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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 have […]

The Politics of B-Girling and Battling: Lunch Talk @ NYU

THE POLITICS OF B-GIRLING AND BATTLING

A Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Imani K. Johnson

October 18, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Imani Kai Johnson, Department of Performance Studies, NYU

In a dance culture like breaking, how does movement shape gender politics and the cultural meaning of b-girling?

41-51 East 11th Street, Room 741 […]

Sexed Asian Machines: On the Communicability of Multimedia

A Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Jian Chen

September 20, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Jian Chen, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Prior to the multimedia convergence initiated by mass digitalization, documentary and pornographic film/video offered the experiences of communicability and interactivity now attributed to “post-cinematic” multimedia. Pornography and documentary are arguably anti-cinematic forms […]

Consigned to Memory: The Archive of Hope Mirrlees

Brown Bag Lunch Talk

April 5, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 PM

Sandeep Parmar, CSGS Visiting Scholar

Hope Mirrlees’ (1887-1978) psychogeographical long poem Paris (published by the Hogarth Press in 1920) is a prime example of modernist writing that predates (and perhaps influenced) T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. This talk will consider some previously unacknowledged sources […]

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 examining […]

Escapology: Feeling the Art of Speculative Fiction

February 8, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 PM

Katie Brewer Ball, Doctoral Candidate, Performance Studies, NYU

The “more speculative genres,” as Junot Diaz calls them, such as science fiction and fantasy continue to enthusiastically capture the attention and interest of the American public. What precisely, is the draw that such stories hold for mass consumers, and […]

Modernism’s Gifts: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Novel

Rebecca Colesworthy, Draper Program in Humanities and Social Thought, NYU

December 7, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 PM

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality 41-51 East 11th Street, Room 709 between University Place and Broadway wheelchair access at 85-87 University Place between 11th & 12th Streets

This talk proposes a connection between the […]

** FALL 2017 EVENTS **

** FALL 2017 EVENTS **