03 Dec 2018

Tell All the Truth but Tell It Slant: Sideways Glances at Issues of Female Identity

Tell all the Truth but Tell it Slant: Sideways glances at issues of female identity

Greek women writers whose works have been translated into English reflect on the complex relation between literature and gender in an event organized as part of the Athens 2018 World Book Capital - City of Athens. The talk will be held on December 3rd, at 19:30, at the Hellenic American Union Theater, 22 Massalias Street, Kolonaki.

Inspired by Emily Dickinson’s well-known poem calling for a sideways reflection upon truth, Liana Sakelliou discusses issues of gender identity with four renowned Greek women writers whose works have been translated and published recently in the United States: Zyranna Zateli, Maria Mitsora, Amanda Michalopoulou, and Ersi Sotiropoulos.

The authors discuss such questions as: What does it mean to be a female writer in the present day? How are violence, boldness and power manifested in the narrative? Why are straightforwardness, narrative economy and accuracy considered masculine stylistic virtues? Are there really gender-specific aims? Or just gender-specific stereotypes?

As part of the city of athens

 

The talk is being organized by Hellenic American College / Hellenic American University in cooperation with the Hellenic American Union.

Information

Venue: Hellenic American Union Theater, 22 Massalias Street, Kolonaki

Start Date: 03/12/2018

Starting Time: 19:30

Language: EL

Admission Fee: Admission is free

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