Conversations about race in the U.S. often fall into a black/white binary that obscures groups like Asian Americans, who have nonetheless played a critical role in shaping how we as a nation interpret different people and bodies. This lecture showcases independent films depicting Asians in America as they navigate such cultural geographies in ways that are variously assimilatory, subversive, creative, and hilarious.
Lucas Gottzén, associate professor, Stockholm University, Sweden
1228 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by GSWS. Cosponsored by the European Studies Center and the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.
Abstract: Drawing on data from two qualitative studies on masculinity and domestic violence in Sweden, this paper discusses the relation between space, affect and violence. Affect is here seen as embodied emotional expressions, as well as the action-potential of human and non-human materialities. More specifically, I argue that the concept of “affective atmospheres” is useful to understand the relation between place and violence. Affective atmospheres are experiences that occur before and alongside the formation of subjectivity.
Sponsored by GSWS, with Dietrich School Undergraduate Studies and the European Studies Center
Open to all Pitt undergraduates, but please register with Prof. Reeser [email@example.com] to receive a copy of the colloquium paper for discussion. Prof. Gottzén will discuss approaches to domestic violence through the lens of masculinity studies, and will lead a discsusion on his colloquium paper.
Sponsored by GSWS. Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Linguistics and the Dietrich School Office of Undergraduate Studies.
Is there such a thing as a "gay voice"? Why do some people "sound gay" but not others? Why are gay voices a mainstay of pop culture but also a trigger for bullying and harassment? Do I Sound Gay? explores these questions and more and includes revealing interviews with Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Don Lemon, Dan Savage, David Sedaris and George Takei.
Join us for a screening of this high-profile film and then discuss it with the Director afterwards. You have heard about it, now come see it and talk with the director (who, by the way, is very funny in person).
Moderated by Prof. Scott Kiesling, a professor of linguistics who specializes in gender and language.
Browse tables of feminist self-published, non-commercial pieces of work that foster individual or small community expression. Attend workshops on feminist issues and readings by local and national zine-makers. This event is part of the first ever Feminist Zine Fest Pittsburgh! The fest will run from Friday, October 16th to Sunday, October 18th, 2015 at several venues across Pittsburgh, but the Sunday venue is on Pitt's campus. Free admission!