Gender Matters?, hosted by Jindal Global University is a series of events over the course of 6 weeks which will interrogate the ways in which gender becomes an organizing principle in our lives, how it manifests as both a space of repression as well as liberation, how it intersects with and informs other identities that we carry with us. This first edition of Gender Matters? taking its lead from the Supreme Court’s recent landmark Right to Privacy judgment will be focusing on the notion of Privacy as it intersects with sexuality and sexual autonomy. Through a series of talks, panel discussions and cultural events, this thematic focus on privacy will run alongside events that attempt to interrogate gender at a multiple registers.
It is in this context that we are pleased to announce and invite applications for the following competitions and events. To register for any of the three events, please fill up this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/0Zl7wWBr0KCr7YhW2 latest by 22nd October 2017.
I. ESSAY COMPETITION
The Organizing Committee of Gender Matters? invites applications for an essay competition on the theme of Privacy and Sexuality. Participants are encouraged to utilize their creativity in the best possible manner surrounding the said theme. We have deliberately chosen a theme that can be construed in an abstract, open-ended fashion to facilitate maximum creativity while writing these essays.
A few guidelines for the competition are as follows:
II. PAINTING COMPETITION
The Organizing Committee of Gender Matters? is also pleased to announce an Art Competition on the theme “Intimacies of queer sexuality”.
III. KNOWLEDGE CAFE
If you’ve had that very particular kind of academic itch – the kind where you want to have a sound, intellectual conversation with your peers in place of small talk – knowledge café hosted by the organizing committee of ‘Gender Matters?’ is where you should be, where you won’t just converse, but have constructive dialogue. In that endeavour, we invite 1000-word abstracts from those interested, describing what they would like to present as a topic of discussion.
Our knowledge café will gather far outside classrooms and lecture halls for we believe that academic discourse must occupy space in informal areas too. We encourage you to bring your ideas, no matter how counterintuitive or obvious they may seem to you, for no idea suffers from perspective. We hope that this different kind of academic discussion, outside the structure of a power point presentation or reading, will draw out engaging and heated confabulation!
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