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Jubiläum 20 Jahre ZFG

Local Answers to Global Transitions - Challenges to Women's and Gender Studies in Plurilocal Perspectives

Celebrating 20 Years of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies

21 YEARS OF THE CENTRE FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES (ZFG) AT THE CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITY OF OLDENBURG - we celebrated this with this large international conference in presence (as far as possible). During the founding conference in 2001 "Societies in Transition - Challenges to Women's and Gender Studies", a spirit of optimism was widely felt. Where does Gender Studies stand today? What are the political and institutional conditions? Which theoretical concepts, developments and perspectives have proven themselves or changed? We discussed these topics with scholars and activist scholars from Asia, Africa, North America, Western and Eastern Europe and many participating guests.

As a kick-off, the ANNUAL MEETING 2022 of LAGEN (State Working Group of Institutions for Women's and Gender Studies in Lower Saxony) took place on May 19 (from 10 a.m. CEST): Knowledge, Power and the Pandemic in Gender Perspectives.

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  • Dr. Lydia Potts (Oldenburg), Public Reading/ Öffentliche Lesung: „Searching for Maud: Tracing her Feminism, Activism and Cosmopolitanism in Carl von Ossietzky’s public (after)life"
  • Michał Musialowski (Oldenburg), Presentation on Carl von Ossietzky, Public Reading/ Öffentliche Lesung: „Searching for Maud: Tracing her Feminism, Activism and Cosmopolitanism in Carl von Ossietzky’s public (after)life"
  • Prof. Dr. Purna Banerjee (Kolkata/ India), online, Public Reading/ Öffentliche Lesung: „Searching for Maud: Tracing her Feminism, Activism and Cosmopolitanism in Carl von Ossietz-ky’s public (after)life"
  • Prof. Dr. Almut Höfert (Oldenburg, Director of the ZFG), Opening of the LAGEN Conference
  • Prof. Dr. Andrea N. Bührmann (Göttingen), Opening of the LAGEN Conference
  • Dr. Sabine Johannsen (Secretary of State MWK Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture), Opening of the LAGEN Conference (video welcoming address)
  • Dr.-Ing. Corinna Bath (Berlin, Germany), “Science Communication for Respons-able Culture of Objectivity” (with Dr. Smillo Ebeling, Braunschweig), LAGEN-Panel “Knowledge, Power, Crisis, and the Pandemic”
  • Dr. Angelika Voß (Hannover/ Germany), “Gender Medicine - Without Alternative in Pandemic Crisis?”, LAGEN-Panel “Knowledge, Power, Crisis, and the Pandemic”
  • Assistant Kristin Yaworski, Translation during the lecture by Dr. Voss
  • Dr.-Ing. Bath presenting
  • Audience LAGEN-Panel
  • Prof. Dr. Annett Thiele (Oldenburg, Vice President for Early Career Researchers, Equal Opportunities and Diversity), Opening of the ZFG Conference
  • Prof. Dr. Thiele
  • Prof. Dr. Almut Höfert (Oldenburg, Director of the ZFG), Opening of the ZFG Conference
  • Dr. Sabine Johannsen (Secretary of State MWK Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture), Opening of the ZFG Conference (video welcoming address)
  • Audience, Opening of the ZFG Conference
  • Dr. Lydia Potts (Oldenburg) and Dr. Sylvia Pritsch (Oldenburg), “Conceptual Remarks: 21 Years After…”
  • Dr. Pritsch
  • Prof. Dr. Samita Sen (Cambridge, UK), “Paradox of Institutionalisation: Women’s Studies Centres in India”, online, Panel 1: Global/ Local Developments and Their Impact on Gender Studies"
  • Prof. Dr. Desiree Lewis (Western Cape, South Africa), “Women’s and Gender Studies: Possibilities and Risk” read by Samiera Zafar (Toronto, Canada), Panel 1: Global/ Local Developments and Their Impact on Gender Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Balghis Badri (Omdurman, Sudan), “Sudanese Women Activism: Challenges, Impact and Prospects”, with Dr. Mai Izeldeen Osman (Omdurman, Sudan), Panel 1: Global/ Local Developments and Their Impact on Gender Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Almut Höfert (Oldenburg), Moderation Panel 1: Global/ Local Developments and Their Impact on Gender Studies
  • Discussion Panel 1, online (left to right: Prof. Dr. Almut Höfert, Prof. Dr. Antelak Almutawakel, Prof. Dr. Samita Sen)
  • Discussion Panel 1, Prof. Dr. Höfert and Prof. Dr. Badri
  • Discussion Panel 1, Dr. Sylvia Pritsch
  • Discussion Panel 2: (Un-)Gendering, Decolonizing, Queering I, Dr. Sylvia Pritsch (Oldenburg), Dr. Debolina Dutta (Sonipat, India), Prof. Dr. Antelak Almutawakel (Sana’a, Yemen), Prof. Dr. Sigrid Schmitz (Freiburg, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Mona Motakef (Dortmund, Germany), “Precarious Recognition - LGBTIQ*-Families in Germany Between Trends of Legal Equality, Heteronormativity and Social Inequality”, and Moderation Prof. Dr. Ulrike Koopmann, Panel 3
  • Prof. Dr. Randi Gressgård (Bergen, Norway), “Ukraine and East/West Sexual Geopolitics”, Panel 3 Identity in Intersectional Perspectives
  • Audience, Panel 3
  • Prof. Dr. Paula Banerjee (Kolkata, India), Moderation Panel 4: Societal Transitions as Threats, Limitations and Opportunities II
  • Prof. Dr. Neera Shrestha (Kirtipur, Nepal) and Prof. Dr. Puspa Ghimre-Niraula (Kirtipur, Nepal) “Interjection of Gender Discourse in Academia and the Position of Gender Studies at the Tribhuvan University in Nepal: Opportunities and Challenges”
  • Prof. Dr. Shrestha and Prof. Dr. Ghimre-Niraula
  • Dr. Orzala Nemat (Kabul, Afghanistan/ London, England), “War Against Women – Inside the ‘Emirate’”, Panel 4: Societal Transitions as Threats, Limitations and Opportunities II
  • Audience Panel 4
  • Dicussion Panel 4, Dr. Orzala Nemat (Kabul, Afghanistan/ London, England), Prof. Dr. Paula Banerjee (Kolkata, India), Prof. Dr. Neera Shrestha (Kirtipur, Nepal) and Prof. Dr. Puspa Ghimre-Niraula (Kirtipur, Nepal)
  • Prof. Dr. Sule E. Egya (Tudun Wada, Nigeria), Moderation Panel 6: (Un-)Gendering, Decolonizing, Queering II
  • Prof. Dr. Kerstin Brandes (Bremen, Germany), „Queering Bodies/Images? In Between Media, Cultures, Species”, Panel 6: (Un-)Gendering, Decolonizing, Queering II
  • Prof. Dr. Brandes presenting
  • Prof. Dr. Karma Chavez (Texas, USA), “The Borders of AIDS: Race, Quarantine and Resistance”, online, Panel 6: (Un-)Gendering, Decolonizing, Queering II
  • Prof. Dr. Brandes
  • Prof. Dr. Ihklas N. Osman (Omdurman, Sudan), Moderation Panel 7: Societal Transitions as Threats,, Limitations and Opportunities I
  • Dr. Lydia Potts (Oldenburg), Announcement, Panel 7: Societal Transitions as Threats, Limitations and Opportunities I
  • Prof. Dr. Fatima Sadiqi (Fèz, Morocco), “The Status of Gender and Women’s Studies in the Middle East in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring”, Panel 7: Societal Transitions as Threats, Limitations and Opportunities I
  • Prof. Dr. Paula Banerjee (Kolkata, India), “To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate? A History of WSRC in India”, Panel 7: Societal Transitions as Threats, Limitations and Opportunities I
  • Roundtable: Inter-/ Transdisciplinarity – Inter-/Transnationality in Gender Studies
  • Roundtable, Dr. Orianna Calderón-Sandoval (Granada, Spain), Dr. Antke A. Engel (Berlin, Germany), Dr. Lydia Potts (Oldenburg), Prof. Dr. Balghis Badri (Omdurman, Sudan), Prof. Dr. Paula Banerjee (Kolkata, India)
  • Prof. Dr. Balghis Badri (Omdurman, Sudan), Roundtable: Inter-/ Transdisciplinarity – Inter-/Transnationality in Gender Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Paula Banerjee (Kolkata, India), Roundtable: Inter-/ Transdisciplinarity – Inter-/Transnationality in Gender Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Paula Banerjee (Kolkata, India), Roundtable: Inter-/ Transdisciplinarity – Inter-/Transnationality in Gender Studies
  • Dr. Orianna Calderón-Sandoval (Granada, Spain), Roundtable: Inter-/ Transdisciplinarity – Inter-/Transnationality in Gender Studies
  • Dr. Lydia Potts (Oldenburg), Roundtable: Inter-/ Transdisciplinarity – Inter-/Transnationality in Gender Studies
  • Gabriela Michele Yanez Atiencia, M.A. (Oldenburg, Assistant), Discussion Roundtable: Inter-/ Transdisciplinarity – Inter-/Transnationality in Gender Studies
  • Watching the Roundtable Video, Roundtable: Inter-/ Transdisciplinarity – Inter-/Transnationality in Gender Studies
  • Dr. Orianna Calderón-Sandoval (Granada, Spain), Roundtable: Inter-/ Transdisciplinarity – Inter-/Transnationality in Gender Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Melanie Unseld (Vienna, Austria), Moderation Panel 8: Societal Transitions as Threats, Limitations and Opportunities II, with Dr. Katharina Hoffmann (Oldenburg)
  • Sheila Meintjes (Johannesburg, South Africa), “‘All has failed so far, so where to next?’: Feminists Theorising and Engaging the State for Gender Equality and Gender Justice in South Africa 1992 to 2022” and Samiera Zafar (Toronto, Canada)
  • Discussion Panel 8: Societal Transitions as Threats, Limitations and Opportunities II
  • Dr. Katharina Hoffmann (Oldenburg), Moderation Panel 9: Potential and Transformation of Concepts
  • Dr. Antke A. Engel (Berlin, Germany), “Queer_ing Pedagogy: Un_Learning/ Un_Teaching in a Plurilocal Project”, Panel 9: Potential and Transformation of Concepts
  • Presentation Dr. Engel
  • Prof. Dr. Bettina Dennerlein (Zurich, Switzerland), “Beyond Secular Liberalism’s ‘Other’: Gender Studies and Islam”, Panel 10: Gender – Politics – Knowledge: Challenges and Perspectives
  • Prof. Dr. Almut Höfert (Oldenburg, Director of the ZFG), Moderation Final Discussion
  • Melissa Krywult (Oldenburg, student assistant), Final Discussion
  • Gabriela Michele Yanez Atiencia, M.A. (Oldenburg, Assistant), Final Discussion
  • Prof. Dr. Ihklas Osman (Omdurman, Sudan), Final Discussion
  • Samiera Zafar (Toronto, Canada), Final Discussion
  • Prof. Dr. Balghis Badri (Omdurman, Sudan), Final Discussion
  • Prof. Dr. Sheila Meintjes (Johannesburg, South Africa), Final Discussion
  • Dr. Sylvia Pritsch (Oldenburg, ZFG), Final Discussion
  • Dr. Lydia Potts (Oldenburg), Final Discussion
  • Prof. Dr. Puspa Ghimre- Niraula (Kirtipur, Nepal), Final Discussion
  • Prof. Dr. Paula Banerjee (Kolkata, India), Final Discussion
  • Orga Team, Almut Höfert, Mira Ibanek, Gabriela Yanez Atiencia, Melissa Krywult, Justine Grace Abrugena, Alexandra Swegat, Lydia Potts, Malin Gloistein, Vivian Knoll, Berit Slotta, Aline Kallweit, Pia Schlechter, Karola Gebauer, Sylvia Pritsch
  • Conference Organization Team pt. 1: Prof. Dr. Almut Höfert, Mira Ibanek, Gabriela Michele Yanez Atiencia M.A., Melissa Krywult, Justine Grace Abrugena M.A., Alexandra Swegat, Dr. Lydia Potts, Berit Slotta
  • Conference Organization Team pt. 2: Justine Grace Abrugena M.A., Alexandra Swegat, Dr. Lydia Potts, Malin Gloistein, Vivian Knoll, Berit Slotta, Dr. Sylvia Pritsch, Pia Schlechter M.A.
  • Part of the Organizing Team, Technology Group: Pia Schlechter M.A., Gabriela Michele Yanez Atiencia M.A., Justine Grace Abrugena M.A.
  • Student Assistants, Registration Desk Team: Vivian Knoll, Malin Gloistein, Melissa Krywult (missing: Mira Ibanek)
  • Local Cakes and Conference Poster (2001): “Societies in Transition – Challenges to Women’s and Gender Studies”
  • Catering
  • Name Tags of Conference Participants
  • Conference Brochures
  • Conference Banner

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PROGRAMME (tentative, May 13)

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Wednesday, 18 May

18:30
PUBLIC READING/ ÖFFENTLICHE LESUNG (in English and German/ in deutscher und englischer Sprache)

Searching for Maud: Tracing her Feminism, Activism and Cosmopolitanism in Carl von Ossietzky’s public (after)life/ Auf der Suche nach Maud: Spuren ihres Feminismus, Aktivismus und Kosmopolitanismus in Carl von Ossietzkys öffentlichem (Nach-)Leben

PROF. DR. PURNA BANERJEE, English Literary Studies, Presidency University in Kolkata (India) 
in cooperation with DR. LYDIA POTTS, Migration & Gender Studies, CvO University of Oldenburg

Thursday, 19 May

In the context of the Annual LAGEN Conference

10:00 – 10:30 (BIS-SAAL)
OPENING OF THE LAGEN CONFERENCE
Moderation: PROF. DR. ANDREA BÜHRMANN, Social Sciences, Director of the Göttingen Diversity Research Institute, Spokesperson LAGEN

PROF. DR. ALMUT HÖFERT, History, Director ZFG Oldenburg

PROF. DR. ANDREA BÜHRMANN, Social Sciences, Director of the Göttingen Diversity Research Institute, Spokesperson LAGEN

DR. SABINE JOHANNSEN, Secretary of State MWK Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture, video welcoming address

10:30 – 12:30 (BIS-Saal)
KNOWLEDGE, POWER, CRISIS, AND THE PANDEMIC
Science Communication for a Response-able Culture of Objectivity
DR. SMILLO EBELING, Feminist Science Research, Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany) and DR.-ING CORINNA BATH, Gender and Technology Studies, Berlin (Germany)

Compounding Inequalities; Africa and the Pandemic
AMINA HERSI, Head of Gender Rights and Justice, Oxfam International (Kenya)

Gender Medicine - Without Alternative in Pandemic Crisis?
DR. ANGELIKA VOSS, Human Biology, Frauen- und MädchenGesundheitsZentrum Region Hannover e.V. (Germany)

12:30 – 13:30 (A14 Hörsaal 3)
MITGLIEDSVERSAMMLUNG LAGEN

13:30-15:00
LUNCH BREAK
Meals available until 14:15

15:00 – 15:30 (BIS-Saal)
OPENING OF THE ZFG CONFERENCE

PROF. DR. ANNETT THIELE, Vice President for Early Career Researchers, Equal Opportunities and Diversity, CvO University of Oldenburg

PROF. DR. ALMUT HÖFERT, History, Director, ZFG Oldenburg

DR. SABINE JOHANNSEN, Secretary of State MWK Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture, video welcoming address

15:30 – 16:00 (BIS-Saal)
CONCEPTUAL REMARKS: 21 YEARS AFTER...

DR. LYDIA POTTS, Migration and Gender Studies, ZFG Oldenburg

DR. SYLVIA PRITSCH, Cultural and Gender Studies, ZFG Oldenburg 

16:00 - 16:15
COFFEE & TEA BREAK

16:15 – 19:00
OPENING PRESENTATIONS:
PANEL 1: GLOBAL/ LOCAL DEVELOPMENTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON GENDER STUDIES

16:15 – 17:45 (BIS-Saal)
Moderation: PROF. DR. ALMUT HÖFERT, History, Director, ZFG Oldenburg

Paradox of Institutionalisation: Women’s Studies Centres in India
PROF. DR. SAMITA SEN, Global and Postcolonial Studies, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), online

Women’s and Gender Studies: Possibilities and Risk
PROF. DR. DESIREE LEWIS, Literary Studies, University of the Western Cape (South Africa)

17:45 – 18:15 (BIS-Saal)
COFFEE & TEA BREAK

18:15 – 19:00 (BIS-Saal)
Moderation: PROF. DR. SHEILA MEINTJES, Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), online

Sudanese Women Activism: Challenges, Impact and Prospects
PROF. DR. BALGHIS BADRI, Social Anthropology, Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman (Sudan)

Friday, 20 May
9:15 – 10:45
PANEL 2: (UN-)GENDERING, DECOLONIZING, QUEERING I (BIS-Saal)
Moderation: DR. SYLVIA PRITSCH, Cultural and Gender Studies, ZFG Oldenburg

Postcolonial Feminist Science and Technology Studies
PROF. DR. SIGRID SCHMITZ, Science and Technology Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg (Germany), online

Pedagogy, Pandemic and the Postcolony
PROF. DR. DEBOLINA DUTTA, Feminist Jurisprudence, O.P. Jindal Global University (India), online

PANEL 3: IDENTITY IN INTERSECTIONAL PERSPECTIVES (Aula)
Moderation: DR. ULRIKE KOOPMANN, Educational and Migration Studies, CvO University of Oldenburg

Precarious Recognition - LGBTIQ*-Families in Germany Between Trends of Legal Equality, Heteronormativity and Social Inequality
PROF. DR. MONA MOTAKEF, Sociology of Gender Relations, Technichal University of Dortmund (Germany)

Ukraine and East/West Sexual Geopolitics
PROF. DR. RANDI GRESSGÅRD, Gender Research, University of Bergen (Norway)

10:45-11:15 (BIS-Saal)
COFFE BREAK

11:15 – 12:45
PANEL 4: SOCIETAL TRANSITIONS AS THREATS, LIMITATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES II (BIS-Saal)
Moderation: PROF. DR. PAULA BANERJEE, South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta (India)

Yemeni Women’s situation during War March 2015
PROF. DR. ANTELAK ALMUTAWAKEL, Gender and Literature Studies, Sana’a University (Yemen), online

Interjection of gender discourse in academia and the Position of Gender Studies at the Tribhuvan University in Nepal: Opportunities and Challenges
PROF. PUSPA GHIMIRE and PROF. NEERA SHRESTHA, Economics and Women’s Studies, Tribhuvan University (Nepal) 

War Against Women – Inside the ‘Emirate’
DR. ORZALA NEMAT, Political Ethnography/ Development Studies, Director Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit AREU, Kabul (Afghanistan)/ SOAS London (England)

12:45 – 14:00
LUNCH BREAK @MENSA

14:00 – 15:30
PANEL 6: (UN-)GENDERING, DECOLONIZING, QUEERING II (BIS-Saal)
Moderation: PROF. DR. SULE E. EGYA, African Literature and Cultural Studies, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (Nigeria) 

Queering Bodies/Images? In Between Media, Cultures, Species
PROF. DR. KERSTIN BRANDES, Art and Visual Culture, University of Bremen (Germany)

The Borders of AIDS: Race, Quarantine and Resistance
PROF. DR. KARMA CHAVEZ, Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, University of Texas (USA), online

How to Decolonise Music(ology) Between Modernism and the Popular
PROF. DR. CORNELIA BARTSCH, Gender and Technology Studies, Technical University of Dortmund (Germany)

PANEL 7: SOCIETAL TRANSITIONS AS THREATS LIMITATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES I (Aula)
Moderation: PROF. DR. IHKLAS N. OSMAN, Gender in multidisciplinary areas, Ahfad University for Women (Sudan)

The Status of Gender and Women’s Studies in North Africa in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring
PROF. DR. FATIMA SADIQI, Linguistics and Gender Studies, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University (Morocco)

To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate? A History of WSRC in India
PROF. DR. PAULA BANERJEE, South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta (India)

15:30 – 16:00
COFFE & TEA BREAK

16:00 – 18:30
ROUNDTABLE: INTER-/ TRANSDISCIPLINARITY – INTER-/TRANSNATIONALITY IN GENDER STUDIES (BIS-Saal)
Moderation: DR. LYDIA POTTS, Migration and Gender Studies, CvO University of Oldenburg

PROF. DR. BALGHIS BADRI, Regional Institute of Gender, Diversity, Peace, and Rights, Ahfad University for Women Omdurman (Sudan)

PROF. DR. PAULA BANERJEE, South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta (India)
Transnational Perspectives in Gender Studies (TraGS)

DR. ANTKE ENGEL, Philosophy, Distance-Learning University Hagen/ Institute for Queer Theory (iQt), Berlin (Germany)

DR. ORIANNA CALDERÓN SANDOVAL, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Granada (Spain)

Saturday, 21 May

9:15 – 10:45
PANEL 8: SOCIETAL TRANSITIONS AS THREATS, LIMITATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES III (BIS-Saal)
Moderation: PROF. DR. MELANIE UNSELD, Historical Musicology, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Austria)

(Re)framing Women & Gender Studies in South African Higher Dducation: Radical Ruptures with State Policy
SAMIERA ZAFAR, Social Justice Education, University of Toronto (Canada)

 ‘All has failed so far, so where to next?’: Feminists Theorising and Engaging the State for Gender Equality and Gender Justice in South Africa 1992 to 2022
PROF. DR. SHEILA MEINTJES, Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), online

PANEL 9: POTENTIAL AND TRANSFORMATION OF CONCEPTS (Aula)
Moderation: DR. KATHARINA HOFFMANN, History, Oldenburg

Mostly Different, Hardly Ever Familiar: Early Modern History and Some of its Uses for Gender Theory
DR. MONIKA MOMMERTZ, History, University of Basel (Switzerland) 

Queer_ing Pedagogy: Un_Learning/ Un_Teaching in a Plurilocal Project 
DR. ANTKE ENGEL, Philosophy, Distance-Learning University Hagen/ Institute for Queer Theory (iQt), Berlin (Germany)

10:45 – 11:15
COFFEE & TEA BREAK

11:15 – 12:45
PANEL 10: GENDER – POLITICS – KNOWLEDGE: CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES (BIS-Saal)
Moderation: DR. LYDIA POTTS, Migration and Gender Studies, CvO University of Oldenburg

Is Current Theorising on Same-sex Sexuality Relevant to the African Context?
PROF. DR. THABO MSIBI, Educational Science, University of Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa), online, TBC

Beyond Secular Liberalism’s ‘Other’: Gender Studies and Islam
PROF. DR. BETTINA DENNERLEIN, Gender Studies und Islamic Studies, University of Zurich (Switzerland)

13:00-13:30 (BIS-Saal)
FINAL DISCUSSION
Moderation: PROF. DR. ALMUT HÖFERT, History, Director ZFG, CvO University of Oldenburg

13:30
SNACK LUNCH

Public Reading/ Öffentliche Lesung: "Searching for Maud: Tracing her Feminism, Activism and Cosmopolitanism in Carl von Ossietzky’s Public (After)Life", Purna Bannerjee, 18.05.22

Public Reading/ Öffentliche Lesung

18.05.2022 | 18:30 Uhr | BIS-Saal

PROF. DR. PURNA BANERJEE (Kolkata/ Indien)
In Cooperation with | In Kooperation mit
DR. LYDIA POTTS (Oldenburg)

“Searching for Maud: Tracing her Feminism, Activism and Cosmopolitanism in Carl von Ossietzky’s Public (After)Life / 
Auf der Suche nach Maud: Spuren ihres Feminismus, Aktivismus und Kosmopolitanismus in Carl von Ossietzkys öffentlichem (Nach-)Leben“

Maud Hester von Ossietzky (née Lichfield-Woods), born in Hyderabad (former British India), is an enigmatic figure. The evaluation of her autobiography oscillates between ‘admittedly unrealiable’ and ‘charming and straightforward’, she is depicted as an depressed alcoholic whose nagging demands have led to Carl’s arrest or as the supportive wife and socialite who got behind his causes. But she might also be considered as an example for ‘women are everywhere in the colonial archive’ with a complex history on her own.

Purna Banerjee is Professor of English at Presidency University in Kolkata, India. She is a literary scholar, focusing on postcolonial Anglophone literature and literature by women. | Purna Banerjee ist Professorin für Englisch and der Presidency University in Kolkata, Indien. Sie ist Literaturwissenschaftlerin mit einem Fokus auf postkoloniale anglophone Literatur und Literatur von Frauen.

Presentation and discussion will be in English and in German. | Präsentation und Diskussion in englischer und deutscher Sprache.

Part of the International Conference | Teil der internationalen Konferenz
„Local Answers to Global Transitions: Challenges to Women’s and Gender Studies in Plurilocal Perspectives” Celebrating 20 Years of the Centre for interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies (ZFG), 19-21 May 2022, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.

Die Veranstaltung ist Teil der Serie „Wo Gender brennt“ des Zentrums für interdisziplinäre Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (ZFG) an der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.

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