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					                          2010-2011 Women’s Studies Master Calendar

August 2010 (Classes begin August 30)

      24 East Campus Move In
      24 Graduate and Undergraduate Orientation
      27 Duke – UNC Working Group in Feminism & History (WGFH) Welcome Back Party. For information
       please go to: http://www.unc.edu/wgfh/current.html UNC Campus -Women’s Studies Conference
       Room , Second Floor of the Smith Bldg. 5 – 6:30 pm
      30 Classes begin

September 2010 (Classes begin August 30)

      3 Duke – UNC Working Group in Feminism & History (WGFH) 1st Monthly Meeting –Theme is Gender &
       Material Culture – Guest Speakers: Katherine French-Fuller (Duke University), Josh Davis (UNC-CH) and
       Joanne Herschfield (UNC-CH) For information please go to: http://www.unc.edu/wgfh/current.html
       East Duke Parlors , 4 – 6 pm
      6 Labor Day. Classes in session
      8 Rosh Hashanah
      10 Hal Herzog: “Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals” Herzog—a leading expert on
       human-animal studies and author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat —will deliver a short
       talk followed by Q and A and conversation, offering a refreshing new perspective, blending
       anthropology, history, brain science, behavioral economics, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy.
       Herzog is a professor of psychology at Western Carolina University. East Duke Parlors, box lunches
       provided, RSVP required to womenstudies@duke.edu, Noon
      17 Yom Kippur
      17 Nona Willis Aronowitz: Girldrive Talk, East Duke Parlor, box lunches provided, RSVP required to
       womenstudies@duke.edu, 11:30 am
      20 Pre-Print “A Portrait of a Soviet Woman as Citizen Soldier: Theoretical and Interpretive Challenges”.
       Associate Professor of History, Anna Krylova will discuss her work-in-progress. Parlors, 11:30 am. Please
       RSVP to melanie.mitchell@duke.edu
      21 Hortense Spillers lecture “Toward an Ontology: Women and Republican Formation," Hortense Spillers is
       the Gertrude Conaway Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. She is a FHI Distinguished Scholar in
       Residence from September 20-30, 2010. For more information, contact fhi@duke.edu. Perkins Library
       Rare Book Room, 5:30 pm
      22 Hortense Spillers mini seminar Session 1 "Toward an Ontology: Women and Republican Formation,"
       with Gertrude Conaway Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and FHI Distinguished Scholar in
       Residence from September 20-30, 2010. The seminar will meet 3 times on September 22 (W), 27 (M) and 29
       (W), all at 1-3pm - these meetings have been rescheduled, please note date/time changes. Space is limited -
       please email fhi@duke.edu to register.
      27 Hortense Spillers mini seminar Session 2 "Toward an Ontology: Women and Republican Formation," with
       Gertrude Conaway Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and FHI Distinguished Scholar in Residence
       from September 20-30, 2010. The seminar will meet 3 times on September 22 (W), 27 (M) and 29 (W), all at
       1-3pm - these meetings have been rescheduled, please note date/time changes. Space is limited -
       please email fhi@duke.edu to register.
      28 Graduate Scholars Colloquium, A Roundtable with Ranjana Khanna, Kathy Rudy, Eva Hayward &
       Kris Weller Parlors, 6 pm RSVP melanie.mitchell@duke.edu
      29 Hortense Spillers mini seminar Session 3 "Toward an Ontology: Women and Republican Formation," with
       Gertrude Conaway Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and FHI Distinguished Scholar in Residence
       from September 20-30, 2010. The seminar will meet 3 times on September 22 (W), 27 (M) and 29 (W), all at
       1-3pm - these meetings have been rescheduled, please note date/time changes. Space is limited -
       please email fhi@duke.edu to register.




October 2010

      1 Duke – UNC Working Group in Feminism & History (WGFH) – Joint meeting with the Triangle Labor &
       Civil Rights Working Group, Speakers TBA, For information :http://www.unc.edu/wgfh/current.html
       East Duke Parlors, 4 – 6pm
      8 Last day for reporting mid-semester grades
      8 Fall break begins
      13 Classes resume
      18 Li Ang lecture, Writing Sex and Politics in Taiwan. One of Taiwan’s most influential and most
       controversial authors, Li Ang is known for her frank and provocative engagement with issues of female
       subjectivity, sexuality and desire. She has published more than thirty books in Chinese, including novels,
       and collections of short stories and essays. Several of her works have been translated into English,
       including The Butcher’s Wife (1983/1986). For more information please contact Carlos Rojas
       (c.rojas@duke.edu ). Co-sponsored with APSI and AMES, location TBA, 3 pm
      22-24 Parents’ Weekend
      25 Graduate Scholars Colloquium, Erica Fretwell (English) “Skin and Soul” Parlors, 6 pm RSVP
       melanie.mitchell@duke.edu
      27 Nicole Brossard, Poetry Reading, East Duke Parlors. 7 pm
      28 Nicole Brossard (leading French Canadian feminist poet, novelist and essayist) lunchtime talk, box
       lunches provided and readings to be made available to attendees, RSVP is required to
       (womenstudies@duke.edu). Co-sponsored with Canadian Studies (Jane Moss). East Duke Parlors, Noon



November 2010

      3 Registration begins for Spring Semester 2011
      5 Women in the Law Conference, Law School. A day-long conference on the historical and present
       challenges facing women in the legal profession, with panels on professional skills development. For
       more information, contact Bethany Lilly at bethany.lilly@duke.edu. Law School 3037
      5 Duke – UNC Working Group in Feminism & History (WGFH) – Theory and Practice, Speakers TBA, For
       information please go to: http://www.unc.edu/wgfh/current.html , East Duke Parlors, 4 – 6pm
      11-12 Symposium. Celebration of the 75th anniversary of the publication of W.E.B. Du Bois' Black
       Reconstruction. Sponsored by African and African American Studies. Complete schedule will soon be
       available on-line. For more information, contact blackmor@duke.edu.
      17 Registration ends for Spring 2011
      23 Thanksgiving recess begins 10:30 pm
      29 Classes resume
      29 Graduate Scholars Colloquium, Beatriz Rodriguez-Balanta (Romance Studies)Parlors, 6 pm RSVP
       melanie.mitchell@duke.edu
      30 Irene Pepperberg lecture: The Search for King Solomon's Ring: Cognitive and Communication Studies
       on Grey Parrots. Irene Maxine Pepperberg is a scientist noted for her studies in animal cognition,
       particularly in relation to parrots. She is an adjunct associate professor of psychology at Brandeis
       University and a research associate at Harvard University. She is well known for her comparative studies
       into the cognitive fundamentals of language and communication, and was one of the first to try to
       extend work on language learning in animals other than humans (exemplified by the Washoe project) to
       a bird species. Dr. Pepperberg is also active in wildlife conservation, especially in relation to parrots.
       Each year, Duke Women's Studies selects a theme and supports postdocs, speakers, reading groups, and
       films around that theme. For 2010-2011 our theme is gender and animals. Dr. Pepperberg's visit is one
       of a series of events we are sponsoring concerning the human animal boundary. Her talk will specifically
       address the question of communication. 4 PM - 5:30 PM East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room). Followed
       by a reception in the East Duke Parlors.


December 2010

      3 Graduate Classes end
      10 Undergraduate classes end
      14-19 Final Exams


January 2011

      9-11 Undergraduate Winter Forum
      12 Spring semester classes begin (Monday class meeting is in effect – regular class meeting schedule
       begins on Jan. 13. Classes meeting in a Wednesday/Friday meeting pattern begin Jan. 14.
      13 Regular class meeting schedule begins
      17 MLK Jr Holiday
      31 Graduate Scholars Colloquium, Parlors, 6 pm


February 2011

      11 Science, Scientism, & Anti-Science in the Humanities: Symposium in Honor of Barbara Herrnstein
       Smith. Participants include: Jonathan Culler (Cornell), Stanley Fish (Florida Int'l), Mark Hansen (Duke),
       Katherine Hayles (Duke), Susan Hegeman (Florida), Andrew Janiak (Duke), Casper Bruun Jensen (IT
       University of Copenhagen), Timothy Lenoir (Duke), Elizabeth Wilson (Emory), and Barbara Herrnstein
       Smith. For more information, please contact fhi@duke.edu. Co-sponsored by Franklin Humanities
       Institute, English and Literature
      21 Registration begins for Summer 2011
      21 Temple Grandin Lecture, “My Experience with Animals”. Temple Grandin is a Doctor of Animal
       Science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock
       industry in animal behavior. As a person with high-functioning autism, she is also noted for her work in
       autism advocacy. Grandin is considered a philosophical leader of the animal welfare and autism
       advocacy movements, both of which cite her work in animal welfare, neurology, and philosophy.
       Grandin has been featured on major television programs, in Time, People and Forbes magazines, and
       The New York Times. She was the subject of the documentary The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow, first
       broadcast by the BBC. She is also the subject of a semi-biographical HBO film, titled Temple Grandin,
       starring Claire Danes as Grandin, released in 2010. She has authored more than 300 articles and on May
       16, 2010 Grandin received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Duke University. For more
       information go to her website: http://www.grandin.com/. Baldwin Auditorium (free but tickets
       required), 4:30 pm
      28 Graduate Scholars Colloquium, Parlors, 6 pm
March 2011 - Women’s History Month

      4 Spring recess begins
      14 Classes resume
      17 One-Day colloquium on “New Voices in Animal Studies,” a further exploration of the connection
       between animal studies and gender studies. Donna Haraway (professor and chair of the History of
       Consciousness Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz) will serve as the respondent to short
       papers delivered by: Neel Ahuja (UNC), Adeline Rother (Cornell), Colter Ellis (University of Colorado at
       Boulder), Astrid Schrader (Sarah Lawrence), Lisa Uddin (Rochester). Room 240, Franklin Center, 10 am –
       5 pm
      18-19 Feminist Theory Workshop, Sanford School of Public Policy
      28 Graduate Scholars Colloquium, Parlors, 6 pm


April 2011

      6 Registration begins for Fall 2011
      11 Cary Wolfe (Rice University), Humans and Animals in a Bio-political Frame, Sponsored by the
       Department of English and Comparative Literature. Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC, 3:30 PM
      12 Posthumanism and the Humanities: Clarifications and Ruminations Seminar. Sponsored by the
       Department of English and Comparative Literature, Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall, UNC, 3:30 PM
      12 Salman Rushdie, author, novelist, essayist, Booker prize winner and sometime critic, will be
       delivering this year’s Franklin Humanities Institute Annual Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities at
       Duke University. Mr. Rushdie’s talk, “Public Events, Private Lives: Literature and Politics in the Modern
       World,” will be held at 6 PM (place TBA)
      15 Registration ends for Fall 2011
      15-16 Chinese Cinemas: Rethinking the Field. This international conference will re-examine the
       national, political and linguistic limites of the field of Chinese or Sinophone cinema. Contributors will
       draw on a variety of approaches to theory Chinese cinema’s treatment of gender, ethnic and class
       difference, including feminist film theory’s work on spectatorship and the gendered asymmetries of the
       cinematic gaze. For more information please contact Carlos Rojas (c.rojas@duke.edu ). Co-sponsored
       with APSI and AMES, place and time TBA.
      20 Graduate classes end
      27 Undergraduate classes end
      28 – May 1 Undergraduate reading period


May 2011

      2-7 Final exams begin
      13 Commencement begins – WST Commencement Celebration 7 pm Nelson Music Room. BY
       INVITATION ONLY.
      15 Graduation Exercises – conferring of degrees. WST awards degrees after Wallace Wade Event. BY
       INVITATION ONLY.

				
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