33 / FEMINISMS IN A TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE


Shifting Realities: Media, Communication, Sociability

20 – 24 May 2019   print this page

Course directors:

Elissa Helms, Central European University, United States
Sandra Prlenda, Central European University, Croatia
Francesca Maria Gabrielli, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Lada Čale Feldman, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Silvana Carotenuto, Oriental University of Napoli, Italy
Renata Jambrešić Kirin, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research,Zagreb, Croatia
Durre S. Ahmed, Centre for the Study of Gender and Culture, Lahore, Pakistan


Course description:

The world is experiencing changes in alignments of geopolitical power, economic relations, and modes of communication that demand new frameworks of analysis, strategies of resistance, and technologies of communication. The 2019 IUC seminar in Feminisms in a Transnational Perspective invites proposals for research presentations that interrogate moments of change, whether currently or historically, that challenge established feminist analyses, confronting them with new social and political movements, manifestations of state power, and platforms for communication.

Presentations may want to consider the consequences for gender and sexual relations of shifting national alliances and emerging right-wing movements such as those promoting illiberal democracy, conservative nationalisms, religion-based ideologies, neoliberal economic rationalities, or misogynistic, racist, classist, and anti-LGBT movements and policies. We especially encourage research into the use of new technologies of communication, whether new social media platforms, the use of video and audio formats, and other current developments, or technologies that were new in particular historical moments and what gendered changes are brought about by new modes of communication and expression. We are also interested in research that analyses and theorizes political movements and other forms of resistance to modes of gendered and sexualized power, whether feminist and pro-LGBT forces are aligned with or resisting the workings of power.

The programme does not offer ECTS credits.


Course lecturers:

Elissa Helms, Central European University, United States
Lada Čale Feldman, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Silvana Carotenuto, Oriental University of Napoli, Italy
Elena Bellina, University of Rochester, United States