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5 May 2017

Transparent - the experience of transition in the viewpoint of sons
Aula Riunioni - Palazzo Zorzi (second fllor)
Lungadige Porta Vittoria 17
37129 Verona 

“When my dad told me the first time, he gave me a leaflet on transgender people. I never read it, because I didn’t want information on her, I wanted to know what this meant to me” (Monica Canfield-Lenfest, Guide for transgender young children).
Many trans people have kids. However, their experience is o|... ->

26 April 2017

QuIR (Queer Italia Rete): Queer(ing) Anglo/Italian Theories and Practices
Room SMT.08
University of Verona, Polo Santa Marta
via Cantarane 24

This is the first of five workshops sponsored by the Queer Italia Network, led by Dr Charlotte Ross (University of Birmingham), Julia Heim (CUNY) and SA Smythe (UCSC). The Queer Italia Network is the recipient of a 2016-2018 AHRC grant, and seeks to: build an international network of scholars, activists, and cultural practit|... ->

21 March 2017

"Heteromasculinities". Sexual experiences and constructions of masculinity among young Moroccan men in Europe
Riunioni Room - Palazzo Zorzi (second floor)
Via Lungadige Porta Vittoria, 17

with Vulca Fidolini, sociologist, University of Strasbourg

This presentation will analyse hegemonic models of masculinity among a group of young Moroccan migrants in Europe. More particularly, the attention will be focused on “heteromasculinities” in order to show how young men’s sexual accounts contribute to draw the|... ->

22 February 2017

Critical views on masculinities
15.00 - 18.00
room 1.4 - Palazzo di lettere
Via San Francesco 22
37129 Verona 

Valeria Ribeiro Corossacz, anthropologist, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Ethnography of a dominant subject.

Massimo Modesti, intercultural pedagogist and indipendent researcher in anthropology
Desirabil|... ->

21 December 2016

Visual Politics: Toward an Anti-Racist Esthetics
11.50-13.30, room SMT.02
University of Verona, Polo Santa Marta
via Cantarane 24

Mackda Ghebremariam Tesfau’
The black body, especially the black female body, has been historically subject to a paradoxical process of hypervisibilization and concealment, exoticization and annihilation, which has produced both symbolic and physical alienation.
Thus, the creation of an alternative canon and the claim f|... ->

19 December 2016

The Concept of "Homonationalism"
room T.2 - Palazzo di lettere
Via San Francesco 22
37129 Verona 

Massimo Prearo
“I note that some homosexual subjects are complicit with heterosexual nationalist formations rather than inherently or automatically excluded from or opposed to them.
In my monograph Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times I develop the conceptual frame of “homonationalism” for|... ->

14 December 2016

Thinking about gender in times of neoliberalism and neofundamentalism
11.50-13.30, room SMT.02
University of Verona, Polo Santa Marta
via Cantarane 24

Elisa A.G. Arfini, Carlotta Cossutta 
In times of neoliberalism and neofundamentalist crusades against “gender”, what does it mean to assert that “gender” is still an instrument of fighting and to think in terms of critique? As we know, neoliberalism aims at tackling gender based exclusions, by includ|... ->

6 December 2016

Held to ransom or liberated: female sexuality between Fertility Day and Gynepunk
14.30-17.30, Seminar Room
University of Verona, Palazzo Zorzi (second floor) 
Lungadige Porta Vittoria, 17

Valeria Venditti, Carlotta Cossutta 
The laboratories Gynepunk are spaces of "open source" gynecology implemented by groups of women that make gynecology a "political battlefield", to rethink the choice of motherhood (or not) and to support the "self-determination 2.0".
Starting from these bottom-up experiences, the se|... ->

5 December 2016

Everyday Utopias
15.00-17.30, seminar room
University of Verona, Palazzo Zorzi (second floor)
Lungadige Porta Vittoria, 17

Mariano Croce, Valeria Venditti

Everyday utopias by Davina Cooper, Professor of Law & Political Theory at the University of Kent, is a hopeful and innovative book. It explores how conventional activities are enacted in unusual ways within micro-social spaces where people engage in counter-hegemonic practices. Coop|... ->

30 November 2016

Desires of the Self: Frantz Fanon and Carla Lonzi
11.50-13.30, room SMT.02
University of Verona, Polo Santa Marta
via Cantarane 24

Vinzia Fiorino, Silvia Chiletti, Lorenzo Bernini
Presentation of the Italian translation of the book 'Black Skin, White Masques' by Frantz Fanon (Edizioni ETS, Pisa, 2015, translated by Silvia Chiletti, with an introduction by Vinzia Fiorino).
In collaboration with the Hannah Arendt Center for Political|... ->

16 November 2016

Fighting against homo-bi-transphobia within the military and police forces. Tensions, interventions and good practices
15.00-18.00, Seminar Room
University of Verona, Palazzo Zorzi (second floor)
Lungadige Porta Vittoria, 17

The seminar will interrogate the good practices in the fight against homo-bi-transphobia within Italian military and police institutions, such as the creation of the OSCAD (Osservatorio per la sicurezza contro gli atti discriminatori) or the emergence of LGBTQI organizations of military and police forces workers, such as Polis Aperta.
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27 June 2016

Lee Edelman, The Theft of Jouissance
10.30-13.00, room SMT.08
University of Verona, Polo Santa Marta
Via Cantarane 24

The tension between psychoanalysis and philosophy centers on philosophy's will to establish the realm of thought as distinct from, and as capable of dominating, the register of the drive. This tradition remains committed to what Badiou describes as the "religious" temptation of philosophy "toward the recollection of meaning." Lacanian psychoana|... ->

10 June 2016

Desiring the Family. Claims, Frames and Defences
Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès
Amphithéatre F417 – Maison de la Recherche II

International conference organized by:
Mélanie Gourarier (Post-doc fellow, LISST-Cas)
Massimo Prearo (PoliTeSse / Politics and Theories of Sexuality – University of Verona)
Sébastien Roux (Researcher at Cnrs, LISST-Cas)
Michela Villani (Post-doc fellow, LISST-Cas)
With the support of |... ->

26 May 2016

Theories and Politics of Sexuality and the Body
10.00-17.00, meeting room (second floor)
University of Verona, Palazzo Zorzi
Lungadige Porta Vittoria 17, Verona

Carlotta Cossutta, Barbara Verzini, Valeria Mercandino, Arianna Mainardi

After the first meeting of the PhD seminar "Theories and Politics of Sexuality and the Body", which took place in January 2016 and inaugurated the cooperation between Politesse and CAPPE (Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and E|... ->

24 May 2016

Too Queer or Not Queer Enough. Surrogate Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Queer Spawn
Fabio Ferrari, Franklin University Switzerland (Lugano)
15.30, meeting room (second floor)
University of Verona, Palazzo Zorzi
Lungadige Porta Vittoria 17, Verona

«In considering the act of storytelling as an instrument for galvanizing community empowerment, I would like to publicly share my personal experience of gay fatherhood. The story will be focused, filtered and framed through the lens of my profession as a teacher of queer theory and solo performance. The presentation will be primarily in Engli|... ->

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