An online creative workshop with the title 'Gloria Anzaldua’s Poetics: An Example of Chicana/o Studies' will take place on Friday June 4th, 2021, with the participation of Dr. Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević (Professor, University of Montenegro).
The workshop will be held between 18:30-20:30 via the ZOOM platform.
Language of the workshop: English.
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
In order to ensure your online participation in the event, please fill in the form available here.
There are certain online spaces available. The ZOOM LINK to be used for the event will be sent to everyone registered the day before (3/6).
This event is organized by the Creative Workshop Series 'Transparent Windows' (School of English, AUTh).
Event Coordinator: Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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In this workshop, I will focus on one of the most important representatives of Chicana/o studies, Goria Anzaldua (1942-2004), and her most famous work Borderlands/La Frontera (1987). The issue of the very nature of the border will be discussed, initiated by the following question: Are we talking about the physical borders, the borders that class, race and gender provoke, or are these also the spiritual borders, borders within oneself, that accumulate additional questions and leave us with no closure in the discussions about this work by Anzaldua? In the context of the workshop, participants will be invited to a) write a response to the notion of border/s, that response being either in prose or in the form of a poem; b) write one short dialogue with two persons discussing their own perception of the concept of identity and of the elements that affect its formation; b) or, write one short dialogue in which two persons discuss the concept of marginalization (while giving examples from the field of American literature that have mostly affected the way in which the students understand the notion of border).
Prof. Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević, PhD, lectures in American Literature and British History and Civilisation, teaches special literature courses (Feminist literary theory and criticism, American women’s poetry, literature of NY) within the Study Programme for English Language and Literature and teaches English within the Study Programme for History, Geography, Sociology, Pedagogy (University of Montenegro). She is the author of various texts on American and English literature, and she is involved in literary theory and criticism and the translation of texts on literature and literary theory. She has edited and translated many books that have been published in Montenegro, Greece and the United Kingdom.