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March 29 :: VIBRATOR NATION: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure

Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure

a book talk with Lynn Comella, in conversation with Julie Scelfo

March 29, Thursday 7 to 8 pm

Lynn Comella, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

In the 1970s a group of pioneering feminist entrepreneurs launched a movement that ultimately […]

Oct 25: INTIMATE RELATIONS: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity

Intimate Relations: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity

a lecture by Amelia Jones

October 25, Wednesday 6 to 7:30 pm

Amelia Jones, American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Dornsife

This talk is based on the book project Intimate Relations, where Jones traces the interrelated histories of the terms “queer” and “performative” since 1950 in […]

Feb 15: EXPERIMENTS IN SEX

Experiments in Sex

a panel discussion with Barbara Browning, Pablo Assumpção B Costa, & André Lepecki

February 15, Wednesday 7 to 8:30 pm

Barbara Browning, Performance Studies, New York University

Pablo Assumpção B Costa, Global Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, New York University

André Lepecki, Performance Studies, New […]

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 […]

Oct 20 :: SEX MUSEUMS: The Politics & Performance of Display

Sex Museums: The Politics & Performance of Display

a lecture by Jennifer Tyburczy

October 20, Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm

Jennifer Tyburczy, Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

All museums are sex museums. In her book Sex Museums: The Politics & Performance of Display, Tyburczy takes a hard look at the formation of […]

Sept 22: Convulsing Bodies: A conversation on religion & resistance in Foucault

Convulsing Bodies: A conversation on religion & resistance in Foucault

with Mark D. Jordan, Carolyn Dinshaw & Anthony Petro

September 22, Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 pm

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

Mark D. Jordan, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

Anthony Petro, Religion, Boston University

In his most recent […]

April 15: Danger Talk: Sexual Error, Boundary Crossings, & the Limits of Thought, annual forum in Honor of Muriel Dimen

Danger Talk: Sexual Error, Boundary Crossings, & the Limits of Thought

an Annual Forum between the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Studies in Gender & Sexuality, in honor of Muriel Dimen

Confirmed speakers include Anne Dailey, Joseph Fischel, Ummni Khan, Kimberlyn Leary, & Charles Levin

April 15, Friday 4:45 to […]

January 28: Troubling the Teaching & Learning of Sexuality Diversity in South African Education

Troubling the Teaching & Learning of Sexuality Diversity in South African Education

a lecture by Dennis Francis

January 28, Thursday 7 to 8:30 pm

Dennis Francis, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, and CSGS Visiting Fulbright Scholar

The lecture is about lesbian, gay and bisexual youth in South African schools. The research globally […]

Dec 5: Shaming, Flaming: Lawrence King & the Murderous Regulation of Gender Non-conforming Youth

Shaming, Flaming: Lawrence King & the Murderous Regulation of Gender Non-conforming Youth

a forum with Ken Corbett & Gayle M. Salamon

December 5, Friday 5 to 7 pm

Ken Corbett, Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, New York University

Gayle M. Salamon, English, Princeton University

In February 2008, Larry King, a 15-year-old gender nonconforming […]

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 […]

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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