Lecture: The female gaze in popular culture (in Dutch)
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Lecture: The female gaze in popular culture (in Dutch)

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  • When Apr 30, 2023 from 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM (Europe/Amsterdam / UTC200)
  • Where SCHUNCK Glaspaleis
  • Price 5,-
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On the importance of the female perspective. Linked to the works of photographer Bertien van Manen.
  • Where SCHUNCK Glaspaleis

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The male gaze, or male perspective, is still often the norm in art and popular culture. This lecture looks at the female gaze, or female perspective. What exactly is it? Why is it so important? And how does it manifest itself in art and popular culture? Professor Linda Duits (social scientist) takes a look at (the lack of) the female gaze in art and popular culture. She links her lecture to the works of photographer Bertien van Manen, whose work will be shown from 18 April at SCHUNCK museum in the exhibition Gluckauf. Characteristic of Van Manen's photography is that it shows interconnections between people and gives space to the perspective of women.

Bertien van Manen, Sheila, Wakefield, Yorkshire, 1979.jpg

Bertien van Manen: Sheila, Wakefield, Yorkshire, 1979. 

About Linda Duits

Linda Duits (Zeist, 1976) is a social scientist specialising in popular culture. This means she is interested in the interplay between media, meaning and identity. Linda studied Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, with political theory and political behaviour as main subjects. She obtained her PhD at the renowned Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR). She then worked as a University Lecturer in qualitative research methods at the University of Amsterdam. In 2010, she decided to focus on disseminating academic knowledge and started her company Diep Onderzoek, a knowledge agency on popular culture. She researches the meaning of media in everyday life and shares these insights through publications and lectures. Linda frequently appears in the media as an expert to interpret developments in media culture. Linda teaches freelance at various institutions, currently at Media & Culture at the UvA.

Practical information

  • Date: 30 April
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (museum is open until 5:00 p.m.)
  • Location: SCHUNCK Auditorium
  • Entrance: € 5,- excluding museum admission

April: SCHUNCK programmes under the sign of feminism

8 March was International Women's Day. An important day on which attention is drawn to the inequality between men and women. Because there still is. Inequality in wages, healthcare, the media and politics. This theme is so important that it deserves full attention even after International Women's Day. That's why at SCHUNCK the month of April is dedicated to feminism.

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