Draper Faculty Fellow Emma Heaney will be giving a lecture on Tuesday, February 10 at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality:
Half-Sisters, Radical Queens, Lesbian Separatists, & Non-Men: Second Wave Trans Feminism
a lecture by Emma Heaney
February 10, Tuesday
6:30 to 8 pm
Emma Heaney, Draper Program, New York University
Respondent: Margaux L. Kristjansson, Anthropology, Columbia University
This talk moves off from archival documents of trans feminist political thought and struggle in the 1970s to suggest how trans feminist thought and practice — both “then and now” — can clarify two points that stalled 1970s feminist projects: (1) how can we be liberated “as women” when it is precisely the historical content of “woman” we seek to escape, and (2) can woman operate as a political category when women’s experiences are so vastly different according to race, class, and cis versus trans experience? Rather than a queer transcendence of the term “woman,” trans feminism of the 70s and today teaches that the violent enforcement of womanhood on cis women and the violent prohibition of this identity from male assigned at birth people are the twinned processes that produce the revolutionary collectivity that fights back against misogynist violence.
Humanities Initiative Conference Room
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
This event is free & open to the public. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
For more information about this event, please contact the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at 212-992-9540 or csgs(at)nyu.edu.
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METROPOLITAN STUDIES COLLOQUIUM SPRING 2012 SERIES
CONNECTING CONCRETE and ABSTRACT: CONVERSATIONS ON URBAN REVOLUTION – INSPIRED BY HENRI LEVEBRE
Colloquium #2: HISTORICIZING SPACE with Manu Goswami (Assoc. Prof of History, NYU) and Kristin Ross (Prof. of Comparative Literature, NYU)
Throughout spring 2012 the Institute for Public Knowledge and the Program in Metropolitan Studies at NYU are staging conversations between leading scholars of the state, space, and everyday life. Despite the transformations of the past 40 years, despite the difficulty of Lefebvre’s thought, these scholars demonstrate the renewed relevance of an analysis of urban revolution. The conversations will be wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, like Lefebvre’s oeuvre itself. They will be participatory and open-ended, and particularly oriented toward scholars and activists with only a passing familiarity with Lefebvre’s work but a passion for understanding and engaging in radical change.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
THE MULTIPLE FUTURES OF WOMEN’S, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES: THE SEQUEL
Panel Discussion with Kandice Chuh, Lisa Duggan, Ann Pellegrini, Sarita Echavez See, and Alexandra Vazquez
Back by popular demand, this evening forum addresses the dilemmas and possibilities of women’s and gender studies in the contemporary corporate university, with an eye to intellectual and institutional alliances with other disciplines devoted to the study of intersectionality, such as queer studies, ethnic studies, and postcolonial studies. What are the challenges currently facing the fields of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies? You can see a video of the conversation held last fall at Barnard Center for Research on Women here. For more information contact the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at 212-992-9540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-sponsored by the NYU Center the Study of Gender and Sexuality; Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, and by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and the Revolutionizing American Studies Initiative at the CUNY Graduate Center.
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: abelove.wordpress.com
or contact the NYU Department of Performance Studies @ 212 998 1620 or email@example.com
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.