An interdisciplinary conference this week analysing how violence against women and girls is represented in the arts includes a number of free public performances – with tickets still available.
The event – INDELIBLE (Eng) / INDELEBILE (It) – Representation in the arts of (in)visible violence against women and their resistance, to be held at Flinders University Victoria Square, will raise awareness of the global extent of gendered violence and how both violence and resistance to it are represented in the arts.
Hosted by the Language Studies team at Flinders College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in partnership with the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies, a key strand will explore the arts in contemporary Italy. However, discussions will be broad and relevant at a global level and encourage comparison with other societies.
The conference is part of a three-year project funded by the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies led by Dr Luciana d’Arcangeli, Cassamarca Senior Lecturer in Italian in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Its aim is to help raise awareness of the global extent of gendered violence and how both violence and resistance to it are represented in the arts, with publications to follow the conference.
Presentations will cover topics as diverse as family violence, war, migration and activism such as the #MeToo movement, in relation to poetry, literature, theatre, opera, music, cinema or other visual arts
All events open to the public are free of charge, but sessions need to be booked.
A highlight of the conference will be a keynote by Flinders Professor Sarah Wendt, on the topic of how research interviews can deliver positive experiences for women who have survived domestic violence.
Where: Flinders University Victoria Square
When: 23 – 25 October 2019
Book as below for free public events:
23 October Opening, performances (opera and theatre) and screenings
23 October Bone Cage workshop
24 October Processo per stupro / A Trial for Rape screening (in Italian with a translation of the transcript) of 2019 theatrical performance and discussion with director Renato Chiocca
24 October La prima donna live performance of original comic commedia dell’arte style play by Sydney’s Fools in Progress Theatre Company –
25 October Hurried Steps live performance and forum of Dacia Maraini’s work Passi affrettati, translated by Sharon Wood