A New 'Feminist' Novel? Popular Narratives and the Pleasures of Reading - Day 2

A New 'Feminist' Novel? Popular Narratives and the Pleasures of Reading - Day 2

Day 2 - 17 June 2022

Panel 4, chair Marie-Lise Paoli
The 'middlebrow’, intersectionality, and the global novel
Christopher Hogarth
, University of South Australia, Adelaide: ‘French Women’s Movements Down Under: The Burgeoning of Francophone “Middlebrow” Migrant and Travel Texts’
María Fanjul Fanjul, Nottingham Trent University: ‘Rethinking Global Feminism in Isabel Allende’s Mujeres del alma mía’
Daria Forlenza, Research Fellow, LUMSA, University of Rome: ‘Reading the Novel Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: An Intersectional Analysis’

Panel 5, chair Serena Todesco
Speculative fiction
Ilse Born-Lechleitner
, Johannes Kepler University, Linz: ‘Female Speculative Fiction: Storytelling the “Humane”’
Marie-Lise Paoli, Bordeaux Montaigne University: ‘Aporetic Feminism in The Handmaid's Tale and its Intermedial Avatars: A Refuge from the Patriarchal Hellscape of Gilead?’ 
Francesca Calamita, University of Virginia: ‘Feminist Issues from Page to Screen:  Debating Global Women’s Rights in The Handmaid’s Tale and Luna Nera’

Panel 6, chair Godela Weiss-Sussex
Rewriting ancient myths
Shelby Judge
, University of Glasgow: ‘Madeline Miller’s Circe as the Archetype of Contemporary Feminist Adaptations of Greek Myth’
Sandra Daroczi, University of Bath: ‘Spells, Snakes, and Slaves: Rewriting Mythical Women for our Times’

Conclusions from Day 2 by Shelby Judge and Closing Remarks

Author: Institute of Languages, Cultures & Societies

Organisations: Institute of Languages, Cultures & Societies

Event date: Friday, 17 June 2022 - 8:30am

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