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School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

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Lenka Vrablikova

PhD student

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies University Road University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT UK

BA, University of Ostrava, MA Brno University of Technology, MA, University of Leeds

Lenka Vráblíková studied Fine Arts at University of Ostrava (BA) and Brno University of Technology (MA), Czech Republic, where she developed a collaborative project with activists, artist, educators and theoreticians entitled ‘Feminist Action Research – How to study to become a woman artist?’. She then completed MA in Cultural Studies at University of Leeds.

Research Interests

 

She works in fields of deconstruction, feminist theory and psychoanalysis. She focuses specifically on the questions of art education, sexual difference(s), feminist genealogies and pedagogies, and the university.

 

Her PhD thesis is entitled ‘Tremendous Pedagogies: reinventing feminist resistance for a university’. It examines feminism’s past and present entanglements with the university and tries to imagine their future. It draws on scholars working on discourses feminists produce about feminism’s history, feminist scholars working within deconstruction and focussing on the question of the university, particularly the work by Peggy Kamuf and Jacques Derrida.

 

Teaching

Teaching Assistant for the modules:

·          Aesthetics I (2013/14, 2015/16)

·          Film and History (2013/14)

·          Introduction to Cultural Analysis II (2016/2017)

Research Projects & Grants

Publications:

Grants:

  • Gender and Education Fund (with Elspeth Mitchell, Akila Kizzi, Leandra Koening-Visagie, and Heta Rundgren), 2016
  • The Fran Trust Conference Award, 2016
  • Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (FWSA) Small Grants Scheme (with Elspeth Mitchell), 2015
  • Research Training Support Grant Funding, Arts and Humanities Research Council Block Grant Partnership, 2014/15
  • Research Training Support Grant Funding, Arts and Humanities Research Council Block Grant Partnership, 2013/14
  • Doctoral Studentship 2012/16, Arts and Humanities Research Council Block Grant Partnership
  • Fee Scholarship, University of Leeds, Full Time Mastership study 2010/11

PhD & Postdoctoral Supervision

Supervisors: Eric Prenowitz and Barbara Engh

Professional Practice

  • Co-editor of parallax, a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal publishing work in cultural studies, critical theory and philosophy.
  • Host Coordinator of Interconnections – intiative promoting cultural, educational and social interaction within the postgraduate community across the Faculty of Arts, Humanties and Cutlures, University of Leeds.
  • Co-organizor of a conference ‘Feminist Readings 2: Theory, Practice and Politics of Reading Today‘, University of Leeds, 2016
  • Organizer and curator of an exhibition “ALL MY INDEPENDENT WOMEN” accompanied by a round table discussion “Feminism – Curating – Archive”, University of Leeds (March-April 2013)
  • Organizer and curator of exhibition “MDŽ– International Women’s Day: Czech and Slovak Video Art”, University of Leeds (March 2011)

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