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Leftist feminism in contemporary eastern-european literature

21 April 2015, 7 pm.

Brassai S. street no.5, Cluj

special guest: Zsófia Lóránd
moderated by: Zsuzsa Selyem

The discussion (EN) will focus on local varieties of gender issues, such as equity in education, politics, urban spaces, working rights, domestic life etc. having in sight the global enclosures as well as the local dictatorial heritages.

Zsófia Lóránd was born in 1979 in Budapest. She submitted her doctoral dissertation at the History Department of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest about the intellectual history of feminism in Yugoslavia in the 1970s and 1980s. She holds MA degrees in comparative literature, political science and English literature and linguistics from the Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (ELTE) in Budapest, and comparative East European history from the History Department at CEU. Currently she is a post-doctoral research fellow at the PASTS Inc. of CEU, from September 2015 she is holds a Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence.

Her main research interest is the intellectual history of feminism in post-WWII state-socialist Eastern Europe and the conceptual and cultural history of violence and women’s rights. Her publications include articles about the history of feminist political thought in Croatia and Serbia after 1991, the problems of a missing women’s perspective in the nationalist commemorations of Hungarian history, the concept of the sexual revolution in Yugoslavia, among others. She has been the project leader of the JAK–Solitude residential art program between 2005 and 2014. 2007-2014 she was the editor of the BÓRA Books, a fiction series publishing South Slavic women’s literature in Hungarian language. She is an SOS helpline volunteer of NANE, the Hungarian feminist organisation focusing on domestic violence and a trainer in the field of gender based and domestic violence.

In collaboration with Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Department of Hungarian Literary Studies

The main partner of is ERSTE Foundation