December 13: Depression: A Public Feeling

a talk by Ann Cvetkovich December 13, Thursday 6 to 8 pm Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor Ann Cvetkovich, English, University of Texas at Austin Introduction by Cristina Beltrán, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University In Depression: A Public Feeling, Ann Cvetkovich combines memoir and critical essay in […]

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 gender […]

Nov 29: "Legalizing Eroticism": Masochism, Pleasure, and Queer Spectatorship in Mexican ‘Rumbera’ Films (1940s-1950s)

a talk by Laura G. Gutiérrez November 29, Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 pm Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor Laura G. Gutiérrez, Spanish and Portuguese, University of Arizona This presentation examines a number of cinematic texts that belong to a corpus of films from the so-called Golden-Age of Mexican cinema […]