Cornelia Goethe Centrum

Events

You can find The GRADE Training Program for the Summer Semester 2019 here. The current brochure of GRADE is also available as a direct download.

Center-Specific Workshops and Lectures

Workshops

Montag, 06.05.2019 Grit Höppner (Katholische Hochschule Münster) & Helma Lutz (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

Doing / Age / Gender – Synergien der Alter(n)sforschung und der Gender Studies

Die sozial- und kulturwissenschaftliche Altersforschung und Gender Studies sehen sich ähnlichen Herausforderungen konfrontiert: Beide beschäftigen sich mit sozialen Phänomenen, die im öffentlichen Diskurs naturalisiert werden. Begreift man Alter und Geschlecht dagegen als sozialen Konstruktionsprozess (Doing Age / Doing Gender), treten ähnliche Fragen in den Vordergrund: Wie wird Alter geschlechtsspezifisch inszeniert, differenziert, wahrgenommen und bewertet? Wie verändert sich umgekehrt die Herstellung von Geschlecht im Lebensverlauf? Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung möchten wir einen interdisziplinären Dialog zu diesen und anderen Fragen an der Schnittstelle zwischen Alter(n) und Gender anstoßen.

Target Group: Die Veranstaltungen richtet sich an Jungwissenschafter*innen (Doktorand*innen und Postdoktorand*innen), die sich in der Alters- oder Genderforschung verorten und den jeweils anderen Forschungsbereich kennenlernen möchten, sowie Personen, die sowohl zu Alters- als auch Genderthemen forschen und Synergien zwischen Alter(n)s- und Genderforschung weiter ausloten möchten.

 Professors: Prof. Helma Lutz (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) und Prof. Grit Höppner (Katholische Hochschule Münster)

 Organization: Dr. Miranda Leontowitsch, Dr. Anna Wanka, Rafaela Werny M.A.

 When and Where: May 6, 14:15-17:45h, Room 3.105, Seminarhaus, Campus Westend

 Language: German

 Anmeldung until 1.5.2019 to: wanka@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Kooperationsveranstaltung der GRADE Centers AGING und GENDER

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Patricia Purtschert (University of Bern)

Geschlecht und Dekolonialisierung

Im Workshop fragen wir, wie mit Geschlecht gearbeitet werden kann, wenn wir die koloniale Herkunft dieser Differenzkategorie ernst nehmen. Die Erkenntnis, dass Geschlecht eine koloniale Genealogie hat und mit anderen Differenzen, insbesondere Race, konstitutiv verflochten ist, hat weitreichende Folgen für unser Verständnis von feministischer Forschung, wissenschaftlicher Arbeit und aktivistischer Praxis. Nicht zuletzt geht es auch darum, über die akademische Wissensproduktion und ihre kolonialen Verflechtungen nachzudenken. Im Workshop gehen wir gemeinsam der Frage nach, wie eine Dekolonisierung von Geschlecht und Geschlechterforschung in unserem jeweiligen Kontext aussehen und wie sie umgesetzt werden kann.

 Literatur

  • El-Tayeb, Fatima (2011): European Others. Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe. xi-xxxix.
  • Lugones, Maria (2007): Heterosexualism and the Colonial / Modern Gender System. In: Hypatia. 22:1. 186–209.
  • Purtschert, Patricia (2019): Kolonialität und Geschlecht im 20. Jahrhundert. Eine Geschichte der weißen Schweiz. 7-50.

Neben dem Vortrag und einer Diskussion der Texte haben Sie auch die Möglichkeit im Rahmen des Workshops Ihre eigenen Qualifizierungsarbeiten und aktuelle Forschungsprojekte in verwandten Themenbereichen zu diskutieren. Schicken Sie uns dazu gerne bis zur Anmeldungsdeadline ein aktuelles Abstract Ihrer Arbeit.

Anmeldungen bis zum 04.05. bitte an Lucas Schucht.

Language: German.
Target Groups: M, E, A, P, HS.
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 10am-4pm
Location: Campus Westend, PEG, Room 3G202.

Friday, May 17, 2019 Sara Farris (Goldsmiths University of London)

Exploring Femonationalism

This workshop aims at exploring different aspects of the ideological formation that Sara Farris has termed “femonationalism”. We will begin by analysing why it is an ideological formation rather than merely a rhetorical device. We will then explore the main historical and theoretical tenets of femonationalism. From its recent inception in several western countries, to its historical legacies in colonialism, femonationalism will be understood as a “modular” ideology that spans different times and spaces. Finally, by looking at political slogans and concrete state policies we will unravel in what ways femonationalism is the expression of a neoliberal political economy and rationality.
The workshop is meant to equip students both with a solid understanding of the femonationalist phenomenon and with methodological tools to apply this theory to different contexts. 

Literature

  •  Farris, Sara (2017): In the Name of Women’s Rights. The Rise of Femonationalism. (Introduction & Chapters 4 and 5)

Bio

Sara R. Farris is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths University of London. She works on issues pertaining migration, gender and care/social reproduction. She is the author of Max Weber’s Theory of Personality. Individuation, Politics and Orientalism in the Sociology of Religion (Brill 2013) and In the Name of Women’s Rights. The Rise of Femonationalism (Duke 2017).

We will also provide the space to present and discuss your own qualification thesis in connected areas of research with Sara Farris and the group. If you want to use this opportunity please send us a current abstract of your work beforehand.

Please register until May 09 via e-mail to Lucas Schucht.

Language: English.
Target Groups: M, E, A, P, HS.
Date: Friday, May 17, 2019, 11am-5pm
Location: Campus Westend, PA-Building, Room P22.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Birte Siim (University of Aalborg)

The Populist Challenge to Gender Equality – Resistance to Rightwing Populism in Europe

The growth of Rightwing populism and neo-nationalism in Europe has raised troubling questions about what this means for European citizenship, democracy as well as for claims for (gender) equality, diversity and social justice. The lecture analyses the populist challenges to gender equality and discusses forms of resistance to European populism. It first presents the scholarly debates about populism and the implications for gender equality and feminist politics. Secondly it gives an overview of results of comparative analysis of populism and gender equality in contemporary Europe. Research finds that there is a variety of opposition to gender equality and sexual rights in Europe influenced by history, institutions and culture. It also shows that some, but not all, rightwing populist parties support gender equality and sexual rights, and that all populist parties oppose migration.  The lecture ends with discussions of the future challenges facing the emerging solidarity movements against discrimination, racism and othering in Europe inspired by case-studies of resistance to Rightwing populism in Austria and Denmark. One is to make the emergent transversal feminist, anti-discrimination and pro-migration struggles against Rightwing populism visible. Another is to develop the intersectional resistance for (gender) equality, solidarity and social justice.

Lecture and subsequent discussion are followed by a discussion of the required and recommended readings (see below) as well as presentations of the participants’ own research projects. If you want to use this opportunity to present and discuss your research, please send us a current abstract of your work beforehand.

Readings

  • Krizsan, Andrea & Siim, Birte (2018): Gender equality and family in European populist radical-right agendas – European parliamentary debates 2014. In: Knijn, Trudie & Naldino, Manuela (eds.): Gender and Generational Division in EU Citizenship. 39-59.
  • Siim, Birte (2016): Feminist Challenges to the Reframing of Equality and Social Justice. In: NORA – Nordic Journal of Gender and Feminist Research. 24:3. 196-202.
  • Spierings, Niels / Zaslove, Andrej / Mügge, Liza M / de Lange, Sarah L. (2015): Gender and populist radical-right politics: an introduction. In: Patterns of Prejudice. 49:1-2. 3-15.

You can register for the workshop via e-mail to Lucas Schucht.

Language: English.
Target Groups: M, E, A, P, HS.
Date: Wednesday, May 22 2019, 10am-4pm
Location: Campus Westend, PA-Building, Room P21.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Helma Lutz & Marianne Schmidbaur (Goethe-Universität)

Get Together Workshop

In the winter semester 2016/2017, GRADE Center Gender was established as part of Goethe University’s Graduate Academy. The objective of the interdisciplinary center is to support the qualification projects of advanced master students, PhDs and postdoc candidates in the field of gender studies and offer opportunities for networking. Workshops, lectures and fireside chats with internationally renowned scholars on methods and current issues of gender studies are a central feature of GRADE Gender and we have been able to bring in outstanding researchers to the Goethe University in this context. Starting from this year, GRADE Center Gender members are also being supported with travel grants for the presentation of scientific lectures and the organization of and participation in retreats that advance their own qualification projects.  With this networking workshop we would like to bring together scientists with qualification projects in gender studies in order to offer them the opportunity to exchange ideas, to develop forms of mutual support and to participate in the programming of GRADE Center GENDER. In addition, this workshop will evaluate the GRADE Gender program: What was/is supportive and helpful? How can the program be further developed?

We cordially invite you to present your project to a group of interested scientists and to explore possibilities for further development of the GRADE Center Gender program with Prof. Helma Lutz and Dr. Marianne Schmidbaur, who are responsible for the program.

You can register for the workshop via e-mail to Lucas Schucht.

Languages: German & English.
Target Groups: M, E, A, P, HS.
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 9:30am-1:30pm
Location: Campus Westend, Seminarhouse, Room SH 3.105.

Friday, June 28, 2019 Myra Marx Ferree (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The crisis of masculinity and the rise of anti-liberal politics in the US and EU

Language: English.
Target Groups: M, E, A, P, HS.
Date: Freitag, 28.06.2019, 10am-4pm
Location: Campus Westend, Seminarhouse, Room SH 0.106.

Fireside Chats

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Helen Longino (Stanford University)

Language: English.
Target Groups: M, E, A, P, HS.
Date: Tuesday, 28.05.2019, 2:30-3:30pm
Place: Campus Westend, Normative Orders Building, Lounge.

Lectures

Cornelia Goethe Colloquien | Cornelia Goethe Lectures

Titel: GENDER UNDER PRESSURE. Gender Politics in Europe.

 

Wednesday, May 8 2019, 6-8pm
Andrea Petö – Hungary: An Exceptional Backlash or A Laboratory for a New Form of Governance
Language: English
Location: Campus Westend PEG 1G191

Thursday, May 23 2019, 6-8pm
Roundtable – Die radikale Rechte im Europaparlament
Language: German and English (mit Übersetzung)
Location: Campus Westend Casino Festsaal

Mittwoch, 05. Juni 2019, 6-8pm
Birgit Sauer – Anti-Genderismus als männliche Identitätspolitik?
Language: German
Location: Campus Westend PEG 1G191

Mittwoch, 12. Juni 2019, 6-8pm
Birgit Riegraf – Gender Mainstreaming und Diversity Politics – eine kritische Diskussion der Politik der Gleichstellung in der EU
Language: German
Location: Campus Westend PEG 1G191

Mittwoch, 26. Juni 2019, 6-8pm
Annette Henninger – Antifeminismus in Deutschland im Kontext europäischer Entwicklungen
Language: German
Location: Campus Westend PEG 1G191

Mittwoch, 10. Juli 2019, 6-8pm
Nikita Dhawan – Europe: What can it teach us?
Language: English
Location: Campus Westend PEG 1G191

Organizer: Cornelia Goethe Centrum für Frauenstudien und die Erforschung der Geschlechterverhältnisse (CGC)

Conception: Helma Lutz, Marianne Schmidbaur, Sandra Seubert, Anja Wolde
Coordination: Franziska Vaessen

 

*M Elementary Courses for well-advanced Masters students
E Elementary Courses for Doctoral Candidates in 1st and 2nd Year
A Courses for Advanced Doctoral Candidates
P Courses for Postdocs
NL Natural and Life Sciences
HS Humanities and Social Sciences

Organizational Information

Main Languages: German and English
Contact: Dr. Marianne Schmidbaur | Cornelia Goethe Center
schmidbaur@soz.uni-frankfurt.de