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Articulating Gender and Questioning Global Sisterhood in Contemporary Italy



Articulating Gender and Questioning Global Sisterhood in Contemporary Italy

In this talk, Caterina Romeo will examine the cultural production of migrant and second-generation women authors in contemporary Italy and analyze the complex ways in which they disturb traditional patriarchal narratives but also question the very notion of a global sisterhood, central in the development of feminism in Italy and in Italian gender studies.

Moderator of the talk will be Laura Lori (PhD), ACIS Postdoctoral Fellow in Italian Studies, School of Languages and Linguistics, Melbourne University.


Caterina Romeo, Ph.D.  is currently an Academic Visitor, School of Cultures at the Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland. She is a Researcher at Università di Roma La Sapienza, where she teaches Literary Criticism and Gender Studies.

She has written numerous essays on literature and Italo-American culture, postcolonial theory and literature, the construction of race in contemporary Italy, and feminist criticism and theory. In 2018 was published her book "Riscrivere la nazione. La letteratura italiana postcoloniale" (Mondadori Education).

To listen to an interview with Caterina Romeo on Ondarossa Radio click here




Free event. In English

RSVP essential: T 9866 5931; E



Date: Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : IIC Melbourne

In collaboration with : Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland

Entrance : Free


IIC Melbourne, 233 Domain Rd, South Yarra