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Doing Gender lecture series

In the Spring of 2012 the Netherlands Research School of Genderstudies (NOG) in cooperation with Graduate Gender Programme (GGeP) at Utrecht University organises the eighth round of the ‘Doing Gender’ lecture series. This title stresses the importance of doing gender work and active involvement in the practice of gender theory and research. The series welcomes various prominent speakers this season, including Femke Halsema, Bracha Ettinger, and Robert Stam.
Doing Gender

Programme Spring 2012
Thursday 15 March
Prof. Inderpal Grewal (Yale University, USA): ‘Outsourcing Patriarchy: National anxieties, Transnational mediations’
This lecture concerns the recent uses of the term ‘honor killing’ in the newspapers in India. I examine how and why such a term emerges in the context of transnational media in India and the implications of this for feminist media research. Inderpal Grewal is Chair and Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University.

Time: 16.00 - 18.00 hrs
Location: Domplein 4: Marnixzaal (Utrechts Centrum voor de Kunsten), Utrecht
Chair: Prof.  Rosemarie Buikema

Wednesday 18 April
A conversation between Prof. Bracha L. Ettinger (EGS, Swiss) and Prof. Griselda Pollock (University of Leeds, UK)
Prof. Bracha Ettinger is Professor of Psychoanalysis and Art at the European Graduate School EGS, artist, senior clinical psychologist, practising psychoanalyst, and groundbreaking theoretician working at the intersection of feminine sexuality, psychoanalysis, and aesthetics. Prof. Griselda Pollock is a prominent art historian and cultural analyst, and a world-renowned scholar of international, post-colonial feminist studies in the visual arts.

Time: 19.30 - 21.30 hrs
Location: Nieuwekade 213-215 (Casco Office for Art, Design and Theory), Utrecht
Chair: Dr Kathrin Thiele

Tuesday 22 May
Lecture by Treaty of Utrecht Visiting Professor Femke Halsema (Utrecht University)
Femke Halsema holds the Treaty of Utrecht Chair at Utrecht University’s Centre for the Humanities from January to June 2012. In her role as visiting professor, she conducts research on the meaning of communication technology and social media for human rights and democracy. Details about her lecture will be announced in due time.

Time: 16.00 - 17.30 hrs
Location: Domplein 29: Belle van Zuylenzaal (Academiegebouw), Utrecht
Chair: Prof. Rosemarie Buikema

Friday 8 June
Prof. Ella Shohat (New York University, USA) and Prof. Robert Stam (Tisch School of the Arts, USA): ‘Race in Translation: Culture Wars around the postcolonial Atlantic’
The lecture will be on the jointly written book, which will come out in May 2012: Race in Translation: Culture Wars around the Postcolonial Atlantic. The book covers many debates in three different languages/nations/cultures--Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone.  The book is at once a report from various fronts in the culture wars, a discussion of the relevant literature in three languages/spaces, and a polemic advancing our own views arguing with figures such as Bourdieu/Wacquant, Zizek, and many others attacking such fields of studies as multicultural/postcolonial studies and to a lesser extent feminist studies.

Professor Ella Shohat teaches at the departments of Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies at New York University, and is also affiliated faculty with NYU Abu Dhabi. Robert Stam is University Professor at New York University.

Time: 14.00 - 16.00 hrs
Location: Drift 21: room 0.05, Utrecht
Chair: Dr Sandra Ponzanesi

Download the detailed programme (pdf) of the Doing Gender lecture series Spring 2012.

Doing Gender

The Doing Gender lecture series supports a hands-on approach to gender issues in the sense of social and political engagement with the new forms of gender inequalities that are taking shape in the world today. The lecture series wants to give space to the new generations of gender theorists and practitioners and to perspectives that innovate the field and do gender in new ways. Key is the notion of doing gender: what is de state of the art definition of gender? How do contemporary scholars utilise this definition?

Admission: free
More information:
Registration: or (030) 253 6001

Startdatum en tijd: 8/6/2012 00:00
Einddatum en tijd: 8/6/2012 00:00
Locatie: Utrecht, various locations