U4 Summer School: Disturbances and interventions: Contemporary Practices of Gender Research
This summer school takes its point of departure in Donna Haraway’s Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chtulucene (2016) and Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990). The areas teachers and students will work with during this summer school, are related to the key words disturbance and intervention inspired by these path-breaking scholars. We will end the summer school with joy and engagement in the writing process.
- Affect. In this session, we will discuss ways of researching the diversity of affects in empirical and grounded ways which investigates their imbrication in socio-political structures and ideologies.
- Post-migration, cultural hybridity/translation, transmission. Studying gender from a transnational perspective includes examining post-migrant voices operating at a cultural border zone. In this session, we will analyse the dynamics of these post-migrant voices.
- Relationality. For both Simone de Beauvoir and Adriana Cavarero, the notion of encounter has provided a conceptual frame for defining our being in the world. In this seminar, we aim at staging an encounter between these thinkers and the students’ research.
- Identities, politics, movement, narrations. In this session, we will explore current political contestations, narrations and articulations of “identity” with regard to “gender”, “race” and “sexuality” and work with different theoretical and methodological approaches from the field of postcolonial, queer and intersectional theories.
- Writing in stuck places. This session aims to offer hands on tips as well as to inspire PhD students in the process of writing by reflecting on the various kinds of writing we do and with the aim of enhancing a sense of joy and engagement in the writing process.