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Taking Them Seriously: A Celebration of "Mother Camp"

Mother Camp
Date: 
November 29, 2012
Running Time: 
66:10

This lecture by David Valentine of the University of Minnesota marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Esther Newton's Mother Camp, a singular milestone—as David Halperin has said, "Mother Camp was the first major book in queer studies."  Valentine speaks to assumptions about gender and sexuality that reinforce racial and class hierarchies and that, ironically, negatively impact the most vulnerable transgender-identified people—young, poor people of color.

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Last modified: 02/07/2013

Translating Slavery, Translating Freedom

Translating Slavery-Translating Freedom
Date: 
November 28, 2012
Running Time: 
94:18

 

Panel Discussion

Christi Merrill, co-director of the UM LSA Translation Theme Semester, moderates a panel discussion featuring Françoise Massardier-Kenney, co-author of Translating Slavery and professor of French at Kent State University; Martha S. Jones, associate professor of history and co-director of the Michigan Law Program in Race, Law & History; and Jean M. Hébrard, visiting professor and co-director of the Law in Slavery and Freedom Project at UM. The panelists cover issues related to translation in the contexts of slavery and emancipation.

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Last modified: 02/12/2013

Science and Secularism: Feminist Issues

 Feminist Science Studies poster
Date: 
November 27, 2012
Running Time: 
81:48

IRWG's Feminist Science Studies presents Sandra Harding, one of the world's most influential and foundational scholars of feminist and postcolonial science studies. Harding, professor of Social Sciences and Comparative Education at UCLA, has made major contributions to standpoint theory, postcolonial science studies, and feminist epistemology.

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Last modified: 02/07/2013

Antigonick (sophokles), a reading and booksigning by Anne Carson and friends

Anne Carson
Date: 
November 14, 2012
Running Time: 
47:54

A reading of Antigonick (sophokles), a translation by Anne Carson, published by New Directions Press (2012). 

The reading features Robert Currie, Ray McDaniel, Joan Morris, William Bolcom, Eliza Woodford, John Woodford, Amanda Krugliak, Ken Mikolowski and Spencer Hawkins in addition to Carson.
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Marge Piercy: Fiction and Poetry Reading

Marge Piercy
Date: 
November 1, 2012
Running Time: 
53:34

New York Times bestselling author Marge Piercy, known for her roles in the anti-Vietnam War and women’s movements, reads selections of her poetry and fiction as part of the 50th anniversary conference: A New Insurgency: The Port Huron Statement in its Time and Ours. This event was cosponsored by the Center for the Education of Women; the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies; University Libraries; and the English Language and Literatures and History departments.

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Last modified: 02/07/2013

Celebrating Artist Sam Karres and his Sketchbooks

Sam Karres art of a fiddler.
Date: 
October 24, 2012
Running Time: 
33:29

A public exhibit and reception to honor urban expressionist painter Sam Karres who recently donated sketchbooks, dating from 1975-1996, to the University of Michigan Library. The collection will support the study of both Greek America and Detroit.

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Last modified: 08/20/2013

OA Week Lightning Talks

Open access
Date: 
October 22, 2012
Running Time: 
77:44

Hosted by the MLibrary Open Access Week Committee, this event kicks off the 6th annual global Open Access Week.

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Last modified: 11/01/2012

Publishing Poetry in Translation: Delight and Dilemma

poetry
Date: 
October 19, 2012
Running Time: 
72:43

This panel, moderated by poet, translator, and critic Benjamin Paloff, brings together three publishers for a discussion about what is at stake in acts of poetic translation and in the publication of translated poetic works.

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Last modified: 11/01/2012

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