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REVIEW: Queer Time Makes Queer Bodies: Elizabeth Freeman Historicizes Erotohistoriography

Queer Time Makes Queer Bodies: Elizabeth Freeman Historicizes Erotohistoriography New York University, 28 October 2010

Admittedly, “history” has never been one of my favorite subjects. I’ve never found it particularly, well, sexy. But Elizabeth Freeman’s talk on “erotohistoriography,” a decidedly queer mode of historicizing that not only recognizes temporality’s non-linear and omni-directional character but also […]

Sex Work Harm Reduction: Beyond Safer Sex

From the Harm Reduction and Mental Health Project

When: April 30, 2010; 3:00-4:30 PM

Where: New York University, 6 Washington Place, Room 551, NYC

Presented by: Maryse Mitchell-Brody, MSW

Harm reduction with people in the sex industry tends to focus on the reduction of risks of sexually transmitted infections. However, the complex set of harms […]

Sex and Secularity: Michael Warner @ NYU

2010 LeBoff Scholar Michael Warner

Presented by the Council for Media and Culture at NYU

Thursday, April 22 6:00 to 8:00 PM

including wine and cheese reception

5 Washington Place Lecture Hall #101 Lobby level

Click here to RSVP.

Michael Warner is the Seymour H. Knox Professor of English, Professor of American Studies and English […]

UCLA Queer Studies Conference 2010: Call for Papers

Friday and Saturday, October 8-9, 2010, Royce Hall

University of California – Los Angeles

This year’s UCLA QUEER Studies Conference welcomes talks or pre-planned panels dealing with any of the following diverse topics/questions/concerns:

Queering trans-nationalism; queer & trans-nationalism Queer Globalization: On cultural and/or economic exchanges Queer politics and theories of migrations Queer translations: How “to […]

Two Decades & Counting: Critical Reflections on “Intersectionality”

December 1, Tuesday 4 to 6:30 PM

SCA Gallery Space 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor Bowery @ East 5th Street

A roundtable discussion with:

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, UCLA Law

Lisa Duggan, Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU

Chandan Reddy, University of Washington

Karen Shimakawa, Performance Studies, NYU

This forum commemorates the 20th anniversary of the […]

Before Sex: One Day Conference at Rutgers University

October 23, 2009 8:30 AM to 6 PM

Teleconference Room 4th floor of Alexander Library 169 College Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Until recently we’ve thought of the modern sex/gender system and homosexual identity as socio-intellectual developments of the later nineteenth century. But over the past three decades, evidence and arguments have accumulated to […]

Teaching Sex-De/Constructing Bodies, Categories & Norms: Feminist Sex Shops in the U.S. & Sweden

October 12, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 PM

Nina Lykke, Gender Studies, Linköping University, and director of the Centre of Gender Excellence (GEXcel)

41-51 East 11th Street, Room 709 between University Place and Broadway

This presentation draws from Nina Lykke’s ongoing research on alternative sex education in the U.S. and Sweden. These “alternative” sites and […]

What’s Sex Got to Do with Family?

with Lisa Duggan, Elizabeth Grosz, Gayle Salamon

The Andrew W. Mellon Seminars in the Humanities

Sex is both at the core and the edge of the family life. In an era when the conceptual and political transformation of the family is most palpable on a global scale, often generating impassioned debates among those wedded […]

“There You Go Again:” Republicans Condemn Sex, Slash Education Budget

Thursday, February 19, 2009 Claire Potter

Arguably, it was Ronald Reagan shaking his head in the middle of a presidential debate with Jimmy Carter as he chuckled ruefully, “There you go again,” that created an emotional turning point in the 1980 campaign. It’s what we remember, anyway, that and the explosive, derisive response from the […]

Steamy Sex Courses Fire GOP’s Ire

Effort to oust profs By Greg Bluestein | Associated Press | Story updated at 11:38 pm on 2/6/2009

ATLANTA – Upset House Republicans are mounting a campaign to purge Georgia’s higher education system of professors with an expertise in racy sexuality topics as the state grapples with a $2.2 billion shortfall.

State Rep. Charlice Byrd, […]

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