Italian Feminisms and the Practice of Entrustment
NOV 2, 7-9PM WEST MIDLANDS CURATORS GROUP GRAND UNION. BIRMINGHAM
Led by Angelica Bollettinari, Sabrina Fuller, Roisin O’Sullivan and Helena Reckitt
This out-loud reading of texts that emphasise Italian feminist practices based in relations of entrustment (“affidamento”) and reciprocal storytelling. Following the readings the group will lead a listening/reading/writing exercise that puts some of these ideas into practice.
Texts are available on the day. Advance reading is not required as we will read excerpts together. All are welcome!
Texts for Collective Reading
Adriana Cavarero, ‘The Reciprocal Communication of Voices,’ in For More Than One Voice: Toward a Philosophy of Vocal Expression, 2005 Discussion of entrustment and Amalia and Emilia in The Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective, Sexual Difference: A Theory of Social-Symbolic Practice, trans. Patricia Cicogna and Teresa de Lauretis, (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1987) Recommended Background Reading Elisabetta Bertolino Beyond Ontology and Sexual Difference, An Interview with the Italian Feminist Philosopher Adrian Cavarero, 2008 Linda Zerilli, ‘Feminists Make Promises: The Milan Collective’s Sexual Difference and the Project of World-Building,’ in Feminism and the Abyss of Freedom, 93-94, Chicago and London: University of California Press, 2005