Archives for Graduate Fellows

Out and About: Harlem Talks: James Baldwin & Pauli Murray

Harlem Talks: James Baldwin & Pauli Murray by Noni Carter, 2018-19 IRWGS Graduate Fellow September 13th 6:30 PM: Home to Harlem Talks: Little Man, Little Man by James Baldwin @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture September 18th 6:30 PM The Startling Life of Pauli Murray @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture New York’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is hosting two upcoming events of interest that should quicken your step as you head over to Harlem’s historical center! Both talks focus on two influential voices in American history, James Baldwin and Pauli Murray, and
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Out and About: Afro-Brazilian and LGBTQ Intersections in New York

Out and About A Blog Dedicated to Queer and Feminist Happenings in and around New York City IRWGS students, staff and faculty offer a new blog series, Out and About, in which we write about events, performances, shows and lectures that we know will be of interest to our many communities on campus. This series will consist of reviews, recommendations and summaries of just a few of the many things to do in New York City. If you would like to propose a blog post along these lines or submit a review or recommendation, please contact Blog Editor/IRWGS Grad Fellow
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IRWGS 2018 – 2019 Graduate Fellows

Congratulations to our 2018 – 2019 IRWGS Graduate Fellows Noni Carter (Department of French (Francophone) and Romance Philology) and Daniel Da Silva (Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures). Fellows are selected annually, based on the excellence of their scholarship and their commitment to women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Noni Carter is a historical and speculative fiction author and fourth year PhD student in the Department of French and Romance Philology at Columbia University. Her research focuses on Francophone (specifically French Caribbean) literature and art on memory, gender, and slavery. Her dissertation project entitled “in pursuit of science’s fictions” turns to 17th and
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Rosalyn Deutsche: Feminist to the Core: Psychoanalysis, Contemporary Art, and Feminism

Erica Richardson, English and Comparative Literature, PhD candidate and 2017-2018 Graduate Fellow Columbia’s Art Hum course focuses on a wide array of Western masterpieces, from the looming Parthenon of classical Greece to Andy Warhol’s Pop Art paintings, all of which were created by men. This prompts the question, taken up by Professor Rosalyn Deutsche in her recent Feminist to the Core lecture: how can we put women artists and feminism in dialogue with such a canon? In her presentation, Professor Deutsche offered a series of interventions, framing the connections between psychoanalysis, contemporary art, and feminism in order to address the
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Feminist to the Core: La Bohéme

Erica Richardson, English and Comparative Literature, PhD candidate and 2017-2018 Graduate Fellow How does the microphone create new sounds of intimacy out of the traditional opera? How can a singer’s voice and body express the excesses of a female character’s interiority in performance? What happens when we turn to feminist artists to provide an intellectual critique of the opera? Does the adaptation of opera into musical reframe gender norms? These questions and more were explored in the IRWGS and Department of Music Feminist to the Core program addressing Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohéme (1896). Suzanne Cusick, Professor of Music at
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