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Nomadic Eternity. Gender Performativity in the Travel Narratives by Isabelle Eberhard/Mahmoud Saad

Seminar

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, from 16h to 17h30

Aula 2.5, Edifici Josep Carner
Facultat de Filologia i Comunicació
Universitat de Barcelona
c/ Aribau, 2, 2n - 08007 Barcelona
Cartell (3 MB)

Amilcar Torrão Filho (Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, PUC-SP) gives the seminar "Nomadic Eternity. Gender Performativity in the Travel Narratives by Isabelle Eberhardt / Mahmoud Saad". In this seminar, he analyzes the travel writings by Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904), writer and traveler of Russian origin who lived several years cross-dressed as a Sufi mystic and under the name Mahmoud Saad in order to overcome the limitations that restrict women's life in the desert. This lecture is the result of the project "Female Defectors and Modern Pariahs" (FEM2017-83974- / P MINECO / AEI / FEDER, EU) and "Gender (s) and Language (s) in the Contemporary Arabness" (PGC2018-100959 -B-I00 MCIU / AEI / ERDF, EU). Activity open to people interested.

Participant(s)
Amilcar Torrão Filho
Organization
ADHUC-Centre de Recerca Teoria, Gènere, Sexualitat;
Càtedra UNESCO Dones, desenvolupament i cultures