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April 21 :: Annual José E. Muñoz Memorial Lecture: WANTON ESCAPES, A PRIMER ON FLIGHT, José Quiroga

Annual José E. Muñoz Memorial Lecture: Wanton Escapes, a Primer on Flight

a lecture by José Quiroga

April 21, Friday 5 to 6:30 pm

José Quiroga, Spanish & Portuguese, Emory University

On June 28, 1856, residents of Havana were called upon to witness yet another neighbor who had decided to get himself onto […]

March 23: DARWIN, QUEERLY: Evolution, Natural Law, & the Diversity of Desire

Darwin, Queerly: Evolution, Natural Law, & the Diversity of Desire

a lecture by Donovan Schaefer

March 23, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm

Donovan Schaefer, Lecturer in Religion & Science, Trinity College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Darwinian biology is often held up as a heteronormative framework. Natural law theologians who are pro-Darwin see […]

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 […]

Jan 27: NEW WORLD ORDERS: Coloniality, Racial Intimacies, & Disability

New World Orders: Coloniality, Racial Intimacies, & 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

Seating is limited, please register here.

This symposium pairs recent work in critical indigenous and race […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nov 5: Intersections, Interventions, & the Homoerotics of Orientalism

Intersections, Interventions, & the Homoerotics of Orientalism

a lecture by Joseph Boone

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Joseph Boone, English, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature, USC Dornsife

One of the largely untold stories of Orientalism is the degree to which the Middle East has been associated with ‘deviant’ male […]

Oct 3: De Sidere 7, film screening & discussion

De Sidere 7

a screening & discussion with Nicolas Grandi & Lata Mani

October 3, Friday 5 to 7pm

Renowned Indian feminist scholar Lata Mani and Argentinian filmmaker Nicolas Grandi present their recent collaboration, an experimental 38 minute video entitled De Sidere 7, a meditation on desire, queer embodiment, and urban space shot in […]

May 2: Temporality in Question: Psychoanalysis Meets Queer Time

Temporality in Question: Psychoanalysis Meets Queer Time

a panel discussion with William Auerbach, Carolyn Dinshaw, Katie Gentile, & Ann Pellegrini

Friday, May 2 4 to 6 pm

William Auerbach, psychologist in private practice in New York City

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

Katie Gentile, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy […]

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 to […]

** SPRING 2017 EVENTS **

csgs spring 2017 events calendar

Recording Angels: Witnessing Trauma at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Class, & Empire

recording angels

a conversation among journalists, writers, & scholars with Jade E. Davis, Eric Fair, & Liat Katz, and moderated by Patrick Blanchfield

March 31, Friday
6 to 8 pm

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

Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story

Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story

a film screening & discussion with Emani Love

April 20, Thursday
7 to 9 pm

Palladium
140 East 14th Street, Multi-Purpose Room
NYC

Annual José E. Muñoz Memorial Lecture: Wanton Escapes, a Primer on Flight

Annual José E. Muñoz Memorial Lecture: Wanton Escapes, a Primer on Flight

a lecture by José Quiroga

April 21, Friday
5 to 6:30 pm

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Auditorium
53 Washington Square South
NYC