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Spring 2017 Events

  • Experiments In Sex: A Panel Discussion with Barbara Browning, Pablo Assumpcão B Costa, & André Lepecki

    This panel puts three leading scholars of performance into conversation to explore sexual expressivity, its modes, meanings, and mutations. Drawing from multiple analytic frames (the ethnological, the choreographic, and the literary) and drawing on multiple aesthetic genres (field notes, pornography, the novel) the panelists explore the dis/organization and performance of desire, sex, embodiment.

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  • Unseen Pain: On the Obscene Truth of Torture

    If it was not clear enough already, over the past two years the turmoil in the Middle East made the link between extreme violence and displacement painfully obvious. In this talk, Branislav Jakovljevic is presenting his research on a performance of torture in Yugoslav wars. Arguably, this conflict represents the first in a series of post-Cold War clashes in which we are still embroiled and which seem to escalate endlessly. Chronologically and thematically, this research builds on his work in the book Alienation Effects: Performance and Self-management in Yugoslavia, 1945-1991 (2016).

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  • Aimee Meredith Cox In Conversation

    Aimee Meredith Cox discusses her work as a scholar and dancer, and speaks about her book Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship (Duke, 2015), which "explores how young Black women in a Detroit homeless shelter contest stereotypes, critique their status as partial citizens, and negotiate poverty, racism, and gender violence to create and imagine lives for themselves," detailing years of fieldwork. Dr. Cox will be in conversation with Performance Studies students, moderated by faculty member Malik Gaines.

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  • FAUXTHENTICATION Art, research, fraud, and authenticity in neoliberal academia

    Using theatre as a metaphor and dramaturgy as a methodology, and incorporating discourses on class, gender and the global digital economy, Bogdan Szyber analyzes the intersections between neoliberal pressures for academic excellence and the uses of fraud in higher education industries, which are fueled by the “invisible” work of the digital global proletariat.

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  • CSGS Website Launch Party For Otherwise: Queer Scholarship Into Song

    Join CSGS and performers Kay Turner, Viva DeConcini, and Mary Feaster as we celebrate this homecoming–or homo-coming–of the Otherwise project. Otherwise transforms “academic” studies of queer life, history, and world-making into hummable song. This musical cabaret of queer theory was staged to sell-out crowds at Dixon Place (in 2013) and at Joe’s Pub (in 2016). The latter event was produced by CSGS. CSGS is proud to be hosting the video documentation of this project on its website. This “virtual” Otherwise features videos of the all the songs performed at the 2013 and 2016 stagings. Get a sneak preview of the videos before they go world-wide-web, hear from impressaria Kay Turner about the conception of the project, and enjoy the company of some of the other artists and authors behind Otherwise.

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  • DARWIN, QUEERLY: EVOLUTION, NATURAL LAW, & THE DIVERSITY OF DESIRE

    Darwinian biology is often held up as a heteronormative framework. Natural law theologians who are pro-Darwin see it as a way to glorify straightness, cisness, and heteropatriarchal norms. But a closer examination of Darwinian thought–both within Darwin’s research and subsequent developments in evolutionary theory–shows that Darwin can be coupled with contemporary queer and trans* theory. Darwin is a passionate partisan of difference, becoming, vital materiality, and the diversity of desire.

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  • NON-HUMAN ENCOUNTERS: ANIMALS, OBJECTS, AFFECTS, AND THE PLACE OF PRACTICE

    A forum with Nuar Alsadir, Pablo Assumpção B Costa, Eleonora Fabião, Carla Freccero, Elaine Freedgood, Katie Gentile, Francisco Gonzalez, Ann Pellegrini, Donovan Schaefer, Julietta Singh, Nathan Snaza, & Michelle Stephens

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  • Spring 2017 Salon Series Pt. I

    To continue the spirit of PRAXIS, The Salon Series is a Spring workshop series for students to lead interactive seminars within the Performance Studies community.

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  • Curating Performance

    This symposium convenes faculty from Performance Studies, Art, and Museum Studies, along with artists and professional curators, to discuss the practical and theoretical problems of curating performance. Given the widening place of performance in art institutions, this symposium seeks to articulate pedagogical approaches to this work.

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  • The Second Annual José Esteban Muñoz Memorial Lecture

    "Wanton Escapes, a Primer on Flight"

    The Department of Performance Studies would like to welcome you to a lecture by José Quiroga. This event is the second annual José Esteban Muñoz Memorial Lecture.

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  • Weekend on the Square

    Congratulations on your acceptance to the Tisch School of the Arts, Performance Studies Class of 2021! This event is designed for accepted students and their families. Join us at the Department of Performance Studies for an information session and celebratory reception!

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  • Spring Salon Series Pt. II

    To continue the spirit of PRAXIS, The Salon Series is a Spring workshop series for students to lead interactive seminars within the Performance Studies community.

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