7 September 2021 – Iraq: Corporeality & Memory. Iraqi literature, 20 years after 9/11 (16.00-18.15)
22 September 2021 – Aftermath Bodies: Corporeality in Contemporary Iraqi Fiction (16.00-17.30).
Both events are online, via Zoom. Attendance is free, but booking is essential.
Ever since the US-led invasion of Iraq, local and diaspora authors have been engaging with new aesthetics of corporeality. In this seminar, Hanan Jasim Khammas, CCL Visiting Doctoral Scholar, in discussion with Ikram Masmoudi (University of Delaware) and Hanna Simpson (University of Oxford), reviews aspects of corporeality in contemporary Iraqi fiction and shows how new representation of the body suggest a development in the perceptions of the body as a cultural sign.
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Mònica Rius-Piniés, member of ADHUC, is one of the expert consultants of the CCL at Goldsmiths.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.