Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Scholarly Communications and the Digital Humanities: Panel Discussion (4/7)

This panel discussion is being moderated by Draper's Master Teacher in Art Worlds, Anna McCarthy.

Scholarly Communications and the Digital Humanities:
A Panel Discussion with Alexander Provan and Dan Cohen, moderated by Anna McCarthy

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
6 pm
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor Conference Room

Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary. Photo ID required.

The panel will discuss issues of readership, collaboration and format in the digital environment as they relate to the work of humanists from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives.

Alexander Provan, Editor of Triple Canopy, an online journal and workspace, Contributing Editor of Bidoun, an online magazine of art and culture from the Middle East.

Dan Cohen, Associate Professor of History and Art History, George Mason University, and author of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web.

Anna McCarthy, Associate Professor of Cinema Studies, NYU Tisch, co-editor of the journal Social Text, and author of Ambient Television: Visual Culture and Public Space, and The Citizen Machine: Governing by Television in 1950s America.

This event is co-sponsored by The Digital Humanities Working Research Group, a project of the Humanities Initiative led by Diana Taylor (Professor of Performance Studies, Spanish and Portuguese and Director of the Hemispheric Institute) and Michael Stoller (Director of Collections & Research Services, New York University Libraries) that brings together a broad range of humanists and technologists from across NYU to discuss the role and implication of digital technologies in the Humanities.

Call for Papers: Source of Life and Strife: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Water (Due 5/31)

2011 Annual Conference
Source of Life and Strife: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Water
October 13-15, 2011
The Gideon Putnam Resort
Saratoga Springs, NY
Host: Skidmore College

Dear AGLSP Members and Friends,

We have extended the deadline to May 31 for submission of proposals for the AGLSP annual conference in October. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to explore the many issues around this element of life.

Call for papers guidelines are attached.

For information on conference registration and program, please visit

Ellen Levine

Administrative Manager
AGLSP Office
Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs
c/o Duke University
Box 90095
Durham, NC 27708
919-681-8905 (fax)

To respond to this email or contact the Association Office, send your email to "info@aglsp.org." Do not use the REPLY function.

Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs
National Office
c/o Duke University
Box 90095
Durham, NC 27708-0095
Tel: 919.684.1987
Fax: 919.681.8905

Gifts of Mobility: Disability Exceptionalism, Queerness & Rehabilitation in the Emergent Global Order

New York University
Dept of Social & Cultural Analysis

George Washington University
Dept of English

April 22, 2011

NYU Dept of Social & Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
NY, NY 10003

In 2009, Joni and Friends International Disability Center (IDC) celebrated its 30th anniversary of “ministry … to people with disabilities and their families across the US and the world.” Founded by Joni Eareckson Tada, who became disabled after a 1967 diving accident, IDC has participated in various forms of transnational evangelical/disability activism, including two seemingly-disparate contemporaneous initiatives: 1) “Wheels for the World,” a global wheelchair missionary outreach program that distributes donated wheelchairs throughout Eastern Europe, South America, Asia, and the Middle East and 2) the Manhattan Declaration, a globally-disseminated Christian manifesto, which avows support for pro-life, traditional marriage, and religious freedom and condones civil disobedience against laws regarding abortion and gay marriage. It emerged at the same moment that Uganda advanced its Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009, which proposed lifetime imprisonment or the death penalty for gay men and lesbians. Recent work in both disability and human rights scholarship has suggested a model of shared vulnerability and interdependence as spaces of possibility for a more expansive vision of human rights and global disability activism in the era of globalization and neoliberalism. However, our work argues that a new discursive mobility of a seemingly-innocent “interdependency” can occlude the ways in which relations of power in the new world order are currently being reconfigured around rehabilitation, incarceration, and necropolitics that targets unruly populations for elimination. We examine IDC to spotlight how certain forms of transnational disability activism—along with the desire for new understandings of disability and disability identity—can be problematically articulated in and through emergent forms of homophobia and neocolonialism.

This event is co-sponsored by The NYU Council for the Study of Disability, The Center for Religion & Media, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Program in American Studies.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

NYU Colloquium in American Lit & Culture: April 13

as a Mode of Resistance
in Jane Addams’s Writing

A talk by Sarah Wilson of the University of Toronto

Writing Immigrant Aid:

Lillian Wald and the Problem of Representation

A talk by Laura Fisher of New York University

Wednesday, April 13

13-19 University Place, Great Room

New York University

6:00 p.m.

All are welcome!

Refreshments will be served.

Sarah Wilson is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto and author of Melting-Pot Modernism (2010). Her research focuses on American literature of the turn of the twentieth century, taking up the intellectual history of immigration, cosmopolitanism, and political reform.

Laura Fisher is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at NYU.

Presented by the colloquium in american literature & culture

and the NYU Modern Colloquium