From Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Diasporic Identities and Medi@ted Cultures: Gender, Power, Representations
9 - 23 September 2000, University of Pisa, Italy
This two-week intensive Summer School, coordinated by Utrecht University, with the participation of the universities of Pisa and Bologna, offers a varied and integrated programme in Women's Studies from multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. The school consists of three clusters, emphasising postcolonial literary theory, feminist cultural studies and feminist social sciences. The notion of 'identity' stands central in this course. It is defined as a dynamic and contested notion, which will be approached from a number of comparative European multicultural angles.
Issues related to ethnocentrism and the critique of racism will be raised within gender and women's studies. The very idea of 'European identity' will be discussed from a sociological and cultural studies framework. Issues of inclusion, exclusion and therefore of access and participation in the making of European identities will also be addressed in a gender perspective. The NOISE Summer School 2000 will deal with these issues in the context of the global media phenomenon, from telecommunication to the internet and the electronic frontier. The displacement of identities is therefore the central concern of the Summer School, as is the reflection on the various forms of cultural mediation that are available within gender and women's studies today.
The NOISE Summer School aims at advanced final-year undergraduate students, as well as postgraduate and PhD students. Applicants should have a background in the field of Women's Studies.
After fulfilment of all requirements (preparation of assignments and reading, attendance and final essay of 8 - 10 pages), participants receive the NOISE Certificate from Utrecht University for 240 hours of work.
Tuition fees for the course are 350 ECU including reading materials. NOI&SE grants are available for a number of students from NOISE partner universities.
Applications should arrive in Utrecht before 1 April 2000. The selected participants will receive a letter of acceptance before 1 May 2000.
Dr. Maria Benvenuti
For More Information, Application Forms and Registration:
NOISE Central coordination
NOISE Partner Organisations:
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Belgium