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Feb 13: The Public Life of Love

The Public Life of Love

a duet with David Kyuman Kim & Martha M. Umphrey with moderator/discussant P.A. Skantze

Thursday, February 13 6:30 to 8 pm

David Kyuman Kim, Religious Studies and American Studies, Connecticut College

Martha M. Umphrey, Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought, Amherst College

P.A. Skantze, Performance Practices, University of Roehampton, [...]

Nov 14: Affecting Performances: The Media & Embodied Politics of Contemporary Christianity

Affecting Performances: The Media & Embodied Politics of Contemporary Christianity

a panel discussion with Anthony Petro & Jill Stevenson

Thursday, November 14 5 to 7 pm

Anthony Petro, Religion, Boston University

Jill Stevenson, Theatre Arts, Marymount Manhattan College

In her recently published book, Sensational Devotion: Evangelical Performance in Twenty-First-Century America, Jill Stevenson [...]

April 3: Stand Close: a conversation on feminist rage, artist-writer collaboration, and the archive, moderated by Tavia Nyong’o

Stand Close

a conversation on feminist rage, artist-writer collaboration, and the archive — moderated by Tavia Nyong’o

Presented by the NYU Performance Studies Forum.

Wednesday, April 3rd 7 pm

Department of Performance Studies 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Studio 612

Moderated by Tavia Nyong’o, Performance Studies, New York University.

In conjunction with “Stand Close, [...]

December 13: Depression: A Public Feeling

a talk by Ann Cvetkovich

December 13, Thursday 6 to 8 pm

Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

Ann Cvetkovich, English, University of Texas at Austin

Introduction by Cristina Beltrán, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University

In Depression: A Public Feeling, Ann Cvetkovich combines memoir and critical essay [...]

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 [...]

Public Feelings Salon

PUBLIC FEELINGS SALON

a panel with Lauren Berlant, Lisa Duggan, Janet R. Jakobsen, José Muñoz, Tavia Nyong’o, and Ann Pellegrini

April 12, Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 pm

READ THE REVIEW! Crying in Public, but Something Less Dramatic than That: Reflections on the Public Feelings Salon at Barnard College

For more information: http://www.barnard.edu/bcrw/events.htm#salon

CSGS is [...]

(M)Other Seacole’s Wonderful Adventures: Claiming the English Family in the Crimea

(M)OTHER SEACOLE’S WONDERFUL ADVENTURES: CLAIMING THE ENGLISH FAMILY IN THE CRIMEA

a Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Elahe Haschemi Yekani

April 4, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Elahe Haschemi Yekani, English and American Studies, Humboldt University Berlin

Situated at the interdisciplinary intersections of literary and cultural studies combining approaches from gender studies, postcolonial [...]

REVIEW: I am, I am following, I am after the animal: “Derrida’s Queer Cats”

I am, I am following, I am after the animal: “Derrida’s Queer Cats,” a Lecture by Carla Freccero New York University, 10 November 2010

On the heels of Elizabeth Freeman’s lecture about erotohistoriography, Carla Freccero, Professor of Literature, Feminist Studies and History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, explored another historiographic practice predicated on [...]

Derrida’s Queer Cat(s)

A lecture by Carla Freccero

November 10, Wednesday 6:30 to 8 pm

READ THE REVIEW! I am, I am following, I am after the animal: “Derrida’s Queer Cats”

Carla Freccero, University of California Santa Cruz

This paper situates some of the dilemmas of the effort to think and feel with non-human animate beings in [...]

The Object of Desire: Amber Musser Lunch Talk at CSGS

March 1, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 PM

Amber Musser, Gender Politics, Draper Program, NYU

Imagine that you were in love with the Golden Gate Bridge? What would this mean to you? What kind of relationship would develop? This talk is an exploration of objectum sexuals–people who form meaningful and erotic relationships with objects. By [...]