Wednesday, September 12, 2012

PUSSY RIOT: Performance, Politics, and Protest


You guys!

The Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at NYU, the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and the The Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) are co-sponsoring a panel entitled Pussy Riot: Performance, Politics, and Protest. 

It's this coming Friday, September 14 at 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor (that's New York City) from 3:30-6:00. Seating is limited and RSVPs are necessary so email jordan.russia.center@nyu.edu to save your spot. 



If, like me, you are dying to participate but can't be there in person, listen up!!! The panel will be streaming online and there will be a podcast link made available after the fact. So bookmark THIS LINK to watch the panel live.

The speakers for the panel are:
  • Yanni Kotsonis, Director, NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia

  • Eliot Borenstein, Professor, NYU Russian & Slavic Studies

  • Barbara Browning, Associate Professor, Performance Studies

  • Katharine Holt, Ph.D. candidate in Russian literature at Columbia University
  • Avital Ronell, University Professor; Professor of German, Comparative Literature, English

  • Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher, The Nation  

The panel will attempt to answer some of the following questions:

  • Pussy Riot is at the center of domestic controversy in Russia, and their sentence has sparked outrage throughout the world. But what exactly is the significance of the Pussy Riot phenomenon?
  • How does Pussy Riot engage with traditions of dissidence while at the same time frustration traditional expectations about political protest?  
  • How can we understand Pussy Riot in the context of performance art? 
  • What does this Russian riot girl movement tell us about feminism and gender politics in post-socialist Russia?
If you end up going, please tell Katharine Holt I said hi. But, more realistically, do try to listen in online. The panel sounds pretty fucking awesome, doesn't it?

The picture above is from this awesome gallery over at The Atlantic of Pussy Riot events around the world.

2 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I will have to wait for the podcast as I'll be working during the panel. Hope it's as fantastic as it sounds!

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    1. I am hoping to listen in from my desk (pretend it's the radio) but I am super excited there will be a recording too!

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