SVR: (Re)Forming Methodologies
SVR (Studierendenvortragsreihe) Gender Studies is a student-led initiative to give scholars at the BA and MA level (as well as BA and MA graduates) a chance to present, share and discuss their work in an academic setting and to be recognised for their expertise. We aim to make knowledge production in academia more inclusive and democratic by facilitating peer-to-peer teaching practices and an open minded, supportive feedback culture.
"Methodology" is the systematic, theoretical analysis of the methods applied to a field of study. In approaching a branch of knowledge in academia, we inevitably engage with a language and power structure that distinguishes public knowledge from scholarly ones. This seminar aims to problematize this distinction by continuously asking: How do we develop research that serves to deconstruct the binaries around sexuality and normative genders? How do we speak lived "truths" and make the intersecting systems of oppression and social injustice visible to people in a formalised academic system? How do we write/research on gender and sexualities' studies subjects and social movements within the academia's normative framework? And what kinds of methodologies are gender studies scholars working with today?
This seminar will explore the limits and possibilities of writing and researching "queerly" from a multi-disciplinary angle by focusing on seven individual student projects that form and reform methodologies within the field of gender and sexuality studies. By challenging the separation between theory and practice, our goal is to create a platform to share how writing and research is done by junior researchers.
The standard lecture format will consist of a 40 minute lecture with slides or a handout by the first speaker with follow up questions from the 2nd speaker. (and vice versa) Lecture will be finalised with the questions and comments from the audience. Lectures will take place bi-weekly (twice a month), in an online format. Students can take the seminar under the modules Free Choice and ÜWP (überfachlicher wahlpflichtbereich) for 4 LP. It is also open to the public.
November 13, 2020 - 4pm (CET)
Lecture by Lisa Eisold with an introduction from Bea Ruhl
Queering Research Practices: Fighting Discrimination Within LGBT* Contexts With Collaborative Research?
November 27, 2020 - 4pm (CET)
Lecture by Hannah Martin
The Potentialities of Queering Femininity and Methodologies; Utilising Queer Collectives Within the Knowledge Building Process
December 4, 2020 - 2pm (CET)
Reading discussion moderated by Tunay Altay
When They Read What We Write: The Politics of Ethnography by Caroline B. Brettell (1994)
December 11, 2020 - 4pm (CET)
Podium Discussion on Gender and Sexual Health with Shannon O‘Rourke & Anna Wim
My sexual life is definitely not orthodox (O‘Rourke) Getting STI tested for feminist research (Wim)
December 18, 2020 - 4pm (CET)
Lecture by Korina Pavlidou
Transindividuality and Co(in)dividuality in an Age of Austerity: An Anti-Methodology to Thinking Social Relations
January 8, 2021 - 4pm (CET)
Podium discussion on Digital Futures with Diego Galdo Gonzalez & Maike Wagner #IStayAtHomeDragFestival – Transvestites, Online Festivals, and COVID-19. (Galdo)
What does your future body look like? (Wagner)
January 22, 2021 - 4pm (CET)
Podium discussion on Deconstructing the Gaze with Paula Stiegler & Charmaine Poh
(Re)Forming visions - can visual sociologies "see through" gendered gazes? (Stiegler)
Image-making and Dramaturgy as Praxis in Examining Identity Formation in Singapore (Poh)
January 29, 2021 - 4pm (CET)
Reading discussion moderated by Adeline Miaazanabi
Letter From a Trans Man to the Old Sexual Regime by Paul B. Preciado (2018)
February 5, 2021 - 4pm (CET)
Podium discussion on Feminist Mediums with Sarah Godfrey & Lottie Sebes
Body as Atmosphere: implications and methods of creating a non-binary body through wearable textile sculptures (Godfrey)
The Sounding Sewing Machine: Re-voicing Gendered Media Histories (Sebes)
February 6, 2021 - location/time (TBD)
- Body as atmosphere workshop with Sarah Godfrey
- Sounding Sewing Machine performance by Lottie Sebes
February 12, 2021 - 4pm (CET)
Lecture performance by Cru Encarnação with an introduction from Hazal Kaygusuz
Three Billion Perverts or The Desire of Machines (Performance developed with Elena Vogman)