INDELIBLE (Eng) / INDELEBILE (It) – Representation in the arts of (in)visible violence against women and their resistance
Adelaide (South Australia)
Organization: Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) Visual and Performing Arts Research Group
CFP International Interdisciplinary conference:
INDELIBLE (Eng) / INDELEBILE (It) –
Representation in the arts of (in)visible violence against women and their resistance
23-25 October 2019 – Adelaide (South Australia)
Visual arts, performing arts and literature are instrumental in exposing the complexity of the numerous forms that violence against women and girls can take in the contemporary world, as well as exploring new and old forms of resistance.
Our interdisciplinary conference aims to contribute to the ‘glocal’ conversation on the topic of gendered violence and at the same time raise awareness of the global extent of the problem, by analysing ways in which both such violence and resistance to it are represented in the arts. While a key strand of the conference will concern the arts in contemporary Italy, its scope will be broad, encouraging comparison with other societies across space and time.
In line with this aim, we welcome papers engaging with any of the following (and associated) topics, in relation to poetry, literature, theatre, opera, music, cinema or other visual arts:
Places and sites of violence
War, conflict and violence
Migration, diaspora and violence
Resistance vs politics
Language and images of violence and resistance
Myth in representations of violence
Historical developments and representations viewed through a contemporary lens
Activism and international campaigns (including #MeToo / #wetoogether / #TimesUp / Se non ora quando / Non una di meno / La violenza non è amore / Panchine rosse)
Key-note speaker: Dacia Maraini (writer, dramaturg, screenwriter)
Please send a 250-300 word abstract (in Italian or English) and a short bio to Luciana d’Arcangeli, firstname.lastname@example.org, in an email titled “ACIS 2019 INDELIBLE-INDELEBILE”, by 15 March 2019. A selection of papers will be published in a special issue of a highly ranked journal or dedicated volume.
This conference is supported by the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) and is part of the ACIS Visual and Performing Arts Research Group project