Springe direkt zu Inhalt

Listening for Black Feminist Interventions

Dr. Layla Zami, Freie Universität Berlin, Theaterwissenschaft (WE 7) 


What is a Black feminist intervention and how does it shape space in the classroom, on the page, or on stage? How can we listen for forms of freedom in the institutional and personal archives of Black women? Which differences and convergences exist between African-American and Afro-German diasporas?

In this research group, we will discuss Black feminist theory and practices, engage with archival artifacts, and explore creative ways to do and write about research. After choosing a focus area (sound, performance/movement, image, or writing), students will conduct their own collaborative research in the archives of Audre Lorde and May Ayim, both located at Free University, and interact with an archival exhibition by a contemporary Berlin-based performing artist. The semester concludes with a public presentation of our multimedia research outputs.

The offering is especially suited for students in Theater/Dance/Film/Music/Sound Studies, Gender Studies, Area Studies, and (Art) History. Students should be willing and able to read texts in English. Students can conduct and present their own final research project in English or German. German language is also welcome for class discussions (if it works for everyone).

To register for the class, please attend the (hybrid) info session on Tue, April 16 at 3pm (15Uhr), either in-person or online via https://fu-berlin.webex.com/meet/layla.zami

To register for the class, please attend the (hybrid) info session on Tue, April 16 at 3pm (15Uhr), either in-person or online via https://fu-berlin.webex.com/meet/layla.zami

Please save the date for the first field trip (exhibition opening with performances): So, 05.05.24 16:00 - 18:00
If you can not attend on 05.05, there will be another program on: So, 25.05.24 16:00 - 18:00

Also please save the evening of Di, 16.07 for the final presentations (public event in Wedding).

Institutional affiliation: Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft (WE7)



Link zum Vorlesungsverzeichnis