On Tuesday 21 April 2015, Dr. Iris van der Tuin will present her new book ‘Generational Feminism. New Materialist Introduction to a Generational Approach’, in which she redirects the notion of generational logic in feminism away from its simplistic conception as conflict. Also, her new position as the coordinator of the Utrecht Bachelor programme Liberal Arts and Sciences will be celebrated.
Generational logic is said to problematise feminist theory and gender research as it follows a logic of divide and conquer between the old and the young and participates in patriarchal structures and phallologocentrism. Examining the continental philosophies of Bergson and Deleuze and French feminisms of sexual difference, Van der Tuin paves the way for a more complex notion of generationality. This new conception of the term views generational cohorts as static measurements that happen in the flow of being. Prioritsing this generative flow gives what is measured its proper place as an effect.
Generational Feminism: New Materialist Introduction to a Generative Approach experiments with a previously disregarded methodology’s implications as an impetus for a new materialism and advances feminist politics for the twenty-first century.
Responses will be prepared by Dr. Christine Quinan, Whitney Stark and Dr. Beatriz Revelles Benavente.
Next to celebrating the publication of the book, a range of colleagues will address Iris’ precious contributions to the Utrecht Graduate Gender Programme over the last 11 years and rise a toast to her new position as the coordinator of the Utrecht Bachelor programme Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Location: Utrecht, Academy Building, Domplein 29 (Belle van Zuylenzaal)
Time: 15.00-17.00 hrs
Registration not required, but appreciated: firstname.lastname@example.org