Miller Theater and Wood Auditorium
Oct 15, 2011 | 8:00PM

Injured Cities, Urban Afterlives

What are the effects of catastrophe on cities, their inhabitants, and the larger world? How can we address the politics of terror with which states react to their vulnerability? This conference, convened ten years after September 11, 2001, aims to explore the effects of catastrophe and to imagine more life-affirming modes of redress and reinvention. […]

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academy, activism, arts, democracy, emotion, history, literature, public feelings, violence

Sulzberger Parlor
Apr 12, 2011 | 6:30PM

Public Feelings Salon

Lauren Berlant, Lisa Duggan, José Muñoz, Tavia Nyong'o, and Ann Pellegrini

The inaugural event in BCRW’s new Salon series, this engaged dialogue brings together several prominent and influential scholars whose work explores how affect and emotion influence public life. Just as feminism has sought to identify the ways in which the personal and the political are linked, the study of “public feelings” draws our attention to […]

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arts, emotion, gender, performance, politics, public feelings, queer, sexuality

Public Feelings Salon with Lauren Berlant

Conversation featuring Lauren Berlant, José Muñoz, Ann Pellegrini and Tavia Nyong'o. Moderated by Janet Jakobsen.

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arts, emotion, gender, performance, politics, public feelings, queer, sexuality

2011
Apr 12, 2011

Public Feelings Salon with Lauren Berlant

Recorded Apr 12, 2011

The inaugural event in BCRW's Salon series, this engaged dialogue brings together several prominent and influential scholars whose work explores how affect and emotion influence public life. Just as feminism has sought to identify the ways in which the personal and the political are linked, the study of "public feelings" draws our attention to how and why feelings and emotion (assumed to be a private, personal experience) influence politics and notions of social belonging and intimacy. This conversation, moderated by BCRW Director and Professor of Women's Studies, Janet Jakobsen, focuses on how perceptions of citizenship and solidarity are often bound up in emotions—like optimism, rage, and disgust—and how feelings can govern policy and political debates. Panelists include Jose Munoz, Ann Pellegrini, Tavia Nyong'o, and Lauren Berlant.

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arts, emotion, gender, performance, politics, public feelings, queer, sexuality

Sulzberger Parlor
Nov 10, 2010 | 6:30PM

Current Cravings, Strange Desires, and Frightening Things: The Effect of the Frontal Lobe and Amygdala on Affect and Actions

Elisabeth A. Murray

Dr. Elisabeth Murray’s laboratory studies the neural basis of learning, memory, emotion and action. One topic of particular interest is the neural bases of decision-making. What motivates us to make choices? How do our emotional responses lead to certain decisions over others? Examining the neural circuits critical for affective processing and the way in which […]

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biology, emotion, science

BCRW
Nov 9, 2010 | 12:00PM

The Arts of Healing: The Work of Quilts in Grief

Lisa Collins

This visual presentation explores possible parallels between the process of grieving and the practice of quilt-making by focusing on a 1942 quilt from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, created by Missouri Pettway (1902-1981). Featured in the popular traveling exhibition “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend,” this 7 1/2 foot by 5 3/4 foot stained “work-clothes” quilt offers lessons […]

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africana, arts, emotion, history

NYU Lipton Hall
Apr 8, 2010 | 7:00PM

After the Good Life, an Impasse: Notes on the Cinema of Precarity

Lauren Berlant

“After the Good Life” works with two films of Laurent Cantet [Ressources humaines/Human Resources (1999) and L’Emploi du Temps/Time Out (2001)] to engage the new affective languages of the contemporary economic atmosphere across Europe: languages of anxiety, contingency, and precarity that take up the space where social democracy, upward mobility, and meritocracy used to reign. […]

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arts, class, emotion, film, politics, public feelings, transnational

Performance Studies Studio
Feb 23, 2010 | 7:00PM

Erotohistoriography

Elizabeth Freeman

Elizabeth Freeman is associate professor of English at the University of California, Davis. She specializes in American literature and gender/sexuality/queer studies, and her articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals. Her first book was The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture, and she is the editor of Queer Temporalities, a special double […]

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emotion, gender, history, literature, queer, sexuality

202 Altschul Hall
Oct 15, 2008 | 6:30PM

Postcards from Tora Bora

Wazhmah Osman and Kelly Dolak

In the summer of 2004, filmmakers Wazhmah Osman and Kelly Dolak set out to make an independent film that explored whether Afghan women’s lives had actually improved as a result of the US military campaign. The documentary that came out of this question, Postcards from Tora Bora, became far more than an exploration of women’s […]

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afghanistan, emotion, film, human rights, transnational, violence, war

BCRW
Sep 24, 2008 | 12:00PM

Sex-Typed Interests: Do Early Hormones Create “Empathizers” and “Systemizers”?

Rebecca Jordan-Young

There is currently widespread scientific endorsement of the idea that early hormones channel our fundamental interests in masculine or feminine directions. Even before the research leaves the pages of scientific journals, this idea is directly linked to career choices and chances, education, the division of labor in families, and the “drive” to be a leader […]

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biology, education, emotion, gender, science, sexuality

Scholar and Feminist Online: 4.2
Spring 2006

Writing a Feminist’s Life: The Legacy of Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Nancy K. Miller and Victoria Rosner

Contributors include Leila Ahmed, Mary Ann Caws, Ann Douglas, Joan Ferrante, Susan Gubar, Marianne Hirsch, Jean Howard, Shirley Geok-Iin Lim, Deborah E. McDowell, Nancy K. Miller, Charlotte Pierce-Baker, Victoria Rosner, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Susan Winnett, and Margaret Vandenburg.

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academy, barnard, education, emotion, gender, literature, transnational, writing

Scholar and Feminist Online: 2.1
Summer 2003

Public Sentiments

Ann Cvetkovich and Ann Pellegrini

Contributors include Nieves Ayress, Jean Carlomusto, Mary Marshall Clark, Anne Cubilié, Ann Cvetkovich, Judith Halberstam, Roger Hallas, Alyssa Harad, Marianne Hirsch, Sharon Holland, Jonathan Kalb, Sarah Jones, Rachel C. Lee, Daphne Lei, Peter Lucas, Meg McLagan, Lorie Novak, Ann Pellegrini, Jorge Ramos, Janelle Reinelt, Steven Reisner, Jane Rosett, Rebecca Schneider, Anna Deavere Smith, Kathleen Stewart, and Jason Tougaw.

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activism, afghanistan, archives, arts, emotion, gender, history, intersectionality, literature, peace, performance, photography, public feelings, queer, race, scholar & feminist, sexuality, transnational, video, violence, war