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Film Screening of "Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger

Followed by discussion with Kate Bornstein and Sam Feder

October 20, 2015 - 4:30pm

McCormick Hall 101


Film Screening: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger
with Kate Bornstein and Director, Sam Feder

For decades, performance artist and writer, Kate Bornstein, has been exploding binaries and deconstructing gender—and her own identity. Kate Bornstein Is a Queer & Pleasant Danger joins her on her latest tour, capturing rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations as it bears witness to Kate as a trailblazing artist-theorist-activist who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style and astonishing candor.

Co-sponsored by the LGBT Center and the Women*s Center.


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Rethinking Protest Music


Princeton University, Princeton, NJ


October 24–25, 2015


Few moments seem as ripe as the present for a reconsideration of protest, protest cultures, and music’s role in both. The past decade has witnessed a notable surge in protest activity across the globe, as witnessed in the Red Shirt rebellion in Thailand, the Arab Spring uprisings, post-Fukushima anti-nuclear protests in Japan, the Greek anti-austerity movement, the Occupy movement, the Gezi Park protests in Turkey, the Euromaidan movement in the Ukraine and, most recently, the “Black Lives Matter” movement in the United States. The inventiveness and ingenuity with which activists have mobilized music and related sonic practices within these and other recent protest movements point to ways in which the familiarity of this object of inquiry might profit from its defamiliarization, as much in theory as in practice. 


This conference gathers scholars from a range of disciplines to reexamine the place of music and sound in protest, with a view toward generating fresh perspectives on this subject. 


The schedule for the conference is posted here:


For more information about this conference, please contact Noriko Manabe (nmanabe at princeton dot edu) or Eric Drott (drott at utexas dot edu).


Non-speakers planning to attend the conference are requested to register in advance here.


This conference has been made possible by a generous grant from the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. 


Noriko Manabe

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Music

Princeton University 


Author, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima, Oxford University Press