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Panel Series / “The Magazine as Medium,” with Lori Cole, Kim Conaty, Hal Foster, Dan Fox, Ruth Graham, Silvia Kolbowski, Carey Snyder, Lorin Stein, and Betsy Sussler

Dates: 9 April, 11 May, and 18 June 2015; 7–9 pm
Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (map and directions here)
. No RSVP necessary
Organized by Lori Cole

Please join us for a three-part series exploring the interview, the questionnaire, and the letter to the editor—three frequently overlooked forms that are nevertheless constitutive of many magazines. Each of these genres serves as a site of interaction between editors, contributors, and readers and is often used to assert or reinforce a magazine’s platform. The series will contextualize the development of each seemingly minor form and investigate its present uses in order to consider the role that it has had in articulating the identity of print publications across history.

For more information about the event, click here.

Burden of Choice: Guns (A Talk w/ John Feinblatt, 2/29 — Columbia University)

The Institute for religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia invites you to the following event.

Burden of Choice: Guns

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012, 6:30-8pm
International Affairs, Room 707
420 West 118th Street

A conversation with John Feinblatt, the chief policy adviser to Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York and the lead architect of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Moderated by Gillian Metzger, Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law at Columbia University.

Burden of Choice is a conversation series about how proliferating choices in a liberal democracy both liberate and constrain us, including charitable giving on February 15; waste on March 28; and debt on April 3.

Sex, Empire & Literature in the Anglo-American World, 1700-2020: Henry Abelove and “The Gay Science” (Feb 16,17)

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

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February 16 & 17, Thursday & Friday

For more information: abelove.wordpress.com
or contact the NYU Department of Performance Studies @ 212 998 1620 or performance.studies@nyu.edu

Thursday, February 16
5 to 8 pm

Fales Library and Special Collections
70 Washington Square South, 3rd Floor

5 to 5:15 pm Welcome

5:15 to 6:45 pm Panel 1: Pedagogy

Chair: Claire Potter (Wesleyan University)

Steven Maynard (Queen’s University)
Tavia Nyong’o (New York University)
Michael Roth (Wesleyan University)
Todd Shepard (Johns Hopkins University)

7 to 8 pm Reception


Friday, February 17
10 am to 6 pm

The Humanities Initiative
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

10 to 11:30 am Panel 2: Eighteenth Century

Chair: Marc Stein (York University)

Rebecca Connor (Hunter College)
Jasper Cragwall (Loyola University)
Daniel Rosenberg (University of Oregon)

11:30 to 1 pm lunch

1 to 2:30 Panel 3: Poetry and Literature

Chair: Allan Isaac (Rutgers University)

Phil Harper (New York University)
Michael Trask (University of Kentucky)
Dorothy Wang (Williams College)

2:30 to 2:45 pm Break

2:45 to 4:15 pm Panel 4: Queer Studies

Chair: Lisa Duggan (New York University)

Janet Jakobsen (Barnard College)
Michael Lucey (University of California, Berkeley)
Neville Hoad (University of Texas, Austin)

4:15 to 4:30 pm Break

4:30 to 5:30 pm Keynote: Douglas Crimp (University of Rochester)

5:30 to 6 pm Closing Remarks from Henry Abelove (Wesleyan University, visiting New York University, Spring 2012)

This event is free and open to the public. Venues are wheelchair accessible.
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Performance Studies, English, and Social & Cultural Analysis; the Programs in American Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies; the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; Fales Library and the Humanities Initiative at NYU.

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

NYPL Event of Interest

An NYPL librarian brought the event below to our attention as something that might be of interest to Draper students:

From “Beach Party” to “Woodstock”:
The Pop Cultural Revolution of Sixties America

Wednesday, November 30 at 6 PM
in the South Court Auditorium in the Stephen A. Schwarzman
NYPL 42nd St and 5th Ave

More info here: