“I, the Woman Man”*
Gender and Literary Performance
*Title of a Poem by Zoe Karelli
Does gender identity come naturally? How do contemporary writers and performers perceive the concept of gender? Do the performative acts contain a political dimension that could function as a resistance to the norms and lead to the individual’s happiness? Is there a women’s literature?
In this thematic area, the relation of books to the performing arts, and more specifically to performance, will be presented through avant-garde readings, interactive workshops, theatrical adaptations of works of prose and verse, and actions based on classical or more recent literary works.