News & Announcements Archive


Sex, France, and Arab Men

Sex, France, and Arab Men
On Wednesday, February 28, WGS will host a roundtable around the recent book by WGS co-director Todd Shepard, entitled, Sex, France, and Arab Men, 1962-1979 (Chicago Press, 2018). Speakers on this round-table will include Seth Koven (Rutgers), Camille Robcis (Cornell), Chelsea Shields (Elizabethtown College), WGS co-director Katrin Pahl (JHU), and Todd himself. All are welcome at 4 p.m. in Gilman 400 for […]


“What Transpires Now: Transgender History and the Future We Need” Lectures

“What Transpires Now: Transgender History and the Future We Need” Lectures
This lecture series, drawn from gender theorist and historian Susan Stryker’s work in progress of the same title, revisits three key figures from the transgender past to discuss their relevance for the present. More info on each of the “What Transpires Now” lectures — each of which will take place at 4 p.m. in Gilman 400: “Thomas/ine Hall: What Intersex Embodiment Can […]


Gender, Kinship, and the Heritage of Colonialism in Algeria

Gender, Kinship, and the Heritage of Colonialism in Algeria
Next week, a two-day series of roundtables will focus on “Gender, Kinship, and the Heritage of Colonialism in Algeria.” These talks are co-sponsored by WGS, with support from Africana Studies, Islamic Studies, and the History Dept. Talks will begin at 1pm on Tuesday, Dec. 5th in Gilman 388 (the T&S Room), and continue until 6pm. Day […]


Film screenings – Alina Marazzi

Film screenings – Alina Marazzi
In collaboration with the Italian program, CAMS, the Film and Media Program, and WGS, Marazzi will be on campus to visit with several courses, as well as showing two of her films — to be followed by Q&As — in Baltimore: 28(Gilman 50, 5:00 pm) screening and Q&A for Marazzi’s feature film All About You (2012), starring Charlotte Rampling. 29(Parkway Theatre, 7:00 pm):  screening and […]


WGS Research Fellows Workshop

WGS Research Fellows Workshop
This year’s research fellows will present their projects next Wednesday, Nov. 15th at 5pm in Gilman 400. The panel will include: Joshua Rhinier (English, undergrad) — “Between the Objects of Virginia Woolf: An Epistemology of the Ordinary” Xiaoqian Ji (History,  graduate student) — “Cosmetic Practices in Early Modern China: Gender, Medicated Cosmetics, and Materiality” Connie Scozzaro (English, graduate student) — “Sisters […]


WGS Workshop: The Human

WGS presents Kathrin Thiele and Birgit Kaiser for a two-day workshop titled “The Human”. On Tuesday, November 7 a workshop featuring Profs. Kathrin Thiele and Birgit M. Kaiser bringing together three short pieces. This workshop will also have graduate students Samanda Robinson (English) and Tvrtko Vrdoljak (Political Science) as panel respondents. Panels will meet at 5pm in Gilman 388. On Wednesday, November […]


That One Word: Byron, Symonds, and the Queer Sublime

That One Word: Byron, Symonds, and the Queer Sublime
WGS presents Shane Butler (Classics Department – Johns Hopkins University) for a talk titled, “That One Word: Byron, Symonds, and the Queer Sublime”. Wednesday, October 4, 4:00 pm, Hodson Hall 311. Co-sponsored by the Department of Classics