Here you will find information about our research and publication projects, as well as announcements of current events either directly connected to our MA Program/Research Group, or related to gender studies in general.
Bodies in Transit 2: Genders, Mobilities, and Interdependencies
This project links up to the previous one, “Bodies in Transit: From Conflict to Healing” in its focus on embodiment, and on how bodies are historically transformed through social relations and their technologies from feminist, queer, and posthuman theoretical approaches. The current project shifts the focus from violence and healing to the body and its metamorphoses within a wider network of human and non-human actions. This general topic comprises four specific concepts that will be addressed in four clusters: embodiments, mobilities, interdependencies, accountability.
It is an international project comprising 41 scholars based at Spanish, Italian, Finnish, British and Hungarian Universities. The coordinators are Prof. Pilar Cuder-Domingez (University of Huelva) and Prof. Belén Martín Luca (University of Vigo). TNT, University of Szeged, the Hungarian partner, is reperesented by Anna Kérchy with her project in the Embodiment cluster, and by Erzsébet Barát, with her project in the Mobilities cluster.
The funding is provided by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (ref. FFI2017-84555-C2-1-P) and the European Regional Development Fund.
Gender Studies Research Group /TNT/ Elsewhere
TNT has a panel accepted at the conference, Transnational Americas: Home(s), Borders and Transgressions, Faculty of Arts, University of Szeged, (November 16-18, 2017):
TRANSGRESSING BORDERS FROM ABOVE AND FROM BELOW
Our mutlidisciplinary panel brings together five talks that address (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 explore 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 anaylse various data with a focus on the conceptulizations of ’border’, ’boredrland’, ’home’ and the ’identites’ and social positions they implicate. The talks are 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
For further information on the program and the lecture abstracts visit the conference’s website.
Public Lectures Series
Our next guest presenting in the TNT Public Lecture Series is Professor of Victorian Studies, Dr Béatrice Laurent, from the Bordeaux Montaigne University (Bordeaux, France). Her lecture “Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain: Cultural, Artistic and Literary Explorations of a Myth” will be held on April 18, 2018 at 5 p.m. in the Faculty’s Conference Room. For more details see the event’s flyer.
Research Seminars Series
Within the framework of our Research Seminar Series, Dr Mária Kecskeméti, our scholar in residence this academic year, and members of TNT have a meeting at 10 AM on Thursday, January 21st 2016. We are to discuss the possible forms of cooperation between the two research units (Difference, Disability, Inclusion (DDI). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand and TNT, University of Szeged.
With a growing number of MA and PhD students from North Africa and the Middle East, TNT is planning to design a course on the relationship between Feminism, Women’s Activism and Islam. We have invited Dr Nadia Jones-Gailani to run a workshop on how she has designed a couple of similar courses and on the broader context of from where the ideas come, and why these are part of a broader feminist discourse. For details see the workshops flyer.