641229 Gender Studies: De-Form: Yoko Tawada´s practices of writing the body

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641229
Gender Studies: De-Form: Yoko Tawada´s practices of writing the body
UE 2
5
Block
annually
German

The german_japanesespeaking author Yoko Tawada not only reflects in her texts how (cultural, bodily, interpersonal, geographic etc.) transgressions form or transform the involved body but also aims to a certain kind of reception that enables a transformation of the recipient. This curiosity marks our starting point to ask for textual techniques related to body-forming practices. Particularly we are interested in the ethico-political dimensions of those procedures.

In our attempt to grasp the body-forming procedures of Tawada’s texts we get to know a broad spectrum of texts (and their various staging). The particular medial constellation performs body-forming practices in its own way by restructuring preformed frames of cognition and perception. Together, we want to expose ourselves to those procedures.

The course is planned as a workshop: The first unit is dedicated to the discussion of various theoretical approaches. On this basis the students are asked to present literary texts in the second unit.

To complete the course the students have to take part in learning groups and prepare several keynote speeches during the semester. At the end of the semester a short paper (circumference about 4.5 pages) has to be written. In addition, the active participation in the discussions will be part of the rating.

Will be announced

05.05.2017
Group 0
Date Time Location
Fri 2017-05-05
08.30 - 20.30 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Sat 2017-05-06
08.30 - 20.30 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Fri 2017-06-23
08.30 - 20.30 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Sat 2017-06-24
08.30 - 20.30 40123 40123 Barrier-free