The 26th Lewis Walpole Library Lecture "Music on the Dark Side of 1800: Listening to the Blind Virtuosa, Mademoiselle Paradis"

In concerts across Europe in the 1780s, the young Viennese virtuosa Maria Theresia Paradis made blindness visible, even audible. Her performances invited listeners and viewers primed by horror ballads and literary romance to experience her story of trauma and misfortune within the frame of fictional narratives of doomed innocence and victimized Gothic heroines.

Dario Valles: "Participatory Methods: Digital Storytelling, Documentary, & Testimonios"

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Dario Valles, Assistant Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies at California State University, Long Beach, an interdisciplinary anthropologist whose research lies at the intersection of gender/sexuality, race, transnational migration and technology linking Central America, Mexico and the US. Dr. Valles’ current work includes developing a feature-length, participatory documentary entitled No Separate Survival on the global asylum crisis converging in Mexico.

"Counter-Archives" with Nancy Escalante

How does community-based archiving reimagine the conventional archive? Join us for a conversation about community-based archiving with Nancy Escalante, PhD Candidate in American Studies, as she talks about her dissertation project. She will discuss the María Guardado Collective and raise questions about conventional forms of knowledge production and the usefulness of thinking with a “counter-archive.” Escalante’s project explores how U.S.

Performance All the Way Down: Book Launch

Peabody curator and Yale ornithologist Richard Prum sits down with professor Joanna Radin to discuss his new book “Performance All the Way Down: Genes, Development, and Sexual Difference”. This much anticipated follow-up to 2017’s “Evolution of Beauty”, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, applies queer feminist theory to developmental genetics, arguing that individuals are not essentially male or female.

'El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered' by the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC*)

On December 15, YSC presents the AMOC* production of contemporary composer John Adams’s El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered with libretto by Peter Sellars and concept by Julia Bullock, “one of opera’s fastest-rising stars” (Vanity Fair). El Niño is a chamber music arrangement created and conducted by Christian Reif and was first performed at The Met Cloisters in 2018. The New York Times calls it “intimate, affecting and quietly rich with activism.”

YSC Session: Reflective Imagining; How can reflecting on our experiences with gender equity help us build for the future?

How can reflecting on our experiences with gender equity help us build for the future? How can reflecting on our experiences with gender equity help us build for the future?

Please join vocalist, songwriter, performing/recording artist and educator Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Partner & Head of Independent Film at United Talent Agency Rena Ronson for a conversation centered around gender equity and inclusion; grounded in personal experience, learning, and imagining.

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