She was always one step ahead, Lydia Curie, and surprised us with her openness to the new and the future. It is no coincidence that she coordinated a research on Feminism of the Future (Iacobelli editore, 2019) involving Oriental-connected feminist intellectuals of Naples, where she was a teacher of English for over forty years. A few days ago, in a multi-voiced dialogue on recent confrontations / skirmishes between old and new feminists promoted by the magazine Legganderia, she declared: “I have always experienced each new wave as a precious addition”.
LIDIA CURTI He has consistently worked atop disciplinary barriers and academic protocols to create spaces for innovation and dialogue, bringing a civic passion to teach that has made him a charismatic figure for many generations of students and scholars. Active in the Militant and Bagnoli section at PCI, he was an important arbiter of the political and academic passion that experienced a season of excitement and deep reflection in 1968–69, fueled by conversations between students and metalworkers. Assembly and sentimental response course.
Already a year ago, In 1964–65 he contributed to the birth of the interdisciplinary field of cultural studies in collaboration with the Center for Cultural Cultural Studies, which was founded by Richard Hogart and Stuart Hall at the University of Birmingham just to promote. A type of research, which includes literary, anthropological, sociological and political studies under the banner of a very serious commitment at the theoretical and civil level. It was Lidia Curti who introduced Gramsci’s writings, still little known at that center in Great Britain, and contributed significantly to Gramsci’s resilient and resilient rebirth, which led to that cultural, creative, and respectful translation. Thanks to the planets, he began his journey to arrive at the original fall of the cultural cohesion and hegemony proposed by the Indian Subaltern Studies.
From the very beginning his teaching went beyond the narrow “canonical” boundaries, welcoming visual arts, theater, cinema, media expressions and languages; Eliminate the gap between culture and cultures that are cultured and popular; Dedicating interest to the “posthumous” life of texts, which can be traced in razing, in adaptation and betrayal, in staging, and in transcoding.
I am tasty Peter Brooke and Shakespeare: Looking for an avant-garde in English theater (1984), edited by Hamlet and his ghost (1994), in Shakespeare in India (2010); His study on television narratives; The most experimental expressions of visual arts are noted, the proximity of artists whose creativity draws on ecological ideals, the works of video artists and directors combining a poignant aesthetic with the rigors of racial and gender discrimination that afflict inhuman suffering Suffer from. Old and New Colonialism (publishing an essay on “Sognare in Afro”) Aesthetics. Study and research, 2015, 1).
accept the challenge Complexity means placing oneself at the crossroads of approach and methodology, with the support of a vast theoretical capacity nurtured by a critical critical question of psychoanalytic, feminist, postmodern, and postcolonial expansion; It also meant sharpening one’s vision to understand the emergence of more than subordinate and subordinate to the unexpected subject mentioned by Carla Lonzie; Of patriarchy, a subject muted and marginalized by the power of capital to breed; In an interweaving, flexible analytical instruments are required, which are the ability to be welded without projections and implants, a “side by side”, as in Assiah Jieber and Trinh t. Suggested by Minh-ha. In this context, the long-term work that led to a bayonet congress on the Oriental and a resulting volume in Naples, edited with Ian Chambers, The Colonial Question. Common skies, split horizons (1979), which was very influential internationally on the development of postcolonial criticism.
All ITS production It followed a practice, now called “intersection”; The attitude of emotion even before criticism that inspired his activity in the Italian Society of Literature and his numerous studies on women and writing: Female stories, female stories. Fiction, Identity and Representation (nineteen ninety eight); Extensive interdisciplinary research, resulting in edited volumes with Silvana Carrotto, Anna de Mayo and Sarah Marcelli, The new Shahrzad. Women and Multiculturalism (2004); a The voice of another. Hybrid writing between feminism and post-colonialism (Updated in 2006, version 2018).
He taught us a lot. We will miss him a lot.
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