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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Noon 17 Yom Kippur 17 Nona Willis Aronowitz: Girldrive Talk, East Duke Parlor, box lunches provided, RSVP required to email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to register. 28 Graduate Scholars Colloquium, A Roundtable with Ranjana Khanna, Kathy Rudy, Eva Hayward & Kris Weller Parlors, 6 pm RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ). 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 email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 (email@example.com ). 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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