Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien

Gender, Sexuality, Queer and Trans Studies Write Back

  • Wann 15.06.2017 00:00 bis 16.06.2017 23:59
  • Wo Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Berlin Unter den Linden 6 Raum 2249a
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ZtG und 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?


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