Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Suggested readings for "Intimate Measures: Amy Herzog and Nitin Ahuja"

A selection of readings for "Intimate Measures: Amy Herzog and Nitin Ahuja" on the refraction of the self through the microbiome, the labor of intimacy in ASMR videos, the work of commodities, and intimate self-management.

"[...] perhaps caring labor does not require literally caring, which would only interfere with efficiency. "

--Amy Herzog, "Star vehicle: labor and corporeal traffic in Under the Skin"

Monday, May 8, 2017

Reflections on "Activism in Academia"

Five Lehman College English Honors program students reflect on discussions from the Activism in Academia conference on topics including the use of literature to foster empathy; diversifying curricula; student experiences of race, religion, and representation in the classroom; and activist pedagogies.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Reflections on "The Vibrating World: Soundscapes and Undersongs"

GC PhD student Christina Katopodis reflects on a selection of presentations from The Vibrating World conference including a silent performance of a scene from the opera Aida, a panel on the politics of sound, a performative lecture on making music with nonhuman lifeforms, and an audiovisual performance that drew on the dual histories of synthesizers and radio.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Stacked on Her Office Shelf: Stewardship and AIDS Archives

Alexandra Juhasz and Theodore (ted) Kerr discuss the diverse legacy of AIDS activist video; how this legacy has been used in mainstream representations by white gay men to represent white gay men’s stories; and how the many underrepresented histories of AIDS—particularly the work and experiences of women and people of color—might be accessed, highlighted, and carried on.