Room 4.36 RRST
Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU


Nov 22 2019


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Department of Comparative Literature

Department of Comparative Literature (Cancelled)

*** This seminar is cancelled ***


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: 22 November 2019 (Friday)
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Venue: 4.36, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

All are welcome. For enquiries, please contact Christine Vicera at viceracn@hku.hk

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