Double Issue 12.3-13.1
Summer 2014/Fall 2014

The Worlds of Ntozake Shange

Kim F. Hall, Monica L. Miller, and Yvette Christiansë

“The Worlds of Ntozake Shange” highlights Shange’s centrality to black feminism and the continuing impact of her work both within and outside the academy. In addition to working as a poet, novelist, and choreographer, Shange created the choreopoem, a form that links the physicality of dancing and music to the written word. The contributors in this issue examine Shange’s continuing impact on literature, theatre, popular culture, feminist, afrodiasporic and queer movements, with many pointing to her linguistic innovations (for instance, her fluid movement across languages, prominent use of both slashes and lowercase letters) as tools that have proven vital to feminist practice. The “Worlds of Ntozake Shange” draws necessary attention to the fact that this artist has long been a creative force, providing new language and possibilities for both intellectual and artistic productions.

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academy, africana, arts, barnard, dance, gender, intersectionality, latina, literature, performance, queer, race, sexuality, writing

King Juan Carlos Center
Apr 13, 2013 | 9:30AM

Feminist Constellations: Intercultural Paradigms in the Americas

The main objective of this participatory conference is to provide a platform for feminist scholars and activists to engage in a meaningful dialogue about their struggles from their positions at the forefront of contemporary debates on democracy, economic, cultural and racial justice. By inviting scholars and activists who bridge Latin American, Africana, Native American, Latino, […]

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activism, africana, class, economic justice, gender, human rights, immigration, intersectionality, labor, latina, race, transnational

Utopia Afternoon Keynotes Questions and Answers

Responses by Jennifer Miller and Marisa Belausteguigoitia Rius.

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academy, activism, arts, class, democracy, education, gender, intersectionality, latina, performance, politics, prisons, queer, scholar & feminist, sexuality

Marisa Belausteguigoitia Rius: Tilting Pedagogies as Utopian Intervention – Outrage, Desire, and the Body in the Classroom

Presentation by Marisa Belausteguigoitia Rius.

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academy, activism, arts, class, democracy, education, gender, intersectionality, latina, performance, politics, prisons, queer, scholar & feminist, sexuality

Utopia Morning Keynotes Questions and Answers

Responses by Melanie Cervantes, Elandria Williams, Shaowen Bardzell, and Youngsuk Altieri.

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academy, activism, arts, class, democracy, economic justice, education, gender, history, intersectionality, latina, politics, race, scholar & feminist, science, technology

Building Utopia: Stitching the Lessons from Stories and Visions of Women in Our Lives

Presentations by Melanie Cervantes and Elandria Williams.

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activism, arts, class, democracy, economic justice, education, gender, history, intersectionality, latina, politics, race, scholar & feminist

Wildness: Discussion with the Filmmakers

Discussion featuring Wu Tsang and Roya Rastegar. Moderated by Janet Jakobsen

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activism, arts, class, film, gender, immigration, intersectionality, latina, performance, politics, queer, race, scholar & feminist, sexuality, transgender

Julius Held Auditorium
Apr 9, 2012 | 7:00PM

U.S. Premiere of Madwomen

María Elena Wood, Maja Horn, and Nara Milanich

In 1946, upon her return from receiving the Nobel Prize, Gabriela Mistral met New Yorker Doris Dana, BC ’44, at a lecture in Milbank Hall. Mistral was a poet, educator, and diplomat, revered in her native Chile. Yet plagued by gossip about her sexuality and the devastating loss of her only son, she spent most […]

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arts, gender, latina, literature, queer, transnational

U.S. Premiere of Madwomen

Introductory remarks and post-film discussion featuring María Elena Wood, Maja Horn, Nara Milanich, Elizabeth Castelli, and Paula Pacheco.

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arts, gender, latina, literature, queer, transnational

NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
Mar 7, 2012 | 6:00PM

The Multiple Futures of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: The Sequel

Kandice Chuh, Lisa Duggan, Ann Pellegrini, Sarita Echavez See, and Alexandra Vazquez

Back by popular demand, this evening forum addresses the dilemmas and possibilities of women’s and gender studies in the contemporary corporate university, with an eye to intellectual and institutional alliances with other disciplines devoted to the study of intersectionality, such as queer studies, ethnic studies, and postcolonial studies. What are the challenges currently facing the […]

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academy, activism, africana, class, disability, education, gender, intersectionality, latina, queer, race, sexuality

Politics of Care Workshop: The Scholar & Feminist 2012

Workshop featuring Ai-jen Poo, Miliann Kang, and Ynestra King.

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activism, class, disability, economic justice, gender, immigration, intersectionality, latina, policy, race

Environmental Justice Workshop: The Scholar & Feminist 2012

Workshop featuring Tanya Fields, Rachel Sapery James, and Elizabeth C. Yeampierre.

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activism, class, environment, gender, intersectionality, latina, policy, race