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Reworking Affect. Queer-Feminist Engagements

Jun 27, 2013

Queer-feminist engagements aim at transforming sexualized, gendered, classed and racialized regimes. Given the current turn in the humanities and social sciences towards affect and emotions, how crucial is (reworking) affect for this endeavor and how does affect then work? Are affects and emotions spontaneous and unruly or are they rather molded by historically and socially specific dynamics and codes of intelligibility? In what ways are the social, the economic, and the political created, enforced or transformed by e.g. anger, despair, shame, or pleasure? This event interrogated queering affect as work, as something that works, and as something that we can work with.

Marie-Luise Angerer (Academy of Media Arts, Cologne), Professor for Media and Cultural Studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Her research and publications focus on affect & media technologies as well as on the entanglement of representation and materiality.

Deborah Gould (University of California, Santa Cruz), Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is currently working on a project that looks at political affinities and reciprocities across chasms of difference. She was involved in ACT UP/Chicago for many years and is a founding member of the research/art/activism collaborative group, Feel Tank Chicago.

Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodriguez (University Gießen), Professor of Sociology at the University Gießen. In her research and publications she engages with questions of the local face of global inequalities, queer-feminist decolonial epistemology and critical intersectional approaches to migration and diaspora studies.

Organized by

Brigitte Bargetz (Humboldt University Berlin)

Magdalena Freudenschuss (Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University Lüneburg)

Benno Gammerl (Max Planck Institute for Human Development Berlin)

Jochen Kleres (Humboldt University Berlin)

Volker Woltersdorff (ICI Berlin)

Program (PDF)

Workshop report (PDF), published in: Bulletin – Info / Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien an der HU Berlin, Berlin 24 (2013) 47, p. 46-50

Workshop: 27 June, 10:00 – 17:30
Roundtable Discussion: 27 June, 19:00 – 21:00

: ICI Berlin
In English.

Co-organized by ICI Berlin, MPIB (Max Planck Institute for Human Development Berlin) and ZtG (The Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies)

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