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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: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

REVIEW: New Majorities II: A Cross-Country Duet on the State of Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Academy

New Majorities II: A Cross-Country Duet on the State of Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Academy New York University, 29 April 2011

New Majorities II had a double task: First, the day-long forum continued an initiative launched at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW), and co-conceived by CSW director Kathleen [...]

Gender and Sexuality: a Musical Revue!

April 29, Friday 7 to 8:30 pm: Gender and Sexuality: a Musical Revue!

The day’s conversation will be followed by an early evening performance party — with music and queer burlesque highlights! — to celebrate the 11th anniversary of CSGS. Producer Viva DeConcini is rounding up a bevy of special guest stars, so put [...]

The Reality Shows: a conversation with Karen Finley

THE REALITY SHOWS

a conversation with Karen Finley

April 6, Wednesday 6:30 to 8 pm

READ THE REVIEW! Reclaiming Hysteria in The Reality Shows: A Conversation with Karen Finley and Ann Pellegrini

Karen Finley, Art and Public Policy, NYU

Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies & Religious Studies, NYU

The Reality Shows collects a decade’s [...]

Feminist Autobiographical Fictions: Performing the Self on Stage & On the Page

FEMINIST AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FICTIONS: PERFORMING THE SELF ON STAGE AND ON THE PAGE

a book talk with Barbara Browning, Linda Schlossberg, & Alina Troyano (aka Carmelita Tropicana)

February 22, Tuesday 7 to 8:30 pm

Barbara Browning, Performance Studies, NYU author of The Correspondence Artist

Linda Schlossberg, Women, Gender and Sexuality, Harvard University author of Life [...]