All shows may have a question that is public discussion stage.

All shows may have a question that is public discussion stage.

  • Thursday, November 12 at 7pmKate Berlant's Comedy of Realness Logan Center – 915 E 60th St, Theater East 127
  • Tuesday, December 1 at 7pmHow getting Away with Laughter with Tim Barnes, Sonia Denis, and Rebecca O'NealRevival Comedy Theater – 1160 E. 55th St
  • Thursday, February 18 at 4:30pmShame May become Fatal: Notes on narrative while the system that is nervous Bhanu KapilCSGS – 5733 S University Ave
  • Friday, February 19 at 12:00pmWorkshop – THE MONSTER: A workshop on narrative form and touch with Bhanu KapilCSGS – 5733 S University Ave, Room 103
  • Thursday, February 25 at 7pmCriminal Queers with Eric A. Stanley & Chris VargasLogan Center – 915 E 60th St, Screening place 201

2014-2015 Series: Sexuality, Power, therefore the Empirical

1. Heather Love (U Penn, English), Thursday, October 23, 4:30p: "Norms, Deviance, additionally the Queer Ordinary" the analysis of norms and deviance is main towards the intellectual genealogy of queer studies. While social technology scholars have actually recognized commonalities between your study that is sociological of and modern queer studies, queer humanities scholars have already been sluggish to do this. An aspect that is significant of Gayle Rubin has called the “obscured” reputation for the industry, research on deviance and social dilemmas within the social sciences shaped queer studies’ commitment to subcultures, to non-normativity, and also to a constructionist view of sex. But, early queer theorists changed the analysis of deviance by switching non-conforming behavior from an item of research to a governmental system. This collapse regarding the place for the scholar additionally the deviant that is social transformations within the ethos and magnificence of scholarship, and yet it would not profoundly replace the product conditions or perhaps the energy relations between expert academics plus the marginal topics they learn. While queer studies has recognized it self alternatively as interdisciplinary so that as anti-disciplinary, it offers neglected to grapple with types of description and objectification that will enable for an apprehension that is fuller of globes and of the career regarding the scientists whom learn them. Through this come back to the annals of postwar sociology, appreciate contends the account of deviance within the world that is social compared to a departure from this provides a significant model for queer scholarship and also for the apprehension associated with the queer ordinary.

Workshop: "Queer explanation" – Friday, October 24, 10:00a The workshop would be about description; please get ready for it by exercising description. Bring a

500 word description of an artifact, occasion, discussion, representation, or any other item or product you will be dealing with in pursuit. Within the workshop, we shall share our information with one another. We'll additionally talk about protocols of description; description v. Interpretation, argument, and evaluation; “situated knowledges” plus the dilemma of perspective; how exactly to capture the agency of things; and the thing that makes for an effective description. Whenever you can, set these questions apart on paper for the workshop so that you can concentrate on the description (and also the item) itself. ”

2. Glenda Carpio, (Harvard, English), Thursday February 19, 4:30p: "On Kara Walker's 'A Subtlety, or perhaps The Marvelous glucose Baby'" Professor Carpio will talk about Kara Walker's controversial sculpture, "A Subtlety, " lesbian foot love a sugar that is monumental sphinx that received 130,000 audiences while for a two month display at the quickly become demolished Domino sugar factory in Brooklyn, N.Y. Intended as being a tribute to African American women active in the nineteenth century sugar trade, the sculpture has raised burning questions regarding art, slavery, and capitalism. However it is additionally a sculpture that, through the title on, deploys Walker's razor- razor- sharp wit and humor that is black. Situating Walker into the context of African US comedic techniques, Professor Carpio will talk about the dangers and probabilities of making use of humor to redress the horrors of slavery and its particular legacy.

3. Shaka McGlotten (SUNY buy, Media, community in addition to Arts), Thursday, March 5, 4:30p: "Black Data" The globe is becoming data. Ubiquitous, location-aware computing gathers our biographical and spatial information; it records our alternatives, and utilizes algorithms to anticipate that which we will select or wish next. Meanwhile, biometric technologies digitize your body, trying to capture it with respect to a myriad of actors, from states inside their ever-expanding look for terrorists, plus the sector that is private which both works in tandem with all the state and seeks to monetize these data. State agencies and corporations collaborate in unprecedented methods so that you can get and operationalize this information. If you’re connected, you’re captured. The talk makes use of an eclectic couple of online items to explore the notion of “black data, ” a heuristic i will suggest offers analytical and traction that is political black colored queer studies. Ebony information identifies the historic and modern methods black individuals are interpolated by big information, which right right here consist of both the technes of competition and racism in addition to different efforts of states and corporations to fully capture, anticipate, and get a handle on political and consumer behavior. In addition utilize black colored data to mention into the informatics of black life that is queer to expressive techniques, emergent epistemologies, and everyday means of maneuvering through the entire world. Drawing on some anarchist and cryptographic views, we figure black colored information as “black ops, ” secret or encrypted kinds of counter-knowledge that challenge or refuse a few of the needs of modern power that is imperial particularly the need to be noticed. In that way, “Black Data” seeks to create black studies that are queer dialogue with critical studies of brand new technologies and network countries.

Workshop: "Turnt Out" – Friday, March 6, 12p The workshop utilizes two sets of media artifacts to incite a conversation about intercourse, competition, and politics. The items will stay a shock, however in an easy feeling they emerge from and tend to be addressed to publics mostly distinct from scholastic countries, handling because they do in extremely direct terms themes of sexual satisfaction and radical action that is direct. The concept right right here is to confront and expand our limitations and capabilities of engaging, reflecting on, and speaking about a few really material components of this present that is political. Expect triggering, ambivalence, optimism, and much more.

4. Nayan Shah (United states Studies, USC), Thursday, April 2, 4:30p: "Forcible Feeding while the Crisis of Care in Indefinite Detention" This presentation examines the visual representation and visceral language for the experiences of refusing meals in addition to procedure of tube-feeding by force into the twentieth and twenty-first century. Force-feeding catalyzed governmental mobilization and controversies of medical ethics through the imprisonment of suffragettes in Britain and U. S during the early twentieth century and now have rebounded once the prism of ethical and governmental crisis into the detainees and deportees struggles in South Africa, Guantanamo and European countries.

A Queer Orientalism: Intercourse, energy and Cultural Difference between Backhouse's "Memoirs" Morris B. Kaplan, Professor of Philosophy at buy university. "A Queer Orientalism" traces the intersections among intercourse, energy and difference that is cultural the memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse.

Brokered topics: Sex, Trafficking, additionally the Politics of Freedom Elizabeth Bernstein is co-editor of managing Sex: the Politics of Intimacy and Identity (Routledge 2005) in addition to composer of Temporarily Yours: Intimacy, Authenticity, in addition to Commerce of Intercourse (University of Chicago Press 2007). Her research that is current explores convergence of feminist, neoliberal, and evangelical Christian interests within the shaping of modern U.S. Policies all over traffic in females. At Barnard and Columbia, she shows courses in the sociology of sex and sexuality; trafficking, migration, and intimate work; and modern social concept.

Searching for Countess Vivian: Queerness as well as the generating of Southern History E. Patrick Johnson is Professor, Chair, and Director of Graduate Studies into the Department of Performance Studies and Professor in African American Studies at Northwestern University. A scholar/artist, Johnson has done nationwide and internationally and has now posted commonly when you look at the certain part of race, gender, sex and gratification. E. Patrick Johnson's book that is latest, Sweet Tea: Ebony Gay guys associated with the South-An Oral History (University of new york Press) contains narratives gathered between 2004 and 2006 from black colored homosexual guys who had been born, raised, and continue steadily to live into the Southern. The guys hail from fifteen states that are different range in age from 19 to 93.

Females, Aggression, photos Maud Lavin, Professor of Visual and Critical Studies and Art History, Theory, and critique, class of this Art Institute of Chicago Maud Lavin offered a talk from her book that is new on U.S. Pictures of females's lust and aggression in art and mass culture, "Push Comes to Shove: New pictures of Aggressive Women". Lavin can be writer of Cut using the Kitchen Knife: The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Hoch and Clean brand New World: society, Politics, and graphics design. She edited The Oldest We Have Ever Been: Seven Stories that is true of Transitions.

2010-2011 occasions had been area of the Series "The Politics of Sexual Freedom. "

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