Fall 2011 | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh
Events

Fall 2011

PACWC and Women's Studies Annual Reception Welcoming New Women Faculty

October 25, 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Jane Cauley

The event features a lecture by Dr. Jane Cauley entitled “Vitamin D, Falls and Bone Health: Just the Facts.”

For more information and Dr. Jane Cauley's bio, visit: http://www.provost.pitt.edu/pacwc/news.html

PA Conference for Women

October 25, 2011 - 7:30am - 6:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Marion Jones, Gloria Steinem, Helene D. Gayle, Martha Beck, America Ferrera

Now in its eighth year, the Pennsylvania Conference for Women is a non-profit, non-partisan, one-day event that features dozens of renowned speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including health, personal finance, executive leadership, business and entrepreneurship, work/life balance, media, and more.

 The Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development, and personal growth. The annual Conference alternates between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

(des)articulaciones Conference: "(In)visible Cosmovisions: Dialogues in Afro and Indigenous Latin America and the Caribbean"

October 22, 2011 - 9:00am - 6:30pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Keynote: Catherine Walsh (Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar)

Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, the Center for Latin American Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences, the Humanities Center, and the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies

With the emergence of subaltern and postcolonial studies over the past quarter century, scholars have increasingly shifted attention to the political, epistemic, and poetic force of indigenous and Afro-descendent communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Nonetheless, the potential analogies and resonances between the worldviews, textualities, and recurrent political struggles of these populations remain largely overlooked and underexplored.

(Des)articulaciones 2011 seeks to create a productive dialogue between these perspectives and explore new possibilities for decolonizing conceptual frameworks in the 21st century.  This two-day conference brings together graduate students from various departments across the United States whose research engages with these issues.

Click here for the full conference schedule.

 

(des)articulaciones Conference: "(In)visible Cosmovisions: Dialogues in Afro and Indigenous Latin America and the Caribbean"

October 21, 2011 - 9:00am - 6:30pm

Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, the Center for Latin American Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences, the Humanities Center, and the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies

With the emergence of subaltern and postcolonial studies over the past quarter century, scholars have increasingly shifted attention to the political, epistemic, and poetic force of indigenous and Afro-descendent communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Nonetheless, the potential analogies and resonances between the worldviews, textualities, and recurrent political struggles of these populations remain largely overlooked and underexplored.

(Des)articulaciones 2011 seeks to create a productive dialogue between these perspectives and explore new possibilities for decolonizing conceptual frameworks in the 21st century.  This two-day conference brings together graduate students from various departments across the United States whose research engages with these issues.

Click here for the full conference schedule.

Colloquium, "Sex and Gender as Untranslatables"

September 29, 2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Emily Apter (NYU), Short-term Humanities Center Fellow

Humanities Center

With responses by Sabine von Dirke (German), Nancy Condee (Slavic), Lara Putnam (History), Frayda Cohen (Women's Studies), and Gabriella Lukacs (Anthropology)

Faculty and graduate students in Pitt Humanities departments can access colloquium papers two weeks before the event by logging in to <my.pitt.edu>, clicking on the tab “My Resources,” clicking on “Humanities Center,” and then clicking on “Colloquium Series” where there is a link to the pdf file. Participants may also request the reading at humctr@pitt.edu.

 

"Against World Literature?: On the Politics of Untranslatability"

September 28, 2011 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Emily Apter (NYU), Short-term Humanities Center Fellow

Humanities Center

Discussion of Emily Apter, "The Translation Zone"

September 22, 2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Led by Susan Andrade (English)

Humanities Center

PACWC Women's Networking Event

September 21, 2011 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Provost's Advisory Committee on Women's Concerns

This event is open to staff, faculty, and post-docs and is a buy-your-own event.

Please share this e-mail with your colleagues and consider inviting someone to join you, especially if they are new to campus this semester.  

 

Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Concerns:

http://www.provost.pitt.edu/pacwc/index.html

"Gaining a 'Footing in the Inclosure': The 'Lady's Magazine' and Women's Literary Histories"

September 21, 2011 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Jennie Batchelor (University of Kent-Canterbury)

Duquesne University English Department, History, Center for Women's and Gender Studies, and McAnulty College NEH Endowment Fund

Visiting speaker Dr. Jennie Batchelor, University of Kent-Canterbury, will discuss The Lady’s Magazine, one of the 18th century’s most popular and enduring publications. Reception to follow.

The Lady's Magazine was one of the 18th century's most popular and enduring publications.  Published monthly from 1770 to 1832, its diverse content was produced by an army of unpaid men and women, the majority of whose identities remain obscure to this day.  Join visiting speaker Dr. Jennie Batchelor as she examines the working of this important title and accounts for its exclusion from literary history.  Dr.

Adoption on Film: "Secrets and Lies" (Mike Leigh, 1996)

September 17, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Presented by the Pittsburgh Consortium for Adoption Studies, Department of English, Film Studies Program, Womens Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences

Mike Leigh’s spare Secrets and Lies provides a lovely and lively contrast to high dramatic representations of adoption and loss. What happens after a successful adopted woman, who is black, contacts her birthmother, who is white (played by Brenda Blethyn).

Nominated for 5 Oscars, Secrets and Lies won 29 other awards.

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