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Nov 21: Urban Pacific: Contemporary Indigenous Cultures from New Zealand & the Pacific

Urban Pacific: Contemporary Indigenous Cultures from New Zealand & the Pacific

a lecture by Shigeyuki Kihara

Thursday, November 21 6 to 7:30 pm

Please RSVP for this event by Tuesday, November 19th here.

A native of Samoa, Shigeyuki Kihara is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines the notions surrounding gender, history, and representation in [...]

Nov 18: Brother to Brother

Brother to Brother

a panel discussion with Thomas Allen Harris, Lenelle Moïse, & Bill Wright

Monday, November 18 6 pm

The Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) at NYU presents a semester-long series (see also Sister to Sister on December 9th) of lectures, poetry readings, and film screenings with key figures, as well as [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Call for Submissions: 21 Peaceful Genders

21 Peaceful Genders – No Boxes, No Bars, No Apologies

Edited by Doris J. Popovich and Jacqueline H. Boyd

Gender identity is an experience, not an assignment. If you are living this truth and can write about it, we want to hear from you. Together we can dispel myths, give hope to young people, [...]

Visions Coinciding: An Elizabeth Bishop Centennial Conference

Thursday and Friday, December 1 and 2

Co-organized by the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Poetry Society of America, with the support of the NYU Humanities Initiative.

Free and open to the public

Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts 1 Washington Place

Thursday, 12/1

6-6:45 pm: Seeing Elizabeth Bishop, [...]

Performing (at) the Body’s Edge: Mortal Works

a conversation with Shelley Jackson and Rebecca Schneider

Read a review of this talk!

November 15, Tuesday 7 to 8:30 pm

Shelley Jackson, writer and artist

Rebecca Schneider, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University

The question of the body — the body as question – is a recurring motif in the work [...]

The Reality Shows: a conversation with Karen Finley

THE REALITY SHOWS

a conversation with Karen Finley

April 6, Wednesday 6:30 to 8 pm

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

Karen Finley, Art and Public Policy, NYU

Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies & Religious Studies, NYU

The Reality Shows collects a decade’s [...]

Camp Aesthetics & Desi Visual Culture: Brown Bag Lunch Talk

CAMP AESTHETICS AND DESI VISUAL CULTURE

A Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Alpesh Patel

November 22, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Alpesh Patel, CSGS Visiting Scholar and Independent Art Historian/Cultural Arts Producer

In the Western art world, a curious alliance has formed between those that are sympathetic to identity politics and those that [...]

REVIEW: “Where is Ana Mendieta?”: A Revisitation of the Artist’s Life and Work

“Where is Ana Mendieta?”: A Revisitation of the Artist’s Life and Work New York University, 7 October 2010

A capacity crowd, their bodies packed against each other in the Studio at the Department of Performance Studies, came out on October 7th for a symposium on the work and legacy of the Cuban-American artist Ana [...]