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Feb 14 – Slam Precarious Work

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, a variety of artists, activists and scholars will perform. The prose and poetry will be followed by a performance by Lady Aye, “sweetheart of the sideshow.”


The Graduate Center, Segal Theater @ 365 Fifth Avenue, 4-6.


Come Slam Precarious Work! Confirmed “slammers” include: Kathi Weeks, Jeanann Verlee, Celina Su, Anne LeGoff, Kellie Jackson, Sean Hill, Elena Glasberg, Estelle Ferrasse, FashionPraxis, Victoria Hattam, Alyson Cole, David Brody, Shana Agid, & Meena Alexander.


For more information about the event and the performers visit:


Co-sponsored by The PhD/MA Program in Political Science; The Humanities Center, GC; The Women’s and Gender Studies Program, GC; the Politics Department at the NSSR; The Heilbronner Center at the NSSR; WSQ; The Feminist Press; SPTSA.

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