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Body Politics and Abortion Poland 2016

What’s Going On? Body Politics, Abortion and LGBT Rights in Poland

Publication date: Sep 29, 2016 11:18 AM

Start: Oct 27, 2016 06:00 PM
End: Oct 27, 2016 08:00 PM

Location: Masaryk SCR, UCL SSEES

body politics

Join us for a lecture by philosopher and gender specialist from the Pedagogical University of Cracow, prof. Marzenna Jakubczak will be followed by the short talk by Marge Berer, the coordinator at the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion and interventions from feminist activists and artists, Paulina Poli Palian (activist, Babski Londyn) and Margot Przymierska (artist) and the Polish lecturer dr. Katarzyna Zechenter.The seminar will be chaired by dr. Urszula Chowaniec and the welcome will be with the director of qUCL, dr. Robert Mills


Dr. Urszula Chowaniec’s project on Language, Literature and Gender – Democracy as Cultural Practices (in short Gendering Democracy) is devoted to analysing various intersections between cultural phenomena and the notion(s) of democracy from the broad gender perspective. Ideas such as age, health, abortion, and rhetoric of social dismissal are part of the research. The project aims at presenting Polish culture on the broaden perspective as part of the research on democracy as cultural practices.

In the academic year 2016/2017 Urszula Chowaniec plans a seminar on philosophical elaborations on the controversial events in Poland in regards to body politics (Autumn 2016, 27th of October) and the seminars on LGBTQ politics, on the phenomenon of ridiculing the language of gender studies and the language of hatred in Polish public debate. Follow us on UCL SSEES events websites.

This event is funded by the UCL SSEES Study of Central Europe Seminar Series  and organised by UCL SSEES ( Dr Urszula Chowaniec) in collaboration with The qUCL network.

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