Department of Comparative Literature (Cancelled)
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There is no Black (woman) in the Tricolor Flag: Intersections of Race and Gender in Contemporary Italian Society and Culture
Speaker: Caterina Romeo, Associate Professor, Sapienza Università di Roma
Moderator: Otto Heim, Associate Professor, School of English, The University of Hong Kong
In this lecture, Caterina Romeo will expose the systematic attempt to marginalize or utterly erase black subjects, and specifically black women, from the Italian national body, showing the continuity existing between past (colonial) and present (postcolonial) strategies of oppression. She will advocate the necessity to develop an intersectional methodology in order to contrast such systematic attempt and show how an intersectional perspective is brought into the Italian cultural context by African-Italian and Italian of African descent women writers, artists, and intellectuals, who problematize monolithic identities and disturb traditional narratives of national homogeneity and female solidarity.
Date: 12 February 2019 (Friday)
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Venue: 4.36, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
To attend, please register at: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=68804
All are welcome. For enquiries, please contact Georgina Challen at firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is co-organized by the Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity, the School of English, the School of Humanities and the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures at the University of Hong Kong.