Dr. Claire Scott (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): "Is #MeToo sexy? Or: What Does it Mean for Women to Act Politically?"

Tuesday, 05.06.2018, 6-8 p.m., MG2/00.10

In light of recent discussions and controversy surrounding the #metoo movement, this talk will examine multi-media representations of women involved in political protest actions. The talk will place the #metoo movement in a transatlantic context in which women have long struggled to be taken seriously in their efforts to act politically. In addition, it will consider the forms that women-driven or feminist politics can take and how these forms often become unreadable in the mainstream media.

In her scholarship and teaching Dr. Scott focuses on the intersection between political content and narrative form across a variety of genres and media. She is interested in how the genres of melodrama and mythology are gendered within the context of 20th and 21st century German literature, theater, and film. Claire Scott has written on numerous authors and filmmakers from this period including Ilse Aichinger, Elfriede Jelinek, Dea Loher, R.W. Fassbinder, and Helma Sanders-Brahms. Her current book project examines representations of violent mothers from late-20th-century Germany and Austria. Dr. Scott has received support for this project in the form of Duke Graduate School Summer Fellowships and a Duke Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Dissertation Fellowship. (from: UNC - College of Arts and Sciences website)

Der Vortrag ist eine Veranstaltung der Frauenbeauftragten der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg.