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Mellon Research Seminar

2015-2016 Forum on Sex

Open to invited guests only.

  • September 8, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Welcome and Introductions

  • September 15, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Heather Love
    Respondent: Yue Zhuo

  • September 22, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Zohar Weiman-Kelman, Philology, Sexology, and the Future of Yiddish
    Respondent: Kadji Amin

  • September 29, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Durba Mitra, Sex and The New Science of Society in Colonial India
    Respondent: Kimberley Thomas

  • October 6, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Hsiao-wen Cheng, The Strange, the Queer, and the State: Shifting Categories of Sexual Anomalies from Ancient to Early Modern China
    Respondent: Anita Kurimay

  • October 13, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Ahmad Almallah, Pure and Sensual: Arabic Love Poetry and the Ghazal
    Respondent: Emily Wilson

  • October 20, 12:00 pm

    Classroom 2, Penn Museum

    Kadji Amin, Queer Attachments
    Respondent: Mariela Solana

  • October 27, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Roundtable #1

  • November 3, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Kirk Fiereck, Authenticating Sexuality: Sexual Ideology in South Africa
    Respondent: Nguyen Tan Hoang

  • November 10, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Adeline Koh, Emotions, Erotics and Constructing the Digital Humanities
    Respondent: Jim English

  • November 17, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Philip Francis, LGBTQ+Evangelical
    Respondent: Anne Balay

  • December 1, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Julia Wilker, Hellenistic Royal Polygamy: Procreation, Power, and Prestige
    Respondent: Ahmad Almallah

  • December 8, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Anita Kurimay, Queer Budapest
    Respondent: Sima Shakhsari

  • January 19, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Shana Goldin-Perschbacher, TransAmericana
    Respondent: Jamuna Samuel

  • January 26, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Sima Shakhsari, Shuttling Between Bodies and Borders: Iranian Transgender Refugees, Human Rights, and the Politics of Life and Death
    Respondent: Philip Francis

  • February 2, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Nguyen Tan Hoang, Sex, Censorship, and Aesthetics in Contemporary Queer Thai and Vietnamese Cinemas
    Respondent: Kirk Fiereck

  • February 9, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Zeb Tortorici, Visceral Archives: Sex, Colonialism, and the ‘Sins Against Nature’ in New Spain (1530-1821)
    Respondent: Hsiao-wen Cheng

  • February 16, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Roundtable #2

  • February 23, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Anne Balay, Sex, Trucks, and Redneck Women
    Respondent: Shana Goldin-Perschbacher

  • March 1, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Alice McGrath, Patchwork Fictions: Imagining Intimacy Beyond the Marriage Plot
    Respondent: Jennifer Wilson

  • March 15, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Karen Detlefsen, Passionate Minds: Women, Education and Philosophy in the Early Modern Period
    Respondent: Durba Mitra

  • March 22, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Emily Wilson, Athena's Man: Tropes of Gender in the Odyssey
    Respondent: Zeb Tortorici

  • March 29, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

  • April 5, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Jennifer Wilson, Chastity and the Political Imagination in 19th Century Russian Fiction
    Respondent: Julia Wilker

  • April 12, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Mariela Solana, Time and History in Queer Theory: An Argentine Reading of Queer Temporality
    Respondent: Heather Love

  • April 19, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Yue Zhuo, The Neutral in Late Barthes
    Respondent: Karen Detlefsen

  • April 26, 12:00 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    Open discussion and wrap up