(n.) from Latin word sēminārium, meaning, a breeding ground.


We are excited to announce our events and speakers lineup for the bell hooks Fall 2014 Residency!

RSVP to these exciting events here:


Learn more about current and past bell hooks events:


Open Celebration: I Confess, I Transgress
Friday, October 3, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Join bell hooks; Bill Germano, her former editor at Routledge; and Stephanie Browner for a reception and a discussion and celebration of the 20th anniversary of Teaching to Transgress.

Teaching to Transgress Today: Theory and Practice In and Outside of the Classroom
Monday, October 6, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
A lecture by Imani Perry followed by a dialogue with bell hooks, Karlyn Crowley, Zillah Eisenstein, and Shannon Winnubst.

Forever Young: A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks and Gloria Steinem
Monday, October 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join bell hooks and Gloria Steinem in a discussion about how feminism encourages transgression—or not.

Transgression: Whose Booty Is This?
Tuesday, October 7, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
An open conversation for students with bell hooks, Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer, Lynee Denise, and Stephanie Troutman.

A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks and Laverne Cox
Tuesday, October 7, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks and Cornel West
Wednesday, October 8, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Man Enough: Theory and Practice In and Outside of the Classroom
Wednesday, October 8, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
An open dialogue on masculinity with bell hooks, Oman Frame, Darnell Moore, Ron Scapp, and Kurt Voss.

Transgressive Sexual Practice
Thursday, October 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
An open dialogue on sexuality with bell hooks, Marci Blackman, and Samuel Delany.

Transgression at The New School
Friday, October 10, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
An open conversation with faculty.


Lang Summer Intensives are finished. School is OFFICIALLY out for summer!! 

Check Out Photos from Bell Hooks Scholar-In-Residence at https://www.flickr.com/photos/newschool

SAG / Drama: 5/13: Conversations screening of “Sleepy Hollow” followed by Q & A with cast

The New School for Drama and Screen Actors Guild Foundation Invite
You and a Guest to a
 Conversations screening of “Sleepy Hollow” 
followed by a Q&A with key cast members

Tuesday, May 13th
4:00 PM

The New School
The Auditorium on 12th Street 
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011

Please join us for a screening followed by a Q&A with Tom Mison,
Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Orlando Jones and Lyndie Greenwood

SLEEPY HOLLOW is a thrilling new mystery-adventure drama from co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (the “Star Trek” and “Transformers” franchises, “Fringe”).

In this modern-day twist on Washington Irving’s classic, ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous Headless Horseman who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the beginning, as the resurrected rider is but the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and only one of the many formidable foes that Ichabod must face to protect not only Sleepy Hollow, but the world.

RSVP Required.  Seating Limited.  To make a reservation, email  KleppinL@newschool.edu  and write “Sleepy Hollow” in the subject line.  Please indicate if you would like to bring a guest.

Volunteers for DD Dorvillier/ human future dance corps Danspace Platform

Emie Hughes, an Administrative Assistant for DD Dorvillier/human future dance corps, is looking for volunteers for the upcoming Danspace Platform. The platform is from May 19th to June 16th. They are looking for technical and administrative assistance and help during rehearsals as well as with simple but important tasks like guarding the door during performances, committed, enthusiastic people who would be excited to be involved in the presentation of this new work. Below is the shift list for what they need during the platform.

DD Dorvillier is an artist who has given lectures at Lang and this promises to be a very interesting platform at Danspace Project at Saint Mark’s Church.

Shift Task Needed

Mon 5/19 10am - 2pm: 1 person who can lift things, sound expertise a plus, could be broken up into 2 shifts

Thurs 5/29 - 4:30 - 10:30pm: 1 person, tech expertise a plus

Mon 6/2 10am - 11pm: 1 person who can lift things, lighting expertise a plus, could be broken up into multiple shifts.

Mon 6/2 8pm - 11pm: 1 person to hang out and guard a door

Tues 6/3 7pm - 10:30pm: 1 person to hang out and guard a door
Thurs 6/5 5:30 - 10:30pm: 1 person to hang out and guard a door, could be broken up into two shifts

Sat 6/7 7:30 - 10:00pm: 1 person to hang out and guard a door

Tues 6/10 6 - 8pm: 1 person to hang out and guard a door

Fri 6/13 7:30 - 10:00pm: 1 person to hang out and guard a

Sat 6/14 10pm - 2am: 2 people who can lift things, tech expertise a plus
Mon 6/16 12 - 2pm: 2 people who can lift things

Battery Dance Company is preparing the second edition of its Dancing to Connect Institute. There is still some scholarship funding to be spread around!

Event flyer design by Parsons BFA student Natasha Villarraga
Director (and The New School faculty member) Sam Feder brings us the documentary film 
Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger 
Since publishing the seminal Gender Outlaw in 1992, Bornstein —a self-described trans-dyke, reluctant-polyamorist, sadomasochist, and recovering Scientologist— has been an activist and prolific author. A deeply loved and respected community elder, “Auntie Kate” has since been a vital figure for communities of alterity in our collective struggles for survival and liberation.
Hosted by The New School Feminist Collective
Co-sponsored by Gender Studies and Student Health Services
Wednesday 30th April 2014
5-7pm Kellen Auditorium, 65 Fifth Avenue
Screening and Q&A by Professor TL Cowan with the Director
Funded through a generous grant by the University Student Senate
This event is open to members of The New School Community
Sam Feder is a professor at Hunter College in the Film and Media Department and in the School of Media Studies at The New School. 
TL Cowan is a professor of Culture & Media, Gender Studies and Integrated Arts at Eugene Lang College and the School of Media Studies at The New School.