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Cleaving to the Scene of Shame: Stigmatized Childhoods in The End of Alice and Two Girls, Fat and Thin

a lecture by Kaye Mitchell

April 4, Wednesday 6 to 7:30 pm

Kaye Mitchell, American Studies and English, University of Manchester

respondent: Heather Love, English, University of Pennsylvania

moderator: Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Religious Studies, New York University

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

This event is [...]

Laura Marks, Islamic Philosphy and Manners of Unfolding in Documentary Cinema!

The Center for Religion and Media The Center for Media, Culture and History present:

Islamic Philosophy and Manners of Unfolding in Documentary Cinema A distinguished lecture by LAURA MARKS (Simon Fraser University)

Introduced by FAYE GINSBURG (NYU) Friday, October 14th, 4-6PM NYU Hagop Kevorkian Screening Room 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street

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STROBOSCOPIC: Andy Warhol’s Up Tight and Exploding Plastic Inevitable

STROBOSCOPIC: Andy Warhol’s Up Tight and Exploding Plastic Inevitable

Thursday October 6- 7pm 721 Broadway, 6th floor Room 612

Presented by NYU Cinema Studies and the Performance Studies Lecture Series

This talk examines the flickering interchange between stasis and movement in Warhol’s 1966 expanded media projects Up Tight and the Velvet Underground and the [...]

International Conference on Body Image & Identity at the Graduate Center

International Conference on Body Image and Identity: April 8-9

On April 8-9, 2011 CUNY will be hosting an International Conference on Body Image and Identity at The Graduate Center (34th St. and 5th Ave.) This two-day event will feature scholars from around the world, and one strand in French will be presented by colleagues [...]

Reading Lawrence King, Re-reading Rodney King: lecture by Gayle M. Salamon

READING LAWRENCE KING, RE-READING RODNEY KING

a lecture by Gayle M. Salamon

February 9, Wednesday 6:30 to 8 pm

Gayle M. Salamon, English, Princeton

This talk focuses on Lawrence King, the gender transgressive and gay 15-year-old who was shot to death by a classmate in his Oxnard, California middle school in 2008. Professor [...]

The Audre Lorde/Essex Hemphill Memorial Lecture: Cheryl Clarke

The Audre Lorde/Essex Hemphill Memorial Lecture: Cheryl Clarke

Join Cheryl Clarke, the author of four books of poetry, and of, most recently, After Mecca: Women Poets and the Black Arts Movement, for the second annual Lorde/Hemphill lecture. This lecture is meant to commemorate the lives of the American poets Audre Lorde (1934 -1992) and [...]

Intimacies Deferred: Genealogies of Freedom – Lecture with Lisa Lowe

Intimacies Deferred: Genealogies of Freedom

The Helen Pond McIntyre ’48 Lecture with Lisa Lowe Thursday, 11/4, 6:30 pm James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall Barnard College 3009 Broadway (at 117th Street)

Historians characterize the early nineteenth-century arrival of Chinese “coolies” to the Americas as “the transition from slavery to free labor,” in which the [...]

Tendencies: Poetics and Practice

This series of talks by and about major contemporary poets, curated by Tim Peterson (Trace) and titled in honor of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, explores the relationship between queer theory, poetic manifesto, poetic practice, and pedagogy. Visit http://tendenciespoetics.com for commentary and sample recordings from past events, as well as news about upcoming events.

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The Future of Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis

The Future of Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis Presented by the CUNY Center for the Study of Women and Society and Women’s Studies Certificate Program

NeuroCulture Lecture Series Elizabeth Wilson, Women’s Studies, Emory University October 15, 2010 4:00 – 6:00 pm Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue (34th Street) Room 9204/9205

Elizabeth Wilson, Professor of Women’s Studies [...]

Secularism, Sex, and Religious Liberty

Wednesday, October 6 6:30 to 8 pm 19 Washington Square North, Events Space

Saba Mahmood Associate Professor of Social Cultural Anthropology, the University of California, Berkeley Joan Scott Harold F. Linder Professor, Institute for Advanced Study Linda Gordon Professor of History, New York University

Part of the The Demands of Tolerance lecture series of [...]