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Call for proposals for this year's Queertopia! 5.0 at Northwestern University. Now in its fifth year, the theme for Queertopia! this May 25-27 is Sexing the Law: Love as/at the Limit.

Abstracts of 250 words are due FEBRUARY 28thto, along with a 100 word presentation summary & 75 word bio (to go in the conference booklet).

This year's theme invites scholars, artists, and activists from all disciplines to sex the law; that is, to explore the violent / erotic tension between sexuality and "law" in the broadest sense possible. As always, Queertopia! is an interdisciplinary affair as we invite proposals from all areas of research! This year's keynote speaker is Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of novels So Many Ways to Sleep Badly and Pulling Taffy, editor of anthologies Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity and That's Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation, among others. Additionally, Queergasm! An Interdisciplinary Performance Event will be part of the academic festival, this year hosted at Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, and as always we'll close out the conference with a celebratory party. Queertopia! is sponsored by Northwestern University's Queer Pride Graduate Student Association, OUTlaw, and The Graduate School.

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Gender & Sexuality Studies Tea
Thursday, Ocotober 27, 2011

Over 30 students and faculty gathered to discuss next semester courses, current topics in gender & sexuality, and the buzz surrounding the upcoming visit from Judith Butler.  Delicious food, too!

Gender Tea 1

Gender Tea 2


3rd Annual LGBTQ Womyn of Color Conference,
"Fertile Ground: Womyn Revealed, Revivied, Renewed"
Kenote Speakers: Sonia Sanchez, Ifilade Ta'Shia Asanti, Gloria Casarez
Oct. 7, 8, 9, 2011 at Temple University


Program I: Friday, September 23 at 7:30pm

The Friday screening is followed by a Q+A with film scholar Bruce Jenkins, a leading expert on Conner's work, in conversation with Michelle Silva of the Conner Family Trust, who was Conner's collaborator in the making of THREE SCREEN RAY.

Program II: Saturday, September 24 at 7:00pm 

Saturday's screening is followed by a keynote presentation by

Bruce Jenkins on Conner's life and work.


Bruce Conner: The Art of Montage 


Co-presented by International House Philadelphia and the Center for Visual Culture and the Program in Film Studies at Bryn Mawr College.


Beginning with his groundbreaking found-footage masterpiece A MOVIE from 1958, the films of San Francisco-based artist Bruce Conner (1933-2008) have marked a radical intervention into the language of filmmaking. Often referred to as the "father of found footage film" and the "father of MTV music videos," Conner paired his trademark rapid-fire editing style with a broad spectrum of music, from R&B, gospel, classical, pop and punk, to minimalist compositions. His pioneering body of work continues to exert a broad and lasting influence on both mainstream and avant-garde film culture.


This two-night program offers a near-comprehensive look at Conner's films, including many recently-restored prints. Please join us for this rare opportunity to experience the work of this innovative and provocative filmmaker.

Both screenings are approximately 75 minutes long and will take place at:

The Ibrahim Theater

International House Philadelphia

3701 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Details can be found at:

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Questions? Contact Johanna Gosse at


A Symposium: "New Directions in Feminism and Queer Studies"

Friday, September 30th, 1:30- 4:45 pm in the Benjamin Franklin Room, reception at Penn Women’s Center to follow from 5-6:30 pm

The Symposium will examine the fields of feminist and queer studies and their intersections with each other and with topics in race, nationalism, empire, and class. The afternoon will begin with a conversation between Professor Heather Love, University of Pennsylvania, and Professor Ann Cvetkovich. Ann Cvetkovich is a professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture and Victorian Sensationalism (Rutgers, 1992) and An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Culture (Duke, 2003).

The conversation between Heather and Ann will be followed by a roundtable discussion of scholars reflecting on how these different fields of study can/should be brought into a productive dialogue with each another. Participants will speak about their own work and teaching, how they have been impacted by these fields of study, and how they see their “intersections.” Symposium topics and discussion will include reference to politics and activism, as well as research and theory.

Panelists include Penn faculty David Eng, Ania Loomba, and Melissa Sanchez, Dept. of English, Nancy Hirschman, Political Science, and Katherine Sender, the Annenberg School. The panel will also include Profs. Jafari Allen, Yale University, and Mecca Sullivan, Williams College.


2010 Tea
BiCo Concentrator Tea Oct. 2010

Faculty in Tri-Co Gender and Sexuality Studies programs get together for a Fall party

fall party 1

fall party 2

fall party 3