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Beyond the Ruins of Capitalism: Stolen Concepts, Deep Silences, Resurfaced Frictions
26 May 2021 - 28 May 2021
Course directors :
Lada Čale Feldman , University of Zagreb, Croatia
Francesca Maria Gabrielli , University of Zagreb, Croatia
Renata Jambrešić Kirin , Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb, Croatia
Silvana Carotenuto , Oriental University of Napoli, Italy
Nadia Jones-Gailani , Central European University, Vienna, Austria
Elissa Helms , Central European University, Austria
Sandra Prlenda , Centre for Women's Studies, Zagreb, Croatia
Durre S. Ahmed , Centre for the Study of Gender and Culture, Lahore, Pakistan
Course description:

When in 2019 we chose the topic of our next feminist course “Beyond the Ruins of Capitalism”, following the book by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing (2015), we could not predict  that this topic would be more relevant than ever before due to the multifold crisis caused by the 
COVID 19 pandemic. Given that, like most international gatherings, our IUC course could not be  held in Dubrovnik this May, it will exceptionally be organized virtually  via Zoom digital platform, in the same time slot (May, 24-28th). We are keeping the same analytical focus, but with a new sensitivity for the isolated, vulnerable and ‘plastic’ subjects many of us are becoming these days. On the other side, we do believe that the tectonic upheavals and the threat of emergency that has shaken up neoliberal states in all parts of the world, will give a new impetus to feminist agency and give strength to the thinking of radical change. However, a desire for 
radical thinking and radical social change was a common thread of all feminist seminars in Dubrovnik, which has been gathering activist women from Croatia and elsewhere in the world since 1999.

Full description can be found here


Video lectures 2021:


Silvana Carotenuto - Presenting the Work of Dennise Ferreira da Silva

Biljana Kašić - Feminism Revisited: How did Women: the Longest Revolution Emerge? An Analysis of Juliet Mitchell’s Classic Work

Emanuela Maltese - "Who Are We Now"? Transnational Feminist Crossings, Rasanblaj, and Rememberings

Annalisa Piccirillo - Thinking/Dancing With Water: For a Feminist Ecology of Relationalities

Nabila Tavolieri - Performing Radical Art to Create a New Co-relational "Human Being": Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro


Mirela Dakić - Is Literature a Stolen Concept of Feminist Theory?


Katarina Pavičić Ivelja - Unproductive Solidarity: What Can we Learn From the Kurdish Women’s Freedom Movement?

ECTS requirements
Programme offers ECTS credits for doctoral students coming from universities of co-directors.
Course lecturers:
Roshanak Amini , Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin, Germany
Silvana Carotenuto , Oriental University of Napoli, Italy
Mirela Dakić , University of Zagreb, Croatia
Biljana Kašić , University of Zadar, Croatia
Emanuela Maltese , Oriental University of Napoli, Italy
Brigita Miloš , University of Rijeka, Croatia
Katarina Pavičić-Ivelja , University of Rijeka, Croatia
Annalisa Piccirillo , Oriental University of Napoli, Italy
Nabila Tavolieri , Oriental University of Napoli, Italy
Jasmina Tumbas , University at Buffalo, United States
Attached documents
Feminismsm in a Transnational Perspective Course Description_FINAL.pdf
Programme - Feminisms in a Transnational Perspective.docx