The Argonauts: A Salon in Honor of Maggie Nelson

Featuring Maggie Nelson in conversation with Christina Crosby, Saidiya Hartman, Sam Huber, and Heather Love. Moderated by Tina Campt.

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gender, literature, parenting, politics, queer, race, sexuality, writing

Gloria Joseph and Naomi Jackson: Caribbean Feminisms on the Page

A conversation with Gloria Joseph and Naomi Jackson. Moderated by Kaiama L. Glover.

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africana, arts, gender, literature, queer, race, writing

Event Oval, Diana Center
Apr 14, 2016 | 6:00PM

The Argonauts: A Salon in Honor of Maggie Nelson

Maggie Nelson, Christina Crosby, Saidiya Hartman, Sam Huber, and Heather Love

ABOUT THE EVENT In her widely acclaimed memoir, The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson writes, “There is much to be learned from wanting something both ways.” Defying traditional genres, Nelson powerfully weaves theory into a narrative of queer relations and family-making, juxtaposing such supposed opposites as transgressive and normative politics, reproductive and sodomitical motherhood, intellectual and domestic […]

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family, gender, literature, parenting, queer, sexuality, writing

Reid Hall, Paris, France
Mar 17, 2016 | 5:00PM

Caribbean Feminisms on the Page III: In Paris

Maryse Condé and Fabienne Kanor

ABOUT THE EVENT Taking place during Barnard’s 2016 Global Symposium in Paris, this conversation will feature esteemed writer and former Columbia University faculty member Maryse Condé and renowned contemporary Franco-Martinican novelist and filmmaker Fabienne Kanor. Speaking on a rich tradition of artists and writers moving between the French-speaking Caribbean and France, these writers will discuss […]

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africana, Caribbean, literature, transnational, writing

Event Oval, The Diana Center
Mar 24, 2016 | 6:00PM

Caribbean Feminisms on the Page IV

Gloria Joseph and Naomi Jackson

ABOUT THE EVENT This literary series pairs established writers with emerging novelists to discuss their work, their engagements with the Caribbean and its diaspora, and their experiences as women writing in and about the region. In this event, distinguished writer Gloria Joseph and debut novelist Naomi Jackson are in conversation, discussing their recent publications. Joseph […]

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africana, gender, literature, transnational, writing

Edwidge Danticat and Victoria Brown: Caribbean Feminisms on the Page

Readings and conversation with Edwidge Danticat and Victoria Brown. Moderated by Kaiama L. Glover.

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africana, gender, literature, race, transnational

Event Oval, Diana Center, Barnard College
Sep 17, 2015 | 6:30PM

Caribbean Feminisms on the Page

Edwidge Danticat and Victoria Brown

ABOUT THE EVENT Barnard alumna Edwidge Danticat and novelist Victoria Brown come together in the second event in the series, Caribbean Feminisms on the Page. This series places distinguished writers in conversation with emerging authors to discuss issues including feminism, diaspora, and method. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Edwidge Danticat is a 2009 MacArthur fellow and is […]

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africana, gender, literature, race, transnational

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

Jamaica Kincaid and Tiphanie Yanique: Caribbean Feminisms on the Page

Readings and conversation with Jamaica Kincaid and Tiphanie Yanique. Moderated by Kaiama L. Glover.

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africana, gender, literature, race, transnational

Body Undone: A Salon in Honor of Christina Crosby

Conversation featuring Christina Crosby, Lisa Cohen, Leigh Gilmore, Laura Grappo, Maggie Nelson, Gayle Pemberton, and Gayle Salamon.

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disability, literature, queer, writing

Apr 23, 2015 | 12:00PM

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 […]

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Feb 11, 2015 | 12:00PM

Love and Flames: Legacies of Black Queer and Prison Abolitionist Solidarity with Palestinian Struggle

Che Gossett

In this paper, Community Activist and Student Coordinator Che Gossett examines the legacies of Black queer solidarity with Palestinian struggle by excavating June Jordan and James Baldwin’s archives for what Jose Muñoz called the performative force of the past and its import for current prison abolitionist, Palestinian solidarity and anti-pinkwashing movements. Looking as well at […]

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activism, africana, arts, history, intersectionality, literature, prisons, race