Universität Wien FIND

010123 FS Addressing Unity and Difference in the Gender Discourse. Derrida - Butler - Žižek (2019S)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 15.03. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 05.04. 13:15 - 20:00 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 10.05. 13:15 - 20:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Friday 17.05. 13:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Friday 14.06. 13:15 - 20:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Friday 28.06. 15:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Unity and difference mark classical positions of feminist and gender discourses as well as aspects of many theories of the subject in modernity. Key questions concern discourses and discursive practices and differing interpretations of notions like discourse, subject and difference. Starting from a clarified notion of deconstruction means to open up new possibilities of agency and speech. Being able to participate in gender related debates in a constructive way is based on the development of sensitive instruments of thought and language. For this purpose, classical texts from the field will be interpreted in a close reading and discussed in the seminar. In the second session Sabine Grenz will give a guest lecture from the point of view of Gender-Studies.

Assessment and permitted materials

-) written paper (15-20) pages or three individual essays of 5-7 pages each
-) active participation in the classes

The seminar will be held in German.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For a positive grade, a written paper or three essays are mandatory. Scientific standards must be observed. Regular attendance is required.

Examination topics

Grading is based on the paper or the essays and active participation in class.

Reading list

The seminar will be held in German. If needed, the texts can be made available in English.
Michel Foucault: Die Ordnung des Diskurses, Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2014.
Jacques Derrida: Signatur Ereignis Kontext, in: ders.: Randgänge der Philosophie, Passagen Wien 2. Auflage 1999 [1972], S. 325-351.
-Die différance, in: ders.: Randgänge der Philosophie, Passagen Wien 2. Auflage 1999 [1972], S. 31-56.
Judith Butler: Das Unbehagen der Geschlechter, Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main 19. Auflage 2018 [1990].
-Senses of the subject, Fordham Univ. Press, New York 2015.
Slavoj Zizek: Der nie aufgehende Rest: ein Versuch über Schelling und die damit zusammenhängenden Gegenstände, Passagen, Wien 1996.
-Das Nicht-Alles oder die Ontologie der Geschlechterdifferenz, in: ders.: Weniger als Nichts. Hegel und der Schatten des dialektischen Materialismus, Suhrkamp, Berlin 2016 [2012], S. 1004-1081.

Association in the course directory

LV für Doktorat-/PhD-Studium, für 011 (15W) FTH 17 oder FTH 26, 199 518 MA UF RK 02 oder RK 05, auslaufende Studienpläne: D31, DAM für 011 (11W), 066 796 (15W) MRP 9 , Seminar oder (freies) Wahlfach für 020- gilt auch als FRAUEN- UND GESCHLECHTERFORSCHUNG in jenen Studien der SPL 1, die eine entsprechende LV im Curriculum haben

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