DEAD LINE FOR APPLICATIONS: September 7, 2012
Applications should be sent to InterGender Managing Director Dr Pia Laskar Pia.Laskar@liu.se
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 10
Unit of Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden, in collaboration with InterGender, Sweden.
Senior Lecturer Pia Laskar, InterGender Managing Director and Professor Nina Lykke, Director of InterGender, Linköping University.
Gina Dent is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness, and Legal Studies at UC Santa Cruz, USA.
Feminist critical race studies are often framed as running parallel to, rather than intersecting with, transnational feminisms. Even as a North/South grammar substitutes for both First/Third (developmental) and West/East (epistemological and ontological) logics in analyses of the global, the possibilities of working toward South/South dialogues remain underexplored. The problem of incommensurability needs to be confronted here. Difference in these conversations is more conventionally spatialized, but it may be better conceived of in terms of time. To accomplish this, accounts of racialization would cede to more robust cultural narratives. What are the persistent teleological framings of feminist theory? What role does the concept of subalternity play? How might a Black Diaspora be written as both a subnational story and a movement across times, from South to South?
Gina Dent received her Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness, and Legal Studies at UC Santa Cruz. She is Director of the Institute for Advanced Feminist Research at UC Santa Cruz. Her research interests include Africana literary and cultural studies, legal theory and popular culture.
Saba Mahmood, “Feminist Theory, Embodiment, and the Docile Agent” (30 pp)
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, “Can the Subaltern Speak?” (40 pp)
Alicia Schmidt-Camacho, “Ciudadana X: Gender Violence and the Denationalization of Women’s Rights in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico” (30 pp)
Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother (about 250)
Rosalind Shaw, Memories of the Slave Trade (about 250)
Film: Julie Dash, Daughters of the Dust
Brent Edwards, “Prologue,” “Variations on a Preface,” and “Feminism and L’Internationalisme Noir: Paulette Nardal” from The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Nationalism (130 pages)
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, “Chapter 19: Harlem” and “Chapter 23: Rethinking Comparativism” from An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization (50 pp)
Film: Abderrahmane Sissako, Bamako
ACCREDITATION AND EXAMINATION:
a) 7,5 ECTS Credits is given for active participation and a short paper, maximum 5 pages.
b) 15 ECTS Credits is given for active participation, + essay (evaluated as pass/fail). An essay should be of 10-15 pages. The selected topic shall be related to the course content and readings.
The essay is to be sent to the teacher as well as to the academic coordinator no later than 3 months after the final day of the course.
Info on admission and grants can be found here
InterGender: Swedish-International Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
The School is funded by The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). It is organized as a joint venture between Gender Studies Units and doctoral programmes at Linköping University (host university) and at eight other Swedish Universities: Blekinge Institute of Technology, Göteborg University, Lund University, Luleå Technical University, Stockholm University, Uppsala University, Umeå University, Örebro University and at three international partner institutions: Graduate Gender Program at Utrecht University (The Netherlands), The Finnish National Doctoral School of Women's and Gender Studies (Helsinki University, Finland) and Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany).