800608 PS/2 PS I am/I have a body - Perspectives of Gender and Queer Studies on the Understanding of Corporeality

summer semester 2018 | Last update: 05.03.2018 Place course on memo list
800608
PS I am/I have a body - Perspectives of Gender and Queer Studies on the Understanding of Corporeality
PS 2
4
Block
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German

At the end of the course the students will understand the contradiction between the concepts 'body/psyche' and the 'subjective body' in the light of theoretical positions; they are able to spot sexing/gendering factors in body discourses; due to the competence in discriminating the two concepts students can critically scrutinize actual discourses, will dispose of a profound tool for analysis and have the skill to articulate explicit questions in research projects.

This course picks up on the actual debate on materiality and targets to connect the concepts of body/psyche and subjective body with understandings of 'body' in the students' disciplines.

First, these concepts will be contrasted, second widened through a historical perspective of sex and gender. Finally their critical potential is made accessible along the analysis of papers from gender and queer studies. As topical key clusters figure affectivity, normality and discipline, womens/mens bodies as 'biological' difference as well as agency.

Theoretical Inputs, Discussion, Compulsory Reading, Self-reflecting Exercises on a Voluntary Basis, Close Reading, Setting in Context with the Students‘ Main Disciplines.

Presentation, Paper, Active Cooperation.

Michel Foucault; Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Arthur Kroker; Hannah Arendt; Judith Butler; Shaun Gallagher; Eve K. Sedgwick; Sara Ahmed; Margrit Shildrick; et al.

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Ranking of Registration: First come, first serve.

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Date Time Location
Thu 2018-03-15
13.00 - 17.00 Container 1 Container 1
Fri 2018-04-13
10.00 - 17.00 Container 2 Container 2
Sat 2018-04-14
10.00 - 15.00 Container 1 Container 1
Fri 2018-05-25
10.00 - 17.00 Container 1 Container 1
Sat 2018-05-26
10.00 - 15.00 Container 1 Container 1