EKfG-Fachgespräch mit Prof. Dr. Diane Negra
Terms of Intimacy in the Contemporary “Chick Flick”
EKfG-Fachgespräch/ Interdisciplinary Research Seminar
On January 30th, 2020, 16:00 s.t. – 18:30, EKfG will host an Interdisciplinary Research Seminar with Prof. Dr. Diane Negra, University College Dublin, and EKfG member Dr. Maria Sulimma, Anglophone Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen. In her keynote presentation Diane Negra will deal with the Terms of Intimacy in the Contemporary "Chick Flick" to introduce current research at the conjunction of media studies and gender studies:
In the early twenty-first century shifts in gender and class roles, work and mobility patterns and especially technology are entangled with perceived threats to social bonding. In this context we can map distinct transitions in the generic vigor, commercial security and cultural standing of the Hollywood romance. This talk provides an overview and assessment of the current state of the "chick flick," a low status, taken-for-granted cinematic genre but one with strong links to changing social definitions/conditions of intimacy. Perhaps more supple than it is given credit for, the "chick flick" provides evidence of the way that popular culture couples are always working to establish timely and apposite renditions of private intimacy as a social good.
We kindly ask you to register beforehand at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 28th, 2020.
Thursday, 30 January 2020 16.00 s.t. - 18.30 h
Essen College of Gender Research Campus Essen, R12 S06 H01
16.00-16.15 Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Maren A. Jochimsen, Essen College of Gender Research
16.15-17.15 Terms of Intimacy in the Contemporary "Chick Flick"
Prof. Dr. Diane Negra
Professor of Film Studies and Screen Culture
University College Dublin
Dr. Maria Sulimma
Research group “Scripts for Postindustrial Urban Futures:
American Models, Transatlantic Interventions”
Department for Anglophone Studies
University of Duisburg-Essen
17.30-17.45 Coffee Break
Chair: Dr. Maren A. Jochimsen
Essen College of Gender Research
About The Speakers
Keynote presentation Prof. Dr. Diane Negra
Diane Negra is Professor of Film Studies and Screen Culture at University College Dublin. She is author of Off-White Hollywood: American Culture and Ethnic Female Stardom, editor of The Irish in Us: Irishness, Performativity and Popular Culture and co-editor of A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema and Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture.
Response Dr. Maria Sulimma
Maria Sulimma is the Postdoctoral Researcher in the research group “Scripts for Postindustrial Urban Futures: American Models, Transatlantic Interventions” at the University Duisburg-Essen. Her research spans cultural studies, urban studies, and feminist media studies. Her current book projects are on gender, seriality, and television narration, as well as on urban pastimes of the 19th and 21st century.