Art and Vulnerability. Brexit, Migration and Queer Diasporas
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The presentation of Katarzyna's work is a continuation of the previous session called The End of Gender? at 6 pm, UCL Roberts Building 110, with the presentation of work by Maciej Duda and the project on the first Polish queer anthology by Błażej Warkocki.
Katarzyna presents her work "Niolam Ja Se Kochaneczke" (2016). The project reclaims histories of queer love in Eastern European folk, while looking at the relationship between history, ‘national values’ and power structures.
The video was selected for Stockholm Fringe Festival, Leeds Queer Film Festival, Berlin Feminist Film Festival and Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 and awarded Leeds Queer Film Festival Audience Choice Award.
To see the trailer of the project follow the link below:
Event were chaired by Dr Urszula Chowaniec, Senior Teaching Fellow in Polish Language and Culture and Dr Richard Mole, Senior Lecturer in Political Sociology. It is one of a series of seminars relating to Gender/Queer and Art/Lit/Film in the Other Europe, a research project based at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies.
The End of Gender?
Politics of Debates on Gender (Poland versus Western Europe). Discussion seminar.
Introduction to the End of Gender in Poland? by Urszula Chowaniec and Polish Queer Literature. Anthology. Presentation of the project by Błażej Warkocki
Chairing: Richard Mole
Unfortunately dr Maciej Duda, author of monograph on Polish War Against Gender (2016), could not come to the event: the presentation and talk on War on Gender in Poland by Maciej Duda is available, please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, the presentation and short talk on a gender project Illustrating Gender (2017) by Gerard Coll i Planas is available on request.
Gender, feminism and LGBT movements became established concepts in Poland following the fall of Communism, and the country’s integration into western Europe. But in summer 2013, a Polish church official declared that “the ideology of gender presents a threat worse than Nazism and Communism combined.” This statement and subsequent controversy were sparked by the introduction of ‘gender workshops’ in pro-equality nurseries and schools. A letter which stated that the concept of gender was “deeply destructive” to “the person, inter-human relations and all social life,” was issued by Polish bishops in December 2013.
This panel event considers the concept of gender, its identification with LGBTQ and queer studies, and contemporary homophobia. Speakers include Maciej Duda, author of Polish War Against Gender (2016), and Błażej Warkocki, one of Poland’s most influential queer theorists, will present the first attempts to create an anthology of contemporary queer literature.