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Feburary 2011



Thursday, February 3
IRW Distinguished Lecture Series
Sarah Rosenfield, Sociology, Rutgers
“Race, Gender, and Well-Being: The Paradox of Women’s Mental Health”

4:30 p.m. lecture; reception at 4:00 p.m.
Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building
Sponsor: The Institute for Research on Women

Monday, February 7
Women’s and Gender Studies Research Briefing
“Lesbian and Gay Parents: Classed (Dis)Advantages.”

Yvette Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Geography, Politics, and Sociology, Newcastle University; Fulbright Scholar, Rutgers University
12:00 - 1:30 P.M.
Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building
Sponsor: Women’s and Gender Studies Department

Tuesday, February 8
Young Leaders and Social Change Forum
Undergraduate Leadership Scholars present highlights from their independent Social Action Projects

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Mabel Smith Douglass Library
Sponsors: Institute for Women’s Leadership, Rutgers University Libraries

Thursday, February 10
The Feminist Art Project@College Art Association-“Be Aware: Women Working at Flomenhaft- Conversations with the Artists”
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. reception; Conversations with the Artists 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Flomenhaft Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 200, New York
Co-Sponsors: Flomenhaft Gallery, Institute for Women and Art, and The Feminist Art Project
Moderated by Feminist Art Project regional coordinators, these conversations will explore highlights of artists’ careers and their current work, including Emma Amos, Joan Barber, Siona Benjamin, Beverly Buchanan, Amy Ernst, Ellen Frank, Mira Lehr, Dina Recanati, Faith Ringgold, Miriam Schapiro, Jaune Quick-to-see Smith, Linda Stein, and Flo Oy Wong.


Saturday, February 12
The Feminist Art Project@ College Art Association (New York City)
Free day of feminist art panels featuring artists, curators, scholars at the annual conference of the College Art Association

9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Auditorium, Museum of Art and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, New York
Sponsors: College Art Association, Institute for Women and Art, The Feminist Art Project, Women’s Caucus for Art

Sunday, February 13
“How it Happens: Making Prints and Paintings”
Joan Snyder, 2010-11 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence Public Lecture
2:00 p.m.
Zimmerli Art Museum
Co-Sponsors: Zimmerli Art Museum, Institute for Women and Art, Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions. This event is made possible in part by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition and public lecture were selected by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts as part of the American Masterpieces Series in New Jersey. American Masterpieces is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sunday, February 13
The Feminist Art Project@College Art Association
“Sonic Art and Activism: Exploring the Ties between Feminist Art and Popular Music”
Panelists: Damali Abrams, Kathleen Hanna, Lorraine O'Grady, Shizu Saldamando

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
SoHo 20 Gallery, 547 W. 27th Street, New York
Co-Sponsors: College Art Association, Institute for Women and Art, The Feminist Art Project, SoHo 20 Gallery

Monday, February 14
Women’s and Gender Studies Research Briefing
“Transnational Cities, Transnational Subjects: Gender, Labor, Geopolitics in Documentary Films about the City of Sibiu (Romania)”
Laura Lovin, Doctoral Candidate
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building
Sponsor: Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

Tuesday, February 15
Lecture by Jackie Litt, Dean of Douglass Residential College
“The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Women’s Survival Strategies in Present Day New Orleans”

Drawing from her forthcoming book, Jackie Litt examines the survival strategies of low-income African American women evacuees in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Using ethnographic data, she argues that women’s labor was vital for the movement, resilience, and resources of networks of kin since evacuation, but that these resources are currently stretched to the breaking point in New Orleans.
4:00 p.m. Reception; 4:30-6:00 p.m. Lecture
Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building
Co-sponsors: Women’s and Gender Studies Department and Douglass Residential College

Thursday, February 17
No Straight Lines: A Conversation and Performance with Johnny Blazes and Katie Diamond
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building
Sponsors: The Institute for Research on Women, Office of Academic Engagement and Programming



Thursday, February 24
Bunting Spring Forum: Transforming Identities in Adulthood
Alison Larkin
Internationally acclaimed comedienne and best-selling author of The English American will incorporate bits from her one-woman show, excerpts from her novel, and an array of her famous voices to tell her story of being adopted by English parents and how finding her American birth mother as an adult transformed her identity, career, and life. 
7:00 p.m.
Trayes Hall, Douglass College Center
Sponsor: Douglass Residential College

Friday, February 25
Comparative Literature in Dialogue Conference
“Cross-Cultural Ecocriticism(s): Waves and Undertows.”
The Conference “Cross-Cultural Ecocriticism(s); Waves and Undertows” will reflect on the gains and shortcomings of the so-called “third wave ecocriticism,” or the current rise of approaches which transcends national and ethnic boundaries and compares the cultural aspects of the human-nature interaction across cultures.
Lectures by Professor Ursula Heise, Director, Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University;
Professor Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands, Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Culture, York University;
Professor Timothy Morton, Professor of Literature and Environment, University of California at Davis;
Professor Rob Nixon, Rachel Carson Professor of English, University of Wisconsin.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library
Sponsors: Program in Comparative Literature and the Women’s and Gender Studies Department. Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library, Rutgers University

Saturday, February 26
Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries: Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
Plenary Speaker: Donna V. Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of California at Berkeley, author of The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Négritude, Vitalism and Modernity. Columbia University Press, 2010.
This conference brings together a wide range of contemporary methodologies and intellectual projects — grouped under the rubric “Theories of Life in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries” — to investigate the forces of life and to problematize the study of life as such. These areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, bio- and necro-politics, affect, cognitive science, embodiment, animal studies, gender and sexuality, and vitalism.
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Murray Hall, Plangere Writing Center, 3rd Floor
Sponsors: Rutgers English Department 20th Century Group, Rutgers Women’s and Gender Studies Department, and The Institute for Research on Women

Monday, February 28 - Wednesday, March 2
Joan Snyder, 2010-11 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence, Douglass campus visit.
Co-sponsors: Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions and Visual Arts Department/MGSA, Douglass Residential College, The Feminist Art Project, Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University Alumni Foundation, Rutgers University Libraries, the Women Artists Archives National Directory, and Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.


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