Genealogies of Diversity. Contexts and figurations of a controversial concept
The upcoming ZfL Summer Academy will discuss the question of diversity from the perspective of literary and cultural studies. Our focus will be on the history of the discourse on diversity – it’s genealogy in respect to different theoretical and cultural contexts and its relation to similar concepts like hybridity or multiplicity. Of great interest are furthermore rhetoric strategies and aesthetic forms, which represent or call for diversity. We invite doctoral students and post-docs in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and philosophy to apply.
Public keynote lectures:
- Mon, 09 Oct 2017, 19.00
Stefan Hirschauer: Un/doing Differences statt Diversität. Konzepte der Humandifferenzierung
- Wed, 11 Oct 2017, 19.00
Emily Apter: Gender/ Genre/ Geschlecht. Rethinking Terms of Gender Ontology, Sexual Difference, Epigenetics