The persistence of the androcentric discourse in contents, editorial line and the organizational structures of the current media reflect and perpetuate an asymmetric and dysfunctional society that silences and disables divergent positions.
In order to put an end to this disabling dynamic the construction of audiences and collectives formed in critical thinking, capable of analyzing, deconstructing and even beginning to reverse the representations and sexist structures present in the media is a need.
The urgency of this training demands the immediate incorporation of the Gender Studies to the existing educational plans in the area of communication. In this context, the seminar CO(M)XÉNERO seeks to be a permanent focus of discussion and training on the role of the media in the structuring of society, with special attention to the informative and cinematographic visibility of the identity(s) of genre.
Under the title Muller nas Estremas [Women in the borders], the second edition of the seminar explores the physical, imaginary and cultural frontiers linked to gender, from the cinema as a medium to confront them. In this challenge, it has the presence of two researchers espesialized in the treatment of women and the feminine in the film field: Ana Catarina Pereira, professor of the Universidade da Beira Interior (Covilhã, Portugal), and Elena Oroz, teacher of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and of the Centro Universitario TAI, ascribed to the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.
In this occasion, the seminar collaborates with the Mostra Internacional de Cinema Etnográfico (MICE) of the Museo do Pobo Galego and works as a theoretical and formative complement of the section #IMPROPIAS through a white letter with the same teme, <Muller nas Estremas>, in which the professors and researchers Margarita Ledo Andión and Marta Pérez Pereiro selects a series of projections around the figure of woman as traveler, migrant, exiled, with films that explore the frontier(s) as borders of their own physical and symbolic mobility.
The projections of the section #IMPROPIAS – Muller nas Estremas, scheduled from 26th to 28th of March in different spaces of Compostela, are composed of diverse and singular styles and strategies, in which the experimental, the essay and the observational are intertwined through the creations of Ursula Biemann, Keina Espiñeira, Bouchra Khalili, Xisela Franco and Anxela Caramés.
Following this way, the seminar also has the collaboration of the Xunta de Galicia, of the Oficina de Igualdade de Xénero of the USC and the Asociación Xornalistas Galegas.
16:30 Reception and presentation of the seminar | Margarita Ledo Andión and Marta Pérez Pereiro (University of Santiago de Compostela)
16:45 Una cámara solo para ella: La construcción de identidades a través del cine | Ana Catarina Pereira (University of the Beira Interior)
18:00 Break 18:15 Soft monies/ Hard realities: género, tecnología y frontera en los video-ensayos de Ursula Biemann | Elena Oroz (University Carlos III de Madrid/Centro TAI – University Rey Juan Carlos)
19:30 End of session
Margarita Ledo Andión.
Doctor in Communication Sciences of the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona and professor of Audiovisual Communication and Publicity in the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the University of Santiago de Compostela. She is the coordinator of the Audiovisual Studies Research Group (Group of Competitive Reference of the Xunta de Galicia), directing the R+D+I project Intangible Cultural Heritage: For an European Programme for Subtitling in Non-hegemonic Languages
(AEI, Ref. CSO2016- 76014- R).
Her lines of investigation are the production and access to cultural goods from diversity and the communication politics and feminist theories in the universes of creation and expression. Among her most recent publications around the gender the articles “Diáspora en femenino” in the journal Cinema e Território
(2018), “Acciones (in) diferentes, tensiones latentes. A propósito de feminismo y novo cinema galego” in IC, Revista Científica de Información y Comunicación
(2016), or “El cuerpo, esa insoportable lengua comunal” in the volume El tratamiento informativo de la violencia contra las mujeres
(Sociedad Latina de Comunicación Social, 2015) are highlighted. She is former president of the Federação Lusófona de Ciências da Comunicação
(LUSOCOM), she was first vicepresident of the Asociación Española de Investigación en Comunicación
(AE- IC ), and she is vicepresident of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Comunicación
(ASSIBERCOM) and President with Honor of the Asociación Galega de Investigadores e Investigadoras da Comunicación
(AGACOM). She is member of the editorial board of several scientific journals such as Telos, Chasqui, Discursos fotográficos, Infoamérica, L’ Atalante, Quaderns do CAC, Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación, Trípodos, Uztaro, Comuniació
Marta Pérez Pereiro.
Teacher and researcher in the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the University of Santiago de Santiago de Compostela (USC). Doctor by the same institution, her research activity is focused in small cinemas, among them the Galician cinema, and the humor in different contexts of social life. She is member of the Audiovisual Studies Research Group (Audiovisual Communication: contents, formats and technology GI. 1786), of the Centro de Estudos Fílmicos (CEFILMUS) and the Centro de Investigación de Procesos y Prácticas Culturales Emergentes (CIPPCE), all of them from the USC. Among her publications, the articles ‘Getting the mob angry: The satire of Masa Enfurecida las political incorrectness in social networking’ (2017) in the journal Humor
, ‘Cine europeo en lenguas de naciones sin estado y pequeñas naciones’ (2016), co-written with Margarita Ledo Andión and Antía López Gómez for the Revista Latina de Comunicación Social
and ‘ The public and the journalists’ views on the humoristic treatment of religion in Spain’ (2014), co-written with Montse Figueras Maz and Marcel Mauri Ríos, pubished in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
Among her last publications around gender, we can underline the article ‘Arqueología(s) del saber. La crítica feminista desde sus orígenes a la actualidad’(2018), for the journal of film criticism A cuarta parede, product of her intervention as speaker in the Seminario de Crítica Feminista of the Play- Doc International Festival of Documentary of Tui (2018).
Ana Catarina Pereira.
Professor of the University of the Beira Interior and doctor in Communication Sciences, in the field of Cinem and Multimedia, by the same institution. Since 2017 she is director of the bachelor’s degree in Science of Culture. Researcher of the center LabCom. IFP, she is bachelor of Communication Sciences by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and with a master in Human Rights by the University of Salamanca. She is author of the books A Mulher-Cineasta: Da arte pela arte a uma estética da diferenciação
(2016) and Estudo do Tecido Operário Têxtil da Cova da Beira
(2007). She co-organized the works Filmes (Ir)refletidos
(2018) and UBICinema 2007/2017
(2017), with Luis Nogueira; eração Invisível: Os novos cineastas portugueses
(2013), with Tito Cardoso Cunha; and Colectânea de Poesia – Poetas do Fundão,
among others. She is author of scientific articles published in national and international journals. She offered conference, formative actions, workshops and masterclasses in Brasil, Spain, United Kingdom and Sweden, among other countries. She worked a few years as a journalist and collaborated with heads as Notícias Sábado
and Notícias Magazine
(Diário de Notícias), Jornal I
, Revista Focus
. She was co-founder and director of the online Magnética Magazine
. She is regularly invited to curate expositions and cinema seasons, ans she is one of the founders of the Conferência Internacional de Cinema e Outras Artes, yearly scheduled in the Universidade da Beira Interior. Her interests of investigation stress in feminist studies, film studies, cultural studies, artistic pedagogy, Portuguese cinema and other minority cinematographies. She manages the site Universal Concreto, where she regularly publishes information about her work: https://www.universalconcreto.org/
Doctor in Communication by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona and master in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary by the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona. She is associated professor of the University Carlos III de Madrid and teacher of the Centro Universitario TAI (workshop of Imaginary Arts), ascrined to the University Rey Juan Carlos. Her areas of study are the documentary, the gender studies and the cultural history of Spanish cinema. Author of numerous articles and book chapters focused on documentary and films by women, she has collaborated with journals as Scope, Travelling, Cahiers du Cinema – España, Caimán Cuadernos de Cine, La Vanguardia, numerocero.es, Archivos de la Filmoteca
. Revista de Historia del Cine.
She is co-editor of the books Lo personal es político. Documental y feminismo / The personal is political. Documentary and Feminism
, with Sophie Mayer, and La risa oblicua. Tangentes, paralelismos e intersecciones entre humor y documental
, with Gonzalo de Pedro. She occasionally works as independent curator and teaches diverse courses related to documentary film and experimental cinema. She was mamber of the selection committee of the Festival Margenes.org and the Festival Punto de Vista and she has curated seasons for festivals as DocumentaMadrid, Zinebi or Punto de Vista. Co-founder, co-director and editor (until March of 2012) of the online journal dedicated to non fiction Blogs&Docs