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

spring 2011

Student lunch with Heidi Hartmann

March 31, 2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Women's Studies Program

Join Heidi Hartmann for an informal discussion over pizza before the Iris Marion Young lecture, awards ceremony, and reception.

Please RSVP by March 23!

"The Bubble"- Contemporary Queer Cinemas Public Film Series

March 30, 2011 - 7:45pm - 9:45pm

Women's Studies Program


All screenings and events are wheelchair accessible.  For more information: publicqueercinema@gmail.com.

Event flier

“What Should White Adoptive Parents of African-American Children Know?”

March 30, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Barbara Katz Rothman

Pittsburgh Consortium for Adoption Studies, McAnulty College of Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences, Department of English, Women's Studies Program, Center for Race and Social Problems, and School of Social Work

Barbara Katz Rothman is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Baruch College, CUNY, and author of Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption. About her book, Dorothy Roberts has said, "Writing as a mother and a sociologist, Barbara Katz Rothman provides insightful, urgent lessons on mothering children in a racist world.

Grounded in racial reality, including the disturbing history of whites raising black children, while refuting the myth of biological races, Weaving a Family is ultimately hopeful about the possibility of building just and lasting relationships across racial borders.”

College Hall is located across and to the left of the 8th floor exit from Forbes Garage (Forbes Avenue, between Magee Street and McAnulty Drive).

 Questions, please contact Sue Howard, Department of English, Duquesne University, howard@duq.edu

"Translating the French 'Feminists': Colette, Beauvoir, Cixous, Irigaray"

March 30, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Carol Mastrangelo Bove (Senior Lecturer, English, University of Pittsburgh; Professor Emerita, French, Westminster College)

Women's Studies Program

The translator encounters special problems in rendering some of the best French feminist writers in English including Colette, Beauvoir, Cixous, and Irigaray.  Difficulties emerge from the complexity and creativity of their writing on sexuality.  Having translated three of the four and taught the controversial new translation of Beauvoir, I examine their writing and the challenges they pose for the translator.

Event flier

Colloquium, "From Subjects to Citizens: The Politics of Childhood and Children's Literature"

March 24, 2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Courtney Weikle-Mills (Assistant Professor of English & Humanities Fellow, University of Pittsburgh)

Humanities Center

"Bad Education"- Contemporary Queer Cinemas Public Film Series

March 23, 2011 - 7:45pm - 9:15pm

Women's Studies Program


All screenings and events are wheelchair accessible.  For more information: publicqueercinema@gmail.com.

Event flier

Film presentation: "In the Matter of Cha Jung"

March 23, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Deann Borshay Liem

Pittsburgh Adoption Consortium

Press release, Feb. 22, 2011

For more information, contact Marianne Novy, mnovy@pitt.edu

"Iron Jawed Angels"

March 22, 2011 - 8:45pm - 10:00pm

Campus Women's Organization

Movie followed by discussion and officer elections

"Dance Floor Democracy: The Social Geography of Memory at the Hollywood Canteen"

March 22, 2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sherrie Tucker (Associate Professor in American Studies at University of Kansas)

Women's Studies, Music, Cultural Studies

This paper is based on my current book project that takes the Hollywood Canteen as a lens for studying swing culture as war memory for people in the U.S--or how a particular form of national memory of and about the U.S. during World War II is stimulated by big band music and jitterbug. 

Based on interviews with former social dancers about their visits to the Hollywood Canteen, the famous dance floor where
civilian film industry workers jitterbugged with military personnel during World War II, my discussion explores the social geography of Los Angeles of the 1940s alongside the social geography of national memory in the times in which the interviews took place (2000-20 06).

Symposium "The International New Woman in Photography and Film (1870s-1960s)"

March 17, 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Humanities Center, Women's Studies Program, Cultural Studies Program

Papers by:

  • Jan Bardsley, Associate Professor of Japanese Humanities,  UNC, Chapel Hill
  • Vanessa Rocco, Asst. Professor, Art & Design, Pratt Institute
  • Elizabeth Otto, Assistant Professor of Visual Studies, SUNY Buffalo and Humanities Fellow 2010-11, University of Pittsburgh

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