In 2016, The Pembroke Center launched the Out of the Archive series, featuring scholars who have contributed materials to the Archives. The inaugural event was on April 6, 2016 with a reading by Christina Crosby, Ph.D.'82 who read from her memoir, A Body, Undone: Living on after Great Pain.
2018-19 Shauna M. Stark '76, Out of the Archive Lecture
Kate Bornstein '69 Breaks Down the Binary
Kate Bornstein '69
Friday, October 19, 2018
Pembroke Hall 305
For thirty years legendary trans activist Kate Bornstein '69 has explored gender and challenged gender binaries. In April 2018, Bornstein donated archival papers that became part of the Pembroke Center's Christine Dunlap Farnham Archive; the first trans alum collection to be curated at Brown. Sharing the possibilities of what trans means today, the author, performance artist and gender theorist boldly goes beyond the gender divide, reconsidering gender identity with contemporary theories and personal experiences. Discussion to follow.
Sponsored by the Pembroke Center Associates, Shauna M. Stark '76 Out of the Archive Lecture Series, the Sarah Doyle Center and the Women's Leadership Council
Free and open to the public.
2017-18 Shauna M. Stark '76, Out of the Archive Lecture
Collecting Theory: The Role of Chinese Feminist Philosophy in a Chinese Women's History Archive
Thursday, March 8, 2018
4:00 pm, Pembroke Hall 305
George and Nancy Rupp Professor
On March 8, 2018, Professor Tani Barlow will present the talk, “Collecting Theory: The Role of Chinese Feminist Philosophy in a Chinese Women's History Archive,” as part of the Shauna M. Stark ‘76 Out of the Archive Lecture Series. Started in 2016, the series welcomes history makers who have contributed their papers to the Pembroke Center Archives to speak about their scholarship and legacy. Barlow is the George and Nancy Rupp Professor of History at Rice University where her research focuses on Chinese feminism, gender politics in modern China, women’s movements in Asia, and postcoloniality. Notable publications by Barlow include The Modern Girl Around the World (contributor, 2008) and the Question of Women in Chinese Feminism (2004). Barlow donated her personal and professional papers to the Feminist Theory Archive in 2015. The collection is now open and available for research at the John Hay Library. To learn more about the Tani Barlow papers, please view the online guide to the collection.
This event is part of the Pembroke Center Shauna M. Stark '76 Out of the Archive lecture series featuring contributors to the Pembroke Center Archives.
Free and open to the public.
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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Mieke Bal, "Thinking in Film: Doubt as Reason"
Mieke Bal is a theorist, art writer, critic, filmmaker, video artist, and curator. She is Professor Emeritus in Literary Theory at the University of Amsterdam. Bal presented the lecture, "Thinking in Film: Doubt as Reason," and a screening of her film, Reasonable Doubt. (Photo credit for film poster: Przemo Wojciechowski; Courtesy Cinema Suitcase)
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Christina Crosby, Ph.D.'82,"A Body, Undone: Living on after Great Pain"
Christina Crosby, Ph.D. '82, Professor of English, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, who read from her memoir, A Body, Undone: Living on after Great Pain.