Monthly Archives: January 2013

Justin Vivian Bond at NYU Performance Studies

Hello, fellow NYU Departments,

We are writing to invite you, your faculty, and your students to our first Performance Studies Forum event of the spring semester:
Justin Vivian Bond on the Good Life
Tuesday, February 5th at 6:30pm
Performance Studies: 721 Broadway, 6th floor, Studio 612

We think this event will interest those affiliated with your Department, and we hope to see you there! Please see the attached flyer. JVB flyer.pdf


The Department of Performance Studies @ NYU

721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003

One Billion Rising – From Delhi to Steubenville: Global Perspectives on Gender Based Violence The panel is being held in anticipation of NYU Grad Women’s production of the Vagina Monologues and this year’s V-Day Spotlight Campaign, One Billion Rising. There have … Continue reading

Performance Studies Forum Series

Performance Series Forum Event!

Justin Vivian Bond

Comp Lit Speaker Series talk – KAREN PINKUS – FEBRUARY 4

This is the second talk in our special 2012-13 Comp Lit Speaker Series, New Directions in Comparative Literature, in which we explore interesting new fields and faculty.


Karen Pinkus

Fuel=Hope? Thinking Potentiality in the Time of Climate Change

Monday, February 4


19 University Place

1st floor Great Room

Karen Pinkus is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University. She is also a graduate field member in Studio Art and a faculty fellow of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. She has published widely in literary theory, cinema, visual theory, environmental theory and cultural studies. Aside from Italian she also works with French, Latin, German, Spanish, and she is learning Swedish.

She has several ongoing research projects: A book, tentatively titled Fuel. Hope?, thinks about issues crucial to climate change by arguing for a separation of fuel (perhaps understood as potentiality, or dynamis, to use the Aristotelian term) from energy as a system of power (actuality, use). Fuel. Hope? follows a series of literary, filmic and critical texts through the form of a dictionary (from “air” to “zyklon D”).

Comp Lit Conference save-the-date — Reworking Political Concepts 3 – March 1 & 2

Please join us for the Third Annual Political Concepts Workshop : March 1st and 2nd 2013, Reworking Political Concepts 3

Hosted by NYU Comp Lit this year and Co-sponsored by NYU Humanities Initiative; The New School for Social Research; The Society of Fellows, Columbia University; ICLS, Columbia University.


The conference will take place at the Humanities Initiative at 20 Cooper Square, corner of Lafayette and W. 4th Street, 5th floor.


Emily Apter on Impolitic

Souleymagne Bachir Diagne on Time

Benu Bargu on Sovereignty

Richard J Bernstein on Violence

Joan Copjec on Sexual Difference

Nilufer Gole on Contemporary

Strathis Gourgouris on Human/Animal

Ben Kafka on Repression

Nitzan Lebovic on Biometrics

Jacques Lezra on Enough

James Miller on Consent

Juan Obarrio on Interest

Avital Ronnell on Authority

Antonio Vasquez-Arroyo on Liberal Democracy

Roy Wagner on Alienation

Yves Winter on Siege


Organized by : Adi Ophir, Ann Stoller, Hagar Kotef and Jacques Lezra