Tracers/Nightingale Media Series #002:
WOMEN’S WORK with Beth Capper
Sunday, June 28, 5 pm, Free
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
TRACERS is teaming up with The Nightingale for a monthly media series featuring readings, scholars, films, moving pictures, music, meditation, performance, and lively discussion around topics of contemporary feminism. Over the course of the year, this series presents a body of texts and media designed to promote broader feminist discourse beyond the institutional setting. Your new feminist library starts here. Unless otherwise noted, these events are family friendly and FREE.
Second on our docket is WOMEN’S WORK. To create an event that is part book club/screening/discussion group, we invited media scholar Beth Capper to chose a contemporary feminist text to explore. She will introduce major concepts from The Problem With Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries by Kathi Weeks and present a screening of work illustrative of its themes. Reading the book isn’t required to participate. The event is modular and meant to work as as introduction to texts and issues that can be explored further.
Chocolate Cake by JoAnn Elam
Killing Time/Fannie’s Film by Fronza Woods
Bessie Cohen, Survivor of 1911 Shirtwaist Fire by Hope Tucker
Conductor/Collaboration #3 by Ei Jane Janet Lin & Miao Jia Xin
Beth Capper is a PhD student in modern culture and media at Brown University, where she works at the intersections of feminist media and performance. Her work on the filmmaker Shirley Clarke’s 1970’s media workshops has been published in Art Journal. She is currently a co-organizer of the Providence-based film and video series Magic Lantern Cinema.
Check out Kathi Weeks’ book here.
Chocolate Cake screening courtesy of Chicago Film Archives
EXTENDED RAEDING LIST
Silvia Federici, Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle
Maria Mies, Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale: Women in the International Division of Labor
Leopoldina Fortunati, Arcane of Reproduction: Housework, Prostitution, Labor, and Capital
Premilla Nadasen, Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States
Angela Y. Davis, “The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working Class Perspective,” Women, Race and Class
Selma James and Mariarosa Dalla Cosa, Sex, Race and Class: The Perspective of Winning 1952-2011
Jennifer Morgan, Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery
Del Re, Alissa. “Women and Welfare: Where is Jocasta?” in Radical Thought in Italy: A Potential Politics.
Federici, Silvia. Caliban and the Witch: Women, The Body and Primitive Accumulation.
Fortunati, Leopoldina. Arcane of Reproduction: Housework, Prostitution, Labor and Capital.
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