Tag Archives: Gender and Sexuality Studies

Emma Heaney Speaking at CSGS February 10!

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two points that stalled 1970s feminist projects: (1) how can we be liberated “as women” when it is precisely the historical content of “woman” we seek to escape, and (2) can woman operate as a political category when women’s experiences are so vastly different according to race, class, and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.

Call For Papers: Religion Interruptus: The Affects of Sex, Politics, and Bodies Graduate Student Conference, Syracuse University February 27-March 1

The Religion Graduate Organization at Syracuse University is proud to announce our 2015 Graduate Conference “Religion Interruptus: The Affects of Sex, Politics, and Bodies” featuring Keynote speaker Lynne Huffer. The conference will be held February 27 through March 1 at Syracuse University.

Call for Papers Deadline: Jan 10th, 2015

The Religion Graduate Organization invites you to submit paper and panel proposals to the semi-annual Religion Graduate Conference, Religion Interruptus: The Affects of Sex, Politics, and Bodies. This conference aims at actively encouraging interdisciplinary ways to view and examine the related encounters of sex, religion, politics, and bodies. Specifically, this conference aims to think about what occurs, and why, when religion seems to “interrupt” or “impose” upon the broader philosophical and theoretical discourses relating to bodies, politics, and sex. We invite both M.A. and Ph.D. students to submit abstracts from a variety of thematic and theoretical backgrounds.

Keynote: Lynne Huffer, Emory University

We particularly invite papers on the following themes:

  • The methodological impact of Michel Foucault when dealing with sex, religion, affect, bodies, or materiality
  • Affect theory and its relationship to sex, bodies, and religion
  • How religion and sex are portrayed in visual media and culture, and the resulting political effects
  • How political thought is changed and reimagined through discourses of sex, bodies, emotions, and affects
  • When religion seems to interrupt and impose upon broader theoretical discourses
  • Religion disrupting sex
  • Sex disrupting religion.
  • BDSM
  • Religious Experience
  • Queer theory and religion
  • Queer theory and ecology
  • Eco-theology
  • Feminism
  • Gender
  • Politics
  • Social Science

Abstracts are welcomed from a variety of fields and disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Cultural Studies
  • English
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Queer Studies
  • Religion
  • Sex and Sexuality Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theology

Panel submissions are greatly encouraged.

A panel should consist of 3 papers

ideally a panel should include scholars from more than one institution

We are especially looking for 1-2 panels on Are the Lips a Grave? and Mad For Foucault.

Panel or paper proposals should contain the following items:

  • A one-page abstract (350 words for papers; 500 words for panels) describing the nature of the paper or panel. No names or institutional information should appear on the abstract to facilitate a blind selection process.
  • Current CV for the participant(s).
  • Cover page which includes the name(s), institution(s), and contact information for participant(s)
  • For panel proposals, identity the primary contact person for the panel.
  • Submit all materials to SUReligionConference@gmail.com

Abstracts, comments, and questions may be sent to SUReligionConference@gmail.com.

A copy of the call for papers and additional information may be found at: http://religionconference.syr.edu/

October 14: TAKING OFFENSE: Trigger Warnings & the Neoliberal Politics of Endangerment

Taking Offense: Trigger Warnings & the Neoliberal Politics of Endangerment

a panel discussion with Lisa Duggan, Jack Halberstam, Tavia Nyong’o, Ann PellegriniAvgi Saketopoulou, & Karen Shimakawa

October 14, Tuesday
6:30 to 8:15

Lisa Duggan, Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University
Jack Halberstam, American Studies & Ethnicity, Gender Studies, Comparative Literature, and English, USC Dornsife
Tavia Nyong’o, Performance Studies, New York University
Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University
Avgi Saketopoulou, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, New York University
Moderated by Karen Shimakawa, Performance Studies, New York University

Please note venue change:
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor

Two SCA Events at NYU This Week: Metropolitan Studies Colloquium / Multiple Features of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

All events are located at SCA 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor, unless otherwise noted.
For more information on our upcoming events, please visit the SCA Events Calendar at http://sca.as.nyu.edu/object/sca.calendar

TUESDAY, MARCH 6
5:00 pm

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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
6:00 pm

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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 csgs@nyu.edu
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 & 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)

Panelists:
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

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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)

Panelists:
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)

Panelists:
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)

Panelists:
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.