Events Program


November 4, 2016 | 4:30PM – 10:00PM
Lecture Hall – 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA.

This special event is aimed at deciphering and translating cross-cultural articulations of sex and gender in a set of ever-changing political and artistic contexts by bringing together a distinguished array of intergenerational and international theorists, artists, and authors. Gender in Translation, After Hours also marks the culmination of a year of multidisciplinary and inter-institutional events sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US (San Francisco).

Featuring Marie-Hélène Bourcier, Brice Dellsperger, and Lola Lafon with additional special guests.

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Gender in Multiplicities: Intersectionality, Decoloniality, Assemblages, Co-Formations: French and U.S. Conversations

November 18, 2016 | 10:30AM – 6:00PM
Anthony Hall
The objective of this symposium is to put into conversation many different kinds of analyses that have been produced in and/or re-elaborated in France and the U.S., in which gender is understood inseparably in its relations with many other relations of power, including racism, sexuality, class, capitalism, colonialism and coloniality.

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GLBT Historical Society Honors Gay Movement Pioneer Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld

August 19, 2016 – November 23, 2016
GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, CA.

-> Through Knowledge to Justice
August 19, 2016 – November 23, 2016
GLBT Historical Society – San Francisco, CA.
The GLBT Historical Society presents a new exhibition which honors gay movement pioneer Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld. This year marks the 85th anniversary of Dr. Magnus Hirsch­feld’s visit to San Francisco. Starting in the late 1890s, Hirschfeld was a groundbreaking defender of homosexual and transgender peo­ple in Germany and beyond. France welcomed Hirschfeld as an exile during the last two years of his life. He died in Nice and is interred there in the Cimitière de Caucade.

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UC Berkeley
“Gender in Translation”: A French-American Dialogue
370 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
December 10, 2015 | 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Judith Butler, Maxine Elliott Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley.
Eric Fassin, Professor of Sociology, Department of Political Science and Department of Gender Studies, Paris-8 University.
Michael Lucey, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley.
Bruno Perreau, Cynthia L. Reed Professor, and Associate Professor of French Studies, MIT.

This event will consider how gender studies and queer theory have been translated, received, appropriated, and refused in France, sparking debates about religion, nature, science, cultural imports, immigration, race, and national belonging.

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Wattis Institute – Ellen Cantor
Ellen Cantor: Cinderella Syndrome
December 8, 2015 – February 13, 2016

Opening reception: December 8, 6:308:30 pm.An exhibition of videos and drawings by Ellen Cantor(19612013).

A prolific artist who lived between New York and London,Cantor combined readymade materials with diaristic notes and drawings to probe her perceptions and experiences of personal desire and institutional violence.

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ODC Theater Presents “Compagnie Hervé KOUBI”
What the Day Owes to the Night
January 22, 2016 – January 24, 2016

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Oasis, San Francisco, CA.
Fauxnique: The F Word

February 17, 2016 – February 21, 2016

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Gender in Tranlation Program at the California College of the Arts
February 23, 2016 – February 25, 2016

-> Visiting Critic: Elisabeth Lebovici
February 23, 2016 – February 24, 2016
February 23, 2016 : “Open Crit”
February 24, 2016 – February 26, 2016 : Juried poster exhibition
February 24, 2016: Elizabeth Lebovici: guest speaker at the Visual & Critical Studies Forums

-> INFRARED: New Visions from the Queer Underground
February 24, 2016 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Presented by Malic Amalya

-> Judith Butler Lecture: Gender in Translation
February 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Gender in Translation Program at the San Francisco Art Institute
February 23, 2016 – February 26, 2016

February 23, 2016:  – Lecture by 2Fik.

February 23, 2016 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Visiting Artists and Sholars (VAS) Social Hour
February 23, 2016 | 7:00pm: Visiting Artist and Scholars Lecture: 2Fik
February 25, 2016 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm: “Bring Your Own Heels” Workshop by 2Fik
February 26, 2016 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm: Reception for Gender in Translation Week
February 26, 2016 | 6:00pm: “My Name is Ludmilla-Mary” – Performance by 2Fik

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Colin Giraud in the San Francisco Bay Area
March 7, 2016 – March 8, 2016

-> Colin Giraud at UC Berkeley
March 7, 2016 | 5:00pm
Stephens Hall
, Geballe Room/220, UC Berkeley, CA.
“Ambiguities of Conquest: Gentrification in the Quartiers Gays of Montreal and Paris”
Lecture organized in partnership with the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley. Co-sponsored by Center for the Study of Sexual Culture.

-> Colin Giraud at ODC
March 8, 2016 | 6:00pm
ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA.
“Community Conversations: There goes the Gayborhood?”
Lecture organized in partnership with ODC and Oasis – Nightclub & Cabaret.

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Joe Goode at the Festival du Haut Limousin
August 11, 2016 – August 14, 2016
Festival du Haut Limousin
Ferme de Villefavard (France)

-> An Hour With… Joe Goode
August 11, 2016
Festival du Haut Limousin – Ferme de Villefavard (France)
Choreographer, writer and director of the company which carries his name, Joe Goode is generally considered as a great innovator in the world of dance. Evoking his artisitc journey and choices, he will present his new creation “Nobody Lives Here Now”.

-> Nobody Lives Here Now
August 13, 2016 – August 14, 2016
Festival du Haut Limousin – Ferme de Villefavard (France)
“Nobody Lives Here Now” will be developed during a one-week residency at the August 2016 Festival du Haut Limousin in Villefavard, in the Haute-Vienne department in the Limousin region of France. Joe Goode Performance Group (JGPG) will create the work in collaboration with Quatuor Varèse, an innovative young French string quartet.

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Fatema Mernissi for Our Times
October 7, 2016 | 4:30PM – 10:00PM
UC Berkeley, CA.
Time & Location TBA

Organized by Prof. Minoo Moallem and  Prof. Paola Bacchetta

This conference will honor the life and work of the recently deceased pioneer feminist sociologist and writer Fatema Mernissi (Fez, Morocco 1940 – Rabat, Morocco 30 November 2015). The conference aims to bring into relief and to reflect together upon Mernissi’s immense contributions for our times. Mernissi’s work is celebrated in Arabic, French and English, and has been translated into multiple other languages as well.

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