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Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

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November 2014

Gender: New Works, New Questions
Animal Acts: Performing Species Today edited by Holly Hughes and Una Chaudhuri

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

2239 Lane Hall


  • Holly Hughes
    Stamps School of Art & Design, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Women's Studies
  • Clare Croft
    School of Music, Theatre & Dance
  • Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes
    American Culture, Latina/o Studies, Women's Studies
  • Irina Aristarkhova
    Stamps School of Art & Design, Women's Studies

We all have an animal story-the pet we loved, the wild animal that captured our childhood imagination, the deer the neighbor hit while driving. While scientific breakthroughs in animal cognition, the effects of global climate change and dwindling animal habitats, and the exploding interdisciplinary field of animal studies have complicated things, such stories remain a part of how we tell the story of being human.

Animal Acts: Performing Species Today (University of Michigan Press, 2014) is a collection of animal themed performance scripts by influential artists including Rachel Rosenthal, Deke Weaver, Joseph Keckler, Carmelita Tropicana and Holly Hughes accompanied by commentaries by leading scholars in the fields of animal and performance studies. The anthology foregrounds questions of race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and other issues central to the human project within the discourse of the "post human."

This panel is part of our Gender: New Works, New Questions series, which features new works by U-M faculty that engage gender and sexuality.

Right click here for the recommended readings.

Community of Scholars Symposium
Friday, November 14, 2014


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

2239 Lane Hall

Summer 2014 Community of Scholars participants present their research. More information to follow.

Persistence Pays Off: How Women Athletes Changed the Game at the University of Michigan

Thursday, November 20, 2014


6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)


  • Sheryl Szady
    U-M Women's Sports Historian

This panel discussion will feature past and present U-M women athletes. More information forthcoming.

This event is part of the LSA Theme Semester on Sport & the University

January 2015

Exhibit Opening: Re-Imaging Gender
Thursday, January 15, 2015


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Lane Hall Gallery

Opening reception for IRWG's juried art competition, Re-Imaging Gender.

Our understandings of gender have shifted dramatically in recent decades. No longer is gender a matter of an immutable binary, or a set of predetermined preferences and predilections. This exhibition--the first of its kind--both celebrates and interrogates the visual aspects of the re-imaging of gender.

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, IRWG invites graduate students to submit up to two works on paper and similar flat canvases for inclusion in Re-imaging Gender, a competitive, juried exhibition.

Selected works will be displayed at the Lane Hall Gallery, a space shared by IRWG and the U-M Department of Women's Studies, from January 15 - June 26, 2015.

March 2015

Seminar in Honor of Patsy Yaeger
Friday, March 13, 2015


9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

3222 Angell Hall


  • Joseph Boone
  • Susan Gubar
  • Marianne Hirsch
  • Arlene Keizer
  • Nancy Miller

Honoring the memory of Professor Patsy Yaeger. More details forthcoming.

Reception to follow.