Cornelia Goethe Centrum

Cornelia Goethe Colloquien im Wintersemester 2023/24

Die Cornelia Goethe Colloquien sind ein offenes Diskussionsforum für interdisziplinäre Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung. Interessierte* sind herzlich eingeladen!

Im Wintersemester 2023/24 finden die Colloquien komplett in englischer Sprache statt und stehen unter dem Titel:

Never Too Old to be Seen: Ageing and Gender in European Cinema

When feminist film scholar Laura Mulvey famously described classical Hollywood cinema as an art form dominated by a male gaze which objectifies women, she forgot to specify “Women under 35”. 75% percent of the audience of mainstream Hollywood cinema are between 14 and 30 years old, and starring roles for women are reserved for actresses largely in that age bracket. By contrast, European cinema increasingly seems to offer important roles for women over sixty, and stories, which validate and expand on the experience of ageing people of all genders. This partially reflects the fact that European cinema consists mostly of arthouse films, and that the audience for arthouse cinema has been ageing over the last decades. Furthermore, it also speaks to culturally and socially specific approaches to the visibility of older and aging people.
In the CGC Colloquium “Never Too Old to Be Seen: Ageing and Gender in European Cinema” specialists from five European countries – Britain, France, Italy, Romania, Germany – engage with different aspects of the cinematic representation of old age and gender. Through six instalments and a variety of formats the colloquium addresses issues such as the tension between screen age and physical age, questions of masculinity across cultures, female roles and questions of motherly authority, and cultural differences in standards of visibility for ageing women. Combining cinema studies and the social sciences with gerontology, the colloquium advocates for a cultural gerontology approach to questions of cinematic representation, visibility and well-being, with a particular focus on questions of gender.

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Ann Phoenix "The Ties that Divide Us" - Angela Davis Guest Professorship Frankfurt - CGC

Link zum Vortrag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwQtTietqYk

Ann Phoenix "The Indispensability of Intersectionality" Angela Davis Guest Professorship Frankfurt
Link zum Vortrag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-LmK4FFvSk

Angela Davis Gastprofessur 2021 mit Ann Phoenix vom 5. bis 15. Juli

Das Cornelia Goethe Centrum konnte für die diesjährige Angela Davis Gastprofessur für Gender und Diversity Studies die Professorin Ann Phoenix vom University College London gewinnen. Sie ist vom 5. bis 15. Juli am Centrum zu Gast und wird während ihres Aufenthaltes zwei öffentliche Vorträge und weitere Veranstaltungen für (PhD-)Studierende anbieten.

Ann Phoenix ist Professorin für psychosoziale Studien am Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft, University College, London (UCL). Sie war und ist eine international gefragte Gastprofessorin. Mit ihrer Leidenschaft und ihrem Engagement für eine kritische, empirische, intersektionale Forschung und Lehre hat Ann Phoenix Wissenschaftler*innen und Studierende weltweit inspiriert.

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Ergänzungen zum Seminar mit Ann Phoenix - Thinking through Intersectionality: Situated multiplicity in process

This seminar series first examines how intersectionality is theorised, how it is situated within and across countries and how understanding of it shifts over time. It then engages with ways in which intersectionality is employed in research and practice. Each session in the seminar series will involve a presentation, group work and practical tasks. By the end of the four sessions, you will have engaged in critical reflection on how intersectionality is conceptualised and have some experience of doing intersectional analysis. In keeping with Angela Davis’s ideological commitments, the seminars are informed by a social justice, norm critical and decolonial perspective. In that spirit, students of colour, who are generally under-represented in the academy, are encouraged to attend.

One reason that theories of intersectionality have gained popularity is because they enable analysis of the complexity and multi-layered nature of everyday life and social categories. The main feature of intersectional theories is that everybody is always simultaneously positioned in many social categories. Any one social category such as gender, social class or racialization can, therefore, only be understood in relation to other categories and differences, as well as commonalities, within and between groups. Experiences and life chances differ according to ‘race’, ethnicity, sexuality and social class, all of which are performative. This means, for example, that gender and sexuality are class-based, national and racialised social relations. Intersectionality is not just an abstract theoretical idea. It reminds us that all categories are associated with power relations and so with social inequalities.

Yet, while the concept of intersectionality is burgeoning, it has also been much critiqued within academic and in more popular publications. It is, therefore, important to take stock of why it is both one of the most influential theories of the last 30 years, considered vital to social analyses by many and derided by some so that there is what Jennifer Nash (2019) has called ‘the intersectionality wars’. It is important to examine what the concept of intersectionality adds to social analyses and claims to social justice, which motivated Kimberlé Crenshaw to coin the term. The seminars will show that, in order to promote inclusive equality, it is, important to recognise that social categories are internally differentiated in complex ways because they are decentred by their intersections with other social categories.

The readings
The readings for the course focus on intersectionality and aim to give a firm grounding of its theorisation and debates. However, three of the seminars will involve discussion of substantive research issues and introduction to research in those fields. All the seminars will involve group work and active engagement with ideas

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Cornelia Goethe Centrum für Frauenstudien und die Erforschung der Geschlechterverhältnisse (CGC)
Konzeption: Bettina Kleiner, Helma Lutz, Marianne Schmidbaur
Koordination: Mandy Gratz

Beiträge in sozialen Medien und Zeitungen

Prof.'in Dr. Bettina Kleiner


Wieso sind auch Frauen manchmal frauenfeindlich?

Damit beschäftigt sich das Prinzip der „Lateral Violence“. Eine Expertin erklärt, welche Ursachen das Verhalten hat – und was man dagegen tun kann.

Foto: Kathleen Wohlrath

Link zum Interview

weitere Beiträge folgen.

Wintersemester 23/24

BW-C/Sb5: Sexuelle Bildung und Professionalisierung

Mittwoch, 10:00 bis 12:00 Uhr

Link zum LSF: hier.


EW-BA5/Vorlesung: Differenz, Geschlecht und die Pädagogik

Donnerstag, 12:00 bis 14:00 Uhr

Link zum LSF: hier.

EW-BA6/Vorlesung: Empirische Forschungsmethoden

Mittwoch, 14:00 bis 16:00 Uhr

Link zum LSF: hier.


EW-MA2: Erziehung, Bildung, Kolonialität

Donnerstag, 10:00 bis 12:00 Uhr

Link zum LSF: hier.