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Five College Women's Studies Research Center

Fall 2018 Events

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Wednesday, November 14th

Film Screening of Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival                                              
Join us for a screening of Fabrizio Terranova's film Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival about feminist thinker and historian of science Donna Haraway who is perhaps best known as the author of two revolutionary works: the essay "A Cyborg Manifesto" and the book Primate Visions. Both texts set out to upend well-established "common sense" categories: breaking down the boundaries among humans, animals, and machines while challenging gender essentialism and questioning the underlying assumptions of humanity’s fascination with primates through a post-colonial lens.                                                                                                                                                                The film features Haraway in a playful and engaging exploration of her life, influences, and ideas. Haraway is a passionate and discursive storyteller, and the film is structured around a series of discussions held in the California home she helped build by hand, on subjects including the capitalism and the anthropocene, science fiction writing as philosophical text, unconventional marital and sexual partnerships, the role of Catholicism in her upbringing, humans and dogs, the suppression of women’s writing, the surprisingly fascinating history of orthodontic aesthetics, and the need for new post-colonial and post-patriarchal narratives. It is a remarkably impressive range, from a thinker with a nimble and curious mind.

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7:00-9:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College

Thursday, December 6th 

Anti-Colonial Feminisms Faculty Reading Group 

Join Five College faculty for a discussion on works by Silvia Federici and Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui.

The reading group will be facilitated by Kiran Asher (Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst) and Michelle Joffroy (Spanish/Latin American Studies, Smith College). 

Dinner provided ** RSVP requested **

6:00-8:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley