Programme 2016

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Second International Marxist-Feminist Conference

Vienna, 7 -9 October, 2016marxfem2016-9172

Time Friday – Room 1: Mehrzwecksaal (MZS) Simultaneous translation English – German – English Friday – Room 2: Ausstellungsraum


08:30 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:30 Introduction: Heidemarie Ambrosch, transform!europe; Eva Blimlinger, Director of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna; Nora Räthzel, Berlin Institute of Critical Theory (InkriT)
10:30 – 11:00 Room 1

Frigga Haug: Introduction into the Stream: Marxist-Feminist Theory (DE*)

11:00 – 12:30 Marxist-Feminist Theory

Ligaya McGovern: Mainstreaming the Marxist Feminist Frame

Jennifer Cotter: The Labor Theory of Gender

Frieda Afary/Farzaneh Raji: Comparing and Contrasting Marxist-Feminist Theories

Chair: Friederike Habermann

Marxist-Feminist Perspectives on Motherhood

Marie Reusch: Motherhood + Emancipation = Mission Impossible?

Pınar Sarıgöl: Motherhood in the Neoliberal Family Corporation

Chair: Birge Krondorfer

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 European Governance

Elisabeth Klatzer: Marxist-Feminist Perspectives on Economic Governance in the EU

Marina Gržinić: Marxist-Feminist Perspectives from Former Yugoslavia to Neoliberal Fascist Europe

Birge Krondorfer: The Question of Education and the Lack of Critique in the European Education System (DE)

Chair: Ruth May

Marxist-Feminist Analyses of Racism

Carmen Teeple Hopkins: Secularism and Sexist Islamophobia in Quebec and France

Jelena Petrović: What does (Il)legality Stand for Today?

Stefanie Mayer/Edma Ajanovic/Birgit Sauer: Gender as Symbolic Glue for Right-Wing Actors

Chair: Tucker P. Farley

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Marxist-Feminist Political Economy

Gabriele Michalitsch: A Feminist Critique of Political Economy

Elmar Flatschart: Value-Form Theory and Feminism

Friederike Habermann: Queering the World Altogether (DE)

Chair: Käthe Knittler (tbc)

Marxist-Feminist Theory

Jules Gleeson: The Byzantine Eunuch as a Pre-Modern Gender Category: a Test for Materialist Feminism

Tine Haubner: Marxist-Feminist Theory of Exploitation

Catia Gregoratti: Antonio Gramsci’s Feminist Questions

Chair: Antje Géra

17:00 – 17:30 Coffee Break
17:30 – 19:00 Critical Theory and Marxist-Feminism

Flora Eder, Fe.ory Collective:The Eclipse of Gender and Reason: Adorno and Horkheimer, Subject, and the Relation of Sex and Gender

Karin Stögner: Intersectionality as applied dialectics. Sexism, Nationalism, Antisemitism

Barbara Umrath: Marxist-Feminist Theorizing as a Project of Continuous Critical Engagement with the Frankfurt School

Internal chairing

 Diversity, Intersectionality: Practice and Theory

Tucker P. Farley: Neoliberalism, Intersectionality and Lesbian-Led Movements Globally

Marxist-Feminist Perspectives on Nature and Labour

Ariel Salleh: Marxism and Ecofeminism

Nora Räthzel: Discussant and Chair



19:00 – 19:30 Break  
19:30 – 21:00 Location to be announced

Film Screening: Not Yet Over (Nichts ist erledigt)


Dir.: Kornelia Kugler and Hanna Bergfors/ Systrar Productions

20:00 – 00:00: Reception and Party to Meet Vienna’s Social Democratic Women at: ega:frauen im zentrum

Windmühlgasse 26

A-1060 Wien



 Time Saturday – Room 1: Mehrzwecksaal (MZS)

Simultaneous translation English – German – English

Saturday – Room 2: Ausstellungsraum


09:00 – 09:30 Room 1

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: Introduction into the Stream: Feminist Organising beyond Europe

09:30 – 11:00 Feminist Organising beyond Europe: the Global South

Ana González: Argentinian Feminist Movements

Patrícia Trópia Vieira: Women in Brazil’s Trade Union Movement

Khayaat Fakier/Jacklyn Cock: Reflections on Marxist–Feminist Organising in South Africa

Chair: Antje Géra

Marxist-Feminist Theory

Raphaële Chappe: Rosa Luxemburg: The Accumulation of Capital 100 Years Later

Ankica Čakardić: Luxemburgian Critique of Political Economy: From the Theory of Accumulation to Social Reproduction Theory

Trouble Everyday Collective (Ann Wiesental/Charlie Kaufhold): Analysing Capital and Gender Relations Using the Example of Capital Accumulation and Social Reproduction

Chair: Ruth May

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Feminist Organising beyond Europe: Middle East

Selin Çağatay: Feminist Struggles in the Middle East and North Africa

Deniz Ulusoy: Oppression and Feminist Resistance in Turkey

Feride Eralp: Decolonial Feminism and Women’s Organizing against War in Turkey/Syria

Chair: Ines Schwerdtner

Marxist-Feminist Analyses of and in Contemporary Capitalism

Ashley Bohrer: Capitalist Confinement: from Enclosures to Mass Incarceration

Shannon Ikebe: Social Reproduction and the Crisis of Fordism

Rebecca Carson: Indigenous Feminism and the Problem of Wave-Based Historical Determinism

Chair: Flora Eder

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Feminist Organising beyond Europe: the USA

Ann Ferguson: Women’s Leadership, the Right to Care and Revolutionary Reforms in the United States

Kathryn Russell: Alliances among Labor, Racial Justice and Environmental Activists:

Love, Solidarity and Resistance

Nancy Holmstrom: The Relationship between Political Practice and Theoretical Analyses

Internal chairing

Feminist Resistance against Fundamentalisms

Nira Yuval-Davis: Anti-Fundamentalism, Anti-Racism and Feminist Politics

Pragna Patel: Fundamentalism, Cultural Relativism and Women’s Rights in the Context of the UK

Gabriele Dietrich: A Flower on the Chain or a Tunnel towards Liberation?

Chair: Catia Gregoratti

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 18:00 Theses: Re-Foundation of Marxism-Feminism  (Room 1: MZS)

Frigga Haug: Introduction into Theses (DE)

Chairs and Discussants: Carina Klugbauer, Angela von Kampen

Plenary discussion to decide about theses for a common Marxist-Feminist Manifesto

18:00 – 18:30 Break
18:30 – 20:00 Cultural Programme

18.30 MZS: Cutting Edge, Fragment #3, Poltergeist

arge blumen – a Viennese dialect translation of “les fleurs du mal” – is an artistic work community. Working from a feminist socio-critical perspective, Bauer and Lepold have developed a style characterized by elements of Butoh, intense physical expression, and involvement in contemporary issues. Together with the sound designer Andreas Wiesbauer, they will perform Fragment #3, Poltergeist, from their latest work, Cutting Edge.

19:00 Prospekthof: IN-VISIBLE-IN, a multi-media performance, especially produced for the 2nd International Marxism-Feminism-Conference 2016 in Vienna by Aiko Kazuko Kurosaki and visual artist starsky, uses common clichés and patterns in order to break and deconstruct them and to evoke multi-layered emotional spaces of association.


 Time Sunday – Room 1: Mehrzwecksaal (MZS)

Simultaneous translation English- German – English

Sunday – Room 2: Ausstellungsraum
09:30 – 11:00 Marxist-Feminist Analyses of Work

Diana Mulinari/Nora Räthzel: Three Gender Regimes in Three Countries at one Transnational Corporation

Hannah Schultes/Verena Letsch: Recognition of Reproductive Workers – Battlefield or Pitfall?

Chair: Nancy Holmstrom



Marxist-Feminist Organising in Europe

Annabelle Bonnet: Women in the French Trade Union Movement

Elisabeth Alabarce: Feminist Organising in Spain:

Marianthi Anastasiadou: Marxism-Feminism/Feminism-Marxism in Greece Today: Old Obstacles, New Challenges

Chair: Elisabeth Klatzer

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Diversity, Intersectionality: Practice and Theory

Monica Quirico: Self-Government and Self-Organization

Zoe Sutherland/Marina Vishmidt: Difference and the Universal in Legacies of Feminism

Chair: Eva Egermann

Contested Identity and Contested Nature


Workshop with: Uta von Winterfeld, Adelheid Biesecker, Sarah Breitenbach

Internal chairing

13:00 – 14:00 End of Conference – Feedback – Preparation of Next Conference
Workshops in Open Spaces: Times and Spaces to be Announced at the Conference

+Eva Egermann/Doris Arztmann/Jonah I. Garde/Elisabeth Magdlener: Talking Crip with Marxism-Feminism

+Feminist Section of the Critical Historical Dictionary of Marxism: Presentation of the Project, Call for Authors

+Aiko Kazuko Kurosaki / OBRA – One Billion Rising Austria: Break the Chain / Dancing for Activism


4 thoughts on “Programme 2016

  1. Hi,
    Though I recognize that participants have been informed that they should make their own hotel and travel arrangements, I was wondering if any of your organizers had any suggestions? Thanks.


    1. It is difficult to suggest hotels in Vienna because there are so many at all prices in all places. Close to the venue is quite expensive, but Vienna has a very good public transport system, so if you are close to the Underground that reaches the venue you’ll be fine. I recently stayed in a hotel that I liked very much called Boutiquehotel Stadthalle:
      and has a zero-emissions policy. But no guarantees that others will like it as well. It is not in the centre but has very good public transport connections. There are a number of hotel booking companies, which you could use to find the place that suits you best. Kind regards, nora


      1. Thank you for responding. I did manage to get a hotel that I believe is not far from the conference. I am looking forward to it.


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