March 3-4, 2017
Event Oval, Diana Center
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Hands

Haptic Bodies: Perception, Touch, and the Ethics of Being

the scholar & feminist conference

DESCRIPTION PROGRAM PARTICIPANT BIOS DESCRIPTION hap·tic ˈhaptik/ adjective technical of or relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch and proprioception [relative perception]. How are we, as global citizens, accountable to each other? This year's Scholar and Feminist Conference explores the haptic—the perception and manipulation of objects using the sense of touch—as an ethics of being in the world. … Read more

Feb 16, 2017 | 6:00PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Hortense Spillers

Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution
Hortense Spillers

lecture

Hortense Spillers considers the aftermath of the notion of partus sequitur ventrem—the “American ‘innovation’ that proclaimed that the child born of an enslaved mother would also be enslaved.” In her fall lecture, "Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution," she deepens this ongoing exploration by engaging the idea of the “shadow” family as one of the tectonic shifts in the concept and practice of social relations in the New World from the 18th century forward. Join us for Spillers’ … Read more

Feb 2, 2017 | 6:00PM
Event Oval, Diana Center
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Christina Sharpe

In the Wake: A Salon in Honor of Christina Sharpe
Christina Sharpe, Hazel Carby, Kaiama Glover, Arthur Jafa, and Alex Weheliye

panel

Christina Sharpe’s paradigm shifting new work, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the "orthography of the wake." Invoking the multiple meanings of the term "wake"—the path behind a ship, keeping watch with the dead, coming to consciousness—Sharpe details how Black lives are swept up and animated by the afterlives of slavery, and describes what survives despite insistent violence … Read more