Cornelia Goethe Centrum

Chandra Talpade Mohanty Workshop 14. – 17.12.2015

Prof. Chandra Talpade Mohanty will be at Goethe University for the 2015 Angela-Davis-Guest-Professorship from December 11th to the 20th. She will give a three-day workshop for interested students on the topics listed below.

The workshop will take place on Monday the 14th, Tuesday the 15th and Thursday the 17th of December 2015 from 2 to 6 pm on all three days.

Advanced BA students, MA students and PhD students in their early stages are invited to apply for attendance. In order to be considered for a place in the workshop, you need to send a letter of motivation in English (max. 1 page), explaining why you think you can benefit from it.
Students need to be prepared to engage in lots of reading in order to prepare for the workshop. The workshop description is listed below.
Please send your letter of motivation including your name, student status and contact details to the
following email address by 1st of November: workshop.mohanty@gmx.de

Colonial Legacies, Neoliberal Hegemonies, and Insurgent Feminist Praxis

This seminar addresses core theoretical, methodological, and ethical issues in crafting transnational/postcolonial/anti-racist feminist praxis. It focuses specifically on colonial legacies, feminist anti-capitalist critique, counterhegemonic struggles, and emancipatory knowledge production.

Session 1, Frames, Borders, and Passages maps the intellectual, methodological and political terrain exploring feminist critiques of colonialism and the racialized politics of nation-states and citizenship in the context of contemporary transnational, neoliberal, carceral cartographies.

Session 2, Subjectivities, Identities, Belongings examines the ethics and politics of home, identity, solidarity, and the production of counterhegemonic knowledges.

Session 3, Anticapitalist Feminisms, Pedagogies, Solidarities focuses on insurgent feminist struggles across race, nation, sex/gender, and class crafting nuanced, ethical frameworks for cross-border solidarities. In each session students will be asked to connect: the intellectual and political questions raised by the readings to their own genealogies, and to colonial legacies, neoliberalism, and cross border solidarities in Europe