In the coming academic year, the Gender and Sexuality Studies workshop is experimenting with a new format. Each quarter will have a different faculty “curator.” The curator has selected a theme for the quarter, and each talk will be focused on this theme. The curator also will serve as the presider for their entire quarter, and will select the graduate presenters and outside speakers. Amanda Blair and Claire McKinney have graciously agreed to serve another year as the workshop coordinators. They can be reached at email@example.com
Additionally, GSSW will be sponsoring a graduate student-only working group. In these sessions, 1-2 graduate students will workshop preliminary works-in-progress of no more than 10 pages single-spaced. Two students, Kathryn Hendricks and Omiela Hsu, have agreed to serve as organizers and moderators. Graduate students, who wish to be a part of the group, to present work, and/or to aid in the development of other student’s work, can reach the coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org
GSSW will meet on odd Tuesdays (weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) at 4:30-6:00 pm in the new and improved Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality building, located at 5733 S. University Ave. The graduate working group will meet on even Tuesdays (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) at the same time and in the same location.
Our themes and coordinators for the 2013-2014 workshop will be:
Autumn, 2013: What We Do is Secret: Exploring Privacy, Secrets, and Disclosure
Curator: Kristen Schilt, Sociology
This quarter’s theme will center on what we keep private/secret about gender and sexualities. We will explore what gets kept secret, what is done in private, and what happens when the lines between private/public are disrupted.
Winter, 2013: The Broken and the Thriving
Curator: Lauren Berlant, English
This quarter’s topic is to focus on the ways that the damage of subordination induces potentially startling and vital forms of life.
Spring, 2013: Embodiment
Curator: Hillary Chute, English
This quarter’s topic explores issues of bodies and embodiment.