Feminist Formations: Why was the topic of "Homefront Frontlines" important to you, and how did you come to this topic?
Deborah Cohler: Homefront Frontlines captures the constant interplay between ideas of war and peace, safety and danger. The "homefront" is a deeply gendered construct, one that I have been working on for much of my career.
I came to this specific topic first when organizing session for the 2012 National Women's Studies Association conference. Then, a decade into the “War without End” in Afghanistan, and two years following President Obama’s announcement of a troop drawdown,...
Did Cavewomen Come
after Stephen Rodefer
at the start of the century
the radio recruited me
into relational self-shattering
the radio was still the radio
come with me my love
through the sea
the unimpeachable sea
is all understanding a private feeling?
is receptivity redemptive?
everything that goes to make up the air
“what its being asked makes happen”
the tone bearing thrust
the song and its mouth
the coin and its mint
conflating structures of knowledge
with structures of vision
at the bulbs
Response from Dr. Brenda Weber, Professor and Chair of Gender Studies at Indiana University
Like so many – the majority – of people in this country, I have been saddened and heartsick since the election. I’m leaning now on the support and wisdom of other leaders, who have figured out effective methods for fighting the good fight: Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, the Sanctuary Movement.
So here, I don’t have great inspirational words to share. I only want to say this: Many of us are deeply blue faculty or students who work in deeply red states. Because of this,...
Please join us for a two-day symposium celebrating the launch of the Feminist
Formations dossier on Annamarie Jagose’s book, Orgasmology.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
1:30pm – 3:00pm
“A Feminist Formations Conversation: On the Orgasmology Dossier” with Robyn Wiegman, Annamarie Jagose, Kadji Amin, and Sandra K. Soto
3:00pm – 3:45pm
Coffman Theater Annex
4:00pm – 5:30pm
By Jennifer C. Nash and Emily A. Owens
The term corporate university —and a host of other terms that have developed to describe this institutional moment, including neoliberal university and academic-industrial complex—fails to do justice to what Kathleen Stewart (2007, 4) describes as the “situation we find ourselves in.” The articles in this special issue explore how the corporate university and its attendant formations, including adjunctification, debt, precarity, graduate certificate programs, study abroad programs, or the MA factory, feel, and how they make themselves felt in myriad quotidian ways. This special issue, then, is oriented toward an ethic of specificity...