Embodiment and Affect - YMGS635
Anglický název: Embodiment and Affect
Zajišťuje: Program Genderová studia (24-KGS)
Fakulta: Fakulta humanitních studií
Platnost: od 2023
Semestr: zimní
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:kombinovaná
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:0/16, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (25)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
4EU+: ne
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: kombinovaný
Způsob výuky: kombinovaný
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
Garant: Dagmar Lorenz - Meyer, M.A., Ph.D.
Třída: Courses available to incoming students
Neslučitelnost : YMGS627
Je neslučitelnost pro: YMGS627
Termíny zkoušek   Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Anotace -
Poslední úprava: Dagmar Lorenz - Meyer, M.A., Ph.D. (13.10.2020)
This course introduces students to feminist approaches to affective processes, embodiment and the senses that have gained increasing attention in gender studies. The course will examine conceptions of the interrelation of body and mind, flesh and signification, organism and environment. What insights into social life, dispossession, and bodily transformation including what is withdrawn and unavailable to verbalisation can be gained if we attune to sound, gestures, rhythm, ruptures and affective resonances? How are researcher-bodies involved in affective methodologies? What alternative histories and futures emerge in fugitive gestures of refusal, discarded photographs and sounds and movements? Case studies will focus on trans*bodies; black lives; debility; hospitality and slow death, and students will experiment with producing a piece of more embodied writing.
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Dagmar Lorenz - Meyer, M.A., Ph.D. (20.09.2022)

1. to develop a critical appreciation of bodies and affects as relational, active, open, material and discursive

2. to understand and apply different conceptual approaches to the body (e.g. post-structuralist, phenomenological, new materialist)

3. to attune your bodily sensorium to smells, sounds, movements and fleeting gestures and what they tell about the social

4. to experiment with creative writing of the body and what affect can do  

6. to foster teamwork, collaboration and constructive criticism

Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Dagmar Lorenz - Meyer, M.A., Ph.D. (20.09.2022)

This course will take place monthly and will be divided between short lectures, a discussion of required readings, and group work. Class discussions will be prepared by small groups of students who will meet online with the class teacher before class and will be responsible for this session.

You will do two smaller writing task and a group presentation.

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Dagmar Lorenz - Meyer, M.A., Ph.D. (20.09.2022)

a full syllabus will be provided in the first week of term.

Block I The Forces of Affect and Embodiment

Block II Flesh and Signification

Block III Affective Knowing through Touch, Sound and Smell

Block IV Debility, Slow Death, Hospitality


Compulsory literature:

KIRBY, Vicki. Judith Butler: Live Theory. Chapter: “Gender, Sexuality, Performance”. London: Continuum. ISBN: 978-0826462930.

LIVINGSTON, Julie. Debility and the Moral Imagination in Botswana. Chapter: “Family Matter and Money Matters”. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. ISBN: 978-0253346377.

MUNOZ, Jose Esteban (2007) Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity. Chapter: “A Jete through the Window”. New York: NYU Press. ISBN: 978-1479874569.

STRYKER, Susan. My Words to Victor Frankenstein above the Village of Chamounix: Performing Transgender Rage. Kvinder, Kon & Forskning 3-4, 2011 [1994].


Elective literature:

BERLANT, Lauren and STEWART, Kathleen. The Hundreds. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019.  ISBN 978-1478002888.

CAMPT, Tina. Listening to Images. Chapter: “Quiet Soundings: The Grammar of Black Futurity”, 2017. ISBN: 978-0822362708.

HALBERSTAM, Jack. Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire. Durham: Duke University Press, 2020. ISBN: 978-1-4780-1108-8

HARTMAN, Saidiya, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval. New York: WW Norton. ISBN: 978-0393357622.

Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Dagmar Lorenz - Meyer, M.A., Ph.D. (20.09.2022)

Assessment will be continuous and includes individual and group work through the semester. Instead of a final exam students will write a final paper, individually or in pairs.

Individual work:

Ø  Active participation in monthly class discussions: 25 %

Ø  Short concept paper (700 words): write about a concept from the course readings that you find interesting: where does it come from, how is it defined? Illustrate what the concepts allow us to sense and do? Due in block II 10%

Ø  Creative writing paper/memory work (600 words): write in the third person about an autobiographical body experience, that we will anonymise and examine in small groups. Due in block III: 10%

Group work (in small groups of 2-4 students)

Ø  Choose a session that you want to run (block II-IV): prepare a summary of the main course readings (500 words) and 6-8 questions for class discussion: 10%

Ø  Short Group Presentation on the creative writing and concepts: recompose one of the creative writing papers – analyse it from perspectives of the course (c 12-15 minutes) (in block IV): 10%

Ø  Final paper: analyse and expand the group presentation, or a course topic of your choice, drawing on further readings and at least two main readings (2500 words individually or 3500 words in pairs). Short abstracts are due before block IV, paper is due 28 January 2023: 35%