Internationale Konferenz „Queerying Japan“

Poster Queerying JapanAm Freitag, 6. Juli, und Samstag, 7. Juli 2018, veranstaltet unser Institut (Lehrstuhl I, Prof. Dr. Andrea Germer) die internationale Konferenz „Queerying Japan“ mit Gästen aus Japan, den USA und Australien im Haus der Universität Düsseldorf. Alle Interessierten sind herzlich eingeladen, der Eintritt ist frei! Die Konferenzsprache ist Englisch. Ausführliche Informationen gibt es auf der Homepage der Veranstaltung

Zum Thema
Queerying Japan: Transnational Perspectives on Politics, Society and Culture
Each individual belongs to multiple social groups at the same time. How do gender and sexuality shape these social relations, and how do they determine people’s opportunities in life? We will discuss these broad questions in the case of contemporary Japan through the lens of gender and queerness, and along the intersections of socio-economics, politics and culture. Our aim is to shed new light on sexual politics as shaping the conditions that sustain or hinder human creativity, well-being and survival. This international symposium brings together scholars from Japan, Germany, Australia and the U.S. to discuss queer life chances in contemporary Japan, while also providing transnational and comparative German, European, and Asia-Pacific perspectives.


Freitag, 6. Juli 2018

13:00–13:30 Greetings and Introduction:
Anja VERVOORTS, Central Equal Opportunities Officer
Inge KRÜMPELBECK, Head of Diversity Coordination Office
Andrea GERMER, Chair Modern Japanese Studies I

13:30–15:00 Chair: Andrea GERMER (Düsseldorf)
Vera MACKIE (Wollongong): Thinking sexual citizenship through the family
TANIGUCHI Hiroyuki (Kanazawa): Jurisprudence on LGBT sexuality in Japan
Konstanze PLETT (Bremen): Legal views on sex and gender in Germany

15:00–15:30 Coffee Break

15:30–17:00 Chair: Annette SCHAD-SEIFERT (Düsseldorf)
SHIMIZU Akiko (Tokyo): Marriage equality as strategy: family registration, moral conservatives, and the “LGBT” fad in Japan
KAWASAKA Kazuyoshi (Düsseldorf): LGBT rights are human rights, but in what sense?
Dorothée de NÈVE (Gießen): Merkel’s gut feeling – debate about marriage for all in Germany

17:00–17:30 Coffee Break

17:30–19:00 Chair: Michiko MAE (Düsseldorf)
KAWAGUCHI Kazuya (Hiroshima Shudo): Consuming identity and lifestyle: transforming queer subjects in Japan
Elisabeth SCHERER (Düsseldorf): Queer wedding ceremonies in Japan
Ilse LENZ (Bochum): Queering gender and capitalism: A comparative perspective

Samstag, 7. Juli 2018

9:00–10:30 Chair: Michael HEINZE (Düsseldorf)
John TREAT (Yale): Put to the test: abjection and sexual citizenship in Japan
IINO Yuriko (Tokyo): ‘Queering’ disability may be possible, but …
MANO Yutaka (Hiroshima Shudo): LGBT education in Japan: grassroots activities in curriculum development

10:30–11:00 Coffee break

11:00–13:00 Chair: Stephan KÖHN (Köln)
Andrea GERMER (Düsseldorf): Queer carnival and fascist moments: Your Name (2016)
Jasmin RÜCKERT (Düsseldorf): Queer space in television drama
Katharina HÜLSMANN (Düsseldorf): Queer readings and potentials of the Boys’ Love genre and communities
KANNO Yuka (Doshisha): Framing: lesbian representability and the genealogy of girls’ culture


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