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- Congrats to Briona Jones!Congratulations to Assistant Professor Briona Jones on winning two awards for her book, Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought! The first award is The Publishing Triangle’s Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction: https://publishingtriangle.org/…/judy-grahn-lesbian…/ and the second is a Lambda Literary Award (or Lammy) in the LGBTQ Anthology category: https://lambdaliterary.org/awards/2022-winners/Posted on June 14, 2022
- Congrats to Professor Elva Orozco-Mendoza on UCHI Fellowship!Posted on April 25, 2022
- Congrats to Mick Powell – AAUP Early Teaching Award WinnerCongrats to Mick Powell, Assistant Professor in Residence, for winning the AAUP Early Teaching Excellence Award!! More info can be found herePosted on April 20, 2022
Exhibitions - Opening Reception4:00pm
Thursday, September 8th, 2022
04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Storrs Campus The William Benton Museum of ArtYou are invited you to an opening reception for 3 new exhibitions:
"Ray Guns, Dames, and the Guilty Gaze: Feminism and the Golden Age of Science Fiction Pulps",
"Wild Youth: Punk and New Wave from the 1970s and 1980s"
"Encounters with the Collection: Celebrating Art by Women"
•Featuring an introduction to Wild Youth at 5:30pm with collector and punk rock aficionado Andrew Krivine
•Cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres.
RSVP appreciated to firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.486.4520
Celebrating Art By Women6:30pm
Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Storrs Campus via ZoomJoin Benton educators for an interactive two-part workshop exploring Encounters with the Collection: Celebrating Art by Women.
Learn more about works of art in the exhibition through close looking and discussion with Assistant Curator/Academic Liaison Amanda Douberley. Then try your hand at paper weaving with Curator of Education Mollie Sixsmith.
Weaving, a craft historically associated with women, often features intricate patterns and color palettes. Drawing inspiration from this process, participants will experiment with paper weaving to create a set of colorful notecards.
A materials kit will be available at the front desk one week before the program; free for UConn students and Museum members, $5 for non-members.
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtfuuppjwrHdDDLYe4vGqDqGX4waobaspx
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and picking up your materials kit.
Virtual Exhibition Walkthrough - Pulp Fiction 5:30pm
Friday, September 23rd, 2022
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Other via ZoomJoin guest curator and Associate Professor of Art Alison Paul for a closer look at the exhibition, "Ray Guns, Dames, and the Guilty Gaze: Feminism and the Golden Age of Science Fiction Pulps".
The availability of cheap and easy printing on pulp paper in the U.S. during the second quarter of the twentieth century spawned multiple magazine publications known as “pulps,” giving birth to new genres of speculative fiction, many featuring sex and violence. This exhibition turns a feminist lens on the golden age of pulp fiction magazines to question the production and consumption of gender, race, and dis/ability through this wildly popular medium.
Curated by UConn professors Alison Paul (Art & Art History), and Barbara Gurr (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program), the show features original artworks from the Robert Lesser Pulp Art Collection on loan from the New Britain Museum of American Art, and original pulp publications on loan from the Watkinson Library at Trinity College.
The exhibition and related public programs are supported by the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the School of Fine Arts, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Speaker bio: Alison Paul is an Associate Professor of Art and Area Coordinator for the Illustration/Animation concentration in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Connecticut. Paul creates illustrations and stop-motion animations using cut paper collage. Her work is fundamentally about storytelling to a variety of audiences. Paul’s animations have been shown in film festivals internationally, and her children’s books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. She has curated exhibitions at the UConn Library in Storrs and Roots Reading Room in Providence, RI. Professor Paul has taught at UConn since 2011.
Register in advance for this Zoom webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1REzO9r1SnGlKdzyWnP3yw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program was established as the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Connecticut in 1974. The first formal program of its kind in the state, it was founded as a flexible interdisciplinary academic program devoted to the critical analysis of gender and the pursuit of knowledge about women.
To read more about the history of WGSS, click here.