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Ergebnisanzeige "Transgression and Subversion. Gender in the Picaresque"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelTransgression and Subversion. Gender in the Picaresque
BeschreibungTransgression and Subversion:
Gender in the Picaresque

International Conference

University of Siegen / 07.-09. Oktober 2015


Is the pícaro a “real man”? What position does he hold (or claim) in the gender hierarchy of his fictional social context? In terms of a gendered subject, the pícaro has hardly been analyzed so far. In most of the studies on gender aspects in the picaresque novel, the focus lays on female protagonists such as Úbeda’s Pícara Justina or Grimmelshausen’s Courasche in order to examine the feminine counterpart to the pícaro, or the female characters in general.
In most cases, the picaresque universe is simply regarded as “overwhelmingly patriarchal”. Surprisingly enough, this observation has not yet required further critical consideration. The androcentric view, which, according to Bourdieu does not need to legitimize itself, apparently also determines canonical studies on the picaresque. This may explain why the gender focus is merely set on female characters, because their very femaleness apparently constitutes a deviation from the androcentric norms of the social order in the picaresque narrative. In this context, the “female picaresque”, which is often treated as a separate subgenre, has sparked feminist and gender-based discussions. Canonical novels with male protagonists, on the other hand, have not been investigated in a comparable manner. This is surprising especially for the early Spanish context, as some of the most influential ancestors of the early pícaro, are female figures, such as Celestina or La lozana andaluza. Although the pícaro has been well recognized as a transgressive model, the transgressive effect of this ‘female genealogy’ on the male self of the pícaro has not been extensively examined so far. A comprehensive approach to the pícaro’s transgressive character, combining the categories of class, generation, topography and gender, is still lacking.
Closely related to the transgressive qualities of the picaresque are the subversive aspects which are inherent in the genre. Speaking of the picaresque universe as a carnivalesque “mundus inversus”, the subversiveness of the narration is already noticeable. As a consequence of the inversion of social hierarchies and moral codes the subversion of official humanist values is pushed ahead. The pícaro (and the pícara) are figures both of transgression AND subversion and can therefore be described as queer in a social sense. In what way, then, is the representation of gendered patterns in the picaresque also affected by this inversive and subversive mode of narration?


Program:

WED, 7 Oct 2015
19.00h
Welcome Address
19.30h
Opening talk:
Anne J. Cruz (Miami)
Mothers and Others in the Spanish Picaresque
20:30h
Opening Buffet
THU, 8 Oct 2015
9.00h
Maren Lickhardt (Greifswald) / Gregor Schuhen (Siegen)
Gender in the Picaresque: An Introduction
9.30h
Matthias Bauer (Flensburg):
Role Switching and Gender Marking in the Picaresque Novel
10.15h
Hans Rudolf Velten (Siegen):
Body and Gender in Till Eulenspiegel
11.00h
Coffee Break
11.30h
Maren Lickhardt (Greifswald):
Conjunctions of Sexes and Genres in Hieronymus Dürer’s Lauf der Welt und Spiel des Glücks
12.15h
Hans-Joachim Jakob (Siegen):
Life stories from a barren time. Picaresque Narrative and Gender Construction in Wilhelm
Raabe’s Tales Lorenz Scheibenhart (1858) and Aus dem Lebensbuch des Schulmeisterleins
Michel Haas (1860)
13:00
Lunch Break
14.30h
Alexandra Schamel (München):
Masks to mock the light: the authentic Pícara in Marivaux’ La vie de Marianne
15.15h
Coffee Break
16.00h
Jens Elze (Göttingen):
Roderick Random, Moll Flanders and the (Female) Possibility of the Novel.
20.00h
Conference Dinner
FRI, 9 Oct. 2015
9.00h
Gregor Schuhen (Siegen):
Vir inversus. Masculinities in the Spanish Picaresque Novel
9.45h
Maria Jordan (Yale):
Their backs to the Law. Literary pícaros and real ones
10.30h
Coffee Break
11:00h
Hanno Ehrlicher (Augsburg):
Gender Trouble without Subversion: La Pícara Justina
11.45h
Frank Estelmann (Frankfurt/M.):
Generic Interferences: from the Hybridization of the Picaresque to the Transcultural Transformation
of the pícara in Castillo Solórzanos La garduña de Sevilla and its French Translation
12:30h
Lunch Break
13.30h
Ofer Nordheimer Nur (Tel Aviv):
The lost generation in academia, the masculinity of defeat and the Picaresque: an outline for a
humanities-inspired exploration
14.15h
Final discussion

Adress:

Universität Siegen
Artur-Woll-Haus
Am Eichenhang 50
57076 Siegen


Organization and Contact:

JProf. Dr. Maren Lickhardt: maren.lickhardt@uni-greifswald.de
JProf. Dr. Gregor Schuhen: schuhen@romanistik.uni-siegen.de
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
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Beginn07.10.2015
Ende09.10.2015
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