Marie-Luise AngererOn May 7 Prof. Marie-Luise Angerer will give the lecture ‘When we move, who is it moving? On time gaps,
plasticity, and the question of affect
‘. In recent years it has become more and more noticable that the libidinal economy based on sexuality and the unconscious has been replaced by a new one grounded on the affect. This substitution entails major shifts touching questions of gender, desire, human and non-human species. The lecture will portray this new emerging mode of affective existence.
Marie-Luise Angerer is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany. She has been a guest professor at the University of Art in Berlin and professor of Media Studies at Ruhr-University Bochum. Angerer was a visiting academic at the universities of San Diego and Santa Cruz (USA), Ottawa (Canada), Sydney (Australia), Budapest and Zürich. She is currently working on the relationship of affect & media technology.
Among her publications  are the following books Vom Begehren nach dem Affekt (2007; will be translated into English as Desire and Affect in 2014) and Gender goes Life. Die Lebenswissenschaften als Herausforderung für die Gender Studies (2008; with C. König) and articles like ‘Feeling the Image: Some Critical Notes on Affect’ (in: O. Grau, eds., Imagery in the 21st Century, 2011) and ‘Affective Modulation in Politics, Theory and Art’ (in: G. Brandstetter, eds., Touch and to Be Touched, 2013).

  • Wednesday May 7, 2014: Prof. Marie-Luise Angerer (Academy of Media Arts, Cologne)
  • Lecture: When we move, who is it moving? On time gaps, plasticity, and the question of affect
  • Time: 16.00 – 17.30 hrs
  • Location: Utrecht
  • Chair: Prof. Dr. Rosemarie Buikema

In the spring of 2014 the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG) in cooperation with the Graduate Gender Programme (GGeP) at Utrecht University organises the twelfth round of the DOING GENDER Lecture Series (flyer). These lectures stress the importance of doing gender work combined with an active involvement in the practice of gender theory and research. The concept of DOING GENDER supports a hands-on approach to gender issues in the sense of social and political engagement with the new forms of gender inequalities that are taking shape in the world today. The lecture series wants to give space to the new generations of gender theorists and practitioners and to perspectives that innovate the field and do gender in new ways. Key is the notion of doing gender: what is the state of the art definition of gender? How do contemporary scholars and activists utilise this definition?

The Doing Gender Lecture Series takes place in Utrecht and is free of charge. Registration is not compulsory, but highly appreciated: or 030 – 253 6001.