"Fighting the Backlash: Gender Studies und Queer Theory im 21. Jahrhundert"

11.10.2018 18:00

Distinguished lecture series

In the 21st century many of us have the privilege to take for granted that some of the goals of feminism and/or the gay and lesbian political movement have been reached and certain rights have been won. Recent political developments and their cultural repercussions, however, seem to question how solid the ground is, upon which these rights stand, and whether these goals need to be renegotiated in the face of 21st century social challenges. 

This lecture series is a collective endeavour by colleagues from different disciplines, who work either at the University of Vienna or at other academic institutions, but who share their long-standing interest in questions informed or structured by gender studies and/or queer theory. 

Be advised that, since not all colleagues are from English/American Studies, some of the lectures are going to be held in German.


Susanne Hochreiter (Germanistik/Vienna)
"Sehen, was (nicht) ist: Nachdenken über Christa Wolfs Erzählung 'Kassandra'"


Sabine Grenz (Gender Studies/Vienna)
"Antifeminismus im Internet"


Birgit Sauer (Politikwissenschaften/Vienna)
"Feminist Theories of Emotion and Affect: Instruments to Analyse a 'Politics of Fear'?"


Elisabeth Holzleithner (Rechtsphilosophie/Vienna)
"Lawyering for LGBTI-Rights: A Queer Endeavour?"


Jules Sturm (Cultural Analysis/Biel)
"Embodiment, Disembodiment, Overembodiment: On the Relationship of Body Theories and Body Technologies"


Monika Seidl (Cultural Studies/Vienna)
"Women Take Issue: British Cultural Studies and the Woman Question"


Christine Vogt-William (English Studies/Augsburg)
"Considering Autobiographies by Transgender People of Colour: Outlaw Genres, Bodies in Transition and Decolonizing Imperatives"


Leo Lippert (American Studies/Vienna)
"(Anti-)Feminist Humor in Contemporary U.S. Late-Night Shows"


Sabine Schülting (English Studies/FU Berlin)
"Postsecularism: Changes to Gender Studies in a Globalised World"


Renaud Lagabrielle (Romanistik/Vienna)
"Die Rom-Com à la française: Zwischen Backlash und queeren Aneignungen"


Katharina Wiedlack (American Studies/Vienna & Berlin)
"From Queer Theory with Love: Resisting Homonationalism and Othering in a New Cold War Culture"


Michela Borzaga (English Studies/Vienna)
"De-nationalising Feminism in the Age of Lawfare: An Eco-African Perspective"