Archive for February 2011

Sima Shakhsari: March 4

February 16, 2011

On Friday, March 4, 2011, Sima Shakhsari, Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s Studies at the University of Houston, will present “Shuttling Between Bodies and Borders: Iranian Transsexual Refugees and the Politics of rightful Killing” during the Women’s & Gender Studies lunchtime presentation, 12:30 pm, in Glasscock rm. 311. RSVP no later than noon on Thursday, March 3, to Nancy Sumpter to reserve your space and a portion of pizza.

Tirza True Latimer: March 3

February 15, 2011

On Thursday, March 3, 2011, the Queer Studies Working Group is hosting a lunch with Tirza True Latimer–Associate Professor and Chair, Visual and Critical Studies Graduate Program at California College of Art–at 12:00 pm in Glasscock rm. 311. We’ll be discussing a selection from the forthcoming Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories.

At 5:30 pm on March 3, Latimer will present “Claude Cahun’s Textual Travesty,” in Glasscock rm. 311.

Tirza True Latimer’s visit to TAMU is sponsored by the Glasscock Center, the New Modern British Studies Working Group, and the Department of  European and Classical Languages and Cultures.

To RSVP to the lunch (so that we can get a count for ordering the food from Blue Baker), please e-mail Krista May by noon on Wednesday, March 2.

QSWG Meeting: Friday, Feb. 11

February 1, 2011

On Friday, February 11, 3:30-4:30 pm, in Glasscock rm. 311, the Queer Studies Working Group will meet to discuss the recent Periscope issue on queer suicide (meeting location TBA).

This Periscope dossier features an eclectic collection of essays, blogs, position papers, and op-eds from a multidisciplinary group of scholars zeroing in on a spectrum of issues related to queer suicide, from gay rage and new technologies of sexuality to anti-bullying legislation. It organizes a kind of online teach-in, a portal to the multiple conversations and action happening around the country about gay teen suicide.