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Feb. 29 & Mar. 2: Film: Hester Street

Posted by isulib on February 26, 2016

HesterStreet

Plot summary from IMDB: It’s 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have, namely on Hester Street on the Lower East Side of New York City. He has assimilated to American life, having learned English, anglicized his name to Jake, and shaved off his beard. He is working at a $12/week job as a seamster, the money earned to be able to bring his wife Gitl and his son Yossele to America from Russia. Regardless, he has fallen in love with another woman, a dancer named Mamie Fein. Nonetheless, he is excited when he learns that Gitl and Yossele are indeed coming to America. His happiness at their arrival is dampened when he sees that Gitl is not “American” looking like Mamie and has troubles assimilating as quickly as he would like. Except to Mamie, he tries to show a public façade that everything is fine at home with Gitl. But can their marriage survive these differences, and if not, will Gitl be able to manage in this new land where she has few supports?

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March 2: Film: Passionate Politics: The Life and works of Charlotte Bunch

Posted by isulib on February 23, 2016

March 2, 2:00-2:50 in Library Events

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Trailer [3:08]

Discussion Guide [48 pages]

CINEFFABLE – The 25th Annual Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival
Reel It Up! Film Festival – Urbana, IL
The Athena Film Festival
The Portland Documentary Film Festival
Cinemarosa – Queens, New York – Museum
The Global Peace Film Festival
Women’s Environmental & Development Organization
The Lesbian Lives 2012 Conference/Dublin
America Reframed Series – PBS
Association for Women’s Rights in Development Conference
International Hamburg LGBT Film Festival
The National Women’s Studies Association Conference
The New York MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival
OUT @fter Carleton Reunion
Frameline Film Festival 36, San Francisco
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute

 

 

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2015’s movie: Suffragette – two showings!

Posted by isulib on February 23, 2016

Movie-Suffragette

While in the US, the women’s suffrage movement was percolating along to its 1920 conclusion, the movement in Great Britain was also making strides. Several early 20th century Americans, including Alice Paul, journeyed to England to watch, learn, and participate. The film takes place in pre-first world war London.

Excerpt from one UK reviewer:

Reuniting with Brick Lane director Sarah Gavron, [scriptwriter] Abi Morgan intertwines socioeconomic detail with domestic melodrama as Maud leads us from the fringes of the fight to the firing line, her composite character providing a thumbnail sketch of collective oppression into which Mulligan breathes admirable individuality. Meryl Streep provides a fleetingly aloof cameo as Emmeline Pankhurst, rallying the troops from the balcony before disappearing into the night, but the real firebrand is Helena Bonham Carter as chemist Edith Ellyn, who provides the movement’s combustible spark.

Steamy sweatshops and grey-tinged London vistas add production design grit, evoking a world in which backbreaking work and strength-sapping silence are equally stifling. This is an important story and Suffragette tells it without stylistic fuss or frills in solidly down-the-line fashion.

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March 1: Film: Standing on My Sister’s Shoulders

Posted by isulib on February 23, 2016

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The award-winning documentary “Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders” takes on the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi in the 1950’s and 60’s from the point of view of the courageous women who lived it – and emerged as its grassroots leaders. These women stood up and fought for the right to vote and the right to an equal education. They not only brought about change in Mississippi, but they altered the course of American history.

This documentary presents original interviews with many of the Civil Rights movement’s most remarkable women: Unita Blackwell, a sharecropper turned activist, who became Mississippi’s first female black mayor; Mae Bertha Carter, a mother of 13, whose children became the first to integrate the Drew County schools against dangerous opposition; white student activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland who not only participated in sit-ins but took a stand on integration by attending an all black university; Annie Devine and Victoria Gray Adams, who, along with Fannie Lou Hamer, stepped up and challenged the Democratic Party and President Johnson at the 1964 Convention.

In the name of freedom and equal rights, these women bravely faced great adversity and risked their physical safety, their jobs, and even their lives. When asked how they did it, one activist said, “I was standing on my sisters’ shoulders.” [source]

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March 2: Hard Women (rural women and female masculinity); GUEST SPEAKER: Colin Johnson

Posted by isulib on February 23, 2016

Movie-HardWomen

Guest speaker, Colin Johnson: Director of Graduate Studies – Associate Professor of Gender Studies

  • PhD in American Culture, University of Michigan, 2003
  • MA in American Culture, University of Michigan, 1998
  • AB in Law, Letters and Society, University of Chicago, 1996
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of American Studies, History and Human Biology

Publications

BOOKS

Johnson, Colin R. Unfriendly Thresholds: Misanthropy and Sexual Difference in American Culture [In Progress].

Johnson, Colin R. Just Queer Folks: Gender and Sexuality in Rural America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2013. Published as part of the Sexuality Studies book series, Janice Irvine and Regina Kunzel, eds. Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies.

EDITED VOLUMES

Gray, Mary L., Brian Gilley and Colin R. Johnson, eds.  Queering the Countryside: New Frontiers in Rural Queer Studies. New York: New York University Press, 2016.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Johnson, Colin R. “Men and Women Like That: Regional Identities and Rural Sexual Cultures in the South and Pacific Northwest” in Understanding and Teaching U.S. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender History, Susan K. Freeman and Leila J. Rupp, eds. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2014. 166-177. Winner of the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT Anthology.

Johnson, Colin R. “Unfriendly Thresholds: On Queerness, Capitalism and Misanthropy in 19th Century America” in Unarchived Histories: The ‘Mad’ and the ‘Trifling’ in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, Gyanendra Pandey, ed. London: Routledge, 2013. 110-124.

Johnson, Colin R. “Homosexuals from Haystacks: Gay Liberation and the Specter of Queer Majority in Rural California, circa 1970” in Subalternity and Difference: Investigations From the North and the South, Gyanendra Pandey, ed.  London: Routledge, 2011. 41-56.

Johnson, Colin R. “Casual Sex: Subaltern Sexuality ‘On the Road’ in Early Twentieth Century America” in Subaltern Citizens and Their Histories: Investigations From India and the United States, Gyanendra Pandey, ed.  London: Routledge, 2010. 63-76.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Johnson, Colin R. “Casual Sex: Towards a ‘Prehistory’ of Gay Life in Bohemian America.”Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 10.3 (November 2008): 303-320.

Johnson, Colin R. “Homosexuals in Unexpected Places? An Introduction.” American Studies48.2 (Summer 2007): 5-8.

Johnson, Colin R. “Camp Life: The Queer History of ‘Manhood’ in the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1937.” American Studies 48.2 (Summer 2007): 19-36.  Winner of the Stone-Suderman Prize given by the Mid-America American Studies Association in recognition of the best essay published each year in the journal American Studies.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Johnson, Colin R. “The Thin Line of Embodiment,” Bridge 11: Lia Cook, Mariko Kusumoto, Anne Drew Potter.  Pittsburgh: Society for Contemporary Craft, 2011. n.p.

Johnson, Colin R. “Dandyism,” “Dating,” and “Metrosexuals,” in Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. Fedwa Malti-Douglas,ed.Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. 369-371, 376-382, 1006.

Johnson, Colin R. “Rural Space: Queer America’s Final Frontier.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. 13 January 2006. B15-16.

Johnson, Colin R. “Urban, Suburban, and Rural Geographies” in Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America, Marc Stein, ed. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2004. 217-222.

[source: Colin Johnson]

 

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Feb. 29 – March 3: Women’s History Month Colloquium

Posted by isulib on February 23, 2016

Another fantastic colloquium: programs, speakers, movies, refreshments. Something for everyone! Find the latest program information here: Program: WHM Colloquium

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March 24-27: Women’s History Month Colloquium

Posted by isulib on March 18, 2015

Women's History Month Colloquium - General Flyer

Women’s History Month Colloquium – General Flyer

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March 27: Women’s History Month Colloquium continues

Posted by isulib on March 18, 2015

Friday

Free parking on campus after 5pm. Pay garage and pay lot available but not close to library:

University Visitor’s West Lot

Parking is available for $1/hr or $6/day in the University Visitor’s West Lot which is located on Chestnut Street between 4th and 5th Streets. The lot is a 24 hr lot and payment is required upon exit.

Parking Garage

Parking is available for $1/hr or $6/day in the University Parking Garage which is located on Cherry Street between 7th and 8th Streets. The garage is a 24 hr garage and payment is required upon exit.

CAMPUS MAP: http://www.indstate.edu/parking/docs/images/2013-14%20MAP.pdf [library is #12]

 

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March 26: Women’s History Month Colloquium continues

Posted by isulib on March 18, 2015

Thursday

Free parking on campus after 5pm. Pay garage and pay lot available but not close to library:

University Visitor’s West Lot

Parking is available for $1/hr or $6/day in the University Visitor’s West Lot which is located on Chestnut Street between 4th and 5th Streets. The lot is a 24 hr lot and payment is required upon exit.

Parking Garage

Parking is available for $1/hr or $6/day in the University Parking Garage which is located on Cherry Street between 7th and 8th Streets. The garage is a 24 hr garage and payment is required upon exit.

CAMPUS MAP: http://www.indstate.edu/parking/docs/images/2013-14%20MAP.pdf [library is #12]

 

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March 24 and 25: Women’s History Month Colloquium

Posted by isulib on March 18, 2015

Tuesday and WednesdayShe’s Beautiful When She’s Angry is director Mary Dore’s new documentary covering the start of the second wave of feminism in the United States, from 1966–1971, stopping two years shy of Roe vs. Wade. As of March 18, this is the first screening scheduled for Indiana!

WedMovie info:

Free parking on campus after 5pm. Pay garage and pay lot available but not close to library:

University Visitor’s West Lot

Parking is available for $1/hr or $6/day in the University Visitor’s West Lot which is located on Chestnut Street between 4th and 5th Streets. The lot is a 24 hr lot and payment is required upon exit.

Parking Garage

Parking is available for $1/hr or $6/day in the University Parking Garage which is located on Cherry Street between 7th and 8th Streets. The garage is a 24 hr garage and payment is required upon exit.

CAMPUS MAP: http://www.indstate.edu/parking/docs/images/2013-14%20MAP.pdf [library is #12]

 

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