Date: 12.04. - 05.07.2021
Time: mondays, from 18 to 20 CET
Eventtitle: Mapping the Margins, Revisited: Intersectionality and American Studies
Organisor: University Passau
More about the event:
The interdisciplinary lecture series “Mapping the Margins, Revisited: Intersectionality and American Studies” addresses the topic of intersectionality by surveying individual segments of U.S. literary and cultural history.
As a theoretical framework that addresses how aspects of a person’s social and political identities (e.g., gender, race, class, sexuality, religion, ability/disability, age, physical appearance, etc.) can interact, intersectionality concerns the overlapping and simultaneity of different yet interconnected forms of discrimination and privilege against a person.
Police brutality in recent years against people of color in the U.S. (and beyond) serves as just one current and prominent example of structural and systemic discrimination at the intersection of such categories as race, class, and physical appearance. More than thirty years after the term intersectionality was coined by U.S. law professor and civil rights advocate Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw (1989), the concept has gained global currency and widespread transdisciplinary academic appeal.
University Passau takes this as an occasion and starting point to (re)examine U.S. literary and cultural production across media, genres, text types, and eras.
|Date ||Title |
|12.04.2021 || |
Prof. Dr. Karsten Fitz, American Studies, University of Passau
"Introduction I, or: What is Intersectionality?"
|19.04.2021 || |
Vanessa Vollmann, PhD student, American Studies, University of Passau
"Introduction II, or: Theorizing Founding Mothers of Color in the Broadway Musical Hamilton"
Dr. Grit Grigoleit, American Studies, University of Passau
"At the Intersection of Race, Gender, Class: Constituting the Welfare Queen"
|26.04.2021 || |
Alexandra Hauke, American Studies, University of Passau
"From Eve to Moana: Ecofeminism and/as Intersectional Environmentalism"
|03.05.2021 || |
Dr. Chelsea Mikael Frazier, Department of Literatures in English, Cornell University
"Approaches to Centering Black Feminism in Eco-Thought"
|10.05.2021 || |
Bettina Huber, American Studies, University of Passau
"Chris Kyle, Mike Banning and Tony Stark: White Masculinity and the Idealized Soldier"
|17.05.2021 || |
Prof. Dr. Cliff Leek, Department of Sociology, University of Northern Colorado
"Engaging Men in the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence: Why, How, and What Can Go Wrong"
|31.05.2021 ||Florian Zitzelsberger, American Studies, University of Passau |
"Contesting Realness, or: Drag Race is Burning"
|07.06.2021 ||Kai Prins, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison |
"The Gay-te Keepers at the Fourth Wall: Queering the Borders of the Drag Stage"
|14.06.2021 ||Dr. Viola Huang, History Education & American Studies, University of Passau |
"The History of Intersectional Politics in the Black Power Movement"
|21.06.2021 ||Prof. Dr. Rebecca Brückmann, History of North America and its Transcultural Context, Ruhr-Universität Bochum |
"Towards an Intersectional History of White Supremacy and the Black Freedom Struggle"
|28.06.2021 ||Prof. Dr. Karin Stögner, Sociology, University of Passau |
"Intersectionality and Antisemitism - A Critical Approach"
|05.07.2021 ||Thomas Stelzl (plus Passau team), American Studies, University of Passau |
"Where Are We Today? - Assessing three Decades of Intersectionality Discourse"