Cornelia Goethe Centrum

Cornelia Goethe Colloquia – Winter Semester 2019/20: Trans*Formations

The Cornelia Goethe Colloquia are an open forum for interdisciplinary discussion on women’s and gender studies. Interested parties are cordially invited!

This semester, the colloquia are being held under the title:


Since 2018, ‘diverse’ can be recorded next to ‘male’ and ‘female’ in the German birth register. The struggles of trans*persons are beginning to bear fruit, and non-binary or gender-conform perspectives, experiences and knowledge production are becoming increasingly visible. Trans* and Queer Studies thematize these diverse life realities and experiences and shed an illuminating light on the rules of the game and the constraints of dual genderism.
In the winter semester 2019/20, the Cornelia Goethe Colloquia will be addressing questions of education and pedagogy in the still emerging field of Transgender Studies. The lecture series will open with a theoretical perspective on “Trans*Formations”. The series concludes with a panel discussion on Trans*pedagogies and queer educational work. In between, central positions and current research questions of Transgender Studies will be presented and discussed.


Cornelia Goethe Centrum for Women’s and Gender Studies (CGC)
Conception: Bettina Kleiner, Marianne Schmidbaur, Franziska Vaessen, Tina Breidenich
Coordination: Lucas Schucht

Time and Location

Goethe-Universität, Campus Westend,
Theodor- W.- Adorno-Platz 6
PEG-Building, R. 1.G 191
Wednesday, 6 pm – 8 pm c.t.

Entrance is free of charg!

Here you can download the Booklet.
Layout: Miguel Pardo, Grübelfabrik

About the title image:

„A cymbal crashed, and roaring horns“ 2017, Öl auf Leinwand © Jesse Mockrin

JESSE MOCKRIN (b. Silver Spring, MD, 1981) received her M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego, in 2011, and her B.A. from Barnard College, New York, in 2003. Mockrin has had solo exhibitions at Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Nathalie Karg Gallery (New York), and Galerie Perrotin (Seoul). In 2019, her work was acquired by the Dallas Museum of Art, and her work also appears in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Rubell Collecti on, the KRC Collecti on, and the Hans-Joachim and Gisa Sander Foundation. In 2017 she presented a solo project at Galerie Perrotin in Seoul, South Korea. Mockrin‘s work has been covered extensively, appearing in publicati ons including Artf orum, The New Yorker, Vogue, T Magazine, Modern Painters, and Art Agenda, among others. A catalogue for her solo exhibition Syrinx was produced by Night Gallery in 2019. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our cooperation partners for their support of this lecture series:

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