The Affect Factory: Conference, Co-Sponsored by Draper (Feb. 10-11)

Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory is holding a conference on Precarity, Labor, Gender, and Performance in February, which Draper is co-sponsoring. A preliminary schedule is available below or on the conference website here. Please note that all conference events will take place at the Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues).

Friday, February 10, 2012
6 – 7:30 Keynote Speaker: Emma Dowling, Queen Mary, University of London; Respondents: Patricia Clough (CUNY) and Tavia Nyong’o (NYU); Introduction: Barbara Browning (NYU/Women & Performance)
7:30 Opening Reception (Performance: Ivan A. Ramos)

Saturday, February 11, 2012
(Durational Performance: Julie Tolentino)
9:30-10 Brunch and Coffee
10 – 11:45 Panel
12 – 1 Lunch
1 – 2:45 Panel
3 – 4:20 Performances: Kathryn Garcia and Katherine Behar & Marianne M. Kim (Disorientalism)
Q & A Moderated by Karen Shimakawa
4:30 – 6:15 Panel
6:30 – 7:30 Roundtable: Tavia Nyong’o, Rebecca Schneider, Nicholas Ridout, Jasbir Puar, Patricia Clough and more
7:30 Closing Reception (Performances: Aliza Shvarts and Edisa Weeks)

Panel Respondents: Randy Martin (Art & Public Policy), Gayatri Gopinath (SCA-Gender & Sexuality), and Una Chaudhuri (English).

Our panelists include:
Alex Pittman, NYU
Professor T. Nikki Cesare, University of Toronto
Evan Litwack, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Benjamin Gillespie, CUNY
Alice Coleman Nye, Brown
Josh Lubin-Levy, NYU
Johanna Linsley, Queen Mary, University of London
Anna Fisher, Brown
Thea Michailides, Sarah Lawrence College
Gabriella Alberti, Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Jasmine Rault, New School
Karen Gregory, CUNY

Our preliminary posters have been getting the word out about The Affect Factory and your sponsorship. A new poster with more detailed information will be coming out shortly. We greatly appreciate your generosity. Thank you again, and we hope that you will be able to join us.

The Affect Factory Conference Planning Committee

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