spring 2013 | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh
Events

spring 2013

Perceptions and Experiences of Single-Sex Public Education

April 5, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Sara Goodkind and Students

Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise of Evangelicalism in Early America

April 4, 2013 - 4:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Catherine A. Brekus

Sponsored by The Department of Religious Studies

Catherine Brekus is the author of Strangers and Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740-1845, which won the Frank and Elizabeth Brewer Prize (for the best first book on the history of Christianity) from The American Society of Church History, and Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise fo Evangelicalism in Early America (Yale University Press, 2013), a book about the early evangelical movement based on an eighteenth-century woman's manuscript diaries.

Patterns of Vernacular Affectivity in Late Medieval and Protestant England

March 30, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Barbara Rosenwein

If the purpose of "Speaking in Tongues" is to bridge the divide between medieval and early modern studies, then one issue that must be faced is whether there was a great change in emotions or affectivity from one period to the other. Certainly the prevailing thesis, hanging on the coattails of Norbert Elias's Civilizing Process, is that there was a great change--and it can be summed up as the transition from medieval emotionality to modern restraint.

A talk with Laura Mulvey

March 28, 2013 - 5:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Laura Mulvey

Film Studies, Women's Studies, Cultural Studies & The Humanities Center

 

Miss Representation: Screening & Panel Discussion

March 22, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Women In Film and Media Pittsburgh

 

"Miss Representation is a brilliant exposé of the subtle and overt ways in which 'the media's misrepresentation of women have led to the underrepresetation of women in positions of power and influence.' We believe it is a "must see" film for both women and men, especially for those preparing to enter the professional world -- and in line with WIFM's msision and advocacy to improve the status and portrayal of women in film and media. " - Women In Film and Media Pittsburgh

Author Mei- Ling Hopgood

March 4, 2013 - 8:00pm

 

Award-winning journalist Mei-Ling Hopgood is author of How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm and Other Adventures in Parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and everywhere in between) and Lucky Girl. She is an associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Her website is www.mei-linghopgood.com.

Sustaining Democracy: Community Action & Feminist Praxis

March 1, 2013 - 1:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Dr. Nancy Staples, Professor of Sociology & Women's Studies at the University of Connecticut

The Dilemmas of Feminist Pedagogical Praxis

February 28, 2013 - 4:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Nancy A. Naples, Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Connecticut

Stacey Waite Dancing with Queer Stars

February 22, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Stacey Waite

 

 

Dancing with Queer Stars:

Chaz Bono and the Politics of Gender Mobility

Reading by Stacey Waite

February 20, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
(Assistant Professor of English, University of Nebraska)

Carlow University Division of Humanities, Creative Writing Program, and University of Pittsburgh Women's Studies Program

Reading at 7:30 p.m. (book table at 7 p.m.)

Reception and book signing following the reading

Free and open to the public

Stacey Waite’s first full-length collection, Butch Geography, was published by Tupelo Press in January, 2013. She received an MFA in poetry and a PhD in composition from the University of Pittsburgh and has published three collections of poems: Choke (winner of the 2004 Frank O’Hara Prize in Poetry), Love Poem to Androgyny (winner of the 2006 Main Street Rag Chapbook competition), and the lake has no saint (winner of the 2008 Snowbound Prize from Tupelo Press).

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