Hannah Arendt Lecture by Kate Manne: ‘What is Gaslighting?’ + Workshop

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Event is face-to-face & online on Wednesday 24 November. Workshop: The Future of Feminism with keynote by Prof. Rosi Braidotti.

Call for Participation 2nd Hannah Arendt Lecture by Kate Manne
And Workshop The Future of Feminism

On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, Dr. Kate Manne (Cornell University) will deliver the second Hannah Arendt lecture on feminist philosophy, organized at Tilburg University. The lecture is preceded by the Workshop The Future of Feminism on Tilburg University campus. This will be a hybrid event that can be attended both online and in person. Attendance of the workshop and lecture is free, but please register via: [email protected]. You will receive a zoom link a few days before the event.

The keynote lecture entitled Feminist Futures will be delivered by Prof. Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University), followed by talks from our speakers. (10.00- 16.15) CET

The schedule can be found here: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/nl/over/schools/tshd/departementen/dfi/evenementen

Attendees are warmly invited to attend the workshop on campus or online.

This lecture will be delivered in the context of the “Hannah Arendt” lecture series. The Hannah Arendt lecture is a bi-annual lecture organized by the research group Philosophy of Humanity, Culture and Ethics (PHC&E) of the Department of Philosophy of Tilburg University to promote contemporary Continental Philosophy and the dialogue with Analytical Philosophy.

> Hannah Arendt lecture ‘What is Gaslighting?’ by Dr. Kate Manne (17.00-17.45 CET; online by livestream)
> Responses by Dr. Roos Slegers and MA Natascha Rietdijk (17.45-18.00 CET; on campus with livestream)
> Q&A (18.00-18.45 CET; on campus with livestream)

Dr. Kate Manne is Associate Professor at Cornell University and author of Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women (Allen Lane/Random House, 2020) and Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018).

Abstract ‘What is Gaslighting?’:
Gaslighting is often glossed as an interpersonal practice involving manipulating the victim into feeling ‘crazy.’ In this talk, I moot various desiderata for an adequate account of gaslighting, and argue for a broader account of the phenomenon—and, ultimately, a definition of gaslighting which allows that it can (a) be a political and cultural practice rather than an interpersonal one, (b) proceed by making victims feel negative moral emotions (such as guilty or ashamed) for deviating from the gaslighter’s prescribed narrative, and (c) be defined functionally as a process which, roughly, makes the target feel defective for so doing. I close by considering practices that encourage fruitful disagreement as an antidote to gaslighting.

On behalf of the organizational committee & the PHC&E Research group,
Prof. Martine Prange
Prof. Ruud Welten
MA Lucie Chateau