Fall 2017 | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh

Fall 2017

General Lecture: “Sex in the Age of Fordism: The Standardization of Sexual Objects”

October 31, 2017 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Benjamin Kahan (Louisiana SU)

Benjamin Kahan’s “Sex in the Age of Fordism: The Standardization of Sexual Objects” theorizes an etiological rather than an epistemological approach to the history of sexuality. Reading Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio (1919), this paper explores how industrialization functions as a sexual etiology.

Faculty/grad Colloquium: “After Sedgwick: The Gordian Knot of the Great Paradigm Shift”

October 31, 2017 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Benjamin Kahan (Louisiana SU), Humanities Center Visiting Short-Term Fellow

Open to all faculty and graduate students. 

Colloquium: “After Sedgwick: The Gordian Knot of the Great Paradigm Shift”

Kristeva Circle Conference

October 27, 2017 (All day) - October 28, 2017 (All day)

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Lecture: “Animal Anarchy and The Secret Life of Pets”

October 26, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Sponsored by GSWS. Cosponsored by the Humanities Center.

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Lecture by Jack Halberstam, Columbia University

I want to lay out the stakes of the wild, build an understanding of what we might ask of animals and then conclude with thoughts on animal resistance to human management – animal anarchy here names a wild politics not scripted to the rhythms of conventional activism, not centered on a human actor and not oriented to change in any conventional way. The piece as a whole asks whether animals have already imagined the end of the human?

Presentation: "Teaching Queer"

October 26, 2017 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Stacey Waite, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Professor Waite's presentation will be based on the just-released book Teaching Queer. Join us for what promises to be a lively presentation and discussion!

Lecture: “The Unkindest cut of All”: Coloniality, Performance and Gender in the Courtroom and Beyond"

October 25, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Chloé Georás, University of Puerto Rico

Sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, the Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies Program, the Humanities Center, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Cultural Studies Program, and Professor John Beverley. 

On June 23, 1993, in Manassas, Virginia, after years of physical and verbal abuse that, according to testimony, culminated in another episode of marital rape, Lorena Bobbit took an eight-inch red-handled steak knife from her kitchen and cut off the penis of her husband and ex-Marine, John Wayne Bobbitt. She drove off with the penis and later discarded it on a grassy lot, where it was recovered by a police rescue mission and succesfully reattached to her husband. John Wayne was tried and acquitted of marital rape charges. 

PACWC Lecture and Reception in Honor of New Women Faculty

October 25, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Amanda Godley (School of Education)

Lecture: "Gender, Intersectionality, and Equity in U.S. Schools"

Hosted jointly by the Provost's Office and GSWS

Workshop on Transgender/Non-binary approaches to language teaching

October 20, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
University Club

Sponsored by: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences; University Honors College; Center for Latin American Studies; European Studies Center; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; and Departments of French & Italian, German, Hispanic, and Linguistics

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Dr. Kris Knisely (The University of South Dakota) will discuss gender and sexual diversity as it relates to inclusive language teaching practices. He will provide a broad introduction to queering the language classroom and then, informed by the linguistic practices of non-binary individuals in France, he will focus particularly on how, as pedagogues, we are to address binary grammatical gender with students who have non-binary gender identities. A number of strategies for increasing inclusiveness and supporting diversity in the second language classroom will be presented, which we will then discuss together. This workshop will feature hands-on practice with inclusive materials selection, course, and curricular design.

Second Steering Committee Meeting

October 20, 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30pm

General Lecture: Gayle Rubin (Michigan)

October 17, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Sponsored by the Year of Diversity/Provost, Humanities Center, Cultural Studies Program, and GSWS

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

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