Gender and Sexuality Studies Lectures & Events

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Elizabeth Munves Sherman’77, P’06, P’09  Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Professor of Modern Culture and Media

Critical Data Studies: Proxy Politics from Global Climate Change to Racial Profiling

Monday, April 9, 2018
4:00 pm
Pembroke Hall 305

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 Tamar Katz
Associate Professor of English and Urban Studies

City Time: Nella Larsen's Rooms

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 5:30 pm
Pembroke Hall 305 

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Elizabeth Munves Sherman’77, P’06, P’09  Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Tricia Rose
Professor of Africana Studies
Director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America


Black Feminism, Popular Culture and Respectability Politics  

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 5:30 pm
Pembroke Hall 305 

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Elizabeth Munves Sherman’77, P’06, P’09  Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Bonnie Honig
Nancy Duke Lewis Professor
Modern Culture and Media and Political Science

Out Like a Lion:
Reading Lars von Trier's Melancholia with Euripides and Winnicott

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Pembroke Hall 305

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Elizabeth Munves Sherman’77, P’06, P’09  Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Richard Rambuss
Professor of English, Brown University
Monday, April 7, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Pembroke Hall 305

Kubrick's Men's Pictures

Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s oeuvre amounts to a sustained meditation on men and the male condition, not only in the present, but also in history and in the future.  The through-line for Kubrick’s body of work is not simply violence and sex, but a pressurized exertion of masculinity in unusual, often extreme circumstances, where it may be mightily taxed or exaggerated to various effects, tragic or comic—or distorted, undone, mechanically reconfigured, metamorphosed.  This lecture focuses on the early Kubrick, including his work as a cub photographer for Look magazine from 1945 -1950, his short-form documentaries, and his early noir boxing feature film Killer’s Kiss. Download the poster for this lecture.    The Elizabeth Munves Sherman’77, P’06, P’09  Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies

The First Annual Elizabeth Munves Sherman’77, P’06, P’09  Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 5:30 PM
Pembroke Hall, Room 305
172 Meeting Street, Providence, RI 

"Is there a future in the past": Eventails de Bosse, early modern engraving and the Judgment of Paris

Karen Newman
Owen Walker Professor of Humanities
Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English
Brown University

The availability of luxury goods is often thought of as a twentieth century phenomenon, but the “consumer revolution” taking place in Europe inFan by early modern engraver Abraham BosseFan by early modern engraver Abraham Bosse the seventeenth century accelerated the pace of production, availability and consumption of goods of all kinds, particularly luxury goods. Painting, printed books and engravings, silk, gloves and lace, watches, porcelain and fans all became coveted objects available to a widening demographic. This paper considers engraving, fans and their motifs, and one particular fan produced by the renowned early modern engraver, Abraham Bosse, representing the “Judgment of Paris,” to think about gender and aesthetic judgment, engraving and the copy.

Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lynne Joyrich: "Media Madness: Multiple Identity (Dis)Orders in Mad Men
5:00 pm, Room 305, Pembroke Hall
A reception will follow the lecture

Lynne Joyrich will present some of her recent work in the study of television and culture, focusing on the award-winning program Mad Men. Exploring how Mad Men's multiple media positions (across television, advertising, film, and digital technologies) intersect with the program's treatment of various social positions (across categories of race, sexuality, gender, and generation), she will address issues of media, identity, and consumer culture.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Anne Fausto-Sterling: "Gender, Sexuality, and the Problem of Memory"
5:00 pm, Room 305, Pembroke Hall

A reception will follow the lecture to celebrate the new Nancy Duke Lewis Professor.

Anne Fausto-Sterling is Nancy Duke Lewis Professor, and Professor of Biology and Gender Studies at Brown University.

Fausto-Sterling will present her recent, exploratory inquiries into attempts to explain the varieties of gender expression and human sexual desire. She will look at social scientific use of personal memory as a form of statistically analyzable data, contrasting this use with contemporary neurobiological understandings of how memory works. Following two recent books (Ansermet et al, The Biology of Freedom, and Harris's Gender as Soft Assembly), she will show how neurobiology may have more in common with psychoanalytic understandings of memory than it does with psychology or sociology.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Nancy Armstrong: "Gender Must Be Defended"
5:00 pm, Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall
Reception will follow

Nancy Armstrong is Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Comparative Literature, English, Modern Culture & Media, and Gender Studies. Her fields of interest include eighteenth and nineteenth-century British and American fiction, empire and sexuality, narrative theory, critical theory, and visual culture.

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Gender and Sexuality Studies Degree Day:Diversity in Careers Alumni Panel

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
6:00-8:00 pm
Smith-Buonanno 201

Please join the Gender and Sexuality Studies DUG, the Ethnic Studies DUG, and the Women of Color Collective in welcoming three esteemed Brown alumni in a moderated Q&A panel about the ways in which the identities they hold have influenced their career opportunities and outcomes.

  • Thuy-Mai V. Nguyen '12 is a former AmeriCorps member who now works as a College Advisor under the Swearer Center
  • Aida Manduley'11 is a Programming and Development Coordinator at the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health and a coordinator at the Sojourner  House of Rhode Island, an advocacy and resource center for domestic violence victims and survivors.
  • Sarah Carson'02 is the founder of Leota New York, a women's fashion line with roots in New York but what has now expanded to 300 boutiques nationwide.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011