Seminars and conferences

Online Seminars

The  research center PoliTeSse is pleased to invite you to a series of online meetings to be held in the second…

The Question of Intersectionality

PoliTeSse will welcome Professor Sabrina Marchetti for the seminar “The Question of Intersectionality”. In this seminar the debate around the notion…

Introduction to Postcolonial Studies

PoliTeSse will welcome Professor Sandra Ponzanesi (Utrecht University) for the seminar “Introduction to Postcolonial Studies”. In this seminar we will make an…

Digital Stretch Marks

Smagliature Digitali (Digital Stretch Marks) is a book curated by Carlotta Cossutta, Valentina Greco, Arianna Mainardi and Stefania Voli, which has been…

Port* Apert*

The PolitTeSse Research Centre presents Port* Apert*, a series of seminars spread over the course of the 2018-2019 academic session…

Gender’s Claim

This seminar originates from the work of the interdisciplinary research centre Politesse. Starting from the studies on the notion of…

Postcritique: The Actor’s Revenge

Mariano Croce (Sapienza University, Rome) Natascia Tosel (University of Padova) Adriano Habed (University of Verona) The event will centre on…

On Polyamory as an Institution

Anna Lorenzetti (University of Bergamo) Luca Pes (University of Piemonte Orientale) Presentation of the book ‘Più cuori e una capanna.…

Port* Apert* – Open Doors

The PolitTeSse Research Centre presents Porte Aperte (“Open Doors”), a series of seminars spread over the course of the 2018-2019…

Queer theories: An Introduction

What are queer theories? How do they conceive of sexuality? How many sexes do they theorize? What is their relation…

Critical views on masculinities

Valeria Ribeiro Corossacz, anthropologist, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia Ethnography of a dominant subject. Massimo Modesti, intercultural pedagogist and…

The Concept of “Homonationalism”

Massimo Prearo “I note that some homosexual subjects are complicit with heterosexual nationalist formations rather than inherently or automatically excluded…

Everyday Utopias

Mariano Croce, Valeria Venditti Everyday utopias by Davina Cooper, Professor of Law & Political Theory at the University of Kent, is…

Lee Edelman, The Theft of Jouissance

The tension between psychoanalysis and philosophy centers on philosophy’s will to establish the realm of thought as distinct from, and…

Sexuality, Intimacy and Family Lives

Jacqui Gabb (The Open University) and Ana Cristina Santos (University of Coimbra) Critical reflections on sexuality and family lives over…

Intersex: International Developments

Morgan Carpenter (Organisation Intersex International – Australia) introduced by Michela Balocchi Dominated by North American activists, the first wave intersex…

“Modus Operandi”

The research situations conceived to observe and analyze the reality involve some epistemological and methodological problems that call into question…

Islam and Homosexuality

Sara Creta, Idriss Amid Lorenzo Bernini Chris Belloni’s documentary film ‘I am Gay and Muslim’ focuses on the subject of…

Lee Edelman, Queer Negativity

Lee Edelman is Professor in the English Department at Tufts University, and one of the most influential voices in American queer…

Enda McCaffrey, Call to LIfe

There is much debate today around a crisis in Queer Theory. It is a crisis defined by a perceived imbalance…

When Sex is Work

Lorenzo Bernini Are we really ready to consider prostitution as ordinary work, even as a tool for women’s emancipation? When…
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