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“Don’t Go Back to Sleep: Merging Art-making and Literacy Development in Theory and Practice”: a talk by Eileen Landay, 5/10/07

How can we merge art-making and literacy pedagogy in instructional settings? Professor Landay proposes a series of principles that draw together work in cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, cultural studies, critical literacy, and reading theory, offering examples from the work of the ArtsLiteracy Project at Brown University and The Performance Cycle, a instructional […]

“Movements from Silence: Imaginative Spatialities of Lesbians “of Color” in France”: A talk with Paola Bacchetta, 5/4/07

Paola Bacchetta will address the production of transnational imaginative spatialities by lesbian “of color” subjects in France. She will engage with some of the complexities of four modalities of resistance effected with and through psychic, transgressive, directly oppositional, and transformative spacialities. These imaginative spatialities are simultaneously sites for the creation of alternative imaginaries and imaginative […]

Collaborative Instruction in the Arts and Social Sciences: Reanimating Public Space — Joint Class Symposium, 5/2/07

Joint class symposium for courses participating in Collaborative Instruction in the Arts & Social Sciences. Geography Graduate Students Take Part in Dania Hall Charette On Wednesday February 21, the Im/Material Geographies seminar, led by Karen Till will work with grad students from fine art, landscape architecture and theater to explore the Dania Hall site in […]

From Revolting Animation to Animating Revolt: Penguin Love, Doll Sex and Queering the Non-Human – a talk by Judith/Jack Halberstam, 4/26/07

Judith/Jack Halberstam is Professor of English and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. In this talk, Halberstam examines the narrative and visual transbiological leaps that we have made in our understandings of terms like heterosexuality and homosexuality, male and female, and individual and community in an age of artificial insemination, transsexuality, and cloning. […]

4th Annual Graduate Student Roundtable, 4/26/07

This event is organized by the IAS Collaborative Theorizing Early Modern Studies.

“‘We Don’t Know Who You Are’: Preventing Fraud, Ensuring Permanence, and Fixing Transgender Identity Documents in the Post 9/11 United States” – A talk with Paisley Currah, 4/19/07

For decades, New York City denied the requests to change the gender designation on the birth certificates of transgender people. At most, the city would issue birth certificates with the gender marker left blank to transgender people who could prove they had had “convertive” surgery. The explicitly stated rationale for this policy was “the public […]