Oct 23: Anxiety, Whitman, Sympathy: lecture by Jane Bennett

Anxiety, Whitman, Sympathy a lecture by Jane Bennett October 23, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm Jane Bennett, Political Science, Johns Hopkins University American public culture is today full of anxiety, ceaselessly renewed by the news and entertainment media, by government claims and policies, by everyday exposure to extensive surveillance, disciplinary, and militarized technologies. Anxiety is, […]

Oct 7: On the Gelatinous: Three Movements

On the Gelatinous: Three Movements a lecture by Kyla Wazana Tompkins October 7, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm Kyla Wazana Tompkins, English and Gender & Women’s Studies, Pomona College Kyla Wazana Tompkins’ work in critical race and queer theory, food studies, and American cultural and literary history has thus far focused on the objects, people, […]

Feb 13: The Public Life of Love

The Public Life of Love a duet with David Kyuman Kim & Martha M. Umphrey with moderator/discussant P.A. Skantze Thursday, February 13 6:30 to 8 pm David Kyuman Kim, Religious Studies and American Studies, Connecticut College Martha M. Umphrey, Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought, Amherst College P.A. Skantze, Performance Practices, University of Roehampton, and CSGS […]

Nov 14: Affecting Performances: The Media & Embodied Politics of Contemporary Christianity

Affecting Performances: The Media & Embodied Politics of Contemporary Christianity a panel discussion with Anthony Petro & Jill Stevenson Thursday, November 14 5 to 7 pm Anthony Petro, Religion, Boston University Jill Stevenson, Theatre Arts, Marymount Manhattan College In her recently published book, Sensational Devotion: Evangelical Performance in Twenty-First-Century America, Jill Stevenson looks to biblical […]

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 […]

Public Feelings Salon

PUBLIC FEELINGS SALON a panel with Lauren Berlant, Lisa Duggan, Janet R. Jakobsen, José Muñoz, Tavia Nyong’o, and Ann Pellegrini April 12, Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 pm READ THE REVIEW! Crying in Public, but Something Less Dramatic than That: Reflections on the Public Feelings Salon at Barnard College For more information: http://www.barnard.edu/bcrw/events.htm#salon CSGS is thrilled […]

(M)Other Seacole's Wonderful Adventures: Claiming the English Family in the Crimea

(M)OTHER SEACOLE’S WONDERFUL ADVENTURES: CLAIMING THE ENGLISH FAMILY IN THE CRIMEA a Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Elahe Haschemi Yekani April 4, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 pm Elahe Haschemi Yekani, English and American Studies, Humboldt University Berlin Situated at the interdisciplinary intersections of literary and cultural studies combining approaches from gender studies, postcolonial and queer […]

Derrida's Queer Cat(s)

A lecture by Carla Freccero November 10, Wednesday 6:30 to 8 pm READ THE REVIEW! I am, I am following, I am after the animal: “Derrida’s Queer Cats” Carla Freccero, University of California Santa Cruz This paper situates some of the dilemmas of the effort to think and feel with non-human animate beings in the […]

The Object of Desire: Amber Musser Lunch Talk at CSGS

March 1, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 PM Amber Musser, Gender Politics, Draper Program, NYU Imagine that you were in love with the Golden Gate Bridge? What would this mean to you? What kind of relationship would develop? This talk is an exploration of objectum sexuals–people who form meaningful and erotic relationships with objects. By examining […]