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Event graphicMay 16-17, 2014
Queer Places, Practices, and Lives II
Sponsors: Sexuality Studies Program, The Women's Place
Friday-Saturday, 8:30 am - 7:30 pm (Fri); 8:30 am - 5:45 pm (Sat)
Location: Ohio Union, OSU, 1739 N High St, Columbus, 43210
Fee: free, registration required

The second queer studies conference at Ohio State, Queer Places, Practices, and Lives II will feature keynote speakers Sara Ahmed and Eli Clare. This 2-day conference provides a forum for scholars, creative writers, performance artists, archivists, and others to present and discuss their work relating to queer issues. The conference aims to take stock of recent trends in queer studies scholarship and to open up new avenues of inquiry, research, and expressive practice.

More information and registration.

Event graphicMay 23 & 24, 2014
The First Actresses: 1600-1930s Symposium
Sponsors: OSU Department of Theatre, The Women's Place and University Libraries' Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute
Friday and Saturday, time TBA
Location: TBA

Arriving centuries late to the theatre profession, women have met with hostility, censorship, bans and working conditions often well below those available to their male counterparts, not least of which was economic security much lower than that of actors. This symposium focuses on the actress with a view to promoting, identifying and encouraging research and scholarly directions on the work and lives of actresses from the 17th through the early 20th centuries.

The symposium will include keynote speaker Sharon Marcus (The Orlando Harriman Professor at Columbia University), presentations, exhibition and two performances that will provide a forum for scholarship to be shared, work by practitioner/researchers to be experienced, and will allow future directions on the study of the actress to emerge.

For more information, please email Lesley Ferris at ferris.36@osu.edu.

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