Humanities Working Group Meeting Archive

2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012

The following is a list of meetings which were held by the Humanities Working Groups. These meetings were open to the public and both students and faculty were encouraged to attend. Visit the Working Groups page for a listing of the supported working groups and contact information for each group.

Academic Year 2015-2016

Monday, 21 September 2015, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Warren.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights Seminar Meeting
Come meet new people, socialize, eat some pizza, and hear from Dr. Pat Goldsmith on the goals and plans for the Latina/o and Mexican American Studies (LMAS) Minor.
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Monica Neshyba or Dr. Felipe Hinojosa.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 4-5 p.m.
Africana Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Carmela Garritano.

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 4-5 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Friday, 25 September 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 2-3 p.m.
Medical Humanities Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Jessica Howell.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 5-6 p.m.
Performance and Culture Working Group Meeting
“The Matter of Spirit”
Dr. Donnalee Dox | Associate Professor in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Department of Performance Studies, Texas A&M University
The paradigm of performance is structured by intellectual commitments to materiality, practices, and action. What place do performances that claim a spiritual or metaphysical dimension have in this paradigm? The work and words of a dance-meditation practitioner and a neo-shamanic drummer suggest that the orientation of the performance paradigm occludes an essential aspect of their performance — the sense of spirit. The lack of a critical language for this sense (what one academic called experiential “junk food”) limits the potential richness of critical studies in performance. What critical vocabularies might be developed to account for what practitioners sense as a non-material presence in the materiality of performance?
Location: Black Box Theater, Liberal Arts and Humanities Building (first floor of LAAH, across from elevators)
For more information, please contact Dr. Kimberly Kattari.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 5-6 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting
Beginning of the year mixer.
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Grant Harward.

Wednesday, 8 October 2015, 12:30-2 p.m.
Media and Religion Seminar Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Heidi Campbell.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights Seminar Meeting
Meeting with author Miriam Pawel.
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Felipe Hinojosa.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 4-5 p.m.
Critical Childhood Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Lucia Hodgson.

Monday, 19 October 2015, 3-4 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Lecture
Dr. Julie deGraffenreid | Baylor University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Grant Harward.
Event flyer →

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Warren.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 12-1:30 p.m.
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights Seminar Lecture
“Remembering World War II: Houston’s Latino Veterans”
Dr. Jesus Jesse Esparza
| Professor of History, Texas Southern University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Monica Neshyba or Dr. Felipe Hinojosa.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Grant Harward.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group with Jaime Cantrell
Jaime Cantrell | Assistant Professor, Dept. of English, at University of Mississippi
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 7:00 p.m -12:00 a.m.
Native American Heritage Month Film Series
“Coming to Light: Edward Curtis and the North American Indian”
Location: ARCC 105
For more information, please contact Angela Pulley Hudson.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 4 p.m.
Performance and Culture Working Group Presentation
“Performance as Research” | Dr. Kirsten Pullen | Associate Professor in the Department of Performance Studies
How can performance be a kind of research? How do we assess performance as research? How can we incorporate performance as research into our teaching and creative practice? Kirsten Pullen will explain all this—and more!
“Hair Metal Fandom” | Jessica Kuyawa | Honors Program Student
Why did hair metal become so popular in the 1980s? Why did fans identify with it? How did hair metal reflect aspects of the social and cultural context of that decade?
Location: Black Box Theater, Liberal Arts and Humanities Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Kimberly Kattari.

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Metting
Location: 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson.

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 7 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Event
Native American Heritage Month Film Series:
“Coming to Light: Edward Curtis and the North American Indians”
http://www.makepeaceproductions.com/coming-to-light-reviews.html
Location: 105 Architecture Building C
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson.

Monday, 16 November 2015, 11:00 a.m – 12:45 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group Meeting
Teaching Writing – What Works
Dr. Steven Graham, Warner Professor, Arizona State University.
Location: 408 Harrington Tower
For more information, please contact Joan Davison.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 5:30-7 p.m.
Film Studies Working Group Meeting
Discussion of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Cinema
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Teresa Vilaros.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 5:40-6:40 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Grant Harward.

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson.

Monday, 23 November 2015, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Warren.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights Seminar Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Monica Neshyba or Dr. Felipe Hinojosa.

Thursday, 2 December 2015, 4-5 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Meeting to discuss selections from Kimberly Kay Hoang’s Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work (U of California Press, 2015).
Location: 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 4 p.m.
Performance and Culture Working Group Presentation
“Boucan: Loud Moves Against Invisibility in Postcolonial France”
Laura Steil | École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris
“Noise Control in Brazil: Diasporic Grooves and the State’s Listening Practices”
Dr. Leonardo Cardoso | Lecturer in the Department of Performance Studies, Texas A&M University
Location: Black Box Theater, Liberal Arts and Humanities Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Kimberly Kattari.

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 4-6 p.m.
South Asia Studies Working Group Lecture
Lecture and Poetry Reading
Usha Akella | Poet and Cultural Ambassador
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nandini Bhattacharya.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 10-11 a.m.
Medical Humanities Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Jessica Howell.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Warren.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 3:50-5:10 p.m.
Africana Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Carmela Garritano.

Monday, 25 January 2016, 2-3:30 p.m.
Media and Religion 3-year Seminar Lecture • POSTPONED TO TUESDAY DUE TO WEATHER
“Gender & Identity as Lenses for Studying Media, Religion and Culture”
Mia Lovheim | University of Uppsala
Location: Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Heidi Campbell.
Event flyer

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Media and Religion 3-year Seminar Lunch Meeting
Location: Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Heidi Campbell.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 4-5:30 p.m.
Media and Religion 3-year Seminar Lecture

“Gender & Identity as Lenses for Studying Media, Religion and Culture”
Mia Lovheim | University of Uppsala
Location: Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
Event flyer

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 3-4 p.m.
Africana Studies Working Group Meeting
Discussion of James Ferguson’s Give a Man a Fish
Location: Glasscock Center Conference Room, 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Carmela Garritano.

Friday, 29 January 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Digital Humanities Working Group Lecture
Dr. Carl G. Stahmer | Director of Digital Scholarship at the University Library, University of California, Davis
Location: Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Sarah Potvin.

Monday, 1 February 2016, 4-5 p.m.

Early Modern Studies Working Groups
Margaret Ezell
Location: Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact  Dr. Margaret Ezell.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 6-7:30 p.m.
Film Studies Working Group Monthly Meeting
For more information, please contact Teresa Vilaros

Thursday, 4 February 2016 , 4-5 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Victorian Intimacies Symposium
Hosted by the Critical Childhood Studies Working Group and the New Modern British Studies Working Group
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Susan Egenolf.
Event flyer →

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Warren.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 4 p.m.
Performance and Culture Working Group Meeting with DJ Spooky
Paul D. Miller (a.k.a DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid) will discuss how he approaches performance in an interdisciplinary setting, and how specifically he navigates between his academic, production, and performance work. He may also touch on his approach to music which bridges many technologies and music styles (experimental, hip hop, sound art, electronic, multimedia). We’ll consider the role and place of the intellectual/artist in the 21st century.
Location: Black Box Theater, Liberal Arts & Humanities Building, First floor
For more information, please contact Dr. Kimberly Kattari.

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.

Monday, 22 February 2016, 1:30-2:50 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Lecture
“Language and Social Justice: Combatting the Reproduction of Linguistic Inequality”
Dr. Ana Celia Zentella | Professor Emerita in Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego
Location: 2401 Memorial Student Center (MSC)

For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.
Event flyer

Monday, 22 February 2016, 2:30-4 p.m.
Medical Humanities Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Jessica Howell.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 12-1:30 p.m.
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights 3-year Seminar Lecture
“Mestizaje and Colorblind Ideology: From Bolívar to Zea and Latin@ Identity Issues in the U.S.”
Rocio Alvarez | Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Felipe Hinojosa or Dr. Monica Neshyba.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Hudson.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 3-4 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Lecture
“‘Ich bin ein Modlaureuther!’ George Bush, the Cold War, and a German Village”
Dr. Jason Johnson | Assistant Professor, Department of History, Trinity University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Adam Seipp.
Event flyer

Friday, 4 March 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights Meeting
Planning meeting.
Location: 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Felipe Hinojosa or Dr. Monica Neshyba.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 12-1:30 p.m.
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Felipe Hinojosa or Dr. Monica Neshyba.

Monday, 21 March 2016, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Warren.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights 3-year Seminar Lecture
“Liberating Stories: Border Disruptions and Creative Resistance” 
Dr. Michelle Téllez | Professor of Ethnic Studies and Sociology, Northern Arizona University
Location: 601 Rudder Tower
For more information, please contact Dr. Felipe Hinojosa or Dr. Monica Neshyba.
Event flyer

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 12-2 p.m.
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights 3-year Seminar Lecture
“Belonging, Balancing, Being: Women of Color in the Academy” 
Dr. Michelle Téllez | Professor of Ethnic Studies and Sociology, Northern Arizona University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Felipe Hinojosa or Dr. Monica Neshyba.
Event flyer

Monday, 28 March 2016, 4:30-6 p.m.
Science Fiction Studies Working Group Lecture
Inaugural lecture of the Halbert W. Hall Speaker Series on Science Fiction and Fantasy
Michael Moorcock | author
Location: 2406B Memorial Student Center (MSC)
For more information, please contact Jeremy Brett.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting
Location: 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Grant Harward.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting
James Shapiro and the First Folio Exhibit
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Margaret Ezell.

Monday, 4 April 2016, 3-4:30 p.m.
Medical Humanities Working Group Meeting
Location: 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Jessica Howell.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 6-7:30 p.m.
Film Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Teresa Vilaros.

Friday, 8 April 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 10-11 a.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting
Location: 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson.

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Religion and Culture Working Group Luncheon
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Rebecca Hankins.

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 1-2:30 p.m.
Medical Humanities Working Group Meeting
Roundtable lunch
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Jessica Howell.

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 4-5:30 p.m.
Medical Humanities Working Group Lecture
“Dementia and Storytelling: An Autobiographical Field Report”
Thomas Cole | McGovern Chair in Medical Humanities and Director of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Location: 453 Liberal Arts and Humanities Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Jessica Howell.
Event webpage →

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 12-1:30 p.m.
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights 3-year Seminar Lecture
“Latina/o Registered Nurses: Television Images, Educational Experiences, and Hospital Work”
Frank Ortega |Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Felipe Hinojosa or Dr. Monica Neshyba.


Academic Year 2014-2015

Monday, 16 June 2015, 2-3:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Meeting to discuss Talia Mae Bettcher’s “Trapped in the Wrong Theory:
Rethinking Trans Oppression and Resistance,” (SIGNS 39, no. 2 [2014]: 383-406] and
chapters 1-3 of Elisabetta Girelli’s Montgomery Clift: Queer Star.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Friday, 3 July 2015, 9-11 a.m.
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting
Preservation and DH: Part I
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Sarah Potvin.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 1 – 2 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Meeting to discuss chapters 4-5 of Elisabetta Girelli’s Montgomery Clift: Queer Star.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Monday, 20 July 2015, 12-2 p.m.
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting
Preservation and DH: Part II
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Sarah Potvin.

Tuesday,  25 August 2015, 2-3 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Meeting to discuss Robert Beachy’s Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity.
MSC 2200
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.


Academic Year 2014-2015

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12-1 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group Meeting
“Understanding Dyslexia”
Brenda Taylor
| Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture
301 Harrington
For more information, please contact Dr. M. Joshi.

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Warren.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:30-4 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting featuring Dr. Miriam Posner (UCLA)
The discussion will center around alternative academic (“alt-ac”) careers in digital humanities.
Room 326, Liberal Arts and Humanities Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Maura Ives, Dr. Richard Furuta, or Sarah Potvin.

Friday, 19 September 2014, 4-5 p.m.
Cultural Performance Working Group Meet & Greet
Snacks and beverages will be provided. We will spend this time getting to know one another by sharing our research and performance interests, and discussing our goals for the upcoming year. The working group can be used as a supportive forum in which to share a work-in-progress, practice a conference presentation or performance, invite a guest speaker/performer, or discuss topics relevant to the study and practice of cultural performance (broadly conceived). So if you have any ideas for this semester, please share at the Meet & Greet. If you cannot attend the meeting, but would like to be added to our listserv or have any suggestions for presentations, discussions, or performances this semester, please send us a private email.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Eleanor Owicki or Dr. Kim Kattari.

Monday, 22 September 2014, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Jared Donnelly.

Friday, 26 September 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.

Friday, 26 September 2014, 1-2 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Conference Room, 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Shona Jackson.

Monday, 29 September 2014, 12-1 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group Seminar
“Effective Early Reading Interventions: What are the Essential Ingredients?”
Carolyn Denton | Houston Medical School
301 Harrington
For more information, please contact Dr. M. Joshi.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Ramos.

Friday, 10 October 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Lecture
“‘I loooooooove the way you look!!!!’: Complementing Behavior on Facebook”
Dr. Zohreh Eslami | Associate Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Nasser Jabbari | Graduate Student, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.

Monday, 13 October 2014, 5:45-7 p.m.
History of Art, Architecture, and Visual Cultures Working Group Lecture
Lais Myrrha, artist, will speak on her Gameleria Project, an installation that responds to the tragic loss of life when one of Oscar Niemeyer’s buildings collapsed, killing a number of workers.
Geren Auditorium, Room 101, Architecture Building B
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Klein.
Lais Myrrha’s website →

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Warren.

Friday, 17 October 2014, 9-10 a.m.
Language Matters Working Group Lecture
“Spanglish and Shifting Identities: La Migra Bilingüe”
Ana Celia Zentella | Emerita, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California – San Diego
Room 2502, Memorial Student Center
For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.

Friday, 17 October 2014, 4-5 p.m.
Performance and Culture Working Group Meeting
“Youth Sonic Practices and Public Spaces in São Paulo: The Case of the Pancadão”
Dr. Leo Cardoso | Lecturer, Department of Performance Studies
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Kim Kattari.

Monday, 20 October 2014, 4-5 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Jared Donnelly.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 4-5 p.m.
Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nandra Perry.

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12-1:30 p.m.
Religion and Culture Working Group Lunch
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Daniel Schwartz.

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12-1:30 p.m.
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Maura Ives.

Monday, 27 October 2014, 12:40-1:40 p.m.
Early Modern Studies Working Group Event
Songs from Shakespeare (and Friends)
A Performance of Early Modern Music by Heartsease
453 Liberal Arts and Humanities Building 
For more information, please contact Dr. Nandra Perry.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1-2:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting
“Working Women: Into the Borderlands”
Sonia Hernández | Associate Professor of History, Texas A&M
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock
For more information please contact Dr. Lisa Ramos.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Early Modern Studies Working Group Lecture
“A tour of the Folgersphere, the Folger Shakespeare Library’s digital architecture”
Eric Johnson | Director of Digital Access at the Folger Shakespeare Library
Humanities Visualization Space, 433 Liberal Arts and Humanities Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nandra Perry.

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Ramos.

Friday, 7 November 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.

Friday, 7 November 2014, 5-7 p.m.
Brains, Learning, and Animal Behavior
Dr. Varner’s Home
For more information, please contact Dr. Gary Varner.

Monday, 10 November 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Warren.

Monday, 10 November 2014, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group Lecture
“Fostering Reading Development: Intervention, Compensation, and Remediation”
Joanna A. Christodoulou
| Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston
301 Harrington Tower
For more information, please contact Dr. M. Joshi.

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 6 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Film Screening
When Mountains Tremble
Free pizza and soft drinks served at 5:30 p.m.
105 Architecture Building (ARCC 105)
For more information, please contact Dr. Shona Jackson.

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 1-2:30 p.m.
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Maura Ives.

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 1-2:30 p.m.
Religion and Culture Working Group Lecture
“The British Museum as the Master Space of Biblical History”
Gregory Lee Ceullar | Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Austin Seminar
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Daniel Schwartz.
Lecture flyer →

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 6 p.m.
South Asia Studies Working Group Film Screening
Dabba (The Lunchbox), directed by Ritesh Batra
(Hindi with English subtitles)
3002A Emerging Technologies Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nandini Bhattacharya.
Lecture flyer 

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 6 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Film Screening
Unrepentant: Kevin Arnett and Canada’s Genocide
Free pizza and soft drinks served at 5:30 p.m.
105 Architecture Building (ARCC 105)
For more information, please contact Dr. Shona Jackson.

Friday, 21 November 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1-2 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Conference Room, 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Shona Jackson.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Warren.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Ramos.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 2-3:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Friday, 12 December 2014, 5-7 p.m.
Brains, Learning, and Animal Behavior
Private Residence
For more information, please contact Dr. Gary Varner.

Friday, 23 January 2015, 5-7 p.m.
Brains, Learning, and Animal Behavior (BLAB) Working Group Meeting
Readings for discussion:

  • David Fraser et al., “Identifying and preventing pain in animals,” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 100 (2006), pp. 64-72. [But just section #2, pp. 65-70.]
  • Georgia Mason et al., “Investigating anhedonia in a non-conventional species: Do some riding horses Equis caballus display symptoms of depression?” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 162 (2015), pp. 26-36.

Location: At the home of Dr. Gary Varner
For more information, please contact Dr. Gary Varner.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 3:45-5:30 p.m.
Brains, Learning, and Animal Behavior (BLAB) Working Group Lecture
“How Can We Tell What – If Anything – Animals Are Feeling?”
Georgia Mason | Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph
Location: 401 YMCA Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Gary Varner.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 3-4 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Meeting to discuss selected chapters from Urvashi Vaid’s Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics (Magnus Books, 2012).
Glasscock Center Conference Room, 208 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Friday, 30 January 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 12:30-2 p.m.
Latina/o Studies Working Group Presentation
“The future of Latina/o Mexican American Studies (LMAS) at Texas A&M University”
Nicole Guidotti-Hernández | Chair, Mexican and Latina/o Studies (MALS) Department,  University of Texas at Austin
Pat Rubio Goldsmith | Director, Latina/o and Mexican American Studies minor, Texas A&M University
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Ramos.
Event flyer →

Monday, 9 February 2015, 4 – 5 p.m.
War, Violence & Society Working Group Guest Lecture
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Jared Donnelly.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Warren.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 4 – 5 p.m.
Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact  Dr. Nandra Perry.

Friday, 20 February 2015, 4 – 5 p.m.
Performance and Culture Working Group Meeting
Roundtable on Fieldwork Issues and Ethics
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Kim Kattari.

Friday, 20 February 2015, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson.

Monday, 23 February 2015, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group Meeting
“Metalinguistic awareness and biliteracy development”
Jing Zhao | Ph.D. Sun Yat-Sen University China/Harvard Graduate
School of Education, USA
569 Harrington Towers
For more information, please contact Dr. M. Joshi.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 4 – 5 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Meeting to discuss selected chapters from Elisabetta Girelli’s Montgomery Clift,
Queer Star (Wayne State University Press, 2013).
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information and a copy of the reading, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 12:30-2 p.m.
Latino/a Studies Working Group Lecture
“Migration and Death as a Penalty at the U.S.-Mexico Border”
Christina L, Sisk | Associate Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Houston
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock
For more information please contact Dr. Lisa Ramos.
Event flyer →

Friday, 27 February 2015, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Conference Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact  Dr. Nandra Perry.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

Kim Tallbear | Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 6:30 p.m.
History of Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture Working Group Lecture
“The Diplomat, the Dealer and the Digger: Writing the History of the Antiquities Trade in 19th Century Greece”
Ioannis (Yannis) Galanakis | Lecturer in Greek Prehistory in the Faculty of Classics, Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
J. Wayne Stark Galleries, Memorial Student Center (MSC)
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Klein.

Friday, 27 March, 4 – 5 p.m.
Performance and Culture Working Group Meeting
Discussion of Dr. Angela Ahlgren’s book chapter-in-progress, “Taiko in North America: Performance and History.”
262 Liberal Arts and Humanities Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Kim Kattari.

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting
“Supporting the Big and the Boutique: Visualizing Digital Humanities
and Digitizing Visual Culture”
Liz Grumbach | Department of English, Texas A&M University
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Sarah Potvin.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact  Dr. Nandra Perry.

Monday, 13 April 2015, 11 a.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group Meeting
“Spelling in English as a Second Language: Does it Ever Get Easier?”
Susan Dunlap | Ph.D. Children’s Learning Institute, University of
Texas Health Science Center at Houston
For more information, please contact Dr. M. Joshi.

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 1:00 – 2:30
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Panel discussion on The Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literature
(Cambridge UP, 2014) featuring editors Mikko Tuhkanen (Texas A&M) and
Ellen McCallum (Michigan State University).
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information and a copy of the reading, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Rhetoric and Discourse Studies Working Group Symposium
“Rhetoric, Emotion, and Embodiment”
Liberal Arts and Humanities Building, Room 453
For more information, please contact Dr. C. Jan Swearingen.

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:30 – 12:00 p.m.Lucy flyer
Language Matters Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.

Friday, 17 April, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Performance and Culture Working Group Meeting
“Dancing Against the Law: Critical Moves in Bangalore’s Queer Nightlife”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Kim Kattari.

Monday, 27 April, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Talk by Owen Williams of the Folger Shakespeare Library
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Warren.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 3 p.m.
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting
“Creating an Interdisciplinary Wiki on the History of Technology: What I Learned the Hard Way”
Nathan Brewer | Digital Content Administrator, IEEE History Center
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Jonathan Coopersmith.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 4-5 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Lecture
“Linking War, Genocide, and Resistance: The Polish Elite under Nazi Occupation”
Jadwiga Biskupska | Assistant Professor of History at Sam Houston State University
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Jared Donnelly.

Monday, 4 May 2015, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact  Dr. Nandra Perry.

Monday, 4 May 2015, 1-2 p.m.
Medical Humanities Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Jessica Howell.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Ramos.
Event flyer →

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
New Modern British Studies Working Group Meeting
Discussion of Dr. Jessica Howell’s work-in-progress, “The Boy Doctor of Empire: Malaria and Mobility in Kipling’s Kim.”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Susan Egenolf.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 2 – 3 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

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Academic Year 2013-2014

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Academic Year 2013-2014

Fall 2013

Friday, 6 September 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group Meet and Greet
Informal meet and greet with refreshments.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Emily McManus.

Monday, 16 September 2013, 5-6 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Welcome Mixer
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Jared Donnelly.

Friday, 20 September 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group Meeting
“There’s No Place Like, Newtown,” Performing History in Stories of America’s Other
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Emily McManus.

Monday, 23 September 2013, 12-1:30 p.m.
History of Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture Working Group Meeting
“Sheep breeds in ancient Israel according to art historical and archeological evidence”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Klein.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 12-1 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group Seminar
“Teacher knowledge of basic language constructs in English-speaking countries”
Emily Cantrell, Ph.D | Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture, Texas A&M University
Refreshments will be served.
617 Harrington Tower
For more information, please contact Dr. M. Joshi.

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Britt Mize.

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 12:30-2 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Meeting to discuss Lucas Hilderbrand’s “A Suitcase Full of Vaseline, or Travels in the 1970s Gay World” (Journal of the History of Sexuality 22, no. 3 [2013]: 373-402).
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Friday, 27 September 2013, 12-1 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Conference Room, 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson.

Friday, 4 October 2013, 4-5 pm
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group
“Dancing Legitimacy: Statecraft and Stagecraft in a Post-Colony”
Dr. David Donkor | Assistant Professor in Performance and Africana Studies, Texas A&M University
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Emily McManus.

Thursday, 10 October 2013, 4-5 pm
New Modern British Studies Working Group
“The Banal Conviviality of NeoLiberal Cosmopolitanism in The London Train (2011) and My Cleaner (2005)”
Emily Johansen | Assistant Professor, Department of English, Texas A&M UniversityGlasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Griffin.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 11:30-1 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Britt Mize.

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 4-5 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Jared Donnelly.

Friday, 18 October 2013, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Women’s and Gender Studies Working Group Meeting
“Health and Gender”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Claire Katz.

Friday, 25 October 2013, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Ramos.

Monday, 28 October 2013, 12:30-2 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 2-3:30 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group Meeting
“Reconceptualizing the Simple View of Reading (SVR) Model of Reading Difficulties”
Dr. William Tunmer | Distinguished Professor, Institute of Education, Massey University, New Zealand
2503 Memorial Student Center (MSC)
For more information, please contact Dr. M. Joshi.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
QSWG will meet to discuss selections from Patricia Simon’s The Sex of Men in Premodern Europe: A Cultural History (Cambridge UP, 2011)
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 11:30-1 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Britt Mize.

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 12:30-2 p.m.
Religion and Culture Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Heidi Campbell.

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 5-8 p.m.
South Asia Working Group
Film screening of I AM, followed by a Q&A session with award-winning Indian film director Onir
Liberal Arts and Humanities Building (LAAH), Room 453
For more information, please contact Dr. Nandini Bhattacharya.

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Film Screening
Film screening of Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian. The Indigenous Studies Working Group, with the support of the Glasscock Center, The Department of Multicultural Services, and the College of Architecture, will be presenting a documentary film series to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
Architecture Building C, Room 105
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson
Event flyer →

Friday, 8 November 2013, 4-5 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group
Dr. Ellen Tillman | Assistant Professor of History, Texas State University
“Stowaways, Nationalists, and Stewards of the Future: the 1850s Clash of U.S. Filibusters and Panameños”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Jared Donnelly.

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Film Screening
Film screening of Two Spirits. The Indigenous Studies Working Group, with the support of the Glasscock Center, The Department of Multicultural Services, and the College of Architecture, will be presenting a documentary film series to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
Architecture Building C, Room 105
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson
Event flyer →

Friday, 15 November 2013, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Women’s and Gender Studies Working Group Meeting
Dustin Shroff | Filmmaker
WGST will discuss Deflated, written and directed by Shroff, who will be in attendance to give a talk and Q&A.
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, Room 300, Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Claire Katz.

Wednesday, 20 November, 2013, 4-5 p.m.
New Modern British Studies Working Group
“Josiah Wedgwood’s Global Ventures”
Susan Egenolf | Associate Professor, Department of English
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311, Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Griffin.

Wednesday, 21 November 2013, 1-2:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
The Queer Studies Working Group will meet to discuss Rachel Lewis’s “Deportable Subjects: Lesbians and Political Asylum,” Feminist Foundations 25, no. 2 (2013): 174-94.
Glasscock Center Conference Room, 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Film Screening
Film screening of We Still Live Here: We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân. The Indigenous Studies Working Group, with the support of the Glasscock Center, The Department of Multicultural Services, and the College of Architecture, will be presenting a documentary film series to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
Architecture Building C, Room 105
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson
Event flyer →

Friday, 22 November 2013, 4-5 pm
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group
‘She was fine when she left us!’ Adapting the Myth of the Unsinkable Ship for the 2012 Belfast Titanic Festival
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Emily McManus.

Monday, 25 November 2013, 3:30-5 p.m.
Language Matter Working Group Lecture
“Hispanic Identity and Spanish Language Maintenance: The Curious Case of Sephardic Spanish in Istanbul”
Reynaldo Romero | University of Houston-Downtown
127 Academic Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.
Event flyer →

Monday, 25 November 2013, 5:30-7 p.m.
Language Matter Working Group Lecture
“Back to the Future: What Can Judeo-Spanish Teach Us About the Evolution of Spanish Contact Varieties”
Reynaldo Romero | University of Houston-Downtown
224 Academic Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.
Event flyer →

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 11:30-1 p.m.
Early Modern Studies and Medieval Studies Working Groups Joint Meeting
Table reading of John Heywood’s interlude The Play of the Weather (1533), kicking off work toward an April on-campus performance.
For location and other details, please contact Dr. Britt Mize.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 2-3:15 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Meeting to discuss the introduction and chapter two of Marc Stein’s Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement (Routledge, 2012).
Glasscock Center Conference Room, 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Britt Mize.

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Ramos.

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 4-5 p.m.
Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nandra Perry.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 12-1:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Lunch meeting with Margot Backus, Associate Professor of English at the University of Houston, to discuss chapters from her 2013 book Scandal Work: James Joyce, the New Journalism, and the Home Rule Newspaper Wars (University of Notre Dame Press. RSVP for lunch and to receive a copy of the reading.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Thursday, 6 February 2014, 4-5 p.m.
Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nandra Perry.

Monday, 10 February 2014, 12-1 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group Seminar
Han Suk Bae | PhD Student, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
“Role of Morphological Awareness in Reading Comprehension among Korean ESL Learners in Grades 5 and 6”
301 Harrington Towers
For more information, please contact Dr. M. Joshi.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 12-1:30 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting
Meeting to discuss Linda Tuhiwai Smith’s Decolonizing Methodologies: Reserach and Indigenous Peoples (Rev. ed. 2013).
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 4-5 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting
“Antillean Brothers or Pernicious Foreigners?: Puerto Ricans in the Dominican Republic under the U.S. Military Occupation of 1916-1924”
Micah Wright | Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Texas A&M University
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Jared Donnelly.

Friday, 14 February 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Lecture
“When Catalan Confronts the Laputian Effect: Cognitive Prejudices in the Linguistic Field”
Juan Colomina-Almiñana | Assistant Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department and Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
206 Academic Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Irene Moyna.

Monday, 17 February 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Britt Mize.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Ramos.

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 4-5 p.m.
South Asia Studies Working Group
Liberal Arts and Humanities Building (LAAH), Room 453
For more information, please contact Dr. Nandini Bhattacharya.

Monday, 24 February 2014, 12-1 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group Seminar
Sandra Sandoval and Xuejun (Ryan) Ji | PhD Student, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
“Spelling Error Analyses of Spanish Speaking Children in Grades 2 and 3”
301 Harrington Towers
For more information, please contact Dr. M. Joshi.

Monday, 24 February 2014, 4-5 p.m.
Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nandra Perry.

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Latina/o Studies Working Group Lecture
“Unspeakable Violence”
Nicole Guidotti-Hernández
 | Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Ramos.
Event Flyer →

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 1:30-3 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting
Meeting to discuss Mark Van de Logt’s (Assistant Professor of History) two interconnected essays-in-progress.
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Britt Mize.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 4-5:30 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Lecture
“Heroes of the Questionnaire,’ Debating Refugee Status in Early Cold War West Germany”
Eric Limbach | Professor, Department of History, Rice University
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Jared Donnelly.

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Latino/a Studies Working Group Lecture
“Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago”
Lilia Fernandez | Ohio State Univeristy
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Ramos.
Event Flyer →

Friday, 21 March 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Lecture
“Language Exploitation among Heritage Speakers in the Healthcare Workforce”
Glenn Martinez | Ohio State University
206 Academic Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Maria Irene Moyna.
Event flyer →

Friday, 21 March 2014, 1-2 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Lecture
“Leadership and Legal System In the Light of Justice: Walter Echo-Hawk on Native Americans in a Global Context”
Walter Echo-Hawk | Author, attorney, tribal judge, and law professor
Glasscock Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson.
Event Flyer →

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Language Matters Working Group Lecture
“Spanish for the Health Professions or the Health Professions for Spanish? Articulating Goals in Curriculum Design in Language for Special Purposes”
Glenn Martinez | Ohio State University
301 Rudder Tower
For more information, please contact Dr. Maria Irene Moyna.
Event flyer →

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Religion and Culture Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Heidi Campbell.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 2-3 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Meeting to discuss the first two chapters and conclusion of Nicole Seymour’s Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination, (University of Illinois Press, 2013).
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Women’s and Gender Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Claire Katz.

Friday, 4 April 2014. 12-1:45 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting
Lunch with visiting speaker Robert A. Williams, Jr.
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Pulley Hudson.

Monday, 7 April 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Britt Mize.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Ramos.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group Meeting
“‘We Choose Wisely’: Comparing Music and Movement Repertoires in Exotic Dance and Neo-Burlesque Performances”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Emily McManus.

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 4-5 p.m.
South Asia Studies Working Group
“Film Music in the Age of Youtube and Multiplex”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nandini Bhattacharya.

Monday, 14 April 2014, 12-1:30 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group
“Learning to Read in Multilingual Contexts of Low and Middle Income Families”
Pooja Reddy Nakamure | Researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
301 Harrington Towers
For more information, please contact Dr. M. Joshi.

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 12-1:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group
Lunch Meeting with Nick Davis
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Center Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Monday, 21 April 2014, 12-1 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group
“Role of Letter-Sound Knowledge to Learn English Among
Chinese Children: Evidence from a Longitudinal Study”
301 Harrington Towers
For more information, please contact Dr. M. Joshi.

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Latino/a Studies Working Group Lecture
“We Are in This Dance Together: Gender, Power, and Globalization at a Mexican Garment Firm”
Nancy Plankey Videla
 | Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Center Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Ramos.
Event Flyer 

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 4-7 p.m.
South Asia Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Nandini Bhattacharya.

Friday, 25 April 2014, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Hudson.

Friday, 25 April 2014, 3-5 p.m.
Rhetoric and Discourse Working Group Symposium
“Systemic Incapacities of Vision in Environmental Rhetoric”
Dr. Jimmie Killingsworth | Professor, Department of English, Texas A&M University
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Jan Swearingen.

Friday, 25 April 2014, 4-5 p.m.
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group Meeting
End of Semester Meeting.
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Emily McManus.

Monday, 28 April 2014, 12-1 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group Seminar
“Minding Motivation: A Meta-Analysis of Reading Interventions”
301 Harrington Towers
For more information, please contact Dr. M. Joshi.

Monday, 28 April 2014, 1:30-3 p.m.
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Ramos.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Britt Mize.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 12-1 p.m.
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting
“DH@TCAT: Current Work and Directions”
Neal Audenaert 
| Texas Center for Applied Technology
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Richard Furuta.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 4-5 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Lecture
“Through the Iron Curtain: West German Activists and the 1961
San Francisco to Moscow Walk for Peace”
Jared Donnelly | PhD student, Department of History
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Jared Donnelly.

Friday, 2 May 2014, 1-2 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.

Monday, 5 May 2014, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Britt Mize

Friday, 20 June 2014, 2-3:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Meeting to discuss Nicole Seymour’s Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination (U of Illinois Press, 2013).
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Dr. Krista May.


Academic Year 2012-2013

Thursday, 6 September, 4-5:30 p.m.
Critical Childhood Studies Meeting
The Critical Childhood Studies group will hold its first organizational meeting of the semester to discuss activities for the 2012-2013 academic year. The meeting is open to group members and anyone interested in learning more about Critical Childhood Studies.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 14 September, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Religion and Culture Working Group Meeting

Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Daniel Schwartz.

Friday, 14 September, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meet & Greet

Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Irene Moyna.

Friday, 14 September, 2:30-4 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
QSWG will meet to discuss Screwball Asses by Guy Hocquenghem, trans. Noura Wedell (Semiotext(e), 2010).
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 4-5:30 p.m.
South Asia Working Group Meeting
Dr. Subramanian Shankar, Professor of English at the university of Hawaii at Manoa will be speaking about his book Flesh and Fish Blood: Postcolonialism, Translation and the Vernacular (University of California Press, 2012).
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
War, Violence and Society Working Group Meeting
The War, Violence and Society Working Group will host a meet and greet to start off the semester.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 4-5 p.m.
Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting

“The Early Modernist’s Digital Humanities”
Dr. Laura Mandell, director of A&M’s Initiative for the Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC) and Dr. Jacob Heil, post-doctoral research associate for the IDHMC, will talk about the digital humanities as it relates to early modernists (somewhat broadly defined).
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 28 September 2012, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 12 October 2012, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 12 October 2012, 12:30-2 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

Glasscock Center Conference Room, 308 Glasscock Building

Friday, 12 October 2012, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Women’s and Gender Studies Working Group Meeting

“Gender and the British Family”
Discussion with Susan Egenolf and Claudia Nelson, editors of British Family Life, 1780-1914.

Monday, 15 October 2012, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Religion and Culture Working Group Meeting
“¡Medicina Sí, Muerte No!: Religion, Public Health, and the ‘Long War on Poverty’ in Mathis, Texas, 1948-1971”
Felipe Hinojosa, assistant professor of history, will present his work-in-progress.
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building

Monday, 15 October 2012, 3:30-5 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
The Queer Studies Working Group will meet to discuss chapters 1 and 8 of David Halperin’s “How to be Gay” (Belknap P, 2012). For a PDF of the reading, contact Krista at k-may01@tamu.edu. For additional details, visit the QSWG’s blog at queerstudies.tamu.edu.
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 2-3 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group Seminar
“Developmental relation of reading fluency and reading comprehension
Young-Suk Kim
| Assistant Professor, Florida State University and Florida Center for Reading Research
616 Harrington Tower 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Britt Mize.

Monday, 29 October 2012, 12-1:30 p.m.
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group Meeting
Join us for an informal lunchtime discussion examining cross-disciplinary approaches to ethnographic fieldwork within and across the performing arts. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Emily McManus at emilymcmanus@tamu.edu by Thursday, October 25 at 5:00.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Emily McManus.

Friday, 2 November 2012, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Irene Moyna.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 3-5 p.m.
Women’s and Gender Studies Working Group Meeting

The Women’s and Gender Studies Working Group will meet to discuss tasha Dubriwny’s forthcoming book.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Claire Katz.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Britt Mize.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012, 7-9:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
The Queer Studies Working Group at the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research and the Film Studies Program present a free screening of the 2011 South African feature Skoonheid [Beauty]. A panel discussion will follow the film at approximately 8:50pm.  Note: This film is unrated, but is not suitable for children.
Harrington Education Center Classrooms Buildign (HECC), Room 209
For more information, please contact Dan Humphrey.

Thursday, 15 November 2012, 2-3 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group Seminar
“Developmental relation of reading fluency and reading comprehension
David Chard
| Dean, Simmons School of Education, Southern Methodist University
616 Harrington Tower
For more information, please contact R. Malt Joshi

Thursday, 15 November 2012, 4-5 p.m.
Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting

Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Nandra Perry.

Friday, 16 November 2012, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Irene Moyna.

Monday, 19 November 2012, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Religion and Culture Working Group Meeting
“An Exceptional Population: Mexican Americans, Home Missionaries, & American Citizenship”
Sara E Schueneman, grauduate student in History, will present her work in progress.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Felipe Hinojosa.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 7 p.m.
History of Art, Architecture and Visual Culture Working Group
“Shipwrecks of Constantinople’s Theodosian Harbor”
Cemal Pulak | Department of Anthropology, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University
Langford Architecture Complex Building C, Room 105
For more information, please contact Nancy Klein.

Monday, 26 November 2012, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group
Join us for an informal lunchtime discussion.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Jayson Beaster-Jones.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 12:30-2 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group
Join us for a discussion of selections from Sarah Schulman’s The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination (University of California Press, 2012). If you would like a PDF of the reading, contact Krista May.
213 Bolton Hall
For more information, please contact Krista May.

Friday, 30 November 2012, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

Glasscock Center Conference Room, 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Irene Moyna.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Irene Moyna.

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 4-5 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Lecture

“Slighted Castles of the English Civil Wars”
Lila Rakoczy | Department of History Faculty, Sam Houston State University
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Jared Donnelly.

Tuesday, 22 January 2012, 12:30-2 p.m. 
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Britt Mize.

Friday, 25 January 2013, 9:30-11 a.m.
Women’s and Gender Studies Working Group Discussion
“The Politics of Reproduction”
Rebecca Kukla | Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Claire Katz.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 2-3:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Krista May.

Monday, 11 February 2013, 12:30-2 p.m. 
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Britt Mize.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013, 12-2 p.m. 
Religion and Culture Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Daniel Schwartz

Tuesday, 12 February 2013, 12-2 p.m. 
Religion and Culture Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Daniel Schwartz

Friday, 15 February 2013, 4-5 p.m. 
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group Meeting
“Marketing Exotics: ‘The Mystical Arts of Tibet’ and Spirituality on Tour”
Elizabeth Melton | Graduate Student, Performance Studies
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Emily McManus.

Monday, 25 February 2013, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
The Queer Studies Working Group will meet to discuss Kath Weston’s “A
Political Ecology of ‘Unnatural Offences’: State Security, Queer
Embodiment, and the Environmental Impacts of Prison Migration” (in _GLQ_
14, nos. 203 [2008]: 217-37).
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, visit the Queer Studies blog

Monday, 25 February 2013, 3:15 p.m.
Rhetoric and Discourse Studies Working Group/A&M Student Chapter of the RSA
Andrea Terry and Krisitina Gutierez will present their current works in
progress at the first spring meeting of the semester. Beverages and
light snacks will be served.
LAAH English Department Special Events Room, LAAH 453
For more information, please contact
Jan Swearingen

Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 12:30-2 p.m. 
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Britt Mize.

Thursday, 28 February 2013, 11:30 a.m. 
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Angela Pulley Hudson

Friday, 1 March 2013, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Language Matters Working Group
“Attitudes towards Spanish, English, and code-switching in two Texas border cities”
Natalie Rangel | Graduate Student, Hispanic Studies
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Irene Moyna.

Monday, 4 March 2013, 12:30-1:30 p.m. 
Religion and Culture Working Group Meeting

Mark Davies (Professor of Linguistics, Brigham Young University) will make a presentation on biblical corpora in the field of Digital Humanities.
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311 Glascock Building
For more information, please contact Daniel Schwartz.

Monday, 4 March 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group and Religion and Culture Working Group Joint Meeting “Using Corpora to Gain Insight into Changes in Language, Culture, and Society”
Mark Davies | Brigham Young University
Join us for coffee at 3:30 p.m.
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311 Glascock Building
For more information, please contact Irene Moyna.

Monday, 4 March 2013, 4 p.m. 
New Modern British Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Queer Studies Working Groups and the English Department
“How to do the Sexuality of History”
Susan Lanser | Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies, Brandeis University
453 Liberal Arts and Humanities Building
For more information, please contact Robert Griffin.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 12:30-2 p.m. 
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Britt Mize.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013, 3-6 p.m.
Women’s and Gender Studies Working Group Meeting

Author meets readers: Tasha Dubriwny’s The Vulnerable Empowered Woman: Feminism, Postfeminism,  and Women’s Health (Rutgers, 2012)
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Claire Katz.

Friday, 8 March 2013, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Music, Movement and Cultural Performance Working Group Meeting

Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Emily McManus or Jayson Beaster-Jones.

Monday, 18 March 2013, 12:30-2 p.m. 
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Britt Mize.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 3:15 p.m.
Rhetoric and Discourse Studies Working Group Meeting
Rhetoric and Discourse Studies Working Group, jointly with the Texas A&M Graduate Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, welcome you to our second spring meeting for a presentation by Melissa Elston entitled “Getting Published, the Experience.”
Liberal Arts and Humanities Building (LAAH), Room 326
For more information, please contact Jan Swearingen.

Friday, 22 March 2013, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Language Matters Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Irene Moyna.

Monday, 25 March 2013, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
The Queer Studies Working Group will meet to discuss Jeanette Winterson’s Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?. For more information about the QSWG, visit the blog.
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Krista May.

Monday, 25 March 2013, 12:30-2 p.m. 
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Britt Mize.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013, 12-2 p.m. 
Religion and Culture Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Daniel Schwartz.

Monday, 15 April 2013, 4-5:30 p.m. 
War, Violence & Society Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Jared Donnelly.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 12:30-2 p.m. 
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Britt Mize.

Thursday, 25 April 2013 3:30-5:30 p.m.
South Asia and Language Matters Working Group Joint Meeting
“As Sweet as Honey”: A Reading
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Jyotsna Vaid.

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Academic Year 2011-2012

Fall 2011

Thursday, 1 September 2011, 12-1:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group
Lunch discussion with Brian Lewis (Department of History, McGill University) on one of his works-in-progress.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 2 September 2011, 4-5 p.m.
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Critical Child Studies Working Group
Join us for our first meeting of the semester. Lunch will be provided. We will be planning events for the 2011/2012 academic year. New members are very welcome.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, 15 September 2011, 12-1:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group

Lunch discussion with Alexander Doty (Professor of Communication and Culture, Indiana University). The group will discuss one of Professor Doty’s works-in-progress.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 16 September 2011, 12-2 p.m.
Women and Gender Studies Working Group
Ashley Currier (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies Program) will present “A New Kind of Newness: Transgender Collective Identities in Namibia and South Africa” for the Women and Gender Studies Working group lunch series.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 23 September 2011, 2-3 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group
Nathaniel Weber will be sharing a paper on the US Military Assistance Advisory Group in French Indochina, 1950-1956.  Refreshments will be served.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, September 26 2011, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 4 October 2011,  3-4 p.m.
Countercultural Movements Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, 6 October 2011, 12-1:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group
Lunch discussion with Neville Hoad (Associate Professor of English at The University of Texas).The group will discuss one of his works-in-progress.
Conference Room, 308 Glasscock Building

Monday, 10 October 2011, 12-1:15 p.m.
Cognoscenti Working Group
Dr. Lisa Geraci (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology) will present a lecture entitled “Professional Issues in Cognitive Psychology,” primarily directed at graduate students.
418 Psychology Building

Tuesday, 11 October 2011, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, 13 October 2011, 12-1 p.m.
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group
The MMCP Working Group will host a lunchtime discussion about ethics and issues of representation in ethnographic research. Lunch will be provided.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 14 October 2011, 12-1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, 17 October 2011, 12-1:15 p.m.
Cognoscenti Working Group
Jessica Stubbs
(Doctoral Candidate, Developmental Psychology) will present “Infants’ Scanning of Dynamic and Static Faces” detailing research on infant recognition of faces.
418 Psychology Building

Thursday, 20 October 2011, 4-5 p.m.
History of Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture Working Group
Lecture by Kim Shelton (University of Berkeley) on the Panhellenic Sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, 24 October 2011, 12-1:15 p.m.
Cognoscenti Working Group
Sumeyra Tosum (Doctoral Student, Cognitive Psychology) will speak about how grammatical marking in Turkish of the source evidence affects sentence recognition memory in Turkish-English speakers.
418 Psychology Building

Tuesday, 25 October, 2011, 3-4 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group
Chris Cartellone
(Nautical Archaeology) will present his work detailing a British warship lost in 1782 off Nevis. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 28 October 2011, 12-1 p.m.
Africana Studies Working Group
Lecture by Christina Sharpe.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 28 October 2011, 12-1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group
308 Glasscock Building

Friday, 28 October 2011, 4-5:30 p.m.
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group
Kim Kattari will present a paper entitled “Re-animating Rockabilly, Zombies, Vintage Cars, and Frankenstein: Performing a ‘Culture of Survival’ through Psychobilly.”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, 31 October 2011, 12-1:15 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group

Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, 31 October 2011, 12:30-2 p.m.
Cognoscenti Working Group

Justin Hand (Doctoral Candidate, Cognitive Psychology) will present a lecture entitled “Forgotten But Not Gone: Recovering Memories of Emotional Stories”.
418 Psychology Building

Wednesday, 2 November 2011, 12:30-2 p.m.
Religion and Culture Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, 3 November 2011, 7-9 p.m.
Counterculture Movements Working Group
Dr. Rob Johnson, University of Texas-Pan American (Author of The Lost Years of William S. Burroughs: Beats in South Texas), will present his book in progress about the Beats and the social climate leading up to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Evans Library, Room 204E

Friday, 4 November 2011, 9-10:30 a.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Angela Hudson.

Friday, 4 November 2011, 12-1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Maria Irene Moyna.

Monday, 7 November 2011, 12-1:15 p.m.
Cognoscenti Working Group

Genna Angello (Doctoral Candidate, Cognitive Psychology) will present a lecture entitled “Does Problem Solving-Induced Forgetting Target the Items Most Likely to Block Solutions?”
418 Psychology Building
For more information, please contact Jyotsna Vaid

Tuesday, 8 November 2011, 4-5 p.m.
Early Modern Studies Working Group
Krista May
(Associate Editor of the World Shakespeare Bibliography) will give a lecture.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Center
For more information, please contact Nandra Perry.

Friday, 11 November 2011, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Social, Cultural, and Political Theory Working Group
Walter Edward Hart (Department of Sociology) will present “From Geneva to Abu Ghraib- The Normalization and Justification of the Bush Torture Policies.” Please rsvp to ipscpt@tamu.edu if you plan attend, as lunch will be provided.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Lisa Ellis.

Monday, 14 November 2011, 12-1:15 p.m.
Cognoscenti Working Group

418 Psychology Building
For more information, please contact Jyotsna Vaid.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011, 12-1:30 p.m.
Critical Child Studies Working Group
Meeting to discuss a chapter from “The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century” by Kathryn Bond Stockton.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Lucia Hodgson.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011, 12-1 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group
Presentation by Bestern Kaani (Teaching, Learning, and Culture) about “Acquiring Reading Skills in Orthographically Diverse Languages: Insights from Nyanja-English Bilinguals in Zambia.”
503 Harrington Tower
For more information, please contact M. Joshi.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011, 6-7:30 p.m.
Critical Child Studies Working Group
Meeting for the Fall Discussion Series: “What is Childhood Studies?”
203 Blocker Building
For more information, please contact Lucia Hodgson.

Friday, 18 November 2011, 12:30-2 p.m.
Women’s and Gender Studies Working Group

“The Queer Art of the Counterarchive”
Lunch colloquium with Ann Cvetkovich, Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. RSVP by noon, Thursday, 17 November to nsumpter@tamu.edu to reserve a seat and a portion of pizza.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 18 November 2011, 12-1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 308 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Maria Irene Moyna.

Friday, 18 November 2011, 1-2 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group
Curator Todd Samuelson and Professor Larry Mitchell with give a presentation at the Cushing Library about the rare books and archival sources pertaining to war and society that are available here on campus.
Mayo-Thomas Room, Cushing Library
For more information, please contact Aaron Linderman.

Monday, 21 November 2011, 12-1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group
Lecture given by Laurel MacKenzie (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania).
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Irene Moyna.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 12-1 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group

Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Britt Mize

Monday, 28 November 2011 12-1:15 p.m.
Cognoscenti Working Group

Dr. Irene Moyna (Hispanic Studies) and Dr. May Boggess (Mathematics) will present a lecture.
“The interpretation of noun-noun compounds in Spanish”
418 Psychology Building
For more information, please contact Jyotsna Vaid.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011, 12:30-2 p.m.
Religion and Culture Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Heidi Campbell.

Friday, 2 December 2011 9-10:30 a.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group

Discussion over Yanomami: The Fierce Controversy and What We Can Learn From It
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Angela Hudson.

Friday, 2 December 2011 12-1 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Maria Irene Moyna.

Friday, 2 December 2011 5:30 p.m.
Brains, Learning, and Animal Behavior (BLAB) Working Group

The BLAB Working Group will meet to discuss John Archer, “Pet Keeping: A Case Study in Maladaptive Behavior” (The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology [2011], pp. 281-296).
At the home of Gary Varner
For more information, and for directions, please contact Gary Varner.

Monday, 5 December 2011 12-1:15 p.m.
Cognoscenti Working Group

Dr. Yoon Suck Choe (Computer Science) will present a lecture.
418 Psychology Building
For more information, please contact Jyotsna Vaid.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011 3-4 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group
The QSWG will meet to plan events for next semester.
300 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Krista May.

Spring 2012

Friday, 10 February 2012, 1-2 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, 13 February 2012, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, 13 February 2012, 4-5:30 p.m.
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group
“Cross-Cultural Approaches to Composition”
Performance by Marty Regan (Assistant Professor of Music, Texas A&M University). At the turn of the twenty first-century, as composers continue their endless search for new musical materials and inspiration, one theme seems to have emerged as the most promising possibility within the field: cross-cultural approaches to composition. In this lecture, Marty Regan discusses his compositions for traditional Japanese instruments, with emphasis placed on understanding musical hybridity, ways of integrating non-Western musical aesthetics into Western compositional practices, and the ethics of cross-cultural musical appropriation.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 21 February 2012, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Critical Childhood Studies Working Group

Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, 23 February 2012, 2-3:30 p.m.
Critical Childhood Studies Working Group

Room 203, Blocker Building

Monday, 27 February 2012, 4-5:30 p.m.
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group
Performance Studies M.A. Student Dana Sayre will present her work-in-progress titled “Acting ‘too loud and crazy’: Noise as Resistance in Cepheid Variable.”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 4-5:30 p.m.

Queer Studies Working Group
Discussion of Dan Humphrey’s work-in-progress titled “Covert Homosexual Content? Amici per la pelle’s Queer Fans.”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 2 March 2012, 1-2 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, 5 March 2012, 4-5:30 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group
Christopher Fuhrmann (Assistant Professor of History, University of North Texas) will present “From Killing Bishops to Catching Slaves: Case Studies in Ancient Roman Policing.”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 9 March 2012, 1-2 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, 19 March 2012, 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group and South Asian Studies Working Group Meeting 
Joint lunch meeting from 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. with the Queer Studies Working Group and the South Asian Studies Working Group.
From 3:45-5:45 p.m. there will be a public lecture and Q&A hosted by the Race, Ethnicity and Migration Research Cluster in the history department, held in Evans Library Annex.
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, 19 March 2012, 3:45-5:45 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group
 and South Asian Studies Working Group Lecture
Public lecture and Q&A hosted by the Race, Ethnicity and Migration Research Cluster in the history department.
Annex, Evans Library

Monday, 19 March 2012, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

Discussion of forthcoming article by Dr. Jeffrey Wollock.
Room 300, Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 3-4:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group
 and Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting
Discussion of selections from Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare (ed. Madhavi Menon, Duke UP, 2011).
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, 22 March 2012, 2-3:30 p.m.
Critical Childhood Studies Working Group Meeting
Room 203, Blocker Building

Thursday, 22 March 2012, 4-6 p.m. 
Critical Geography Working Group Meeting

Discussion of chapters from the book Social Conflict, Economic Development and Extractive Industry: evidence from South America with the author Anthony Bebbington, Higgins Professor of Environment and Society and Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography at Clark University.
805 Eller Oceanography-Meterology Building

Friday, 23 March 2012, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Critical Geography Working Group Lecture
Guest lecture by Anthony Bebbington, Higgins Professor of Environment and Society and Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography, Clark University
101 Halbouty Building

Monday, 26 March 2012, 12:30-2 p.m.
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 6-8 p.m.
Critical Childhood Studies Working Group Meeting
Critical Childhood Studies Spring 2012 Discussion Series: “What is Childhood Studies”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 12:30-2 p.m.
Religion and Culture Working Group Colloquium

“At Work in the Vineyard: Catholic Educational Ministry to African Americans, 1884-1939”
Lunch colloquium to discuss a work-in-progress by William Collopy, a recent Ph.D. recipient in the Department of History. 
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 30 March 2012, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Women’s and Gender Studies Working Group Colloquium
“Women’s and Gender Studies in an Age of Accountability”
Panelists will include Dr Joan Wolf, Dr. Neha Vora, and Dr. Antonio LaPastina.
422 Psychology Building

Friday, 30 March 2012, 1-2 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Monday, 2 April 2012, 4-5:30 p.m.
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group Lecture
“Carnatic Classical Music”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 3-4:30 p.m.
Queer Studies and Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting
Discussion of selections from Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare (ed. Madhavi Menon, Duke UP, 2011). For an electronic copy of the selections, email Krista May. (Note: This is a rescheduling of the meeting that was originally planned for March 20.)
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 7:30-9 p.m.
Performance Studies Working Group Lecture 
Lecture by Dr. Jocelyn Guilbault on the music of the French Creole and English-speaking Caribbean Islands.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 13 April 2012, 1-2 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 13 April 2012, 3-4 p.m.
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting

Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Aaron Linderman.

Monday, 16 April 2012, 2-4 p.m.
Religion and Culture Working Group Lecture
“The Legal Status of Religious Minorities in the Medieval Mediterranean: 500-1300”
Maya Soifer Irish | Assitant Professor of History, Rice University
601 Rudder Tower
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Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 12-1:30 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

Lunch meeting with Circe Sturm (Associate Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies program, University of Texas-Austin).
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 4-5 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Working Group Lecture
“Becoming Cherokee, Again: Racial Transformations in the 21st Century”
Lecture by Circe Sturm (Associate Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies program, University of Texas-Austin).
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 20 April 2012, 4-5:30 p.m.
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group Lecture
“Humor Alert: Arab and Muslim Sand-Up Comedy in Post 9/11 United States”
Performance Studies M.A. student Andreea Micu will present part of her thesis research.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Emily McManus.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 12-1 p.m.
Literacy Studies Working Group Seminar
“Spelling Matters Too!: How Spelling Practice Can Benefit Reading Skill in Children”
Dr. Nicole J. Conrad, Department of Psychology at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, will give a 45 minute presentation, followed by a Q&A session. Refreshments will be served.
301 Harrington Tower
Form more information, please contact M. Joshi.

Friday, 27 April 2012, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Women’s and Gender Studies Working Group Lecture
“Open Secrets Here and There:  Sexuality, Class, and Affect”
Lecture by Rosemary Hennessy, Professor of English and Director of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University. “Open secrets” refer to a cultural environment in which much is known but unacknowledged. I offer the concept as a way to think about two different, though linked, social relations: class and the organization of affect into sexual identities.  I will consider the open secrets of class and sexuality as they circulate in contemporary US lesbian and gay culture and in the labor organizing taking place in Mexico’s assembly-for-export factories. RSVP by noon Thursday, 19 April to nsumpter@tamu.edu to reserve a seat and a portion of pizza.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contacNancy Sumpter.

Friday, 27 April 2012, 4-5 p.m.
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group Lecture
Presentation by Srivi Ramasubramanian
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Jayson Beaster-Jones.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 3-4:30 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
Meeting to discuss meetings and events for the summer and next school year.
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Krista May.

Friday, 4 May 2012, 12-2 p.m.
Language Matters Working Group Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Irene Moyna.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 2:30-4 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
QSWG will meet to discuss The Queer Art of Failure by Judith Halberstam (Duke UP, 2011).
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Krista May.

Monday, 9 July 2012, 2:30-4 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
QSWG will meet to discuss Out Here: Gay and Lesbian Perspectives VI, edited by Yorick Smaal and Graham Willet (Monash UP, 2011).
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Krista May.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012, 2:30-4 p.m.
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
QSWG will meet to discuss Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Futurity by Jose Esteban Munoz (NYU, 2009).
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
For more information, please contact Krista May.

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