Gender Lecture 2017/18

Jack Halberstam: "Trans*: Visual Representations of the Transgender Body"

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Jack Halberstam is professor of English at Columbia University’s Department of English and Comparative Literature and Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. His work has shaped Queer Theory and Queer Studies since the 1990s. Halberstam’s focus has been on critiquing the binary gender structure, which he illustrated, for instance, with the help of the “bathroom problem.” He has also worked on the exploration of failure as a critical response to the logic of capitalism and heteronormativity, and on readings of popular culture, ranging from James Bond movies to Gothic horror to Lady Gaga to animated films. Halberstam has published widely; his most well-known monographs are Female Masculinity (1998), In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (2005), The Queer Art of Failure (2011), and Gaga Feminism (2012).

His latest book, Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability (2018), addresses the categorization and classification of trans* bodies from a historical perspective, the making and unmaking of trans* bodies, trans* kinship, the relationship of feminisms to trans* activism, and representations of trans* bodies.

The lecture will be given in English.



Jack Halberstam hat seit den 1990er Jahren die Entwicklung der Queer Theory maßgeblich mitgestaltet und anhand popkultureller Beispiele dargestellt. Zu seinen bekanntesten Werken gehört Female Masculinity (1998), The Queer Art of Failure (2011) und Gaga Feminism (2012). Im Januar 2018 erscheint sein neuestes Buch mit dem Titel Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability.

Halberstams Gender Lecture ist eingebettet in die interdisziplinäre Ringvorlesung „Queer_Verbindungen: Gender Studies jenseits der binären Geschlechterordnung“, die im Sommersemester donnerstags von 18-20h stattfinden wird.

Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.

17. Mai 2018, 18 Uhr

Philipps-Universität Marburg, Audimax (Hörsaalgebäude)

Veranstalterin: Zentrum für Gender Studies und feministische Zukunftsforschung Marburg