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Oct 19: FROM FIELD TO STAGE TO SCREEN: Aesthetic Methodologies in the Making of Sweet Tea

From Field to Stage to Screen: Aesthetic Methodologies in the Making of Sweet Tea

a lecture by E. Patrick Johnson

October 19, Thursday 12 to 1:30 pm

E. Patrick Johnson, African American Studies, Northwestern University

Drawing on his research on black queers of the South, Johnson will discuss how he adapted oral history narratives […]

March 9: CSGS Website Launch Party for Otherwise: Queer Scholarship Into Song

Otherwise: Queer Scholarship Into Song at Joe’s Pub in New York, NY, on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Photograph by Andrew Hinderaker

CSGS Website Launch Party for Otherwise: Queer Scholarship Into Song

with music videos & live performance by Kay Turner & The Pages (Viva DeConcini & Mary Feaster)

March 9, Thursday 7 to […]

April 24: OTHERWISE: Queer Theory into Song

Otherwise: Queer Theory into Song

an evening of performance conceived by & featuring Kay Turner, Viva DeConcini, Mary Feaster, & many others

April 24, Sunday 7 to 9 pm

Tickets required — $15 each. Click here to purchase now!

Conceived and curated by Ph.D. Professor Punk Rock Singer, President Of The American […]

April 7: ‘An Eight Day Passage’: Performance Art, Endurance, & Men

‘An Eight Day Passage’: Performance Art, Endurance, & Men

a lecture by Dominic Johnson

April 7, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm

Dominic Johnson, English & Drama, Queen Mary University of London, and CSGS Visiting Scholar, New York University

‘On the morning of the 25th October 1977 I shall be incarcerated within the confines […]

April 1: Hopefully Devoted, or the Feminist Lyre

Hopefully Devoted, or the Feminist Lyre

a lecture by P.A. Skantze

Tuesday, April 1 6:30 to 8 pm

P.A. Skantze, Performance Practices, University of Roehampton, and CSGS Global Visiting Scholar

This lecture, born of P.A. Skantze’s project The Flaneur at Her Devotions, makes use of a new methodology Skantze has been experimenting with: lyric […]

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 Beauchamp, […]

Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love

a performance piece

April 3, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm

Coming Out Muslim is a poignant performance piece that captures stories and experiences of being at the intersections of Islam and queerness and its relationship to family, lovers, one’s sense of self and relationship with our faith.

The stories range from tales about […]

Dr. Ghislaine Pussait’s Homobonobo Project: a performance by Shelly Mars

March 1, Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm

Shelly Mars, solo performance artist

followed by a discussion led by: Una Chaudhuri, English, New York University Carolyn Dinshaw, English and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University

A multi-media presentation in the style of a keynote lecture by the self-important Dr. Pussait, a Belgian ethologist and […]

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 of […]

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 of […]

** FALL 2017 EVENTS **

** FALL 2017 EVENTS **

Intimate Relations: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity

Intimate Relations: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity

a lecture by Amelia Jones

October 25, Wednesday
6 to 7:30 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, room 612
NYC

The Right to Maim

The Right to Maim

a discussion & celebration of the new book by Jasbir K. Puar with panelists Liat Ben-Moshe, Fred Moten, Helga Tawil-Souri, & Hentyle Yapp, with a response by Jasbir Puar

November 3, Friday
5 to 6:30 pm

19 West 4th Street, room 101
NYC

Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape about Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape about Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

a performance by Adrienne Truscott, & post-show conversation with Ann Pellegrini

November 10, Friday
7:30 pm

Skirball Center
60 Washington Square South
NYC

Listening to Images

Listening to Images

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Tina Campt

November 20, Monday
6 to 8 pm

CSGS
285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
NYC