The Gender and Sexual Politics of End-of-Life Care

a panel discussion with Susan Gerbino, Amber Hollibaugh, Ann Neumann, and Ai-Jen Poo April 10, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm Women – whether wives, mothers, daughters, or female (under)paid home or hospital healthcare workers – are disproportionately responsible for caring for the infirm and elderly in US society. This burden of care involves both extraordinary […]

Cleaving to the Scene of Shame: Stigmatized Childhoods in The End of Alice and Two Girls, Fat and Thin

a lecture by Kaye Mitchell April 4, Wednesday 6 to 7:30 pm Kaye Mitchell, American Studies and English, University of Manchester respondent: Heather Love, English, University of Pennsylvania moderator: Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Religious Studies, New York University Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor This event is free and […]

Show & Prove: The Tensions, Contradictions, & Possibilities of Hip Hop Studies in Practice

a two-day conference March 30, Friday 5 to 7 pm March 31, Saturday 8:30 am to 8 pm For more information, please email cmep(at) Registration for the conference must be completed by filling out this FORM. For full schedule, click here. Show and Prove 2012 (S&P 2012) provides an opportunity for a community of scholars, […]

The Fetishism of Colonial Commodities and the Intimacies of Four Continents

a lecture by Lisa Lowe April 5, Thursday (rescheduled from March 22) 4 to 6 pm Lisa Lowe, Comparative Literature, UC San Diego This lecture revisits Marx’s fetishism of commodities and nineteenth-century liberal policies of “free trade” in relation to products (like tea, sugar, cottons, and opium) that expressed the colonial and imperial relations between […]