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April 11-13: Living Labor: Marxism and Performance Studies

Living Labor: Marxism and Performance Studies

a conference with keynotes by Fred Moten and Sianne Ngai

Friday through Sunday, April 11-13

To live labor is to negotiate the extended processes of reproducing ourselves and others. To live labor is to engage the material conditions that traverse personhood and thinghood. To live labor is [...]

April 19: Cripistemologies: a Disability Studies mini-conference

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[image on poster courtesy of Sunaura Taylor, "Lobster Girl", oil paint on digital print on paper, 5.5' x 3.5' (66" x 42"), 2011]

The Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at New York University presents

Cripistemologies

a disability studies mini-conference with Patrick Anderson, Toby [...]

Show & Prove: The Tensions, Contradictions, & Possibilities of Hip Hop Studies in Practice

a two-day conference

March 30, Friday 5 to 7 pm

March 31, Saturday 8:30 am to 8 pm

For more information, please email cmep(at)nyu.edu.

Registration for the conference must be completed by filling out this FORM.

For full schedule, click here.

Show and Prove 2012 (S&P 2012) provides an opportunity [...]

Sex, Empire, and Literature in the Anglo-American World, 1700-2020: Henry Abelove and “The Gay Science”

a two-day conference with Henry Abelove, Rebecca Connor, Jasper Cragwall, Douglas Crimp, Lisa Duggan, Phil Harper, Neville Hoad, Allan Isaac, Janet Jakobsen, Michael Lucey, Steven Maynard, Tavia Nyong’o, Claire Potter, Daniel Rosenberg, Michael Roth, Todd Shepard, Marc Stein, Michael Trask, and Dorothy Wang

February 16 & 17, Thursday & Friday

For more information: abelove.wordpress.com

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Call for Papers: Trans*Studies Conference 2012

University of La Verne College of Law Ontario, California

March 2 – 4, 2012

NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE: Sunday, January 15 2012

Submit 300 word panel or paper abstracts to:

elijah.edelman(at)american.edu and dklein(at)laverne.edu

For submission and additional conference information please see http://agreaa.org/conference/

Current speakers include:

Dr. Trystan Cotton Hon. Phyllis Frye Dr. Sel Hwahng Hon. [...]

Call for Proposals: Rethinking Power & Resistance: Gender & Human Rights from Texas to the Transnational Americas

Proposals Due: 1 February 2012 Conference Date: 5-6 October 2012 Conference Location: Austin, Texas

Formats:

The conference organizing committee is looking for proposals for panels of papers, roundtable discussions, workshops, dialogues, performances, artwork/poster sessions, storytelling, media arts/digital media, or individual papers.

Commitment:

We are looking for work that discusses new movement strategies for gender [...]

Afro-Atlantic Empiricism and the Circulation of Bodily Knowledge in the Seventeenth Century Spanish Caribbean

A Caribbean Epistemologies Seminar presented by the CUNY Center for the Humanities

Pablo Gomez, History & Geography, Texas Christian University

Friday, December 9 2 pm

The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Ave, Room C203 NYC

Please join us to discuss this paper by Pablo Gomez (History & Geography, Texas Christian University) which explores the [...]

Call for Proposals: Radically Gay: The Life & Visionary Legacy of Harry Hay

September 27-30, 2012, New York City

In celebration of the centennial of the birth of LGBT pioneer Harry Hay, CLAGS (the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies at CUNY) and the Harry Hay Centennial Committee invite proposals for a broad-reaching conference exploring key facets of LGBT life and their evolution over the last six [...]

Bridging Struggles, Transforming Resistance: Gender Violence and Prison Industrial Complex Mini-Conference

In 2001, INCITE! & Critical Resistance called on social justice movements to “develop strategies and analyses that address both state AND interpersonal violence, particularly violence against women.” Join us for a mini-conference in which we commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the statement and explore the new ways of thinking about safety, policing and prisons, [...]

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, [...]