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18:00 5 March 2012

UCL-French Embassy Conférence-Débat 1: Between Feminism and Post-Colonialism

Location

Old Refectory | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Elisabeth Lebovici, Paris-based critic and author, Elisabeth has been working from 1991 to 2006 as a cultural journalist for the daily newspaper Libération and is now a freelance writer with a blog
Tamar Garb, Durning Lawrence Professor in the History of Art, UCL, Tamar's research interests have focused on questions of gender and sexuality, the woman artist and the body in nineteenth and early twentieth century French art and she has published extensively in this field. Key publications include Sisters of the Brush: Women’s Artistic Culture in Late Nineteenth Century Paris (Yale University Press, 1994); Bodies of Modernity: Figure and Flesh in Fin de Siecle France (Thames & Hudson, 1998) and The Painted Face, Portraits of Women in France 1814 -1914 (Yale University Press, 2007).

Troubling our ‘selves’: Between Feminism and Post Colonialism.

What is the relationship of feminism to the post colonial? How might we remap women’s historic relationship to Paris, putative ‘capital’ of the nineteenth century, by rethinking it from women’s vantage point – both in the past and now? Can feminism and post colonialism provide a destabilising vantage point from which to dislodge ideas of ‘centre’ and periphery’, ‘major’ and ‘minor’? When Delacroix used the female allegorization of ‘Liberty’ in his famous painting of the Barricades of 1830, what did the abstraction of her figure have to say to the denial of her rights as a citizen? Paris’s centrality to ‘modernité’ and ‘mondialité’ is a cliché. Women have articulated this for over 200 years.

The conversation with be chaired by Professor Michael Worton, Vice-Provost (International) and Fielden Professor of French Language and Literature at UCL.


Contact

Susie Griffin
+44 (0)20 7679 5808 | susie.griffin@ucl.ac.uk


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