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Terrifying Drag: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto/Faluda Islam + Kareem Khubchandani/ LaWhore Vagistan

This conversation brings together two US-based South Asian drag queens, Faluda Islam and LaWhore Vagistan, to discuss a broad array of topics connected to the aesthetics of their practices: pastiche as a mode of re-making the world; death as well as conviviality as strategies in drag; camp theory in relation to race and ethnicity; and “queer Muslim futures.” Curated and moderated by Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. 

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The Vanity of Ecology: Expenditure in Montaigne’s Vision of the New World
The Renaissance humanist authors who seem to be at odds with ecocriticism’s professed turn to the natural world – in this study, Michel de Montaigne – exhibit, in fact, a certain form of environmental awareness in their work. They index humanism’s shifting relationship to the environment in ways that have shaped our own ecological consciousness.