Here you will find archive files of
- conferences (not organized by TNT but featuring their panel participation)
- public lecture series
- research seminar series
- research projects &
TRANSGRESSING BORDERS FROM ABOVE AND FROM BELOW
TNT group panel at the Transnational Americas: Home(s), Borders and Transgressions conference, organized by Faculty of Arts, University of Szeged (November 16-18, 2017)
Our mutlidisciplinary panel brought together five talks addressing (symbolic and socio-political) borders as the contested line of drawing distinctions, adopting the results of feminist scholarship that dates back to Anzaldua’s (1987) intersectional critique of the barriers/borders produce in our everyday lives. The talks explored the contemporary global context of migration both from within the dominant state dispositions legitimizing diverse ideologies of exlcusion as well as from within the alternative narratives about the precarity of the people involved (directly and/or indirectly), challenging the oppressive effects of borders. The papers anaylsed various data with a focus on the conceptulizations of ’border’, ’boredrland’, ’home’ and the ’identites’ and social positions they implicate. The talks were ultimately informed by the understanding that the changes in the studies of borders (should) reflect the changes in the (political, cultural, economic and symbolic) functions of the borders.
- Annus Irén: Deportation and detention, now and then
- Barát Erzsébet: Challenging the US far right masculinist nostalgia for family values
- Kérchy Anna: Boundaries, Bridges, Becomings. Interspecies Politics in Contemporary Performance Arts
- Tóth Zsófia Anna: Borderlands and humorous transgressions in Machete (2010) and Machete Kills (2013)
- Zámbóné Kocic Larisa: “Authors to Themselves”: The Contested Boundary Between Authors and Fans
Our Gender Studies research participated at The Anthropology of Encounters. Frictions in the Past, Present, and Future, the 4th annual conference organized by the Hungarian Cultural Anthropological Association at the University of Szeged, on November 4-5, 2016. Our panel “Bordercrossings, meeting points, spaces of reflection and resistance. ‘Out of place’ feminist encounters with alterity” presented four papers in English:
- Annus Irén: Suspended Identities, Heterotopic Realities: Mediated Migrant Spaces and Experiences
- Barát Erzsébet: Journeys of Vulnerability
- Kérchy Anna: From the Circus to the Concentration Camp. Re-enacting Otherness as a Strategy of Resistance in Hungarian Jewish Dwarf Performance Artists’ Memoirs
- Tóth Zsófia Anna: Spaces in transition through encounters with women’s humour
Members of TNT participated in a seminar discussion on INTERMEDIAL BODY POLITICS: TOWARDS A FEMINIST ANALYSIS OF IMAGE/TEXT DYNAMICS at the 12th ESSE Conference in KOŠICE, SLOVAKIA, Friday 29 August – Tuesday 2 September, 2014.
The titles of their talks were:
- Anna Kérchy: Iconotextual Sites of Alice’s Feminist Resistance in Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel’s Victorian Fairy-Tale Fantasy Picture Books
- Erzsébet Barát: How to revisit the image/text dialectic in “post-feminist“ advertisements
- Larisa Kocic-Z ámbó: The Body of Modesty: Mediated Anxiety over a female James Bond
For more details and abstracts see the Conference’s Seminars / Literature page.
Members of the TNT research group attended Judith Butler’s lecture on the Politics of Death Drive: The Case of the Death Penalty (XLI. Sigmund Freud Lecture) on 6 May 2014 at the University of Vienna.
Eltitkolt évek (Takács Mária) – filmvetítés és beszélgetés
2014. február 14. 19:00 – 22:00, GRAND CAFÉ
A dokumentumfilm vetítése után beszélgetés a rendező részvételével a Kádár-korszak ‘80-as éveinek és a rendszerváltozás negyedszázadának mozgalmairól, személyes élettereiről és törvényi kereteiről. A beszélgetés moderátorai Dr. Barát Erzsébet és Dr. Kérchy Anna.
Irén Annus and Erzsébet Barát participated at the University of Manitoba–University of Szeged Partnership Conference in Winnipeg, Canada, October 10-11, 2013. Titles of their talks were:
- Annus, Irén: Hungarian Encounters with Mormonism: Post-Socialist Realities and LDS Conversion Experiences
- Barát Erzsébet: Competing Discourses of Migration: Negotiating Territorial(ized) Belonging
They have also meet faculty from the Women’s and Gender Studies Program to establish research and teaching cooperation between the Program and TNT.
HUSSE (Hungarian Society for the Study of English) had its 11th biannual conference on January 24-26 2013 organized by the School of English and American Studies (SEAS), Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. The Gender Studies Research Group (TNT) submitted a panel with the title Male Appropriation of the Feminine Voice. The titles of the talks were as follows:
- Barát, Erzsébet: To Live the Contradiction of Corporeality and Embodiment: the Conditions of Feminist Authorship
- Kérchy, Anna: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young GirlChild: Lewis Carroll on/as Alice
- Kocic-Zámbó, Larisa: Ventriloquized Voices in the English Renaissance: Donne to Philaenis.
For further information visit the conference WEBSITE.
The University of Vienna hosted a conference entitled Import – Export. Queer Theory, Queer Critique and Activism in Motion, on April 28-30, 2011. The TNT Gender Research Group paraicipated with the “Queering Encounters with Identity” panel. A selection of the talks was published by Zaglossus in 2012.
- Erzsébet Barát: Queering the intersection of legislative, religious, and higher educational exclusion: Revisiting the first case of collective LGBT litigation in Hungary
- Anna Kérchy: Queering the gaze and post identity in Drozdik Orshi’s feminist (post)concept art
- Andrea P. Balogh: Queer as transnational theory and as identity categor in the context of post-socialist cultures
The American Studies Department, Eszterházy Károly College, Eger hosted its second interdisciplinary conference MI/MÁS 2 (Us/Others 2) on October 28-29th, 2010. Our Gender Studies Research Group, TNT submitted a panel to present the results of our research in the field. The title of our panel was Political Correctness, Tolerance and Hate Speech in the Context of the EU and North-American Practice.
The four talks in our panel were as follows:
- Federmayer Éva: Multikulturálitás és tolerancia a “nyóckerben”: Egy dokumentumfilm elemzése
- P. Balog Andrea: Hasonlóak és/vagy különbözőek: Az idegenkedés normái és formái az európai integráció kontextusában
- Barát Erzsébet: A “politikai korrektség”-re hivatkozás ideológiai csapdái: A nyelvhasználat kérdései az elmúlt tíz év oktatáspolitikai küzdelmeinek erőterében
- Kérchy Anna: A fogyatékokkal élők elfogadását célzó média/művészeti megnyilvánulások lehetőségei, korlátai, és recepciója a mai Magyarországon
CLICK on the image to see the photogallery of the event.
HUSSE (Hungarian Society for the Study of English) had its 9th biannual conference on January 22-24 2009 organized by the English Department, University of Pécs. The Gender Studies Research Group, TNT submitted a panel with the title The Cultural/ Textual Construction of the Gendered Body. The titles of the talks were as follows:
- Annus, Irén: Columbia and her sisters: Female representations of the nation in 19th century visual culture
- Barát, Erzsébet: Queer Intervention into the desire and pleasure in the spectator/visual image relationship
- Federmayer, Éva: Racial/ethnic queerness: Rebecca Walker and Danzy Senna
- Kérchy, Anna: Unraveling the myth of Lewis Caroll’s Alice
- Reschné Marinovich, Sarolta: Literary creativity and the (gothic) female body
For further information visit the conference WEBSITE.
The American Studies Department, Eszterházy Károly College, Eger organized an interdisciplinary conference, MI/MÁS (Us/Others) on March 19-20th 2008. It was the first time the Gender Studies Research Group, TNT submitted a panel to present the results of our research in the field. The title of our panel was The Cultural representation of sexual identity. The aim of the organizers was to bring together research on tolerance from the perspective of social, cultural, ethnic and sexual practices in Hungary on the occasion of the Year of Cultural Dialogue in the European Union.
The four talks in our panel were as follows:
- Reschné Marinovich, Sarolta: The relationship between gender identity and authorship in Noemi Kiss’s short stories. (A nemi identitás és az írói identitás viszonya Kiss Noémi elbeszéléseiben)
- Kérchy, Anna: Dilemmas of transgender in contemporary theories of gender and popular culture (A transznemű identitás dilemmái a kortárs gender-elméletek és populáris kulturális reprezentációk tükrében)
- Barát, Erzsébet: Queer fashion: The redefinition of ‘gaze’ at the intersection of sexuality and gender (Queer divat: A tekintet fogalmának átértékelése a nem és szexualitás metszéspontjából)
- P. Balogh, Andrea: Lesbian identities and transgender performances in post-socialist Hungarian culture (Leszbikus identitások és transgender alakítások a poszt-szocialista magyar kultúrában)
For further information please visit the conference website.
Public Lecture Series
Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain: Cultural, Artistic and Literary Explorations of a Myth – Béatrice Laurent (April 18, 2018)
Trends in Feminism and Gender Equality in Iceland – Andrea Sigrún Hjálmsdóttir (April 26, 2017)
The Distruption of Normalizing Mechanisms: Two Case Studies – Maria Kecskeméti (November 25, 2015)
Thinking Gender Identity and Indeterminacy – Silvia Stoller (April 30, 2014)
Harming Women, Children, and Monogamy: An Analysis of the Polygamy Reference Case in Canada – Melanie Heath (October 8th, 2013)
Queering Gender Studies – Celine-Marie Pascale (Nov 22nd, 2012)
Our Vampires Ourselves: Anti-/feminist Rhetoric in Contemporary Vampire Fiction – Malin Lindström Brock (May 2nd, 2012)
Feminist Auto/Biographical Cartography in Kim Mahood’s Craft for a Dry Lake – Martina Horakova (Nov 17th, 2010)
A Társadalmi Nem Tudománya filozófiai alapvonalai Beauvoirnál – Mária Joó (Mar 17th, 2010)
Takács Mari Eltitkolt Évek (2009) – chair Louise O. Vasvári (Dec 3rd, 2009)
Without Queering There is No Border: Translocality, sexual subjects, and history – Hanna Hacker (Apr 29th, 2009)
Life Writing by Central European Women Holocaust Survivors – Louise O. Vasvári (Nov 26th, 2008)
Reading Sexualities: The Need for a Hermeneutic Theory – Donald E. Hall (May 14th, 2008)
Research Seminar Series
A visit by Prof. Dr Brigitte Schnegg (Director of the Centre for Gender Studies of the University of Bern) at 2 PM on Monday, October 17th 2011, to sign an Erasmus student and staff mobility contract, and to apply for a SCIEX (Scientific Exchange Programme NMS-CH in the field of gender studies).
Nations Within: Sovereignty, Gender, and American Indians – Cari M. Carpenter (May 3rd – 13th, 2010)
Zimermann on Gender Studies in the Universities of Central East-Europe – Mária Adamik (Nov 18th, 2009). For Zimmermann’s article click HERE.
But who supposes I’m striving for lucidity?” Harold Pinter’s Concept of the Author – Andrea P. Balogh (Apr 1st, 2009)
The Cultural Migration of a Musical Idiom: Race, Class, and Gender in the Ragtime Culture of Millennial Budapest – Federmayer Éva (Apr 16th, 2008)
Globalization and Queer Theories – Donald E. Hall (May 6th – 14th, 2008)
On December 7, 2018, Dr Nadia Jones-Gailani has run a workshop entitled “Who’s Affraid of Islamic Feminism? Teaching at the Intersection of Faith and Feminism” on how she designed courses on Feminism and Islam and on its broader context and its part in feminist discourse. For details see its event page.
On April 11, 2016 TNT organized a workshop discussion on legalizing surrogate motherhood in Iceland with Sigurður Kristinsson, Professor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Akureyri in the context of his visit to University of Szeged with his colleague, Giorgio Baruchello, Professor of Philosophy, that is aimed at exploring particular forms of collaboration between the Gender Studies Track in our MA program and the MA in Modernity Studies in Akureyri.
Professor Pilar Cuder from the English Department of the University of Huelva (Spain) has run a workshop session entitled Lost Community on Thursday at 2-4 PM, May 19th and on Friday at 10-12 a.m., May 20th 2011. To download the suggested readings (ZipFile) for preparation and orientation click HERE. See the events’ invitation HERE.
Our Gender Research Group (TNT) has organized a roundtable discussion entitled The Social Issue of Abuse within Family and Its Literary Representations in Hungary Today. Invited guest of the discussion were Veronika Czapáry, author of the novel Megszámolt Babák [Counted Dolls], and Rita Antoni, feminist activist and president of the Nőkért Egyesület [Association for Women]. The discussion was hosted by Anna Kérchy.
Time and venue: Kari Konferenciaterem, March 5, 2-4 p.m.
Changing the World: One Sexist City at a Time (Oct 19th – 20th, 2010). A workshop followed by a street performance by Guerrila Girls on Tour. For the event’s flyer click HERE. Below you can see an excerpt from the workshop.
Sexuality Workshop (Apr 29th, 2009). A one day event organized around three seminars in the Gender Studies Program followed by a talk given by Prof. Hanna Hacker (University of Vienna). For the event’s flyer click HERE.
EU ERASMUS INTENSIVE PROGRAM IN VENICE
- Walking, Watching and A-Wakening in Venice (2013) &
- Training, Translation and Touring in Venice (2014)
Warwick Venice Centre, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava
For more information visit the project’s PAGE.
EIGE: WOMEN AND THE MEDIA IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
TNT Participates in an EU research commissioned by EIGE, European Institute for Gender Equality under contract EIGE/2012/OPER/07 in 2012-2013. The title of the project is Study on Area J of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and the Media in European Union. The study is carried out by a consortium of University of Liverpool, prof. Karen Ross (project manager), University of Padova, Prof. Claudia Padovani (regional coordinator) and University of Szeged, Dr. Erzsébet Barát (regional coordinator) and Osservatorio di Pavia Media Research, Dr Monia Azzalini. As of June 2013 the Report is available at the EIGE’s webpage.
MIGRATION AND NARRATION
… was an LLP Erasmus Intensive Programme coordinated by the University of Krosno, Poland. It ran from 2010 to 2012. The participant institutions were:
- Universität Bamberg, Germany
- St Mary’s University College, Belfast, Great Britain
- Københavns Universitet, Denmark
- Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Hungary
- Universidad de Huelva, Spain
- Högskolan Dalarna, Falun, Sweden
- Universitet Jagielloński, Krakow, Poland
- Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa, Krosno, Poland
The project consisted of a ten-day series of lectures and workshops where students and specialists in literature and language, social studies and history worked towards a common understanding of the nature of migrant experience. The field of teaching and study included both past and present, as well as varied diasporic groups.
Participating on behalf of University of Szeged were Andrea P. Balogh and Erzsébet Barát.
“Languages in a Network of European Excellence” (2007 – 2010) is a scientific network co-funded under the 6th framework programme of the European Commission. It is part of Priority 7 and the topic “Linguistic diversity in a European knowledge-based society”. The Gender Task Force in the project is run by two members of our Research Group, Iren Annus (member) and Erzsebet Barat (task force leader).