Beth Berkowitz - Frontiers in Jewish Studies: The Clever Ox, the Escaping Elephant, and Other Talmudic Animals
Is Judaism good or bad for animals? Beth Berkowitz brings us beyond this reductive question, with its frequent focus on the first two chapters of Genesis and Jewish dietary laws, to offer instead a more complex approach to the animal in Judaism and to spotlight some less predictable Jewish texts. Professor Berkowitz, the Ingeborg Rennert Chair of Jewish Studies in Barnard’s department of religion, discusses the emerging field of scholarship called animal studies and considers how this discipline might cross-pollinate with Jewish studies (specifically rabbinics) in order to provide a heightened understanding of both fields.
This lecture was recorded on October 17, 2013 at Barnard College in New York City.
Looking at the photography of Mark Morrisroe, José Muñoz compares and contrasts queer utopianism with Lauren Berlant's cruel optimism in this excerpt from the April 12, 2011 "Public Feelings Salon." The salon featured a conversation with Lauren Berlant, José Muñoz, Ann Pellegrini and Tavia Nyong’o, moderated by Janet Jakobsen. Full-length video of the event is available here: http://bcrw.barnard.edu/videos/public-feelings-salon-with-lauren-berlant/
by GoingRampant Published 2 weeks ago
A feminist analytical review of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. While appreciable for its entertainment value and historical context, it's problematic that it continues to be recognized as a decent children's film without questioning the obsolete ethics of 1937 America. I describe the sexist gender roles and racism, as well as noting where changes were made to the original story as a point that the filmmakers were not bound to the source material.
The closing plenary at Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues Conference featuring comments, critiques, and feedback from conference participants, moderated by Janet Jakobsen (Barnard Center for Research on Women) and Dorian Warren (Columbia University).
Recorded October 5, 2013 at Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues: Dilemmas of the Nonprofit Tradition in LGBT Politics, sponsored by the Engaging Tradition Project at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School and the Barnard Center for Research on Women, held at Columbia Law School. For more information see http://bcrw.barnard.edu/queerdreams/
by ReelGrrls Workshops Published 2 weeks ago
This PSA was created by the 2013 Reel Grrls Apprenticeship Program for Planned Parenthood in Seattle, Washington.
The hands-on video production work provides grrls with an opportunity to focus on skill building though intensive workshops and one-on-one sessions with mentors, including professional filmmakers. On the program application, participants indicate their preference to specialize in Production (cinematography, directing) or Post-Production (editing, graphics). The program includes both a DSLR Cinematography workshop and an After Effects Workshop.