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Nov 15 :: QUEER/ANIMAL/THEORY: Psychoanalysis & Subjectivity

Queer/Animal/Theory: Psychoanalysis & Subjectivity

a lecture by Carla Freccero

November 15, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm

Carla Freccero, Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Both animal studies and queer theory share theoretical inheritances, even as they diverge in some of their philosophical and political commitments. This talk assesses the (non-exclusive) reciprocal impact of […]

Oct 20 :: SEX MUSEUMS: The Politics & Performance of Display

Sex Museums: The Politics & Performance of Display

a lecture by Jennifer Tyburczy

October 20, Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm

Jennifer Tyburczy, Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

All museums are sex museums. In her book Sex Museums: The Politics & Performance of Display, Tyburczy takes a hard look at the formation of […]

Oct 13: TRANS CAPABLE: Fungibility, Fugitivity, & the Fleshly Matter of Being

Trans Capable: Fungibility, Fugitivity, & the Fleshly Matter of Being

a lecture by C. Riley Snorton

October 13, Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm

C. Riley Snorton, Africana Studies, Cornell University

Flesh provides one route into the proverbial question of how matter matters, and Hortense Spillers’ notion of “female flesh ungendered” guides Snorton’s analysis of […]

Sept 22: Convulsing Bodies: A conversation on religion & resistance in Foucault

Convulsing Bodies: A conversation on religion & resistance in Foucault

with Mark D. Jordan, Carolyn Dinshaw & Anthony Petro

September 22, Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Carolyn Dinshaw, English and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York, University

Mark D. Jordan, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

Anthony Petro, Religion, Boston University

In his most recent […]

March 23: KEN CORBETT: A Murder Over a Girl: Justice, Gender, Junior High

A Murder Over a Girl: Justice, Gender, Junior High

a book release celebration for and with Ken Corbett

March 23, Wednesday 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Ken Corbett, Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, New York University

Please join us to celebrate the publication of Ken Corbett’s new book: A Murder Over a Girl: Justice […]

March 25: Beyond Normal: The Fantasy Bodies of National Culture

Beyond Normal: The Fantasy Bodies of National Culture

a panel with andrè carrington, Julie Elman, & Ramzi Fawaz

March 25, Friday 10 am to 5 pm

andrè carrington, English & Philosophy, Drexel University and author of Speculative Blackness

Julie Elman, Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Missouri and author of Chronic Youth

Ramzi […]

December 3: Transgender & Orthodox: Life Stories at the Intersection of Gender & Religion

Transgender & Orthodox: Life Stories at the Intersection of Gender and Religion

a lecture by Oriol Poveda

December 3, Thursday 5 to 6:30 pm

Oriol Poveda, PhD candidate, Theology and Uppsala Religion & Research Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden

B​ased on interviews and observations in Israel and North America among transgender Jews with Orthodox backgrounds, […]

December 10: Love in the Middle East: The Contradictions of Romance in the Facebook World

Love in the Middle East: The Contradictions of Romance in the Facebook World

a lecture by Roger O. Friedland

December 10, Thursday 5 to 6:30 pm

Roger O. Friedland, Visiting Professor, Media, Culture, & Communication, New York University

Romantic love is a social fact in the Muslim world. It is also a gender politics […]

November 17: Youth Hostelling with Vaginal Davis

Youth Hostelling with Vaginal Davis

with special guest Susanne Sachsse & moderated by Tavia Nyong’o

November 17, Tuesday 7 to 8:30 pm

Vaginal Davis, performer, artist

Susanne Sachsse, performer, artist

Tavia Nyong’o, Performance Studies, New York University

This performative interview with artists Vaginal Davis and Susanne Sachsse is timed to coincide with Vaginal Davis’s staging […]

October 29: Sexy Motherf**ker: Queering Incest & the Mother

Sexy Motherf**ker: Queering Incest & the Mother

a lecture by Amber Jamilla Musser

October 29, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm

Amber Jamilla Musser, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Washington University

If homosexuality is the love that dare not speak its name, this talk argues that incest, in the form of taboo and metaphor, offers […]

** SPRING 2017 EVENTS **

** SPRING 2017 EVENTS **

REAL WOMEN REAL VOICES: Where the People Meet the Policy

Real Women Real Voices: Where the People Meet the Policy

a dialogue around incarceration with a focus on women

January 25, Wednesday
5 to 8 pm

NYU Law School, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South
NYC

NEW WORLD ORDERS: Coloniality, Racial Intimacies, and Disability

NEW WORLD ORDERS: Coloniality, Racial Intimacies, and Disability

a symposium featuring artists Candice Lin & Xandra Ibarra, with Aimee Bahng, Mel Chen, Jasbir Puar, Ivan Ramos, Mark Rifkin, & C. Riley Snorton

January 27, Friday
1 to 6 pm

NYU Lipton Hall
108 West 3rd Street
NYC

EXPERIMENTS IN SEX

Experiments in Sex

a panel discussion with Barbara Browning, Pablo Assumpção B Costa, & André Lepecki

February 15, Wednesday
7 to 8:30 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 612
NYC