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April 13/14 :: THE BETWEEN: Couple Forms, Performing Together

The Between: Couple Forms, Performing Together

an interdisciplinary two-day symposium with keynotes by Lauren Berlant & Kathleen Stewart; Lisa Duggan & Anna McCarthy;Alexandra T. Vazquez & Germán Labrador Méndez; Imre Lodbrog et sa Petite Amie (Barbara Browning & Sébastien Regnier)

Presented by the NYU Department of Performance Studies in association with Women & Performance: […]

March 22 :: THE RISE OF THE GLOBAL RIGHT: Feminist/Queer Critiques

The Rise of the Global Right: Feminist/Queer Critiques

a panel discussion with Lisa Duggan, Masha Gessen, Svati Shah, & Neferti Tadiar

March 22, Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 pm

PLEASE register here. PLEASE bring photo ID for entry.

*please note time change.

Lisa Duggan, Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University

Masha Gessen, Staff Writer, […]

May 4 :: WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES THE DIGITAL MAKE: Critical Encounters at the Edges of Psychoanalysis & Technology

What Difference Does the Digital Make? Critical Encounters at the Edges of Psychoanalysis & Technology

a panel discussion with Patricia Clough, Stephen Hartman, & Fred Moten

May 4, Friday 4 to 6 pm

Patricia Clough, Psychoanalyst, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Stephen Hartman, Psychoanalyst, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California

Fred Moten, Professor, Department of Performance […]

Feb 15 :: THE NEXT AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Publishing Protest with American Studies Now

The Next American Revolution: Publishing Protest with American Studies Now

a series launch with Lisa Duggan, Roderick Ferguson, Jack Halberstam, & LaMonda Horton-Stallings

February 15, Thursday 6 to 8 pm

Lisa Duggan, Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University

Roderick Ferguson, African American Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jack Halberstam, English & Comparative […]

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 […]

*** SPRING 2018 EVENTS ***

*** SPRING 2018 EVENTS ***

Intrusion: Domestic Violation & the Rise of the Carceral State

Intrusion: Domestic Violation & the Rise of the Carceral State

a lecture by Sarah Haley

April 23, Monday
6 to 8 pm

Social & Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
NYC

What Difference Does the Digital Make? Critical Encounters at the Edges of Psychoanalysis & Technology

What Difference Does the Digital Make? Critical Encounters at the Edges of Psychoanalysis & Technology

a panel discussion with Patricia Clough, Stephen Hartman, & Fred Moten

May 4, Friday
4 to 6 pm

19 University Place, Room 102
NYC