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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institut für Kulturwissenschaft


Frau M.A. Yumin Li

E-Mail: liyumin@hu-berlin.de


Aktuelle Nachrichten zur Gleichstellungsförderung und aus dem Familienbüro: 

Humboldt-Princeton Strategic Partnership Grant Symposium


Gender, Sexuality, Queer and Trans Studies Write Back


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, June 15-16, 2017

Unter den Linden 6, R. 2249a

Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien (ZtG) /
Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies
 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
and Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) at Princeton University


The Empire Writes Back (Ashcroft, Griffiths, Tiffin 1989, 2002) was the first published collection of texts dealing with postcolonialism. The post- and neocolonial condition had provoked a radical critique of the Global North’s notions of literature (the title references Salman Rushdie’s 1982 The Empire Writes back with a Vengeance). Today, global economic, sovereign and epistemic violence show that many aspirations of a century of revolutions have not yet been achieved, which in turn has continued to engender new forms of resistance. However, in the face of new populist appropriations of activism, an analysis of politics and revision of concepts of resistance are now urgently needed. This is particularly the case in relation to gender and sexuality since the gender order is the realm in which inclusions or exclusions, and claims to power tend to be strongly demarcated especially in times of transition. Gender must, however, be thought in terms of its intersection with constructions of Race, Class, Nation, Ability, and Religion.


It is precisely these questions that the researchers of the Humboldt-Princeton Strategic Partnership Grant Symposium will interrogate: How concepts of resistance and representation are shifting towards questions of subject formation and agency in connection with materiality, performativity, performance, becoming and futurity in today’s world. Furthermore, the symposium explores where and how post/decolonial, post-secularist and queer approaches inform each other. Which traces of the gendered racialization of the U.S. and Europe’s colonial endeavors need to be highlighted and what are their legacies for our present? How can we understand resistance, subversion, and the social imaginary if they have to be appreciated in their diversity of different forms of materialized life experience?  What adequate answers do Gender, Sexuality, Queer and Trans Studies provide against economic and epistemic violence and towards a radical democracy today?

Für weitere Informationen: https://www.gender.hu-berlin.de/de/veranstaltungen/gender-kolloquien/humboldt-princeton-symposium