Spring 2015

Jason DaSilva

Disability and Filmmaking

Thursday, February 19,
6:00-7:30 p.m.
239 Greene St., 8th Floor

Jason DaSilva filming with video camera

Acclaimed filmmaker/media artist Jason DaSilva explains how his work shifted thematically after he was diagnosed a decade ago with primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Co-Sponsored by Center for Media, Culture and History
and Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

Queerness and Dis/Ability

Speakers: Robert McRuer, Cathy Hannabach, Cynthia Wu

Friday, February 20,
6:00-9:00 p.m.
CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198

This roundtable features three speakers who, in presenting their current research, will reflect upon the past, present, and future of theorizing and organizing at the intersection of queerness and disability. In what ways have theorizing and activism around queerness and disability influenced, shaped, and challenged each other? How, if in any way, do conversations and movements around queerness and disability continue to occlude consideration of each other? What would it mean to imagine a future in which questions around queerness and disability are centered and considered intersectionally?

Sponsored by CLAGS
Co-sponsored by the NYU Council for the Study of Disability

Alison Kafer (Southwestern University) reads from Feminist Queer Crip (2013)

Wednesday, February 25,
6:00-7:30 p.m.
239 Greene St., 8th Floor

Feminist Queer Crip poster

Author Conversation with Sunaura Taylor (NYU) to follow.

Moderated by Mara Mills (NYU)

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
and Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

*Please RSVP for specific accommodations beyond wheelchair accessibility: mailto:mmills@nyu.edu

Book Preview by David Serlin (UCSD)

Window Shopping with Helen Keller

Thursday April 23rd 6:00-7:30pm
239 Greene St., 8th Floor
Media, Culture, and Communication
Two women standing in front of the Eiffel Tower

Serlin will give a talk from his forthcoming book, Window Shopping with Helen Keller: Architecture and Disability in Modern Culture (Chicago)

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