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April 2018

Queer Studies Research Workshop: David Getsy, “On Being a Public Artist with AIDS in 80s America: Scott Burton and Conformational Masking”

April 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Rescheduled from April 5. Free and open to the public. "On Being a Public Artist with AIDS in 1980s America :Scott Burton, Sculpture, and Conformational Masking" One of the most prominent sculptors of the 1980s, Scott Burton’s (1939-1989) functional, participatory works were welcomed into public spaces and museum collections during the decade. These sculptures were built upon his previous work in performance art and its queer engagements with themes of social and personal space. In this lecture, David Getsy will…

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Queers Studies Research Workshop: Master class with David Getsy, “Beyond Visibility: Transgender Methods, Queer Methods, and the Case of Abstraction in Art History”

April 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1032 Clemens Hall

A master class/seminar will be held with David Getsy. There is a set of readings to be read in advance of the workshop (all short). Please use the following links to access the readings or download a PDF of the David Getsy Seminar Readings (warning: this is a 10.5 MB file): Required Readings Excerpts Preface and “Introduction: ‘New’ Genders and Sculpture in the 1960s,” in Abstract Bodies: Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender (Yale University Press, 2015). PAGES…

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May 2018

Queer Studies Research Workshop: Sheila L. Cavanaugh, “Trans* photography and the other sexual difference in Vivek Shraya’s Trisha”

May 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
640 Clemens Hall

Sheila L. Cavanagh is an associate professor at York University, Toronto, Canada and co-editor of Somatechnics journal at EUP. She is former coordinator of the Sexuality Studies Program at York (2010-2014) and outgoing chair of the Canadian Sexuality Studies Association (2014-2016). Her research is in the area of gender and sexuality with a concentration on queer theory, transgender studies and Ettingerian psychoanalysis. Cavanagh edited a special double issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly on psychoanalysis (2017) and co-edited Skin, Culture…

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September 2018

Queer Studies Research Workshop: Fall Welcome Dinner

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Taste of India, 3192 Sheridan Drive
Buffalo, NY 14226 United States
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Please join us THIS THURSDAY, September 27, at 7:00 pm at Taste of India restaurant on Sheridan Dr., for the annual Fall Welcome Dinner of the Queer Studies Research Workshop. This is an opportunity to meet other faculty and graduate students interested in sexuality studies across all the disciplines, and to hear about the exciting semester we have planned for the workshop. Our membership currently spans 23 departments across multiple schools at UB, so it's an excellent place to find…

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October 2018

Juxtapositions Lecture Series: Jeffrey Masten, “Christopher Marlowe’s Queer Futures: Edward and Richard, the Second”

October 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
306 Clemens Hall

Jeffrey Masten, Professor of English and Gender & Sexuality Studies, Northwestern University “Christopher Marlowe’s Queer Futures: Edward and Richard, the Second” Reception to follow the talk.

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Global Gender Studies Symposium: “Radical Histories, Radical Futures: Buffalo on the Vanguard of Feminist and Queer Thought”

October 12, 2018 @ 11:30 am - October 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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Radical Histories, Radical Futures: Buffalo on the Vanguard of Feminist and Queer Thought Friday, October 12 | Hayes Hall 403, UB South Campus, 3435 Main Street (NFTA: University) 11:30 am | Coffee and registration 12 pm - 6:30 pm | Symposium 12:00 pm | "The Radical History of Buffalo and UB" Jennifer Wilson of The Ohio State University ( will present her research on the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and anti-capitalist and anti-war politics in the experimental UB Colleges.…

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Queer Studies Research Workshop: Work-in-Progress talk by Anne Marie Butler, “The Matter of the Body: Queer Considerations of Contemporary Tunisian Women’s Art”

October 31, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
1030 Clemens

Anne Marie Butler, Ph.D. candidate in Global Gender and Sexuality Studies, "The Matter of the Body: Queer Considerations of Contemporary Tunisian Women's Art" Abstract: This talk analyses contemporary artworks by four living Tunisian women artists, arguing that the artworks challenge the Tunisian state’s reliance upon nuclear family structure, typical gender roles, and heteropatriarchy as methods of hierarchical organization for citizens. In my research, I ask how social norms can be dictated by the state, and evaluate how disrupting hierarchical categories,…

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March 2021

Palah Light Lab Workshop: Eli Claire, “Brilliant Imperfection: Writing About Our Bodyminds”

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Facilitation: Eli Claire, UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar Description: Join queer trans disabled poet-activist Eli Clare for a writing workshop exploring the embodied brilliance and imperfection of who we are, particularly as trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming and/or queer people. Date/Time: March 5th, 2 PM EST. Workshop Date/Time: March 5th, 2 PM EST via Zoom Registration Link: Bio: White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (also known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly…

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April 2021

New Books in Dialogue: Early Modern Queer Studies – Christine Varnado + Joseph Gamble on The Shapes of Fancy: Reading for Queer Desire in Early Modern Literature

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Early Modern Research Workshop is inaugurating a “New Books in Dialogue” series, which brings together UB faculty and colleagues at other institutions who have newly published or soon-to-be-published books to discuss their works. Please join us (on Zoom) on Friday, April 16 at 12:00pm for a conversation with Joseph Gamble (University of Toledo) and Christine Varnado (Dept. of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies) about Varnado's book, The Shapes of Fancy: Reading for Queer Desire in Early Modern Literature (Minnesota,…

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October 2021

Queer Studies Research Workshop *Work in Progress* talk, “Refusing Erasure: Nugent, Fire!!, and the Legacies of Queer Harlem,” Sam King-Shaw (GGS)

October 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
1004 Clemens Hall First-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies Sam King-Shaw has been selected as a 2021 Portz Scholar by the National Collegiate Honors Council.  Their thesis, "Refusing Erasure: Nugent, Fire!!, and the Legacies of Queer Harlem," was nominated for this award as the best honors thesis of its year at Washington State University, and has been chosen as one of four papers to be delivered at a plenary of the NCHC Annual Conference this fall. This…

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