Upcoming Events

Thu Mar 22, 2018

The Political American Dream: Reimagining American Optimism in Political, Not Economic, Terms

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
339 O'Shaughnessy

Political American Dream

The Political American Dream: Reimagining American Optimism in Political, Not Economic, Terms
Author: Colleen Mitchell

Research Workshop
March 22 
339 O'Shaughnessy

This paper seeks to understand the American Dream in more political and less economic terms. The political American Dream presents a more collective understanding of the American Dream that prioritizes the principles of the Declaration of Independence: freedom, equality, and union. Such a political understanding can be found in the writings of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Barack Obama; they believed that the principles of the Declaration have the power to bring together Americans, particularly American racial minorities and immigrants. This paper contends that a political understanding of the American Dream can better unite Americans and contribute to contemporary debates about immigration policy.…

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Fri Mar 23, 2018

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor - Book Club

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
339 O'Shaughnessy

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Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach. If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself ― but first she has to make it there, alive.…

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Pizza and Sneak Peak at Fall Classes

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
325 O'Shaughnessy

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Sat Mar 24, 2018


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Joseph County Public Library, 302 S. Main, South Bend

Scene Take Roll

LUNAFEST MICHIANA is coming Saturday morning March 24.  Call your friends, mark your calendar and order your tickets.  Prepare for a morning of viewing & discussing a traveling program of short films by, for and about women and girls.  The program is a fundraiser for two local nonprofits: St. Margaret's House and YWCA of North Central Indiana as well as, Chicken & Egg Pictures, a nonprofit organization that promotes women documentary filmmaking for social change. …

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Tue Mar 27, 2018

Natasha Trethewey

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
McKenna Hall

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Natasha Trethewey served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014).

She is the author of four collections of poetry, Thrall (2012), Native Guard (2006), for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Bellocq's Ophelia (2002); and Domestic Work (2000) which was selected by Rita Dove as the winner of the inaugural Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the best first book by an African…

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Wed Mar 28, 2018

Without Magic or Miracle: the Roman de Silence and the Prehistory of Genderqueerness - Masha Rashkolnikov

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hesburgh Library

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Tue Apr 3, 2018

Faculty Research Workshop - Nicole Woods

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
149 DeBartolo

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Nicole Woods
Assistant Professor, Modern and contemporary Art History; Concurrent Faculty in Gender Studies and Film, Television, and Theater

Tuesday, April 3
Location: DeBartolo 149


Disrupting Domesticity: Alison Knowles’s Poetic Dwellings

In 1967, American Fluxus artist Alison Knowles (b.1933) organized an informal workshop on digitized language systems and computer mainframes with her friend, the experimental composer James Tenney. Over the course of several Thursday evenings in the living room of her Chelsea home, Tenney introduced a group of gathered artists and musicians to the rich potential of blurring aesthetic boundaries—visual, poetic, musical, digital. A resident at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey and an expert on the IBM compiling system known as FORTRAN, Tenney’s aim was twofold: to demystify the complexity of technocratic language and programming; and to show the artists that their explorations of chance and indeterminacy in the early 1960s, in a variety of artistic media, resembled the development of electronic data processing. Stimulated by this environment, Knowles began to reconceive her approach to artmaking. Rather than look to the I-Ching and other formulas for chance-derived imagery, which she deployed in the late 1950s in order to randomize the elements of large abstract paintings, by the end Tenney’s workshop, Knowles created one of the first digital poems, The House of Dust

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Mon Apr 9, 2018

The Challenges of Conducting Fieldwork through a Gender Lens

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Hesburgh Center C-103

You are invited to attend a panel discussion on "The Challenges of Conducting Fieldwork through a Gender Lens", with women academics who have ample experience conducting fieldwork. Some of the questions to be discussed include: what are some of the aspects that women need to consider when planning on conducting fieldwork? what are some of the ethical challenges in conducting fieldwork? do those vary between men and women researchers? how do security concerns vary when we consider the researcher’s gender? …

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Fri Apr 27, 2018

New Directions 2018 Midwest Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies

All Day
McKenna Hall - Rooms 100-104

New Directions 2018 Midwest Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies


The Gender and Women’s Studies communities of the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Indiana University South Bend will host the 3rd biennial Midwestern Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies April 27–28, 2018 at the University of Notre Dame.…

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Sat Apr 28, 2018

Gender Studies 30th Anniversary Celebration

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

30th Anniversary Std Square


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