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

Intersections, Interventions, & the Homoerotics of Orientalism

a lecture by Joseph Boone

November 5, Wednesday 6 to 8 pm

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 homosexuality by [...]

Oct 7: On the Gelatinous: Three Movements

On the Gelatinous: Three Movements

a lecture by Kyla Wazana Tompkins

October 7, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm

Kyla Wazana Tompkins, English and Gender & Women’s Studies, Pomona College

Kyla Wazana Tompkins’ work in critical race and queer theory, food studies, and American cultural and literary history has thus far focused on the [...]

Sept 18: The Queer Subjects of Latino/a Psychoanalysis

The Queer Subjects of Latino/a Psychoanalysis

a panel discussion with Licia Fiol-Matta & Antonio Viego

Wednesday, September 18 6:30 to 8:15 pm

Licia Fiol-Matta, Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies, Lehman College, CUNY; and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Languages and Literatures, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Antonio Viego, Literature, Duke University

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December 11: What’s Gaga Got to do With It? Gaga Feminism and Queer Anarchy

a talk by J. Jack Halberstam

December 11, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm

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

J. Jack Halberstam, American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California

In Gaga Feminism, Jack Halberstam locates Lady Gaga as less an icon than an avatar for new forms of [...]

REVIEW: Desire for the Other: “Together and Separately”

Desire for the Other: “Together and Separately” New York University, 4 November 2011

“Desire for the Other: Critical Theory and Psychoanalysis In Conversation” was the latest in a series of collaborations between the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU’s Post-Doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and the journal Studies in Gender [...]

Framing Responsibility: HIV and the Performativity of the Law

a brown bag lunch talk with Kane Race

November 11, Friday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Kane Race, Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, and CSGS Visiting Scholar

How can we register the participation of a range of elements, extending beyond the human subject, in the production of HIV events and drug effects? [...]

Desire for the Other: Psychoanalysis and Critical Theory in Conversation

a roundtable on the new book With Culture in Mind: Psychoanalytic Stories

Read a review of this talk!

November 4, Friday 4 to 6 pm

13-19 University Place (map) Lecture room 102 (please note room change) between 8th Street and Waverly Place

Panelists include:

contributing authors Orna Guralnik and Eyal Rozmarin

Ben Kafka, Media [...]

Queer Social Theory Summer Intensive Workgroup

Queer Social Theory Summer Intensive Workgroup

Wednesdays: June 1 through July 27, 2011, 7 pm to 9 pm

Silver School of Social Work 1 Washington Square North

This summer, The Counterpublic will produce their second FREE summer intensive workgroup. From the organizers that bought you the Queer Theory & Queer of Color Critique Workgroup [...]

REVIEW: Crying in Public, but Something Less Dramatic than That: Reflections on the Public Feelings Salon At Barnard College

Crying in Public, but Something Less Dramatic than That: Reflections on the Public Feelings Salon At Barnard College Barnard College, 12 April 2011

In collaboration with Barnard’s Center for Research on Women (BCRW), the Public Feelings Salon, featuring Lauren Berlant, José Muñoz, Tavia Nyong’o, and Ann Pellegrini, inaugurated BCRW’s new Salon series with a [...]

Public Feelings Salon

PUBLIC FEELINGS SALON

a panel with Lauren Berlant, Lisa Duggan, Janet R. Jakobsen, José Muñoz, Tavia Nyong’o, and Ann Pellegrini

April 12, Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 pm

READ THE REVIEW! Crying in Public, but Something Less Dramatic than That: Reflections on the Public Feelings Salon at Barnard College

For more information: http://www.barnard.edu/bcrw/events.htm#salon

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