April 11-13: Living Labor: Marxism and Performance Studies

Living Labor: Marxism and Performance Studies a conference with keynotes by Fred Moten and Sianne Ngai Friday through Sunday, April 11-13 To live labor is to negotiate the extended processes of reproducing ourselves and others. To live labor is to engage the material conditions that traverse personhood and thinghood. To live labor is to attend […]

April 1: Hopefully Devoted, or the Feminist Lyre

Hopefully Devoted, or the Feminist Lyre a lecture by P.A. Skantze Tuesday, April 1 6:30 to 8 pm P.A. Skantze, Performance Practices, University of Roehampton, and CSGS Global Visiting Scholar This lecture, born of P.A. Skantze’s project The Flaneur at Her Devotions, makes use of a new methodology Skantze has been experimenting with: lyric theory, […]

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 […]

Sept 26: Radical Presence: Black Study and Black Performance

Radical Presence: Black Study and Black Performance a roundtable discussion with Daphne Brooks, Thomas DeFrantz, Malik Gaines, & Tavia Nyong’o Thursday, September 26 7 to 9 pm Daphne Brooks, English and African-American Studies, Princeton Thomas DeFrantz, Dance and African & African American Studies, Duke University Malik Gaines, Art, Hunter College moderated by: Tavia Nyong’o, Performance […]

Show & Prove: The Tensions, Contradictions, & Possibilities of Hip Hop Studies in Practice

a two-day conference March 30, Friday 5 to 7 pm March 31, Saturday 8:30 am to 8 pm For more information, please email cmep(at)nyu.edu. Registration for the conference must be completed by filling out this FORM. For full schedule, click here. Show and Prove 2012 (S&P 2012) provides an opportunity for a community of scholars, […]

Cabaret of Confusion: Political Performance and the Work of Variety

a lunch talk with T.L. Cowan February 8, Wednesday 12:30 to 1:45 pm T.L. Cowan, Women’s and Gender Studies and English, University of Saskatchewan; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, New York University The cabaret—or, more broadly, the variety show—is arguably the most open and resilient form of live expressive culture […]

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 […]

The Politics of B-Girling and Battling: Lunch Talk @ NYU

THE POLITICS OF B-GIRLING AND BATTLING A Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Imani K. Johnson October 18, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 pm Imani Kai Johnson, Department of Performance Studies, NYU In a dance culture like breaking, how does movement shape gender politics and the cultural meaning of b-girling? 41-51 East 11th Street, Room 741 between […]