3 Nov, 7pm
SPACE, Mare Street
FREE & OPEN TO ALL
led by Lucia Farinati
Focusing on the work of Italian philosopher Adriana Cavarero, together we will read sections of her essay ‘On the Outskirts of Milan’ from her book Relating Narratives. We will also discuss some of Olivia Guaraldo’s reflections on her work. Guaraldo will be in London for the ‘Now You Can Go’ programme in December.
In ‘On the Outskirts of Milan’ Cavarero uses characters from the Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective’s text ‘Don’t think you have any rights,’ which we looked at earlier in the Reading Group, to open up notions of uniqueness, polyvocality and relationality. She considers what these concepts mean in terms of politics and public spheres and in relation to the work of Hannah Arendt.
Adriana Cavarero, ‘On the Outskirts of Milan, chapter five of Relating Narratives: Storytelling & Selfhood (first published in 1997, in Italian, English translation 2000)
Olivia Guaraldo, ‘Identity and Storytelling,’ 1998
Olivia Guaraldo, ‘Thinkers that Matter: on the Thought of Judith Butler and Adriana Cavarero,’ 2012
Background: Adriana Cavarero, For More Than One Voice: Toward a Philosophy of Vocal Expression, 2005