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We cordially invite everyone to the next Critical Cultural Theory Seminar with Chiara Bottici, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the New School for Social Research in New York City. | Friday, 3rd December 15-17h | Please contact Stefan Niklas (s.niklas@uva.nl) to register for the seminar. You will receive the zoom-link for the event as well as a section of the book for preparation.

Event details of A Feminist Mythology
Date 3 December 2021
Time 15:00 -17:00

 We will discuss Bottici’s new book A Feminist Mythology (Bloomsbury 2021). A section from the book will be provided as background reading.

A Feminist Mythology takes us on a poetic journey through the canonical myths of femininity, testing them from the point of view of our modern condition. A myth is not an object, but rather a process, one that Chiara Bottici practises by exploring different variants of the myth of “womanhood” through first- and third-person prose and poetry. We follow a series of myths that morph into each other, disclosing ways of being woman that question inherited patriarchal orders. In this metamorphic world, story-telling is not just a mix of narrative, philosophical dialogues and metaphysical theorizing: it is a current that traverses all of them by overflowing the boundaries it encounters. In doing so, A Feminist Mythology proposes an alternative writing style that recovers ancient philosophical and literary traditions from the pre-Socratic philosophers and Ovid's Metamorphoses to the philosophical novellas and feminist experimental writings of the last century.

Please contact Stefan Niklas (s.niklas@uva.nl) to register for the seminar and to receive a section of the book as background reading for preparation.

Please note that places are restricted, registration is therefore mandatory.