Gendered Objects: Literarische Ding- und Geschlechtercodierungen im 19. Jahrhundert

Monday Oct 22 @ 4:30pm
Ulrike Vedder
Institut für deutsche Literatur, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Gendered Objects: Literarische Ding- und Geschlechtercodierungen im 19. Jahrhundert

Masculine or feminine, sexual or asexual, normative or queer – gender-codes condense themselves in objects, just as gendered objects in turn affect the subjects who interact with them. From the fetish to the interior to the souvenir to the accessoire, the things of literary history are systematically gendered; the literary history of objects is thus also the history of the renegotiation of gender. The lecture draws out this connection with reference to the texts of Adalbert Stifter, Theodor Storm, and Herman Melville, and others.
The lecture will be held in German.
 

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Princeton University
German Department
Fall 2018 Lecture Series
Curated by Thomas Y. Levin & Johannes Wankhammer

All lectures will take place in East Pyne 205, followed by a reception in East Pyne 207.
Unless otherwise noted they will be given in English and are free and open to the public.

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