CFR Events Calendar

Jun
5
Mon
2017
SISS 2017: Pedagogy and The Perverse In Toni Morrison’s 'God Help The Child' - Public Lecture by Dr. Aparna Mishra Tarc
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Centre for Feminist Research at York University presents:

Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies (SISS) 2017
Perversion at the Crossroads of Critical Race Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory

Pedagogy and The Perverse In Toni Morrison’s God Help The Child
Public Lecture by Dr. Aparna Mishra Tarc

Introduced by Toby Wiggins

Monday, June 5, 2017
12-1.30pm
519 Kaneff, York University

Aligned with queer scholarship recuperating perversion from its pathological treatment in the social sciences, Dr. Aparna Mishra Tarc theorizes the perverse in a turn to Melanie Klein’s treatment of Freud’s polymorphous perverse baby subject to the adult (m)other’s sexual drives. This lecture will examine how infantile sexuality is expressed and repressed in sexual and racial markers of identity through a psychoanalytic reading of Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child. Dr. Mishra Tarc will discuss how Morrison’s novel investigates personal, legal and societal responses to perverse expressions of the child’s sexuality generating, degenerating and regenerating the self. Subject to the other with sexual drives of their own, this text highlights the profound role of pedagogy in the care of the child’s polymorphous perverse existence.

Dr. Aparna Mishra Tarc is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at York University. Her scholarship examines the dynamic place of pedagogy in the ongoing subject formation of person. She is the author of Literacy of the Other: Renarrating Humanity (SUNY Press) and is currently working on the book Pedagogy in the Novels of J.M. Coetzee (Routledge).

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This lecture is free, but please RSVP to confirm your attendance via EventBrite

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For more information, please visit siss.info.yorku.ca

For the full list of SISS events open to the public, please visit siss.info.yorku.ca/public-events/

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With support from a SSHRC Connection Grant and York University: Office of the Vice President Academic & Provost; Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation; the Faculty of Education; the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies; the Faculty of Graduate Studies; the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies; the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Glendon Gender and Women’s Studies Program; the Sexuality Studies Program; Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall Law School; Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought; Department of Anthropology; Department of History; Department of Political Science; Department of Social Science; and the Centre for Feminist Research.

Public transit directions to York University are here - http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/keele-transit-directions/

The York Keele campus map is here - http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/

Jun
6
Tue
2017
SISS 2017: Race as Kink: Reading Transracial Fetishism - Public Lecture by Dr. Trish Salah
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Centre for Feminist Research at York University presents:

Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies (SISS) 2017
Perversion at the Crossroads of Critical Race Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory

Race as Kink: Reading Transracial Fetishism
Public Lecture by Dr. Trish Salah

Introduced by Dr. John Greyson

10am-11.30am
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
DB0014 (Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building, formerly Technology Enhanced Learning [TEL] Building), York University

In what sense might we speak or think about race as libidinally charged? How do we understand racial identity as erotically invested and in what ways do we see object choice as racially inflected? To what extent are such libidinal economies of identity formation and object choice both ubiquitously alluded to and routinely disavowed? And what are the circumstances under which they present themselves as an occasion for scandal, crisis and conflict?

Drawing upon Freud’s discussion of the place of disavowal in the constitution of desire, this talk is an attempt to think about the persistence, and affective charge, with which analogies between transgender identities and forms of racial passing or cross-identification, increasingly named as “transracialism,” are made.

Dr. Trish Salah is Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s University and the author of two poetry collections, the Lambda award-winning Wanting in Arabic and Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1.

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This lecture is free, but please RSVP to confirm your attendance via EventBrite

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For more information, please visit siss.info.yorku.ca

For the full list of SISS events open to the public, please visit siss.info.yorku.ca/public-events/

Email us @ siss@yorku.ca

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With support from a SSHRC Connection Grant and York University: Office of the Vice President Academic & Provost; Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation; the Faculty of Education; the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies; the Faculty of Graduate Studies; the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies; the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Glendon Gender and Women’s Studies Program; the Sexuality Studies Program; Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall Law School; Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought; Department of Anthropology; Department of History; Department of Political Science; Department of Social Science; and the Centre for Feminist Research.

Public transit directions to York University are here - http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/keele-transit-directions/

The York Keele campus map is here - http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/

Jun
7
Wed
2017
SISS 2017: Roundtable - Performing Perversion
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Centre for Feminist Research at York University presents:

Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies (SISS) 2017
Perversion at the Crossroads of Critical Race Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory

Roundtable: Performing Perversion

Wednesday, June 7
10am-11.30am
519 Kaneff, York University

Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser & Dr. Trish Salah in conversation with Dr. John Greyson, Dr. Sheila Cavanagh and Emelie Chhangur

Chaired by Dr. Allyson Mitchell

Interested in attending?

This roundtable is free, but please RSVP to confirm your attendance via EventBrite

( https://goo.gl/5nxGWg)

For more information, please visit siss.info.yorku.ca

For the full list of SISS events open to the public, please visit siss.info.yorku.ca/public-events/

Email us @ siss2017@yorku.ca

Follow us on Twitter @SISS2017

See the event on Facebook

With support from a SSHRC Connection Grant and York University: Office of the Vice President Academic & Provost; Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation; the Faculty of Education; the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies; the Faculty of Graduate Studies; the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies; the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Glendon Gender and Women’s Studies Program; the Sexuality Studies Program; Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall Law School; Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought; Department of Anthropology; Department of History; Department of Political Science; Department of Social Science; and the Centre for Feminist Research.

Public transit directions to York University are here - http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/keele-transit-directions/

The York Keele campus map is here - http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/

 

SISS 2017: Carrie Mae Weems and the Question of Brown Jouissance - Public Lecture by Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser
Jun 7 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The Centre for Feminist Research at York University presents:

Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies (SISS) 2017
Perversion at the Crossroads of Critical Race Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory     

Carrie Mae Weems and the Question of Brown Jouissance
Public Lecture by Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser

Introduced by Dr. Sheila Cavanagh

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
12.30-2.00pm
519 Kaneff, York University

Carrie Mae Weems’ 1995-1996 installation “From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried” provides an opportunity to meditate on the discourses of woundedness that permeate much thinking on race, affect, and masochism while also allowing us to theorize brown jouissance. Following Lacan, Dr. Musser takes jouissance to be the experience of being a body, “‘something’ lived by a body when pleasure stops being pleasure”. This lecture dwells on jouissance in order to retain the ambivalence of emotion that is provoked by Weems' invocation of tears. Brown jouissance offers to consider this opacity as strategic, masochistic, and deeply connected to the flesh, and enables a rethinking of the relationship between psychoanalysis, femininity, and race.

Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser is Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests include critical race theory, queer theory, and sexuality studies. Her monograph Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism was recently published by NYU Press, and she is currently at work on another project tentatively titled "Brown Jouissance: Feminine Imaginings."

Interested in attending?

This lecture is free, but please RSVP to confirm your attendance via EventBrite

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For more information, please visit siss.info.yorku.ca

For the full list of SISS events open to the public, please visit siss.info.yorku.ca/public-events/

Email us @ siss2017@yorku.ca

Follow us on Twitter @SISS2017

See the event on Facebook

With support from a SSHRC Connection Grant and York University: Office of the Vice President Academic & Provost; Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation; the Faculty of Education; the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies; the Faculty of Graduate Studies; the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies; the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Glendon Gender and Women’s Studies Program; the Sexuality Studies Program; Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall Law School; Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought; Department of Anthropology; Department of History; Department of Political Science; Department of Social Science; and the Centre for Feminist Research.

Public transit directions to York University are here - http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/keele-transit-directions/

The York Keele campus map is here - http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/

Jun
8
Thu
2017
SISS 2017: Race as Relation - Public Lecture by Dr. David L. Eng
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Centre for Feminist Research at York University presents:

Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies (SISS) 2017
Perversion at the Crossroads of Critical Race Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory

Race as Relation
Public Lecture by Dr. David L. Eng

Introduced by Dr. David Murray

Thursday, June 8th
10am-11.30am
519 Kaneff, YorkU

Race is not a “thing” as it is commonly understood—an unchanging biological trait, a bodily attribute, a difference of blood quantum or color, a static identity. Rather, race is a relation—a continuous, modulating relationship among subjects mediating processes of social inclusion and exclusion.

This talk investigates “race as relation” in law and psychoanalysis. It begins with the idea of race as it emerged from the Transatlantic slave trade and the objectification of the slave as property. How did property, as a relationship and a set of rights and privileges, shape histories of racial inclusion and exclusion in U.S. law and society? In turn, how do psychoanalytic theories on subject-object relations rework fundamental assumptions about race and property? Finally, how do histories of race challenge ideas of the universal subject in psychoanalysis?

Dr. David L. Eng is Richard L. Fisher Professor and Graduate Chair in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Eng is author of The Feeling of Kinship: Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy (Duke, 2010) and Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America (Duke, 2001). His forthcoming book Reparations and the Human investigates the relationship between political and psychic genealogies of reparation in Cold War Asia.

Interested in attending?

This lecture is free, but please RSVP to confirm your attendance via EventBrite ( https://goo.gl/5nxGWg )

For more information, please visit siss.info.yorku.ca

For the full list of SISS events open to the public, please visit siss.info.yorku.ca/public-events/ (or see the attached poster)

Email us @ siss2017@yorku.ca

Follow us on Twitter @SISS2017

With support from a SSHRC Connection Grant and York University: Office of the Vice President Academic & Provost; Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation; the Faculty of Education; the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies; the Faculty of Graduate Studies; the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies; the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Glendon Gender and Women’s Studies Program; the Sexuality Studies Program; Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall Law School; Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought; Department of Anthropology; Department of History; Department of Political Science; Department of Social Science; and the Centre for Feminist Research.

Public transit directions to York University are here - http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/keele-transit-directions/

The York Keele campus map is here - http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/

Jun
9
Fri
2017
SISS 2017: Roundtable - Thinking Perversion Transnationally
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Centre for Feminist Research at York University presents:

Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies (SISS) 2017
Perversion at the Crossroads of Critical Race Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory

Roundtable: Thinking Perversion Transnationally

Friday, June 9
10am-11.30am
519 Kaneff, York University

Dr. David Eng & Dr. Aparna Mishra Tarc in conversation with Dr. David Murray and Dr. David Seitz

Chaired by Dr. Dai Kojima

Interested in attending?

This roundtable is free, but please RSVP to confirm your attendance via EventBrite

( https://goo.gl/5nxGWg)

For more information, please visit siss.info.yorku.ca

For the full list of SISS events open to the public, please visit siss.info.yorku.ca/public-events/

Email us @ siss2017@yorku.ca

Follow us on Twitter @SISS2017

See the event on Facebook

With support from a SSHRC Connection Grant and York University: Office of the Vice President Academic & Provost; Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation; the Faculty of Education; the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies; the Faculty of Graduate Studies; the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies; the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Glendon Gender and Women’s Studies Program; the Sexuality Studies Program; Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall Law School; Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought; Department of Anthropology; Department of History; Department of Political Science; Department of Social Science; and the Centre for Feminist Research.

Public transit directions to York University are here - http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/keele-transit-directions/

The York Keele campus map is here - http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/