The international Women's March in January and the #MeToo debate show it clearly: Feminism is booming. But how do these grassroots movements relate to academic practice? What's up with Alice Schwarzer's recent allegations that gender studies a la Judith Butler is too abstract and unworldly?
The GSPoL is pleased to have held a productive and frutiful Münster Lectures dealing with the relationship between feminist theory and activism. GSPoL hosts Lea Espinoza Garrido and Elisabeth Zimmermann discussed with cultural theorist Laina Dawes from the Department of Music at Columbia University (USA) and Sonja Eismann, co-founder, co-publisher and editor-in-chief of Missy Magazine: Magazin für Pop, Politik und Feminismus (Berlin, Germany).
The event was part of the student conference Pop Hero and Action Princess? Negotiating Gender in Popular Culture, which was co-organized by doctoral students of GS PoL Lea Espinoza Garrido, Alina Schumacher and GSPoL student assistant Elisabeth Zimmermann.
Münster Lectures 2018 | Student Conference "Pop Hero and Action Princess? Negotiating Gender in Popular Culture"
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