Slam Precarious Work

FEB 14, 2018 | 4:00 PM

Katherine Hattam, The Integrity of the Personality, 2017. Cover of WSQ, Vol. 45, Nos. 3-4, Fall/Winter 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1218: Segal Theatre


February 14, 2018: 4:00 PM




Center for the Humanities


Nothing to do on Valentine’s Day? How about joining us for an unconventional celebration of the publication of Precarious Work (edited by Alyson Cole and Victoria Hattam), WSQ (Vol. 45, Nos. 3-4, Fall/Winter 2017)?

Inspired by Kathi Weeks’s article in the issue, “Down With Love,” we will stage a late afternoon performance of anti-love letters to work, precarity, and whatever else those gathered want to disavow on February 14th. Resembling more of a poetry slam than an academic panel—including a video display of the visual essay with work by artists such as Cecilia Vicuña, Katherine Hattam, Sable Elyse Smith, Ellen Koshland, Agatha Gothe-Snape, FEMMO™, Guerrilla Girls, Shana Agid, and Dread Scott—the prose and poetry will be followed by a performance by Lady Aye, “sweetheart of the sideshow.”

Come Slam Precarious Work! Confirmed “slammers” include: Kathi Weeks, Celina Su, Anne Le Goff, Kellie Jackson, Stephon Lawrence, Sean Hill, Elena Glasberg, Estelle Ferrarese, Fashion Praxis Collective, Victoria Hattam, Alyson Cole, David Brody, Shana Agid, and Meena Alexander.

Co-sponsored by The PhD/MA Program in Political Science, The Center for the Humanities, The Women’s Gender Studies Program, SPTSA: Social and Political Theory Student Association at the Graduate Center, CUNY; and the Politics Department at the New School for Social Research; The Heilbroner Center at the New School; WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly; and The Feminist Press.