Workshop De-Centring Gender Studies



In the last couple of years academic teaching in cultural studies has become
more and more institutionalized and europeanized (Bologna). The interdisciplinary
workshop (gender studies, social science, film studies and cultural studies)
wants to analyze and to discuss some of the ,traveling concepts' (Mieke Bal) of
gender studies research in Western, Central and Eastern Europe. In a round table
discussion speakers from France, England, Poland and Germany will discuss
different feminist positions within the European academia. What are "we" talking
about, when "we" talk about "Gender and queer Studies"? What are the concepts,
the theories, the notions "we" refer to? Which paradigms have been dominant in
which academic contexts/research areas? And: Why does de-centring gender
studies also mean de-centring Western sexualities?

Eindrücke vom Round Table

Robert Kulpa
Geneviève Sellier
Nicole Kandioler
Hedwig Wagner
Das Tagungs-Publikum
Robert Kulpas Grafik: Western "time of sequence" and Eastern "time of coincidence"
Während der anschließenden Diskussionsrunde...
...wurden Fragen aus dem Publikum beantwortet.
Hedwig Wagner und Geneviève Sellier im Gespräch mit dem Publikum
Nicole Kandioler und Robert Kulpa im Gespräch

Kurzbiografie Geneviève Sellier

Geneviève Sellier
is Professor in Film Studies at the University Bordeaux Montaigne. She is a specialist of gender history and cultural studies on French film and television. She is co-editor of Cinémas et cinéphilies populaires dans la France d’après-guerre 1945-1958, with Gwénaëlle Le Gras (2015). She is a member of the Institut Universitaire de France and Chevalière de la Légion d’Honneur.

Her work includes:
Sellier, Geneviève (1989, reed. 2012) Jean Grémillon, le cinéma est à vous. Paris : Klincksieck.
Sellier, Geneviève (1992, reed. 2012) Les Enfants du paradis, étude critique. Paris : Nathan.
Sellier, Geneviève and Noël Burch (1996) La Drôle de guerre des sexes du cinéma français, 1930-1956. Paris : Nathan. [The Battle of the Sexes. Durham : Duke University Press, 2013.]
Sellier, Geneviève (2005) La Nouvelle Vague, un cinéma au masculin singulier. Paris : CNRS éditions. [Masculine Singular: French New Wave Cinema. Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.]
Sellier, Geneviève and Noël Burch (2009) Le cinéma au prisme des rapports de sexe. Paris : Vrin.

Kurzbiografie Robert Kulpa

Robert Kulpa
is an independent researcher, who currently teaches at the Nottingham Trent University. Recently he has worked on the critical epistemological investigation of the hegemonic geo-temporal ‘knowledge situations’ in queer studies. He is also interested in the concept of the ‘cultural translation’ and the possibility of using the post-colonial and decolonial theories and methodologies in the study of ‘post-communist Europe’. Another stream of research concerns the study of transnational sexual politics, nationhood and non-normative identities as interlocked with discourses of geography and temporality.

His work includes:
Kulpa, R., Silva, J.M., (eds.) (2016) “Decolonizing Sexualities” Section 3 of “The Ashgate Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities”. Eds. Browne, K. and Brown, G. Farnham: Ashgate.
Kulpa, R. (2014) “On Attachment and Belonging: Or Why Queers Mourn Homophobic President?” In: Sexualities. Vol. 17, No 7, pp. 781-801.
Kulpa, R. (2014) “Western Leveraged Pedagogy of Central and Eastern Europe: Discourses of Homophobia, Tolerance, and Nationhood”. In: Gender, Place and Culture. A Journal of Feminist Geography.  Vol. 21, No 4, pp. 431-448.
Kulpa, R. and Mizielinska, J. (eds.) (2012) “Central and Eastern European Sexualities ‘in Transition’” Special Issue of Lambda Nordica, Vol 17, No 4.
Kulpa, R. and Mizielinska, J. (eds.) (2011) “De-Centring Western Sexualities: Central and Eastern European Perspectives”. Farnham: Ashgate.

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