Lieu : Fribourg
Dates : 26-28 février 2015
Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 28 mars 2014
In most societies the heroic is in many ways gendered. When considering the heroic, attributes of masculinity might first come to mind. Yet, from a historical perspective it becomes apparent that heroizations also often have feminine connotations. The social and cultural production of the heroic cannot be analyzed exclusively in terms of masculinity (or masculinity-studies), nor can we regard women or femininity merely as exceptions in this field. Rather, the relational character of the category gender needs to be taken seriously. The fundamental relationality, the ‘constructedness’, the intersectionality and the historicity of gender are among the core assumptions in gender studies today.
Based on this and by interdisciplinary cooperation the conference will examine forms, mediums and processes of heroization as well as discourses of heroic transgression, exceptionality or veneration for certain periods in time.