Feminist Duration Reading Group: Comrade Woman

4 August 2018

Sat 4 Aug, 4 - 8pm
*Meeting in a private home in Mile End
Free & all open to all

The August meeting of the Feminist Duration Reading Group will focus on the feminist conference entitled ‘Drug-ca Žena’ (‘Comrade Woman’), held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in October 1978. The conference took place at Belgrade’s Student Cultural Centre - founded as an outcome of student protests in 1968 - and was attended by approximately 80 participants from across Europe. It was the first autonomous second wave feminist event held in South-Eastern and Eastern Europe and is considered to be a landmark feminist event for the ex-Yugoslav region. 

We will read excerpts from the MA thesis of feminist scholar Chiara Bonfiglioli entitled ‘Comrade Woman. The Women’s Question: A New Approach?’ Thirty Years After,’ submitted in 2008 to Utrecht University.  No advance reading is necessary as we read out loud together on the day.

The full thesis is accessible here & relevant extracts that will be read herehere and here.

* Venue
The meeting will take place in a private home in Mile End. It will include cooking and eating vegan food, as well as reading and talking, together. 
The session will be led by Feminist Duration Working Group member Lina Džuverović.

For the address and details of what to bring please email feministduration@gmail.com.

The Feminist Duration Reading Group focuses on under-known and under-appreciated feminist texts, movements, and struggles from outside the Anglo-American feminist tradition. Started at Goldsmiths, University of London, in March 2015, since July 2015 it has been generously hosted by SPACE, 129-131 Mare Street in Hackney.                                                                                     

The group generally meets once a month, alternately on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm at SPACE, and the first Saturday of the month at 4pm a non-institutional venue. Details of previous meetings can be found on the right-hand panel. 

The Feminist Duration Reading Group welcomes feminists of all genders and generations to explore the legacy and resonance of art, thinking and collective practice from earlier periods of feminism, in dialogue with contemporary practices and movements. It is led by the Feminist Duration Working Group whose current members are Giulia Antonioli, Angelica Bollettinari, Lina Džuverović, Sabrina Fuller, Lily Evans-Hill, Félicie Kertudo, Mariana Lemos, Roisin O’Sullivan, Ceren Özpinar, Sara Paiola, Helena Reckitt, and Justin Seng.  

If you would like to join the reading group mailing list, propose a focus for a subsequent session, or invite us to lead a meeting, please write to feministduration@gmail.com