Events

November 2, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "The Missing Homeland of Edward Said"

Visiting Fellow: Aamir Mufti (UCLA, Comparative Literature) with responses from Paul Bové (English) and Christopher Fynsk (European Graduate School) Reading available here. Read More>
October 31, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Lecture: "Sex in the Age of Fordism: The Standardization of Sexual Objects"

Visiting Fellow: Benjamin Kahan (Louisiana State University, English) Read More>
October 31, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "After Sedwick: The Gordian Knot of the Great Paradigm Shift"

Visiting Fellow: Benjamin Kahan (Louisiana State University, English) with responses from Randall Halle (German) and Julian Gill-Peterson (English) Read More>
October 30, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

CANCELLED --- Lecture: "Approaching Death: Philosophical and Cinematic Perspectives"

Lucy Fischer (Film Studies) Read More>
October 27, 2017 (All day) to October 28, 2017 (All day)

Meeting: The Kristeva Circle 2017

Keynote Lecture: "Zombie Abjection," Jack Halberstam (USC), Friday, October 27, 12:00  Q&A Session: Julia Kristeva (Université Paris  Diderot, Emerita) Saturday, October 28, 12:30 PM Keynote Lecture: "Time and Crisis: Questions for Psychoanalysis and Race," Hortense Spillers (Vanderbilt University, English) Saturday, October 28, 6:00 - 6:45 PM Read More>
October 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Lecture: "Animal Anarchy and the Secret Life of Pets"

Jack Halberstam (USC)   Poster available here. Read More>
October 26, 2017 (All day) to October 27, 2017 (All day)

Workshop on Tommie Shelby's "Dark Ghettos": Injustice, Dissent, and Reform

Visiting Fellow: Tommie Shelby (Philosophy, Harvard University) with the participation of Elijah Anderson (Yale University), Sheryll Cashin (Georgetown University), Waverly Duck (University of Pittsburgh), Megan Comfort (Research Triangle Institute), John L. Jackson (University of Pennsylvania), Jed Lewinsohn (University of Pittsburgh), Tricia Rose (Brown University), and Jennifer Whiting (University of Pittsburgh) Read More>
October 19, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "Copyright as Culture: Ethnography of the Law, the Global, and Turkey’s Music Industry"

Dietrich School Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow: David C. Fossum with responses from Michael J. Madison (School of Law) and Adriana Helbig (Music) Read More>
October 17, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Lecture: "Gay Sex and the Post-Industrial City: Leathermen and San Francisco's South of Market"

Visiting Fellow: Gayle Rubin (University of Michigan, Anthropology)   Abstract Gay Sex and the Post-Industrial City: Leathermen and San Francisco's South of Market Through an analysis of the San Francisco gay male leather community, this talk explores the tangled relationships among gay neighborhood formation, changes in urban economies, and the politics of land use. The South of Market, where the leather community became concentrated starting in the 1960s, has been a microcosm of the transformation of San Francisco from a manufacturing center to a largely post-industrial city. Situating the existence of the gay male leather neighborhood in this broader transformation dramatizes the changes in land use and real estate markets that have caused dispersion and institutional attrition of many urban populations, including LGBTQ communities. The broader perspective the talk takes to analyze urban sexual communities allows us to think afresh about the question of whether the "gay city" has a future, and what kind of future it has.   Read More>
October 16, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Lecture: "Conscientious Objection and Professional Obligation: From Military Chaplains to Modern Medicine"

Ronit Y. Stahl (University of Pennsylvania, Medical Ethics & Health Policy) Read More>
October 16, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "A Short History of Perversion"

Visiting Fellow: Gayle Rubin (University of Michigan, Anthropology) with responses from Rostom Mesli (Dietrich School Postdoctoral Fellow) and Lisa Brush (Sociology) Reading available here. Poster available here. Read More>
October 12, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "Genies, Islamic Law, and Wine-Soaked Romance: Culture and Contradiction in Pre-Colonial Central Asia"

James Pickett (History) with responses from Neil Doshi (French & Italian) and Jeanette Jouili (Religious Studies) Read More>
October 11, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Colloquium: "Indigeneity, More-than-Human Accountability, and the Futures of our Planet"

Noah Theriault (CMU, History) with a response from Emily Wanderer (Anthropology) Read More>
October 5, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "A Rewriting Past: On the Visual and Literary Modernisms of the Twentieth-Century Iran"

Dietrich School Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow: Farbod Honarpisheh  With responses from Lucy Fischer (Film Studies) and Gayle Rogers (English) Precirculated reading available here.    Read More>
September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Lecture: "Race, Face, and Ravage and Lyrical Fat: Deleuze and Childhood Poverty"

Visiting Fellow: Kathryn Bond Stockton (University of Utah, English) Read More>

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