Gloria Anzaldúa & Barbara Christian
Tue 5 Apr, 7pm
SPACE Mare Street
led by Diana Georgiou
This meeting focuses on the writing of Gloria Anzaldúa and Barbara Christian. Together we read selections from Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987), which departs from the Texas-US Southwest/Mexican border situation to address the psychological, sexual, spiritual borderlands inherent in any individual.
Beforehand, we invite everyone to read Barbara Christian’s short essay ‘The race for theory’ (1987) to remind us how “much of the literature of the West has become pallid, laden with despair, self-indulgent, and disconnected.”
We start with a brief screening of a performance by the writer and artist Grada Kilomba.
This meeting builds on earlier explorations in the Feminist Duration Reading Group on experimental feminist writings, including forms of storytelling, auto/biography and mythobiography.