Spring 2011-Center for the Arts in Society - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2011


Pirates of the Caribbean: What have they brought us? What does it mean?

Roger Rouse, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of History

Thursday, April 21; 4:30 PM

Adamson Wing (Baker Hall 136)


Saviana Stanescu

Lecture by prize-winning playwright and performer Saviana Stanescu

Friday, April 8, 5:30-7:00 PM

324 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh (reception to follow)


Fire in My Belly: Art, Censorship, Controversy

Screening of David Wojnarowicz film “Fire in My Belly,” followed by a panel discussion of the implications of the controversy surrounding the film’s forced removal from the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.”  Is censorship ever justified?

Wednesday, April 6; 4:30 PM

Adamson Wing (Baker Hall 136)


Staging Water Rites

D. Soyini Madison, Professor of Performance Studies, Northwestern University Tuesday

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 4:30 PM

Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100)


Now that Everyone is a Curator, Curators are Writing Algorithms

Joseph del Pesco

Thursday, March 31, 5:00 PM

Adamson Wing (Baker Hall 136)


Northless (original title ‘Norteado’)

A film by Edgar San Juan y Rigoberto Perezcano; directed by Rigoberto Perezcano

Saturday, March 19; 7:30 PM

Melwood Screening Room (477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh)


Video, Migration, and Heterotemporality

Mieke Bal, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Professor, University of Amsterdam

Tuesday, March 1, 4:30 PM

Adamson Wing (Baker Hall 136A)


From Alienation to Revolution: Youth and the Performance of Citizenship in Egypt

Sonali Pahwa, Teaching Fellow, CMU-Qatar

Monday, February 28, 4:30 PM

Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100)


Color Coding: On Race and UNIX at Mid-Century?

Tara McPherson, Associate Professor at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts and Founding Editor of Vectors

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 5 PM

324 Cathedral of Learning


Radical Cartooning in the Labor Movement as History

Gary Huck

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 6:00 PM

Carnegie Mellon McKenna Room (University Center, 2nd floor)