The ELaN Seminars series will run through the three year Module.
All the speakers, included in the ELaN Teaching Staff, present a strong expertise in gender issues, methodologically combining law, political and legal theory.
Seminars will be opened to the students that have attended the main course in the First Semester and compulsory for PhD students of the PhD in Law (curricula in Private and comparative law, Labor law and European legal tradition; Legal theory, Constitutional Law, and Public Comparative Law; Business, International and European law; Administration, Market and Criminal Justice).
The participation of PhD students is consistent with the project that the University of Pisa has been starting since two years to give them soft skills in various fields, among which the gender perspective, with a focus on development of professional skills, and orientation (to gender) of European research.
ELaN Seminars 2020 (February 14 – June 24)
The ELaN Seminars 2020 will focus on several relevant topics:
Gender and Domestic Violence between Private and Criminal Law; Feminist Perspectives, comparing three different contemporary perspectives (the “radical” and “realist” approach of Catharine MacKinnon; Joan Tronto’s political arguments for an “ethic of care”; and Judit Butler’s “performative” criticism) in order to highlight strengths and weaknesses of each one, and their possible applicability within the European legal frame; Women and labour market (modernization of working time, double presence – at work and maternity – and its implications, the history of the law of Italian and European women’s work, the present participation of women in the labor market, and various forms of gendered work segregation); Family, equality and the role of constitutional law; Queer theory and legal analysis in European Law and Gender Studies, underlining the potential of queer theory for legal analysis and showing how the critical lenses of queer theory can be useful to contextualise, deconstruct, and reconceptualise key-principles in family and public law.
Fourth ELaN Seminar (online) on “Il binario di genere: mantenerlo o superarlo?” (June 24)
with Stefano Osella
Third ELaN Seminar (online) on “The Gender of Constitutionalism” (May 30)
with Ruth Rubio Marin
Second ELaN Seminar (online) on “Equality, Care and Vulnerability” (April 23)
with Serena Vantin
First ELaN Seminar on “Gender and Domestic Violence” (February 14)
with Chiara Angiolini