John Kelly: Underneath the Skin

a performance by John Kelly Tickets: https://nyuskirball.org/events/john-kelly-underneath-skin/ Created and performed by John Kelly, Underneath the Skin, is a new solo work of dance-theater drawn from the life of the societal and sexual maverick, Samuel Steward (1909-1993). A novelist, poet, and scholar, Steward abandoned his post as a staid university professor to reinvent himself as a […]

Bodyminds Reimagined

a book talk with Sami Schalk Sami Schalk, Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison In Bodyminds Reimagined Sami Schalk traces how black women’s speculative fiction complicates the understanding of bodyminds—the intertwinement of the mental and the physical—in the context of race, gender, and (dis)ability. Bridging black feminist theory with disability studies, Schalk demonstrates that […]

Escapology: Feeling the Art of Speculative Fiction

February 8, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 PM Katie Brewer Ball, Doctoral Candidate, Performance Studies, NYU The “more speculative genres,” as Junot Diaz calls them, such as science fiction and fantasy continue to enthusiastically capture the attention and interest of the American public. What precisely, is the draw that such stories hold for mass consumers, and […]