Spring 2014

Events

CAT Colloquium Series

26 March 2014

Divya Menon -- "Melancholia Through Proust and Freud"

Brent Smith-Casanueva -- "(Im)mobile Subjects: Enlightenment, Mobility and Science Fiction Television"

Suzan Walters -- "Resistance: Impacts of Individualism, Privatization, and Cuts in Social Spending on HIV and Caregiving within the United States

When: Wednesday, 26, March 2014, 1:00-2:20 p.m.
Where: Humanities Institute Room#1008

Spring 2014

Co-Sponsored Events

f(Glitch)
When: February 10-March 29, 2014
A screening of the film, “Fixed,” followed by a discussion. In conjunction with the Ph.D. Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, February 27th, Wang Theater

Marvels & Monsters: A Symposium on Asian Images in Comics and Graphic Narratives
When: Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Where: Charles B. Wang Center
Q/F/T Inaugural Lecture, Heather Love " Queer Method and the Postwar History of Sexuality Studies"
When:  Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Where:  Humanities 1006

"Façades: The Architecture of (in) Authenticity" — the Seventh Annual Philosophy and the Arts Graduate Student Conference, March 28-29, 2014.

Marcus Brock, “Post-Blackness,” conference in the Department of Africana Studies, Spring 2014.
Graduate English Society Conference Planning Committee , conference entitled “Bonds”, Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Events

Sheila Malovany-Chevalier and Constance Borde are Independent Scholars and Translators of the first new English translation of Simone de Beauvoir's, The Second Sex On October 16th, 2013 they will speak at Harriman Hall 214 at 4:00  TITLE: "Revisiting Simone de Beauvoir in the 21st Century: Translating The Second Sex" 

Cultural Analysis and Theory 2013 Graduate Student Conference.
 
Our Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference, entitled “CONTAINERS”, will be held October 18-19, 2013 at Stony Brook Manhattan.  We will be exploring interdisciplinary ideas of containment through the lenses of art, literature, political science, performance studies, film, and cultural and media studies.  We are proud to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Jasbir Puar, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.

The department of Cultural Analysis and Theory in collaboration with HISB, has invited Dr. Catherine Malabou to Stony Brook this coming 22-23 October.  French philosopher, and currently professor in the Philosophy Department and Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) at Kingston University, London, Catherine Malabou has written numerous books on an increasing range of themes including neuroscience and political philosophy evident in her volume, What Should We Do With Our Brain? (trans. 2009), and also in following projects—her book on feminism, Changer de Différence, and her book on the homeless and social emergency, La Grande Exclusion, also 2009.
Malabou will give a Public Lecture, “From Sorrow to Indifference” at 4.30 p.m. on 22 October.The next morning, 23 October, she will lead a seminar taking off from the topic of her book, What Should We Do With Our Brain? Participants in the seminar will be asked to read a text in preparation for the discussion.

CAT Colloquium Series
Fall 2013
16 October 2013
Professor Ritch Calvin, "An archive project:  Short science fiction films (zombies included)"
 
Greg Clinton, "Infected earth: world war Z and the future of the zombie narrative"
 
When:       Wednesday, 16 October 2013,  1:00 p.m. -2:20 p.m.
Where:      Humanities Institute #1008
13 November 2013
Professor Joseph Pierce, " Sisters in the City:  Fin de Siglo Buenos Aires Through the Diaries of Julia and Delfina Bunge"
 
Nate Doherty, "Cyborgs, heavy and light: Embodiment and the question of a progressive cyborg"
 
When:       Wednesday, 13 November 2013,  1:00 p.m. -2:20 p.m.
Where:      Humanities Institute #1008

 News
 
Department
 
Vivien Hartog Award Recipients Announced
Congratulations to Alexis Chartschlaa and Laura James, winners of the 2013 Vivien Hartog Travel Award. This yearly award supports Women's and Gender Studies graduate certificate student travel to the Feminist Theory Workshop at Duke University.
New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies  
The Department is very pleased to announce that the new MA/PhD program in Women's and Gender Studies has received official certification. Next year we will be accepting applications for our first full-time Women's and Gender Studies grads to join the program in Fall 2014.

Faculty
 
Raiford Guins new book "Game After" will be published in February 2014 with MIT Press.
Game After
Kadji Amin published two journal articles, “Anachronizing the Penitentiary, Queering the History of Sexuality,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 19, no. 3 (2013): 301–340; and “Ghosting Transgender Historicity in Colette’s The Pure and the Impure,” L’Esprit Créateur 53, no. 1 (2013): 114-130. He also published a book review of Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materialityby Gayle Salamon in L’Esprit Créateur 53, no. 1 (2013): 167.
 
Victoria Hesford's new book "Feeling Women's Liberation" was published with Duke University Press in June.
 

Hesford                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

E.K. Tan published a peer-reviewed journal article, 華語語系研究:海外華人與離散華人研究之反思 [Sinophone Studies:
Rethinking Overseas Chinese Studies and Chinese Diaspora Studies] in 中國現代文學 [Journal of Modern Chinese Literature (Taiwan)] 22 (Winter 2012): 41-58; and an essay, “Transcending Multiracialism: Kuo Pao Kun’s Multilingual Play Mama Looking for Her Cat and the Concept of Open Culture” in Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader, edited by Shu-mei Shih, Brian Bernards and Chien-hsin Tsai (Columbia University Press 2013).

Robert Harvey gave a lecture entitled "Partage informe: Foucault's Transgression" at a philosophy & literature symposium at Brown University on April 5.

Jackie Reich will be speaking at the Italian Cultural Institute in NYC on Thursday, April 25 and at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY on May 4.
 
E. Ann Kaplan "Trauma Future-Tense (with reference to Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men2006)," in Trauma und Film, ed. Julia Barbara Koenhe. Berlin:  Kulturverlag Kadmos, 2012: 364-380.

E.K. Tan's new book, "Rethinking Chineseness: Translational Sinophone Identities in the Nanyang Literary World" was published with Cambria Press in January.   

                     

   Tan Book 
 Click here for a review 

 Click here for a photo of the book's release

Raiford Guins will give a talk titled "Beyond Bridges, Speed Bumps, Seatbelts, and Hotel Keys: A New Design Paradigm for Control Technologies" at the Theorizing the Web 2013 conference at CUNY Grad Center on March 1 & 2. On March 8 at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference he will give a talk on the etymology of the term "game console."

Nancy Hiemstra published an article "The U.S. and Ecuador: Is Intervention on the Table?" in the the Winter issue of NACLA.

Izabela Kalinowska Blackwood will present a paper  titled "Polish-Russian Relations within American Academia: from Affiliation to Filiation" at Princeton University's workshop, Problems and Perspectives of East European Literary Studies.

Robert Harvey was invited by the Samuel Beckett Society to give a lecture entitled "Lessons in Lessness" at the 128th MLA Annuel Convention in Boston in January 2013.

Distinguished Professor E. Ann Kaplan gave a keynote address to the East Asian Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference in Taipei on November 24th, 2012. The title of her address was “Spectacular Trauma in Futurist Dystopian Film.” Kaplan also gave several more lectures at different universities in Taiwan.  E. Ann Kaplan’s essay, “Trauma Future-Tense [With Reference to Alfonso Cuarón”s Children of Men (2006),” was published in Julia Koehne, ed. Trauma and Film. Berlin: Kadmos Publishing: 2013. 

Students

Sarah Paruolo gave a paper at ACLA 2013 in Toronto titled "Shadows of Trujillo:Oscar Wao and the Haunting of a People."
 
Marcus Brock was admitted into the 2013 Cornell School of Criticism and Theory. He was invited by the Global Network of Black Pride and Harlem Pride to moderate the panel "Being Black and Gay in America" for the VIP screening and reception for Shirley Clarke's film, Portait of Jason, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. He will give an invited talk at the Stony Brook Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alliance (LGBTA) Spring Retreat April 27. Also, in January he gave an invited presentation workshop titled: "Queering Hip Hop: Using the Social Message of Rap’s Storytelling to Shift Media Perspectives and Create Alternative Spaces" at the National Conference for LGBT Equality, Creating Change, in Atlanta, GA.
 
Celina Hung has accepted the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Literature at NYU-Shanghai.  She will be stationed in Shanghai with affiliation with the Comparative Literature Department in the NYU Manhattan campus.
 
Laine Nooney has received a Distinguished Travel Award from the Grad School and GSO, a Faculty-Staff Dissertation Fellowship Award, and was selected for the Provost's Lecture Series.
 
Joana Moura has been awarded a doctoral grant (approximately $16,000 per annum) by the Foundation for Science and Technology at the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science.
 
Tim Johnston has been selected to give the Karen Burke Memorial Lecture at the 2013 Irigaray Circle in Bergen, Norway.  He also has a forthcoming article: “Transgressive Translations: Parrhesia and the Politics of Being Understood,” in philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism, 3.1 (Spring 2013)
 
Naomi Edwards, Women's and Gender Studies certificate student and PhD candidate in English, received the National Women's Studies Association Women of Color Caucus Essay Award (2012) for her essay, "Melancholic Ghosts in Monique Truong's The Book of Salt."  The essay was subsequently published in the Women's Studies Quarterly Fall/Winter 2012 issue.

Kudos Newsletters

Latest issue:

February 2014

Previous Issues:

 

Events

For detailed information click here

CAT Colloquium Series

Graduate Student Colloquium

 26 March 2014 


Co-Sponsored Events

Marvels & Monsters: A Symposium on Asian Images in Comics and Graphic Narratives

23 April 2014


 Q/F/T Inaugural Lecture, Heather Love " Queer Method and the Postwar History of Sexuality Studies"

23 April 2014 


 News

For detailed information click here

Department

Brooke Belisle, a 2013 New Faculty Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies will join the department next year. "Click here for more information"

New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies

The Department is pleased to announce that the new MA/PhD program in Women's and Gender Studies has received official certification.  "Click here for more information"

Faculty

Raiford Guins new book "Game After" will be published in February 2014 with MIT Press.

Victoria Hesford's new book "Feeling Women's Liberation" was published with Duke University Press in June.

Students 


Kudos Newsletter 

February 2014


The Humanities Institute

Cultural Analysis and Theory • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5355 • Phone: 631.632.7460 • Fax: 631.632.5707
Login to Edit