Groningen, Netherlands

Disturbances and Interventions

when 24 August 2021 - 28 August 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 7.5 EC
fee EUR 100

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, all programmes for 2020 have been cancelled.

This summer school takes its point of departure in Donna Haraway’s Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chtulucene (2016) and Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990). The areas teachers and students will work with during this summer school, are related to the key words disturbance and intervention inspired by these path-breaking scholars. We will end the summer school with joy and engagement in the writing process.

- Affect. In this session, we will discuss ways of researching the diversity of affects in empirical and grounded ways which investigates their imbrication in socio-political structures and ideologies.

- Post-migration, cultural hybridity/translation, transmission. Studying gender from a transnational perspective includes examining post-migrant voices operating at a cultural border zone. In this session, we will analyse the dynamics of these post-migrant voices.

- Relationality. For both Simone de Beauvoir and Adriana Cavarero, the notion of encounter has provided a conceptual frame for defining our being in the world. In this seminar, we aim at staging an encounter between these thinkers and the students’ research.

- Identities, politics, movement, narrations. In this session, we will explore current political contestations, narrations and articulations of "identity" with regard to "gender", "race" and "sexuality" and work with different theoretical and methodological approaches from the field of postcolonial, queer and intersectional theories.

- Writing in stuck places. This session aims to offer hands on tips as well as to inspire PhD students in the process of writing by reflecting on the various kinds of writing we do and with the aim of enhancing a sense of joy and engagement in the writing process.

Course leader

Prof. dr.Petra Broomans, p.broomans@rug.nl / Pieternella.Broomans@UGent.be
Dr. Mathilde van Dijk, mathilde.van.dijk@rug.nl

Target group

This summer school is designed for gender research oriented PhD-students from the participating universities, preferably halfway through their contracts. If there are vacancies, (Research) Master students can also be accepted.

There are 18 spots available, only for students from Universities of the U4Society Network.

Course aim

Contemporary Practices of Gender Research - U4Society summer school:

This summer school takes its point of departure in Donna Haraway’s Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chtulucene (2016) and Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990). The areas teachers and students will work with during this summer school, are related to the key words disturbance and intervention inspired by these path-breaking scholars.

Credits info

7.5 EC
Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 100: Participation fee