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The Center for Humanities: May Events

May Events

Upcoming events this May highlight critical and creative work exploring: the visibility of research in exhibition-making institutions; habitation in a period of climatic upheaval; Victorian ecological discourse and ecocriticism; the legendary CUNY teacher, activist, and poet June Jordan’s life, work, and legacy; PSC-CUNY members performing short plays on caregiving at CUNY; LGBTQ+ theater performance around notions of community and queer legacies; the current state of minoritarian and queer fashion studies; the study of objects and materiality within theater and performance studies; visual perception and critical theory with keynote speakers Anne Carson and Kaja Silverman.

Autoethnographies of CUNY: The Power of Storytelling

Mon, Apr 30, 6:30 PM | The Skylight Room (9100)

Tohib Adejumo, Sylvia Beato, Grace M. Cho, Katherine Jennings, Rose M. Kim, Peggy Pardo, Bushra Rehman, Samrah Shoaib, Alaudin Ullah, Marie Varghese, Alison Wong

Click here for more information about this reading and conversation. 


 

Inside the Box: A Conversation on Research in Exhibition-Making Institutions

Tue, May 1, 6:00 PM | The James Gallery

Penelope Curtis, Keith Wilson

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Brave New Worlds: Dwelling in a Changing Climate

Thu, May 3, 6:30 PM | The Skylight Room (9100)

Dylan Gauthier, Setha Low, Bethany Wiggin

Click here for more information about this conversation. 


 

Victorian Ecotime: Inventing, Forecasting, Temporalizing

Fri, May 4, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Martin E. Segal Theatre

Siobhan Carroll, Ashley Dawson, Dennis Denisoff, Mark Frost, Devin Griffiths, Nathan Hensley, Deanna Kreisel, Barbara Leckie, Steven Mentz, Sonya Posmentier, Michael Tondre, Jennifer Wenzel

Click here for the full schedule and more information about this conference. 


 

Performing Minoritarian and Queer Fashion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Mon, May 7,12:30 PM – 2:30 PM | The James Gallery

Kim Jenkins, Sissi Liu, Monica L. Miller, Eugenia Paulicelli, Minh-Ha T. Pham

Click here for more information about this conversation.


 

Visualizing Theory

Thu, May 10 – Fri, May 11, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM | C-level and Proshansky Auditorium

Keynotes: Anne Carson, Kaja Silverman

Click here for more information about this conference and to RSVP for the keynote presentations.


 

Objects of Study: Methods and Materiality in Theatre and Performance Studies

Thu, May 10, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Martin E. Segal Theatre

Katherine Behar, Maaike Bleeker, Rebecca Schneider, Soyoung Yoon, Larissa Velez-Jackson

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“O, Earth!” by Casey Llewellyn: A Staged Reading

Fri, May 11, 7:00 PM | Martin E. Segal Theatre

Zeynep Akca, Roberta Cooper, Reuven Glezer, Ruth Ostrow, Dana Spatar

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Turnstyle Reading Series: Nicole Dennis-Benn, Helen Phillips, Bonnie Harris

Tue, May 15, 6:30 PM | Room C198

Caroline Coleman, Ariel Courage, Maddie Crum, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Kiyomi Dong, Bonnie Harris, Kimberly Lester, Helen Phillips, Janelle Poe, Sachin Srinivasan, Virginia Vasquez

Click here for more information about this reading with CUNY faculty and students.


 

A Tribute to June Jordan

Fri, May 18, 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM | Proshansky Auditorium and C-Level Rooms

Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Christoph Keller, Jan Heller Levi, Jennifer Benka, Dr. Joshua Bennett, Hafizah Geter, Aracelis Girmay, Erica Hunt, Tyehimba Jess, Patricia Spears Jones, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Joseph Legaspi, Evie Shockley, Christopher Soto, Conor Tomas Reed, Makeba Lavan, Talia Shalev, Dorothy Wang, Deborah Paredez, Donna Masini, E. Ethelbert Miller, Carey Salerno

Click here for the full schedule and more information about this conference organized in partnership with Cave Canem and the June M. Jordan Literary Estate Trust.


 

TheaterWorks! Short Plays On Caregiving at CUNY

Tue, May 22, 7:00 PM | Elebash Recital Hall

Grisel Acosta, Marcos Bernal-Salas, Carmelina Cartei, John Reid Currie, Constance Gemson, Valerie Knight, Diana Murilllo, Andrea Tienan, Willie Tolliver, Dhipinder Walia

Click here for more information about this performance in partnership with Working Theater, PSC-CUNY, and the Labor of Care Archive.

We hope to see you at the Graduate Center, CUNY this May! To view our complete spring schedule of events and opportunities, please visit our website.


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