Fall / Winter 2020
Talk on Jess Dobkin. Jess Dobkin's Wetrospective. [Postponed from April 26 to Fall 2020.] Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Ontario.
Distinguished Visiting Fellow. Centre for the History of Emotions, Queen Mary University of London. October 19-25, 2020.
Invited conference participant. Department of Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University. Stanford, CA. October 2020.
Panel on "We Care A Lot: Queer and Trans Care Labor as Revolt," organized by Aren Aizura, and panel on queer creative responses to trauma and illness, organized by Lauren Gutterman. American Studies Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, November 12-15, 2020.
Keynote lecture. Symposium Thinking Affect, SEGAP, University of Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 3-5, 2020.
"Kent Monkman's Shame and Prejudice: Artist Curation as Queer and Decolonial Museum Practice" for panel on Decolonizing Vision/Visualizing Decolonization organized by Thy Phu. "Grappling with Mental Health: Disability Justice and Care Activisms" for panel on Mental Health in the U.S. organized by Gordon Hutner. Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Toronto, January 7-10, 2021.
Yiddish and Trauma Studies Lecture and Discussion with Harriet Murav and Hannah Pollin-Galay. Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI, March 12, 2020.
The Materiality of the Commons Conference [Canceled]. Institute for Historical Studies, University of Texas at Austin, April 17-18, 2020.
Kenote lecture. Graduate English Association Conference [Canceled]. University of Toronto, April 2020.
"A Room of One's Own in Public: Queer Feminist Art Installations and Affective Sovereignties." Feminist Media Histories Workshop: Affect. University of Washington, May 15, 2020. Online.
"The Alphabet of Feeling Bad and Histories of the Emotional Present." Keynote address for the Second Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Emotions (SHE), Ottawa, Ontario, October 2019.
Killjoy's Kastle in Philadelphia, PA, and Queer Archives at U of Pennsylvania, October 2019.
Moderator for "Intimate Publics and Gender Politics in the Transnational Middle East" Panel, National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference: Protest, Justice, and Transnational Organizing, San Francisco, CA, November 15, 2019.
"Artist Curation as Queer Archival Practice." EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Troy, NY, November 21, 2019.
Fall 2018-Spring/Summer 2019
"What Will Become of Lesbian Chic?" A performance/lecture for Lesbopalooza, Dixon Place, New York, June 25, 2019.
“Archival Turns and Queer Affective Methods.” International conference on Affects, Flux, Fluids. University of Strasbourg, France. April 10-12, 2019.
“Archival Turns and Queer Affective Methods” and writing workshop on “Writing as Archival Practice,” University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI, April 24, 2019.
“Documents of Queer Intimacy: From Community-Based Archives to University Collections,” 13th biennial Flair Symposium on Ethical Challenges in Cultural Stewardship. Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, April 4-6, 2019.
"Artist Curation as Queer and Decolonial Museum Practice: Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice.” Florence Bird Lecture, Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, Carleton University, March 27, 2019.
“Queer Archives and Queer Curiosity,” Conference on the Couch Panel for OUTsider Festival, Austin, TX, Feb 2019.
“The Evidence of Experience.” A Generosity of Jurisprudence: A Celebration of Patricia William’s The Alchemy of Race and Rights,” Northwestern University, October 25, 2018.
“Ordinary Lesbians and Special Collections: the June L. Mazer Lesbian Collections at UCLA.” Bonnie Zimmerman Annual Lecture, San Diego State University, October 15, 2018.
Fall 2017-Spring 2018
"After Depression: Feeling Bad Now," University Adolfo Ibanez, Santiago, Chile, October 2017.
Panel on Avery Gordon's The Hawthorn Archive, American Studies Association, November 2017.
"Depression, Mental Health, and Disability," Humanities Institute Colloquium on Health, Healing, and Well-Being, University of Texas at Austin, Feb 2018.
“After Depression: Feeling Bad Now.” International Conference on Emancipation, Haus of World Cultures and Technical University, Berlin, Germany. May 25-27, 2018.
“After Depression: Feeling Bad Now” and seminar on Affect Theory. University of Warsaw, Poland. May 29-30, 2018.
“After Depression: Feeling Bad Now.” Conference on How to Relate: Appropriation, Mediation, Figuration. Research Group on Knowledge in the Arts. Universitat der Kunste (University of the Arts), Berlin, Germany, July 7-9, 2018.
Spring and Summer 2017
Invited Lecture. Queens University. March 13, 2017.
Plenary Lecture. Conference on Public Sphere of Resonance: Constellations of Affect and Language. Freie Universitat, Berlin. April 27-29, 2017.
“The Alphabet of Feeling Bad.” Plenary Lecture at Conference on Gender as Critical Thinking: Work, Nation, Body. University of Paris 8. May 17-19, 2017.
Summer School for Sexualities, Culture, and Politics. IPAK Center, Belgrade, Serbia. August 2017.
Performing Artists Series. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. November 2, 2016.
“Writing as Archival Practice.” A Lecture/Workshop Hybrid. University of Chicago. November 3, 2016.
Panel on “Campus Carry.” American Studies Association Annual Conference, Denver. November 18, 2016.
“Expanding the Archive: Elaborating the Work of Ann Cvetkovich.” Panel organized by Sacred Texts, Theory, and Theological Construction Group. American Academy of Religion Meetings, San Antonio. November 22, 2016.
“Ordinary Lesbians and Special Collections: The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives at UCLA.” Center for the Study of Women. UCLA. February 3, 2016.
Queer Threads Unraveled: A Roundtable Discussion. Maryland Institute College of Art. February 7, 2016.
“Archival Turns and Queer Affective Methods.” FGSS Dianne Weiss Memorial Lecture. Wesleyan University. February 25, 2016.
“Archival Turns and Queer Affective Methods.” 2016 Shirley Greenberg Annual Lecture in Women’s Studies. University of Ottawa. March 10, 2016.
“The Bibliographic Altar and the Archive of Feelings.” Panel at Affectivity and Divinity Conference: Affect Theories and Theologies. Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium. Drew University. March 19, 2016.
Keynote address: “The Sovereignty of the Senses.” Doing the Body in the 21st Century Conference. Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies Program. University of Pittsburgh. March 31, 2016.
Participant in Toronto Writing Workshop. Jackman Humanities Institute. May 9-13, 2016.
Panel at Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference. Honolulu, HI. May 18-21, 2016.
Talk: “After Depression: The Sovereignty of the Senses,” and Roundtable: “Responses to Eve Sedgwick’s Thinking of Paranoid/Reparative Modes and What to Do with It.” Reparative Practices: Reading, Living, Loving — A Workshop. Cardiff University. June 20, 2016.
“Ordinary Lesbians and Special Collections: The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives at UCLA.” “Without Borders” Conference. LGBTQ+ Archives, Libraries, Museums and Special Collections. June 24, 2016.
Panel on Indigeneity, Immiseration, and Affective Despair. American Studies Association Conference. Toronto. October 9, 2015.
Panel on Overcoming Misery: Accessing Structures of Support in the University. American Studies Association Conference. Toronto. October 9, 2015.
Panel on Black Affect and Minor Feelings. Affect Theory Conference: Worldings / Tensions / Futures. Millersville University. October 15, 2015.
Writing workshop: “Writing Practice as Affect Theory: A Public Feelings Salon.” Affect Theory Conference: Worldings / Tensions / Futures. Millersville University. October 16, 2015.
KillJoy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House. Produced by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries. West Hollywood, CA. October 16-30, 2015.
Affect Studies Workshop with Dana Seitler. Jackman Humanities Institute. University of Toronto. November 2015.
"Queer Preservation Methods: 'Herstory' Inventory and Archival Media Practices." Panel on Queer Archives. MLA Convention. Vancouver. January 8, 2015.
"After Depression: Reflections on Oral History and Memoir as Archive of Feelings." Oral History Workshop Series: Oral History, Medicine, and Health. Columbia University. February 5, 2015.
"Archival Turns and Queer Affective Methods." Syracuse University. March 2, 2015.
Conversation with Gretchen Phillips & Nicole Emmenegger. Girls Like Us. Amsterdam. March 22, 2015.
"Archiving: A Means to Freedom or a Form of Surveillance?" Doing Gender Lecture. Utrecht, Netherlands. March 23, 2015.
Keynote lecture. Performing the Accidental Archive: York University Theatre & Performance Studies Symposium. York University. April 17, 2015.
Conversation with Saidiya Hartman. Public Intellectual Series, CUNY. April 27, 2015.
Feeling Photography book launch with the Toronto Photography Seminar. September 2014.
"Literary Theory at Cornell: A Celebration of Jonathan Culler and His Students." Cornell University. October 3, 2014.
"Sensational Archives." Sensational Humanities Conference. Society for the Humanities. Cornell University. October 31, 2014.
Panel on Uncontrolled Substances / Altered States. American Studies Association Conference. Los Angeles, CA. November 7, 2014.
Keynote lecture: "Archival Turns and Queer Affective Methods." Human Rights Archives Symposium: Keynote, Affect and the Archive. UCLA. November 20, 2014.
"The Alphabet of Feeling Bad." Film installation with Karin Michalski. Words Needed. Umea, Sweden. January 2014.
"The Sovereignty of the Senses." Conference on Art and Affects. Freiburg, Germany. February 12-14, 2014.
"The Sovereignty of the Senses." Lecture series on The Body / Bodies. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. March 6, 2014.
"The Sovereignty of the Senses." Obermann Humanities Symposium on Affect and Inquiry. University of Iowa. March 27-29, 2014.
"Public Feelings, Disability Studies, and Feeling Bad: A Conversation with Abby Wilkerson." Composing Disability Conference. George Washington University. April 3-4, 2014.
"The Queer Art of the Counter-Archive." Keynote lecture. Conference on Radical Archives. New York University. April 11-12, 2014.
"Revisiting An Archive of Feelings: Queer Approaches to Trauma and Affect." Institute for Historical Studies, University of Texas at Austin. April 21, 2014.
Keynote lecture. Conference on Challenging the Role of Emotions in Normalization / Individualization. Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden. May 8-9, 2014.
"After Depression: The Sovereignty of the Senses." Umea University, Sweden. May 12, 2014.
"The Sovereignty of the Senses." Erlangen, Germany. May 19, 2014.
"The Sovereignty of the Senses" and workshop on Queer Method with Heather Love. Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. May 20-21, 2014.
Seminar on Depression: A Public Feeling. Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Columbia University. September 27, 2013.
Kill Joy's Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House! Another Allyson Mitchell production featuring a stellar cast of lesbian feminists, including me! Toronto, October 16, 2013.
Panel on Archive, Media, Zine. Queer Method Conference. University of Pennsylvania, October 31-November 1, 2013.
"Regionality, Indigeneity, and the Affective Archive of Land." Panel on Queer Reorientations of the Good Life. American Studies Association Conference, Washington DC, November 21-24, 2013.
Spring and Summer 2013
Performing the Archives panel at Hemispheric Institute, NYU, with Diana Taylor, Marvin Taylor, and Richard Schechner, July 11, 2013.
Workshop on archives and lecture on Public Feelings. "Hidden in Plain Sight," an "episode" organized by Arika, Glasgow. May 24-26 2013.
Lecture and master class. Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis, Amsterdam, May 31 2013.
Depression: A Public Feeling book presentation with Carolyn Dinshaw, author of How Soon is Now? Bluestockings Bookstore, New York City, Sunday April 7, 2013.
"The Archival Turn, The Affective Turn, and the Ongoing Vitality of AIDS Cultural Activism." The Thought of AIDS, Brown University, April 5, 2013.
“Queer Theory Otherwise,” Dixon Place, New York City, April 4, 2013.
Programmer extraordinaire Kay Turner is back with a one-of-a-kind event featuring commissioned songs based on recent books by queer theorists.
Book Launch, FAG: Feminist Art Gallery, Toronto, March 9, 2013.
"The Art of the Queer Counterarchive." Cornell University, University Lecture Series. March 11, 2013.
"The Art of the Queer Counterarchive." Queer Thinking. Sydney Mardi Gras, Australia. February 2013.
Public lecture. Humanities Institute, University of Texas, January 30, 2013.
Panel discussion with Thor Harris and others on “Depression and Creativity.” KUT Views and Brews, Cactus Café, Austin TX, January 22, 2013.
“Depression: A Public Feeling,” Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, New York University, December 2012.
“Historical Fiction and Visual Archives: Arnold Genthe’s Photograph of Alice B. Toklas in Monique Truong’s Book of Salt,” panel on Affect, Empire, Photography, American Studies Association Convention, San Juan, November 2012. With Elspeth Brown, Thy Phu, Shawn Michelle Smith, and Laura Wexler.
Organized by Photographic Situation.
“Herstory Inventory: The Art of the Queer Counterarchive,” Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin, November 2, 2012.
Co-presentation with Marget Long, whose work on mirages and Matthew Brady’s studio converges with my own.
My talk was about Ulrike Mueller’s Herstory Inventory
Conversation with Tammy Rae Carland, Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts, California College of Art, San Francisco, September 28, 2012
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Gallery talk with Emily Roysdon for “Pause, Pose, Discompose” exhibition, Visual Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin, September 19, 2012.
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Gallery talk with Ulrike Mueller for “Herstory Inventory,” Brooklyn Museum, September 2012.
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