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Gender and Emotion

Posted on November 13, 2008 by Administrator

Gender and Emotion
International, Interdisciplinary Workshop

Friday, 20 June 2008
Wood Room, Plassey House
University of Limerick

This workshop will focus on gendered emotional performances: their rewards, representations and punishments. Men and women in past and present have always lived under emotional regimes whose rules differed according to sex. Within these regimes they often had some agency to display correct or incorrect feelings. In how far was this gendered display rewarded or punished? The workshop will address the social boundaries of gendered emotional performances.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Lauren Berlant, The University of Chicago
After the Good Life, the Impasse: Human Resources, Time Out, and the Precarious Present
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Charles Parsons Lecture Theatre, C 1063

“After the Good Life, the Impasse: Human Resources, Time Out, and the Precarious Present” looks at the spread of precarity across different class locations across Europe : precarity as a discourse and an experience of expanding contingency in the neoliberal present. Cantet’s films produce the transitional moment of the present as a variety of kinds of loss of familial, economic, and phantasmatic assurance. The talk attends to the uneven relation between the erosion of ways of life and ways of experiencing life; the complexities of improvising economic and of personal habits of being; the dynamics of forms of structural (political and economic) modes of obligation in relation to habits of social deference, intimacy, and fantasy.

Everyone is very welcome to attend the keynote address.

There is a limited number of places available for the workshop during the day.

For further information please contact:

Dr. Willemijn Ruberg


Tel.: 00353(0)61213128