Xiomara Sebastián Castro Niculescu
How Does It Feel to be Human?Race, Transness, and the Ends of Performance
- Lugones, María. “Toward a Decolonial Feminism.” Hypatia 25, no. 4 (2010): 742–59.
Please read pages 745-749.
- Musser, Amber Jamilla. “Introduction: Brown Jouissance and Inhabitations of the Pornotrope.” Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance, 1-26. Sexual Cultures 51. New York: New York University Press, 2018.
Please read pages 5-15.
- Wynter, Sylvia. “The Ceremony Found: Towards the Autopoetic Turn/Overturn, Its Autonomy of Human Agency and Extraterritoriality of (Self-)Cognition.” In Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology, edited by Jason R. Ambroise and Sabine Broeck, 184–252. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 2015. Please read pages 192-194.
In addition to the above, please read the documents Xiomara Sebastián Castro Niculescu prepared for Week One, Some Keywords for: María Lugones, “Toward a Decolonial Feminism” and Some Keywords for: Sylvia Wynter, “The Ceremony Found.”
Amber Jamilla Musser
Black Origins of the Universe
Musser, Amber Jamilla. “Surface Play: Flash, Friction, and Self-Reflection.” Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance, 46-68. Sexual Cultures 51. New York: New York University Press, 2018.
Please read pages 46-68.
Guest Renato Velarde
One Pan Chicken Thighs with Apples
- Heal Me Delicious. “One-Pan Chicken Thighs with Apples.” November 2, 2020. https://healmedelicious.com/one-pan-chicken-thighs-with-apples/.
Guest Elizabeth Axtman
‘Chocolate’ Plantain Chip Cookies
- Heal Me Delicious. “‘Chocolate’ Plantain Chip Cookies.” December 10, 2020. https://healmedelicious.com/chocolate-plantain-chip-cookies/.
Son KitYellowness, Technology, and Missing Personhood
- Cheng, Anne Anlin. “Ornamentalism: A Feminist Theory for the Yellow Woman.” Critical Inquiry 44, no. 3 (2018): 415–46. https://doi.org/10.1086/696921.
Please read pages 415-446.
- Wu, Danielle. “Do Androids Dream of Whiteness? Yellowbotics and the Yellow Cyborg.” unbag, 2018. https://unbag.net/reverie/do-androids-dream-of-whiteness.
In addition to the above, you are welcome to also engage with the presentation materials Son Kit prepared for Week Five.
Aunties and Queer Kinship
- Khubchandani, Kareem. “Aunty Fever: A Queer Impression.” Essay. In Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings, edited by Clare Croft, 199–204. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Please read pages 199-204.
- Macharia, K’egura. 7 Scenes with Aunties — (and a Note on Method). Critical Aunty Studies, 2021. https://www.criticalauntystudies.com/02-enumerations.
- Sethi, Meera. Upping the Aunty, An Addendum. Critical Aunty Studies: An Asynchronous Symposium, 2021. https://www.criticalauntystudies.com/08-drag.
Guests Incred & Camp
Grilled Pork Chops with Cherry Compote
Sounds from the Other Side
- Powell, Elliott H. “Recovering Addict(Ive): The Afro–South Asian Sexual Politics of Truth Hurts’s ‘Addictive.’” Sounds from the Other Side: Afro-South Asian Collaborations in Black Popular Music, 105–122. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2020. https://doi:10.5749/j.ctv19cw9tz.
Please read pages 105-122.
The Ugly Laws
- Kafer, Alison. “At the Same Time, Out of Time; Ashley X.” Feminist, Queer, Crip, 47-68. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2013.
Please read 47-68.
In addition to the above, please review the presentation materials Constantina Zavitsanos prepared for Week Eleven. Links to captioned videos are contained in the PDF. Please watch, read or listen to each.
Midterm with Davecat, Sidore, & Amber
Peach Ginger Chicken Wings
Looking with the Erotic
Lily Mengesha & Olivia Michiko GagnonRace and Intimacy
The Limits of Touch
- Harris, Jeremy O. Slave Play. American Theatre Magazine. September/August 2019, 38-67.[A PDF of Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play is not available on theharmonyshow.com, however, a synopsis is contained during the seminar session and is available on the Wikipedia entry on Slave Play.]
- Studium Generale Rietveld Academie. “To the Bone: Some Speculations on Touch, Hortense Spillers, with Rizvana Bradley.” YouTube. June 27, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvL4wUKIfpo.
Vivian L. Huang
Silence and Asian Femininity
- Choi, Franny. “What a Cyborg Wants.” Waxwing Literary Journal: American Writers and International Voices, 15:21, 2018. http://waxwingmag.org/items/issue15/21_Choi-What-a-Cyborg-Wants.php.
- Huang, Vivian L. “Inscrutably, Actually: Hospitality, Parasitism, and the Silent Work of Yoko Ono and Laurel Nakadate.” Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, 28:3, 2018: 187-203. https://doi.org10.1080/0740770X.2018.1524619.
Please read pages 187-203.
- Vabethany. “Yoko Ono - Cut Piece (1965).” YouTube. February 28, 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYJ3dPwa2tI&ab_channel=vabethany.
(After this video was assigned it was removed from YouTube. Another version is available on Vimeo here.)
Guests Allison de Fren & Elena Dorfman
Peppermint Patty Cupcakes
Neda Atanasoski & Kalindi Vora
- Atanasoski, Neda, and Kalindi Vora. “The Surrogate Human Affect: The Racial Programming of Robot Emotion.” Surrogate Humanity Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures, 108-133. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019.
Please read pages 108-133.
- Atanasoski, Neda, and Kalindi Vora. “Epilogue: On Technoliberal Desire, Or Why There Is No Such Thing as a Feminist AI.” Surrogate Humanity Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures, 188-196. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019.
Please read pages 188-196.
Guest Nicole of Heal Me Delicious
Stuffed Sweet Potato Cakes
- Heal Me Delicious. “AIP Stuffed Sweet Potato Cakes.” February 15, 2021. https://healmedelicious.com/stuffed-sweet-potato-cakes/.
Final with Davecat, Sidore, & Amber
- Heal Me Delicious. “Banana Milkshake.” September 23, 2020. https://healmedelicious.com/aip-banana-milkshake/.
- Kim, Eunjung. “Why Do Dolls Die? The Power of Passivity and the Embodied Interplay Between Disability and Sex Dolls.” In Pedagogy, Image Practices, and Contested Corporealities, edited by Sarah Brophy and Janice Hladki, 20-32. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Please read pages 20-32.