Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies


Fragility and Failure – Critical Disruptions
21 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
Course directors:
Jelisaveta Blagojević, Singidunum University, Serbia
Ethel Carolyn Brooks, Rutgers University, United States
Daša Duhaček, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Course description:

Feminist theory and queer theory have, in last decades, re-introduced and re-evaluated terms such as vulnerability, failure and affect. These accounts have linked the political with the state of vulnerability and harm, whether psychological, physical or even technological, offering potential starting points for different political imaginary and resistance.

Moving within the space between human and inhuman in queer theory and posthumanist feminist critique, one is invited to deeply re-question present and future political subjectivities, power relations, (non)identitarian positions or politics. In an attempt to further contribute to this growing field of queer and feminist interest, this year’s course in Feminist Critical Analysis seeks interdisciplinary approaches that will examine diverse practices and narratives, drawing from the technology- related or -inspired concepts, requestion the systemic aggregates of knowledge in which we are all embedded, whether we are taking gender, race, class, sexuality or “the human other,” produce system interruptions and develop more workable space for new political imaginations.

The 2018 course in Feminist Critical Analysis will encourage active participation and debates that will bring together disciplines from across the humanities, social sciences, art, political theory, cultural studies, philosophy, etc.

Course offers ECTS points. Requirements are: attendance, active participation and presentation.

Course lecturers:
Ethel Carolyn Brooks, Rutgers University, United States
Tracey Boisseau, Purdue University, United States
Mirjana Stošić, Singidunum University, Serbia
Ian Alan Paul, Stony Brook University, United States
Stephen Seely, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
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