INTRODUCTION

     The Gender Studies in Cultural Industries and Stage Arts Research Group (InGenArte) tries to analyze the situation of Literary and Theatrical Production, two of the most influential areas of Cultural Industries, regarding to the legal demands of the European Union and Spain in Gender Equality matters. For this purpose, one must consider the financial potential and the contribution of this area to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which involves between the 3% and 6% in the European Union.  Because of that, its main aims are as followed:

1. Analysing the impact of public policies in Spanish Cultural Industries, with special attention to the situation of Stage Arts, in order to explore its economic potential and to evaluate their adaptation to Gender Equality measures of the European Union.

2. Researching women’s contribution in creation, production and distribution processes (texts, stage production, cultural management, etc.), so as to incorporate them to the theatrical and artistic canon.

3. Analysing the feminine and masculine identity models in narrative and body discourses created by men and women (20th and 21st centuries) and to examine the transmission of gender roles.

     InGenArTe’s profile is characterized for being an interdisciplinary group (Philology, History, Stage Arts, Cultural Studies, Communication, Sociology, Philosophy); its interinstitutional composition (CSIC, UC3M, U. Passau, U. Sorbonne-Nouvelle París 3, UNED, IES); its intergenerational membership (1 Research Professors CSIC, 1 University Professor, 1 Scientific Researcher CSIC, 2 Senior Lecturers at the University, 1 Lecturer, 1 Posdoctoral), and its international orientation (Lehrstuhl für Romanische Literaturen und Kulturen, Universität Passau; U. Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 and ARCE-CREC Research Group; seminars and conferences organization and international publications).