Apr 16, 2015 | 6:30PM
Event Oval
The Diana Center


Caribbean Feminisms on the Page
Jamaica Kincaid and Tiphanie Yanique


Distinguished writer Jamaica Kincaid, originally from Antigua, and debut novelist Tiphanie Yanique, who grew up in St. Thomas, come together with Barnard Associate Professor Kaiama Glover to discuss their experiences as women of color from the Caribbean, their thoughts on writing about the Caribbean region, and their engagement with gender and feminism in their writings. The recipient of many awards, such as The Center for Fiction, The Prix Femina Etranger Award and the Anisfeld-Wolf Book Award, … Read more

Apr 23, 2015 | 12:00PM
101 Barnard Hall


A History of the Ugly
Rachel Eisendrath


In medieval and Renaissance literature, ugliness often serves as an outward mark of a character’s internal depravity. Such a character is self-condemned, destroyed from within. But there are also cases of ugly characters who stand up for their ugliness, as though in protest against the moral code constructed by the larger society—or even by the text itself: It is not that their ugliness hides an internal beauty, but that they reject the standard itself of what constitutes beauty or ugliness, … Read more

May 1, 2015 | 10:00AM
James Room
4th Floor Barnard Hall


Why Sex? Why Gender?: Activist Research for Social Justice
A Symposium in Honor of Janet Jakobsen


REGISTER DESCRIPTION PROGRAM Description Click here to register. At BCRW’s “Activism and the Academy” conference in 2011, Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, pointed out that if those who are dedicated to human rights and social justice continue to organize their efforts in silos “we will never have the power… to achieve even the demands that exist inside of those silos.” One of the greatest legacies of recent feminist movements has been the … Read more