the davies forum for spring 2007 is titled "gender, sexuality and media: representations and realities." it is taught by bernadette barker-plummer, a professor in media studies and the director of the gender and sexualities studies minor.
the lineup is impressive and the diversity of the topic is evident in the long list of co-sponsoring departments and units, including gender and sexualities studies, global women's rights forum, latin american studies, mccarthy center, media studies, performance and social justice, politics, psychology, sociology, and visual arts. bernadette is also collaborating with eve shapiro, in sociology, and eve's terrific series titled "we must be the change: a performance and social justice speaker series." i'm especially intrigued by the combination of academics, artists, and activists as forum speakers.
here's the plan:
- Tuesday, February 27, 1:30-3:30 pm, LM 365
Straight Eye for the Queer Guy: Reality Television, Shopping, and the New Gay Visibility.
Josh Gamson - Sociology, University of San Francisco
Tuesday, March 6, 1:30-4:15 pm, LM 365
New Gay Visibility on Television: Business or Politics?
Katherine Sender - Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Monday, March 19, 6:30-9:00 pm, HRN 232
Sean Dorsey and Shawna Virago, Fresh Meat Productions
Monday, April 2, 6:30-8:30 pm, Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall
Animating Revolt/Revolting Animation: Penguin Love, Doll Sex and the Spectacle of the Queer Non-Human
Judith Halberstam – English, University of Southern California
Tuesday, April 10, 1:30-4:15 pm, LM 365
Bitch Magazine: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
Andi Zeisler (Founder) and Rachel Fudge (Editor) of Bitch Magazine
Monday, April 16, 6:30-9:00 pm, HRN 232
(H)Errata, Woman, Art and Revolution
Lynn Hershman - Feminist film maker/new media artist
Monday April 23, 6:30-9:00 pm, HRN 232
SheWrite: A Documentary Screening and Discussion with the Directors
Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar - Center for Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
Tuesday April 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m., LM 365
Arts and Activism
Valentin Aguirre – San Francisco LGBT activist and video maker