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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Gender as a Category of Knowledge

Dr. Sven Glawion

PhD Project:

Heterogenesis: Narrations of Male Heterosexuality Between Emancipation and Normativity in German Literature from 1968 to 2000

Glawion

 

Description of the Project

 

The sexual revolution of the 1960/70s, the GDR,
and postmodernism have substantially changed the German discourse on sex, gender, and sexuality partly by introducing different concepts of ›emancipation.‹ How did the emancipation of heterosexual men take shape ? What consolidated heteronormative masculinity? Sven Glawion tackles these questions by analyzing literary works by Peter Schneider, Ulrich Plenzdorf, Bernward Vesper, Thomas Brussig, and Benjamin Lebert, as well as (popular) scientific and political texts. Glawion argues that heteronormativity consolidated itself not in spite of, but (also) because of the discourses of emancipation of that time. This is demonstrated by the establishment of three narrative Kristallisationspunkte (points around which the narrative crystalizes): Ursprung (genesis), Reife (maturity) and Sauberkeit (purity). The neologism »heterogenesis« Glawion uses in the title of his project refers to the desire for good and paradisiacal heterosexuality while illustrating its normativity.

                                                  

Particulars

 

Sven Glawion studied German studies/new German literature, geography and gender studies in Cologne and Berlin; 2005 – 2007 in the Research Training Group »Gender as a Category of Knowledge«, 2011 PhD in new German literature; 2008 - 2015 teacher of German, and political education. Currently Professor Substituto at Universidade de Brasília in Brasil.

   

Selected Publications

 

Heterogenesis. Männlichkeit in deutschen Erzähltexten 1968-2000, Darmstadt 2012.

 

zus. m. Elahe Haschemi Yekani u. Jana Husmann-Kastein (Hg.): Erlöser. Figurationen männlicher Hegemonie, Bielefeld 2007.

 

zus. m. Immanuel Nover: Das leere Zentrum. Christian Krachts ›Literatur des Verschwindens‹. In: Depressive Dandys. Spielformen der Dekadenz in der Pop-Moderne, hg. v. Alexandra Tacke und Björn Weyand, Wien/Köln/Weimar 2009. S. 101 – 120.

 

Aufbruch in die Vergangenheit. Bernward Vespers Die Reise. In: NachBilder der RAF, hg. v. Inge Stephan u. Alexandra Tacke, Wien/Köln/Weimar 2008. S. 24 – 38.

   

Contact

www.gender.hu-berlin.de/zentrum/personen/mitglieder

sven.glawion@web.de