Date: 18.06. - 20.06.2014
Location: Festsaal der Humboldt-GraduateSchool, 2nd floor, Humboldt University Berlin, Luisenstr. 56, 10117 Berlin.
Date: 30.05. - 1.06.2013
Location: Maastricht University, Grote Gracht 80-82, Room 0.001, 6200 Maastricht
Outline of the Conference Topic
Taking our lead from new theoretical perspectives on "Sexual Nationalism", neo-Orientalism and contemporary veil performances, this workshop will start with a discussion of current debates about the comparability of Antisemitism and "Islamophobia". Secondly, it will concentrate on historical constructions of Jewish identity from the perspective of colonialism and Orientalism. How did the stereotypes of the external and the internal Other intertwine? What role did/do gender and processes of sexualization and 'aesthetic formations' play therein? The first workshop aims at a state-of-the-art overview of gender and postcolonial studies approaches to intersections of new and old Orientalism, pre-Shoa Antisemitism, and the ambivalent trope of an 'inner Orient', as can be seen, for example, in the figure of the "beautiful Jewess". Format The workshops' format aims to foster intensive exchange, development of the network, getting in contact, learning from each other, comparing the different case studies, historical fields, and methodological approaches, and strengthening common ground and goals. Every speaker has 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for direct questions and remarks. Afterwards, we will have a plenary discussion about each unit. In the program you'll find the 'respondent' function. Since we do not have time for elaborate responses, the 'respondents' will formulate some questions and add remarks
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