Feminist Pedagogy - Tavia Nyong'o on "Little Monsters: Fabulating a Queer Bestiary"
WMST G8001 Feminist Pedagogy is a one-credit directed
reading course. All Feminist Pedagogy talks are open to the public.
On Thursday, March 14th, Tavia Nyong'o, Associate Professor of Performance Studies at NYU, will speak on: Little Monsters: Fabulating a Queer Bestiary.
"Wildness" has emerged as a post-ecological motif among critics interested in pushing queer and critical race studies past the impasse of the death-bound subject. But where exactly is this wild to which we imagine a return located? This talk mounts an imaginative itinerary through the haunts and havens of the fabulous beasts and little monsters of today. It speculates that a new entelechy of the queer is increasingly subsuming the epistemology of the closet, with its emphasis of power-knowledge. Queerness is mutating and developing new immunities to disclosure and new vulnerabilities as raw life. Popular music increasingly moves along the grooves of this fugitive queer vitalism.
Future Feminist Pedagogy talks will include:
Friday, April 5th, 12:00-2:00pm - Roderick Ferguson
Friday, April 19, 1:00-3:00pm - Ann Cvetkovich
Friday, May 3, 1:00-3:00pm - Darieck Scott
All talks will take place in 754 Schermerhorn Extension.