Minor China: Book Launch & Roundtable

a virtual book launch and roundtable for the release of Professor Hentyle Yapp‘s new book, Minor China: Method, Materialisms, and the Aesthetic (Duke University Press, 2021), featuring Mel Chen (UC Berkeley), Petrus Liu (Boston University), & Jasbir Puar (Rutgers),  in conversation with the author Pre-registration is required. Duke University Press will be offering a 30% discount on […]

Decolonial Aesthetics: Feminist Responses to Occupation

a roundtable with Sameetah Agha, Layal Ftouni, Samar Haddad King, & Ather Zia Sameetah Agha, Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute Layal Ftouni, CSGS Visiting Scholar & Graduate Gender Programme, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Samar Haddad King, Artistic Director, Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Ather Zia, Anthropology, University of Colorado Greeley This roundtable places in […]

November 15: UNRULY VISIONS: THE AESTHETIC PRACTICES OF QUEER DIASPORA

a book launch & roundtable with Licia Fiol-Matta, Gayatri Gopinath, Lisa Lowe, Ritty Lukose, Manijeh Moradian, & Tavia Nyong’o November 15, Thursday, 6 to 8 pm PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION:  Jurow Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, 1st floor Licia Fiol-Matta, Spanish & Portuguese Languages & Literatures, New York University Gayatri Gopinath, Social & […]

September 17: FROM ABJECT PERFORMANCES TO AESTHETICS IN RELATION

a Decolonizing Vision Series talk with Leticia Alvarado September 17, Monday, 6:30 to 8 pm CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor Leticia Alvarado, American Studies, Brown University Presenting her recently published book, Abject Strategies: Aesthetic Strategies in Latino Cultural Production, Leticia Alvarado proposes a critical engagement with aesthetic theory to enrichen our political imaginings in […]

Different Subjects: Aesthetics and U.S. Minority Discourse

March 23, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 PM Kandice Chuh, English, University of Maryland This talk brings together aesthetic theory and U.S. minority discourse. By doing so, Chuh illuminates the longstanding and intimate relationship between aesthetics and “difference,” and shows how the critical vantage of minority discourse revises trenchant understandings of, especially, aesthetic subjectivity. This new […]