Lecture | December 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Please join the CMES for readings from two new publications by CMES affiliated faculty, Stefania Pandolfo (Anthropology) and Minoo Moallem (Gender and Women's Studies).
Lecture | February 13 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Caren Kaplan, Professor of American Studies, University of California, Davis
At the close of the First Gulf War, feminist architectural historian Beatriz Colomina wrote that war today speaks about the difficulty of establishing the limits of domestic space. That conflict of 1990-91 is most often cited as the first to pull the waging of war fully into the digital age and therefore into a blurring of boundaries of all kinds.
Lecture | February 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Beth Piatote, Associate Professor, Native American Studies
Lecture | February 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, Associate Professor of American Studies, Honors Program Director, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
The "Detours" project takes seriously the power of form, and the reading practices and publics produced by the genre of the guidebook, which manifest the fantasy of Hawaii as an exotic island destination for the consumption of tourists. "Detours" deliberately perverts the guidebook to produce alternative narratives, tours, itineraries, mappings and images of the islands as well as concrete... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
As the Harvey Weinstein allegations opened up the depth and breadth of sexual harassment in Hollywood, Weinsteins associates in Hong Kong and the Peoples Republic of China came under scrutiny as well. Hong Kong serves as a bridge as well as a gateway between mainland Chinese and Hollywood concerns as well as the nexus for a constellation of industrial networks... More >
Film - Feature | April 3 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor, Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Criminal Queers visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls. Remembering that prison breaks are both a theoretical and material practice of freedom, this film imagines what spaces might be opened up if crowbars, wigs, and metal files become tools for transformation.
Lecture | April 24 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Evelyn Alsultany, Associate Professor of American Culture, Arab and Muslim American Studies Program Co-Founder and Director, University of Michigan
This talk examines representations of Muslim women in the U.S. news media post-9/11/01, focusing on how Muslim women became sites of public sympathy and moral outrage. It argues that the logics central to the War on Terror are not possible without their accompanying affects, showing how Muslim women are designated as worthy of feeling while Muslim men are not.
Lecture | May 1 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Professor Meyda Yeğenoğlu, Visiting Scholar, Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Duke University
Auction of Souls: The Story of Aurora Mardiganian, the Christian Girl Who Survived the Great Massacres is a film that claims to recount the true narrative of the life of Aurora Mardiganian, a young Armenian girl held in captivity by the Turks during the forced deportation of Armenians in Anatolia before the First World I.
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