Feminist Visions of Socialism in Germany and Beyond - POSTPONED

Feminist Visions of Socialism in Germany and Beyond - POSTPONED
1 July 2020, 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Feminist thought seeks to address gender inequality by advocating women’s social and political rights. However, it would be misleading to conceive of feminism as manifesting in a universal form. Socialist thought, on the other hand, often addresses social and economic inequality, while overlooking feminist demands within unequal relations. This event explores the entanglement of feminist visions of gender equality and socialist outlook on an egalitarian society in German culture. More importantly, this workshop aims to ask how feminism supplements the socialist egalitarian agenda and how socialism enriches issues of class and social inequity in feminist discussions.

Speakers include:

Helen Finch (Leeds): Feminism and Queerness in German Culture
Maurice Casey (Oxford): Irish-German Leftist Women’s Collaboration
Laura Lux (KCL): Feminism and Technology Revolution around 1968 in West Germany
Yejun Zou (King's College London): Chinese-German Leftist Women’s Writing around 1930

Workshop organiser: Yejun Zou (IMLR/King's College London)

This event is being postponed until the autumn


Jane Lewin
020 7862 8966