John Kelly: Underneath the Skin

a performance by John Kelly Tickets: 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 […]

March 10: Body Undone: A Salon in Honor of Christina Crosby

Body Undone: A Salon in Honor of Christina Crosby a conversation with Christina Crosby, Lisa Cohen, Leigh Gilmore, Laura Grappo, Maggie Nelson, Gayle Pemberton, & Gayle Salamon March 10, Tuesday 6:30 pm Video of the panel is available at “Body Undone” focuses on Christina Crosby’s forthcoming memoir of living with disability Body Undone: Living on […]

Nov 5: Intersections, Interventions, & the Homoerotics of Orientalism

Intersections, Interventions, & the Homoerotics of Orientalism a lecture by Joseph Boone THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. Joseph Boone, English, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature, USC Dornsife One of the largely untold stories of Orientalism is the degree to which the Middle East has been associated with ‘deviant’ male homosexuality […]

Cleaving to the Scene of Shame: Stigmatized Childhoods in The End of Alice and Two Girls, Fat and Thin

a lecture by Kaye Mitchell April 4, Wednesday 6 to 7:30 pm Kaye Mitchell, American Studies and English, University of Manchester respondent: Heather Love, English, University of Pennsylvania moderator: Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Religious Studies, New York University Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor This event is free and […]

Czech Mates: When Shakespeare Met Kafka: Marjorie Garber @ NYU

a lecture by Marjorie Garber February 21, Tuesday 6 to 7:30 pm Marjorie Garber, English and Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University Hemmerdinger Hall 31 Washington Place Marjorie Garber is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Her work ranges broadly across literary studies, gender and […]

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: Thursday, […]

Performing (at) the Body's Edge: Mortal Works

a conversation with Shelley Jackson and Rebecca Schneider Read a review of this talk! November 15, Tuesday 7 to 8:30 pm Shelley Jackson, writer and artist Rebecca Schneider, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University The question of the body — the body as question – is a recurring motif in the work of multi-media […]

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 […]

Revenge, the Queer and the '(neo-) Jacobean': lunch talk @ NYU

Revenge, the Queer and the ‘(neo-) Jacobean’ Katherine M. Graham, CSGS Visiting Scholar Wednesday, March 9, 2011 11:30 am to 1:30 pm The Great Room 19 University Place *Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by Monday, March 7, 5 p.m. for this event through the following link: Katherine M. Graham is a Visiting Scholar […]

Feminist Autobiographical Fictions: Performing the Self on Stage & On the Page

FEMINIST AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FICTIONS: PERFORMING THE SELF ON STAGE AND ON THE PAGE a book talk with Barbara Browning, Linda Schlossberg, & Alina Troyano (aka Carmelita Tropicana) February 22, Tuesday 7 to 8:30 pm Barbara Browning, Performance Studies, NYU author of The Correspondence Artist Linda Schlossberg, Women, Gender and Sexuality, Harvard University author of Life in […]