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Gender, Writing, Spectatorships: Katharine Mitchell



Gender, Writing, Spectatorships: Katharine Mitchell

The Italian Institute of Culture is very pleased to be partnering with Blackwell's Bookshop in order to bring you this facinating event with Katharine Mitchell, Senior Lecturer in Italian Culture and Gender Studies at the University of Strathclyde, where she will be talking about her new book Gender, Writing, Spectatorships Evenings at the Theatre, Opera, and Silent Screen in Late Nineteenth-Century Italy and Beyond.

Drawing on archival material – female correspondence, life-writings and journalism – as well as a range of canonical texts, the book brings together detailed engagement with female performance and with female spectators’ material responses to "women’s opera, theatre and film," placing these in the context of melodrama from the 1880s to the 1920s in Italy, France, the US, and elsewhere. It considers female relationships based on admiration among producers and consumers of literature, theatre, opera and film, to argue that they embodied a vibrant, mobile and successful Italian female culture industry during the first wave of feminism.

Katharine Mitchell will be in conversation with Penny Morris, Professor of Italian Culture and Gender at the University of Glasgow.

This event is free. To register please visit HERE


Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022

Time: At 7:00 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute in Edinburgh

In collaboration with : Blackwell's Bookshop

Entrance : Free


Blackwell's Bookshop 53-62 South Bridge Edinburgh