October 5: Suffragette, film screening

Suffragette (2015, 106 min., Dir. Sarah Gavron) a pre-release film screening October 5, Monday 6 pm Introduced (via Skype from London) by Director Sarah Gavron. Inspired by true events, Suffragette movingly explores the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, […]

April 7: The Story of the Lost Watch: The Calypso Craze and the Ontology of Black Fad Performance

The Story of the Lost Watch: The Calypso Craze and the Ontology of Black Fad Performance a lecture by Shane Vogel April 7, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm Shane Vogel, English, Indiana University What does it mean to be a fad? This presentation outlines a historically specific ontology of black fad performance that unfolds within […]

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, […]

February 7: Queer Cuba

Queer Cuba the second in the series Globally Queer? — a panel discussion with Jafari Allen, José Muñoz, & José Quiroga Thursday, February 7 6 to 8 pm Department of Social & Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor Jafari Allen, Anthropology and African American Studies, Yale University “A Black/Queer Cuban: Here & There” José Quiroga, […]

Sex, Empire, and Literature in the Anglo-American World, 1700-2020: Henry Abelove and “The Gay Science”

a two-day conference with Henry Abelove, Rebecca Connor, Jasper Cragwall, Douglas Crimp, Lisa Duggan, Phil Harper, Neville Hoad, Allan Isaac, Janet Jakobsen, Michael Lucey, Steven Maynard, Tavia Nyong’o, Claire Potter, Daniel Rosenberg, Michael Roth, Todd Shepard, Marc Stein, Michael Trask, and Dorothy Wang February 16 & 17, Thursday & Friday For more information: abelove.wordpress.com Thursday, […]

From Irish Exile to Welsh Celebrity: The Queer Self-Fashioning of the Ladies of Llangollen: Fiona Brideoake

FROM IRISH EXILE TO WELSH CELEBRITY: THE QUEER SELF-FASHIONING OF THE LADIES OF LLANGOLLEN a lecture by Fiona Brideoake Read a review of this talk! October 5, Wednesday 7 to 8:30 pm Fiona Brideoake, Literature, American University Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby eloped together from Kilkenny in 1778. They settled in the North […]

Reparations and the Human: David L. Eng

REPARATIONS AND THE HUMAN a lecture by David L. Eng Read a review of this talk! September 28, Wednesday 6:30 to 8 pm David L. Eng, English, Comparative Literature, and Asian American Studies, University of Pennsylvania This presentation explores the relationship between political and psychic genealogies of reparation. Reparation is a key term in political […]

Gender, Jobs and Freedom: The March on Washington and the Birth of Black Feminism: March 11

The American History Workshop @ NYU presents… William P. Jones University of Wisconsin “Gender, Jobs and Freedom: The March on Washington and the Birth of Black Feminism” Friday, March 11th at 10 a.m. NYU King Juan Carlos I, Room 428 53 Washington Square South NYC Lunch will be served! **The paper is pre-circulated—email khary.polk(at)gmail.com to […]

Sex in an Epidemic film screening

SEX IN AN EPIDEMIC A screening and discussion with filmmaker Jean Carlomusto a documentary by Jean Carlomusto 70 minutes, color, USA, 2010 December 8, Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 pm Click here for trailer. This pioneering documentary explores the personal, political and structural challenges that have continually hampered the best efforts of HIV educators and community […]

A Brief History of Erotohistoriography: A lecture by Elizabeth Freeman

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EROTOHISTORIOGRAPHY A lecture by Elizabeth Freeman October 28, Thursday 7 to 8:30 pm READ THE REVIEW! Queer Time Makes Queer Bodies: Elizabeth Freeman Historicizes Erotohistoriography Elizabeth Freeman, English, UC Davis Proposing the body as site of historical encounter–in and across time—Elizabeth Freeman traces a history of carnal historiographical practices that she […]