Gendering Culture/Gendering Eastern Europe
with the Focus on Poland
1. Gendering Culture in Eastern Europe. (2 hours) Introductory lecture: among issues discussed are women’s studies in Poland and Eastern Europe, feminism in EE in early 1990s, the meaning of gendering culture.
2. Abortion: Impossible Emancipation? Comparative Analyses of Polish and Romanian Cinematic Representation of Abortion.
3. Abortion and Cinema. Presentation (1 hour)
Cinema. Screening (1 hour)
4. Gendering Art: Between Religion and Right for Artistic Expression. (2 hours)Anecdote: Boy Żeleński and the drama in 1930. Starting again from abortion: is a religion at the core of debate?
The limits of artistic freedom? Presenting cases:
5. Gendering Literature: What’s the Women’s Literature? (2 hours)
Revisiting the Notion of Women’s Writing in Eastern Europe. Polish Teksty Drugie, Rassian Amazonki.
7. Coming Out: Polish Style. Lesbian and Gay Literature/Art/Culture in Eastern Europe.
Escaping/Travelling?Emigrating? (2 hours) – the overview of the situation on gay and lesbian right in Eastern Europe. Is homophobia a real issue?
8. Gay or Ciota? Or Queer as a Closet. Lesbian and Gay Literature/Art/Culture in Eastern Europe. (2 hours).
Presentations of books and works on queer and literature in Eastern Europe and Poland: Błażej Warkocki’s book (Różowy język/Pink tongue)
Profiles: Michał Witkowski and his Lovetown (excerpts)
Ewa Schilling and her lesbian bildungsroman.
What next? Note on Polish events within UCL Festival of Art (5-8 June, 2017)