Lecture and Workshop with Dr. Carrie Smith-Prei
Scheitern, prekäre Feminismen und das politische Potential des Unbequemen (Failures, Precarious Feminisms and the Political Potential of the Awkward)
The Graduate School Practices of Literature and the Promotionskolleg Literary Theory as Theory of Society will host a workshop with Dr. Carrie Smith-Prei (University of Alberta) on the topic “Failures, precarious feminisms and the political potential of the awkward”. The event will take place on the 15th and 16th of January 2013 and includes a public lecture and a workshop for the graduate students of the GS PoL and PK LitG.
Public lecture: Tuesday 15th January 2013, 6 pm in the Festsaal of the University of Münster
Seminar: Wednesday, 16th January 2013, 10 am - 3 pm in the Festsaal of the University of Münster
Mistakes, blunders, and failures: from print media to the “Twitterverse”, these topics are common-place. The failure of the free market economy, the failure of Lady Gaga – the internet label “fail” can be applied to just about everything, it is used irrespectively of its context. However, academic discourse has attempted to see failure’s creative potential and read it as an offence of the status quo. How, then, can a failure be grasped as working concept of creative feminism? What are the aesthetic and political opportunities, prompted by emotionally charged situations of uncertainty, awkwardness and indeed, failure?
The Graduate School Practices of Literature and the Promotionskolleg Literary Theory as Theory of Society kindly invite the interested public to the evening lecture.
Only a limited number of external participants can be admitted to the workshop.
For registration and additional information (place and selected texts for the workshop) please contact Dr. Maren Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the coordination office.