Cornelia Goethe Centrum

Jack Halberstam: „Exit Routes: On Derelection and Destitution“ (Cornelia Goethe Colloquium) on January 15

The lecture on Exit Routes: On Derelection and Destitution by Jack Halberstam takes place on January 15, 2020 from 6 to 8 pm c.t. in HZ 11 in the Auditorium Complex (Hörsaalzentrum) on Campus Westend.

We cordially invite anyone interested to attend the lecture. The Cornelia Goethe Colloquia are open to the general public. You can find further information in our Booklet.

Exit Routes: On Derelection and Destitution

Language: Englisch

For so long we have proposed considering the politics of this or the politics of that – the politics of transgender, the politics of sex, the politics of performance, the politics of resistance – what if politics itself, as a concept and a framework is not the solution but the problem. In other words, what if this need to legitimate everything via the political as we currently understand politics (activities associated with governance) is part of the problem in that it leads to certain kinds of projects and it disallows others – the propulsive projects that engage making, doing, being, building, becoming, knowing, declaring, proposing, dealing, moving and so on.

New York, NY – April 29th, 2019: Jack Halberstam posing for a portrait at The New York Times building for part of a panel discussing the topic of camp.

JACK HALBERSTAM is Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University. Halberstam is the author of six books including: ‘Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters’ (Duke UP, 1995), ’Female Masculinity’ (Duke UP, 1998), ’In A Queer Time and Place’ (NYU Press, 2005), ’The Queer Art of Failure’ (Duke UP, 2011) and ’Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal’ (Beacon Press, 2012) and, most recently, a short book titled ’Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variance’ (University of California Press). Places Journal awarded Halberstam its Arcus/Places Prize in 2018, for innovative public scholarship on the relationship between gender, sexuality and the built environment. Halberstam is currently working on several projects including a book titled ’Wild Thing: Queer Theory After Nature’ on queer anarchy, performance and protest culture, the intersections between animality, the human and the environment.

Location & Time

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Campus Westend, Auditorium Complex (Hörsaalzentrum), Room HZ11
January 15, 2020, 18-20 Uhr c.t.


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

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the support of our cooperation partners.