Are you interested in feminism and gender related topics? Are you hungry for new ideas and knowledge?
Then don’t miss our Lunch Knowledge Shots!
CID Fraen and Gender wants to promote feminist and gender related research and make it accessible to every interested person. The Lunch Knowledge Shots take place at our library from 12.30 till 13.30. They consist of a 30 minutes presentation followed by a 30 minutes Q&A session and an open discussion. CID provides water and coffee. Don’t hesitate to bring your sandwich/snack.
We have the pleasure to invite you to the following presentations:
Name and grade of the researcher: Tammy Schmit (Bachelor in Anthropology and Political Science, University of Birmingham)
Language of the presentation: English
Title of the dissertation: Exploring the role of women in popular culture: A feminist anthropological approach to Disney princesses
Description: My dissertation aims to explore the significance of Disney films in the twentieth and twenty-first century, by focusing on four iconic Disney princesses – Cinderella, Belle, Elsa and Anna -, through the lens of gender. Drawing on anthropological and feminist approaches to the study of gender and popular culture, my work traces the shifting ways in which Disney films have shaped and responded to Western ideas of gender and what it means to be a woman. By looking at the roots of the fairy tales as well as audience responses to the films, my work explores topics such as body image, clothes, patriarchy and female empowerment.