Logo PolitesseHome About us People Projects
  Seminars and conferences  

2 March 2018

Anarcha-feminism and the ontology of the transindividual
Aula Riunioni - Palazzo Zorzi (second floor)
Lungadige Porta Vittoria 17 Verona


In the last few years, it has become a commonplace to state that domination takes place through a multiplicity of axes, where gender, class, race, and sexuality intersect with one another. While a lot of insightful empirical work is being done under the heading of intersectionality, it is very rarely linked to the anarchist tra|... ->

6 December 2017

Gender, sexuality, chronicity: The experience of chronic illness in biographical narratives
Aula Riunioni - Palazzo Zorzi (second floor)
Lungadige Porta Vittoria 17 Verona

This seminar critically engages with disability studies, queer theory, and the sociology of health and illness by presenting two case studies on the experience of chronic illness in its relationship with embodied sexual and gendered subjectivities. The experience of chronicity holds a liminal space within the study of health, illness narratives and|... ->

1 December 2017

Queer theories: An Introduction
Libreria Libre!
Via Scrimiari 51/B

What are queer theories? How do they conceive of sexuality? How many sexes do they theorize? What is their relation with so-called "gender ideology"?
Lorenzo Bernini's book "Le teorie queer. Un'introduzione" (Mimesis, Milano-Udine 2017) introduces an unsettling field of critical theory, as it is discussed, not without heated debates an|... ->

6 October 2017

Intersex/dsd: from pathologization to human rights?
Room 2.1 - Palazzo di Lettere (second floor)
Via San Francesco 22

Speakers: Michela Balocchi, Markus Bauer, Massimo Di Grazia, Stefano Osella, Daniela Truffer
Chairs: Lorenzo Bernini, Michela Balocchi
Intersex variations continue to be considered a psycho-social emergency, notwithstanding that genetic and biological sciences have widely shown that human beings present a spect|... ->

5 May 2017

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

“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.
|... ->

Logo Politesse -  2018      Search
   Print  Top