POZVÁNKA: Digital Feminism

Katedra obecné lingvistiky FF UP srdečne zve na další ze série přednášek o médiích v kontextu slovanské kultury, které se konají v rámci cyklu Ceepus Joint Lectures.

Přednášku s workshopem na téma Digital Feminism – West and South Slavic Edition, která se bude konat 12. 4. 2018 od 13:15 v uč. KC-1.07 (Křížkovského 14),  povedou Iveta Jansová (Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, Katedra mediálních a kulturálních studií a žurnalistiky) a Dijana Simić (University of Graz, Department of Slavic Studies).

As interdisciplinary cooperation between several departments of the University of Olomouc and the University of Graz, the planned joint lecture series is located at the intersection of Media Studies, Slavic Studies and Feminist Digital Humanities. Regarding content, the three planned lectures concentrate on so-called digital or cyber feminism in the West and South Slavic context. Concerning the teaching concept, we have chosen a deductive approach starting our lectures with an introductory overview of the mentioned topic which will be open to a broader audience. Afterwards, we will continue with two interactive workshops offering interested participants the opportunity to focus on selected examples; even to elaborate individual cyberfeminist projects.

The first teaching unit will not only provide a historical overview of the development of digital feminism, which emerged in the early 1990s as feminist practice using the internet – a space potentially free from social constructs such as gender, race, etc. – as a platform for the expression of critical thought and as a possibility to connect like-minded scholars, artists and political activists. It will also present cyberfeminist projects in the specific context of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia as well as its successor states.

The second lesson will be designed as an interactive workshop dedicated to the explanation of theoretical approaches to digital feminism, its academic and activist potential as well as its limitations. Furthermore, it will offer an illustration and critical discussion of selected examples (such as the organization Konsent with its Facebook-interface “Když to nechce, tak to nechce”, the feisty feminist Facebook-page „Krajnje neuračunljive” based in Bosnia-Herzegovina or the recent international campaign „#metoo“). The final unit will be even more participative, since it will allow students to create their own cyberfeminist projects using social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr.

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