Critical Readings: Judith Butler - Undoing Gender (1)

Critical Readings book reading club starts again on Kampus Hybernská with a new text: Undoing Gender from Judith Butler. This book forms the basis of an understanding of how a body becomes gendered, how grief is experienced, how we are built and dissembled and how that experiences informs our bodies, our lives, our genders. It teaches us that we are related and relational and that gender sits at the center of the phenomenon of being. Undoing Gender constitutes Judith Butler's recent reflections on gender and sexuality, focusing on new kinship, psychoanalysis and the incest taboo, transgender, intersex, diagnostic categories, social violence, and the tasks of social transformation. In this meeting we will have a presentation about Bulter and her Work, and the Introduction (18 pages). Both will be performed by usual attendants of the group. At the end of the meeting, we decide which chapters to read for the next meeting, additional texts, and who will present them. Anyone can attend the meeting even without reading the chapters, but doing so is recommended to participate in the discussion. The book is available in epub format here:

The article we are going to read and use as an introduction to her work is this one:

Thursday, 4 June, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00