, September 16
10:30 am to 12 pm (in French)
Bertrand Leclair, writer
Camille Laurens, writer

2 to 3:30 pm
Elissa Marder, Emory
Olivier Morel, Notre Dame

3:30 to 4 pm
Daniel Mesguich: Readings

4:30 to 6 pm
THEATER OF THE SUN: The Plays of Hélène Cixous
Anne Bogard, Columbia; Hélène Cixous; Daniel Mesguich, director; Judith Miller, NYU; Tom Bishop, NYU (chair)

Full program information here.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; Department of Comparative Literature; Department of English; Department of French; Department of German; Department of Performance Studies; and Office of the Provost, Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities & Diversity.



Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

a discussion & celebration of the new book by Malik Gaines, with panelists Ricardo Montez, Fred Moten, & Alexandra Vasquez, with a response by Malik Gaines

September 21, Thursday
6:30 to 8 pm

Malik Gaines, Performance Studies, New York University

Ricardo Montez, Humanities, The New School

Fred Moten, Performance Studies, New York University

Alexandra Vazquez, Performance Studies, New York University

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, room 612

Facebook event page here.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Department of Performance Studies.



Apparatus of Power

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Shahzia Sikander

September 25, Monday
6 to 8 pm

Shahzia Sikander, visual artist

This talk will explore Sikander’s pioneering practice that takes classical Indo-Persian miniature painting as its point of departure and challenges the strict formal tropes of the genre by experimenting with scale and various forms of new media. Informed by South Asian, American, Feminist and Muslim perspectives, Sikander has developed a unique, critically charged approach to this time-honored medium –– employing its continuous capacity for reinvention to interrogate ideas of language, trade and empire, and migration.

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

Shahzia Sikander has been the subject of major international exhibitions around the world, including, amongst others, MAXXI | Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome (2016-17); Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2007); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2007); The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego (2004); the Whitney Museum of American Art, Philip Morris/Altria Branch (2000); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (1999); Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (1998); and has participated in more than 400 group shows and international art forums. She has received numerous grants, fellowships and awards, including the Asia Society Award for Significant Contribution to Contemporary Art (2015), the U.S. Department of State National Medal of Arts Award (2012); and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, MacArthur Fellowship (2006). Sikander lives and works in New York.

For more information about this event, please contact the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at csgs(at)nyu.edu or 212-992-9540.

Co-Sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; Department of Art & Art ProfessionsDepartment of Art History; Institute of Fine Arts; Program in Asian/Pacific/American Studies; and Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies; and by South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC).



Pissed

a panel & conversation with Cassils, Jack Halberstam, Titus Kaphar, Joel Sanders, & Chase Strangio

September 26, Tuesday
7 to 9 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, room 612

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Department of Performance Studies.



Unchain My Feet

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Sama Alshaibi

October 10, Tuesday
6 to 8 pm

Sama Alshaibi, multi-media artist

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

Co-Sponsored by the NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute; Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; and Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies.



Queering Asian American Contemporary Art

a forum with Jan Christian Bernabe, Wafaa Bilal, Laura Kina, Kyoo Lee, Zavé Martohardjono, Saya Woolfalk, & others

October 18, Wednesday
6:30 to 8:30 pm

RSVP here.

Asian/Pacific/American Institute
8 Washington Mews

Co-sponsored by the NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute and Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality.



Intimate Relations: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity

a lecture by Amelia Jones

October 25, Wednesday
6 to 7:30 pm

Amelia Jones, American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Dornsife

This talk is based on the book project Intimate Relations, where Jones traces the interrelated histories of the terms “queer” and “performative” since 1950 in anglophone discourse. This genealogy suggests that the terms have deeply informed not only our thinking about queer, about performance and the performative, and about queer performance, but as well our understanding of how art works and comes to have cultural value (or not) over the past 70 years. In this paper, the focus is on examples in art discourse, where resistances to performance, the performative, and queer sexualities expose the limits of these disciplines’ capacity to address art that moves, takes place over time, and/or foregrounds non-normative sexual identities and identifications—suggesting that these terms are often articulated together in ways that determine how particular kinds of artistic expression are evaluated. Ultimately Jones will point to how the work labelled as queer and/or performative encourages a kind of bodily intimacy or relationality that is deeply threatening to the structures of the art world.

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, room 612

Amelia Jones is the Robert A. Day Professor at the Roski School of Art and Design at University of Southern California. A curator and a theorist and historian of art and performance, her recent publications include Seeing Differently: A History and Theory of Identification and the Visual Arts (2012), Perform Repeat Record: Live Art in History (2012), co-edited with Adrian Heathfield, the edited volume Sexuality (2014), and, co-edited with Erin Silver, Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories (2016). Her exhibition Material Traces: Time and the Gesture in Contemporary Art took place in 2013 in Montreal. She programmed the events Trans-Montréal (2015) and Live Artists Live (at USC in 2016). She edited “On Trans/Performance,” a special issue of Performance Research (October 2016).

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Department of Performance Studies.



The Right to Maim

a panel discussion with Liat Ben-Moshe, André Lepecki, Jasbir Puar, Helga Tawil-Souri, & Hentyle Yapp

November 3, Friday
5 to 6:30 pm

Liat Ben-Moshe, Disability Studies, University of Toledo

André Lepecki, Performance Studies, New York University

Jasbir Puar, Women’s & Gender Studies, Rutgers

Helga Tawil-Souri, Media, Culture, & Communication, New York University

Hentyle Yapp, Art & Public Policy, New York University

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

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Disability Studies; Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; Department of Art & Public Policy; Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies; and Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies.



Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape about Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

a performance by Adrienne Truscott, & post-show conversation with Ann Pellegrini

November 10, Friday
7:30 pm

Adrienne Truscott, comedian, activist, & performance artist

Tickets start at $35 (student tickets $15) available here.
NYU Comedy Festival Combo pack: Buy 1 Adrienne Truscott and 1 Justin Vivian Bond for $50 (Save 30%)

Skirball Center
60 Washington Square South

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Skirball Center.



Combahee River Collective Mixtape: Black Feminist Sonic Dissent Then & Now

a panel discussion with Daphne Brooks, Kara Keeling, & Jacqueline Stewart

November 15, Wednesday
6 pm

Daphne Brooks, African American Studies, Yale University

Kara Keeling, Cinema & Media Studies and American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Dornsife

Jacqueline Stewart, Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago

Join BCRW in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Combahee River Collective Statement, the radical Black feminist manifesto completed in 1977 that laid out key tenets of intersectional theory and social justice reform. Taking the works of wide range of artists as our point of departure—from musicians such as the Knowles Sisters and Nina Simone to visual artists like Carrie Mae Weems and the L.A. Rebellion filmmakers—we aim to build a bridge from this historic document to the present and future of Black feminism. Audience participation is key, as we invite all attendees to find new directions in which music and image will allow us to carry forth the manifesto’s cogent wisdom.

Event Oval, The Diana Center
Barnard College
Broadway & 117th St

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, the Barnard College Center for Research on Women, and the Columbia University Institute for Research on Women & Gender Studies.



All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism

a talk with Lydia X. Z. Brown & Sunny Taylor

November 17, Friday
4 to 6 pm

Lydia X. Z. Brown, Visiting Lecturer, Tufts University

Lydia X. Z. Brown is a gender/queer and transracially/transnationally adopted East Asian autistic activist, writer, and speaker who disrupts institutional complacency everywhere from the academy to state agencies and the nonprofit-industrial complex. In collaboration with E. Ashkenazy and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, Lydia is the lead editor and visionary behind All the Weight of Our Dreams, a new anthology of by autistic people of color.

Social & Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

Co-sponsored by the NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute; Center for Disability Studies; Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; Department of Anthropology; and Department of Social & Cultural Analysis.



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

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

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality.



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** FALL 2017 EVENTS **

** FALL 2017 EVENTS **

Cixousversaire: A Celebration of Hélène Cixous

Cixousversaire: A Celebration of Hélène Cixous

a multi-day conference with Geoffrey Bennington, Tom Bishop, Anne Bogard, Hélène Cixous, Karen Finley, Peggy Kamui, Camille Laurens, Bertrand Leclair, Elissa Marder, Daniel Mesguich, Judith Miller, Olivier Morel, Eric Prenowitz, Avital Ronell, & Marta Segarra

September 14 to 16,
Thursday to Saturday

Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center
100 Washington Square East, 1st floor
NYC

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

a discussion & celebration of the new book by Malik Gaines, with panelists Ricardo Montez, Fred Moten, & Alexandra Vasquez, with a response by Malik Gaines

September 21, Thursday
6:30 to 8 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, room 612
NYC

Apparatus of Power

Apparatus of Power

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Shahzia Sikander

September 25, Monday
6 to 8 pm

CSGS
285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
NYC