Séminaire « Genre, Politique, Sexualité(s). Orient/Occident »

Philosophie et genre

Responsable scientifique : Christiane Veauvy

Réflexions et questions sur la production philosophique féminine en Europe du Sud au XXe s.
(Espagne, Italie)

Nous aurons le plaisir d’entendre  :

Rosa Rius GATELL, professeure à l’Université autonome de Barcelone
« María Zambrano (Vélez-Málaga 1904-Madrid 1991).
Manières d’affronter l’exil, réflexions sur la joie et la douleur »
Françoise Collin, philosophe et écrivain, participera à la discussion

Stefania TARANTINO, assistante à l’Université de Naples “Federico II”
« Créativité et politique chez trois femmes napolitaines :
Lina Mangiacapre, Lucia Mastrodomenico, Angela Putino »
Discutante : Elisabeth Grabli, avocate
Teresa Mangiacapra (artiste), Alessandra Macci (syndicaliste, membre du collectif de Madrigale), Nadia Nappo (bibliothécaire, membre de ce même collectif et de Adateoriafemminista) interviendront dans le débat.

jeudi 12 avril 2012 de 16h à 19h
à la FMSH, 190 avenue de France, 75013 Paris
Salle A en sous-sol (s’adresser à l’accueil)
Metro Quai de la gare
Bus 89, Quai de la gare



Among the most active, dynamic and innovative italian feminists of our times, three women from naples are briefly presented here. little-known abroad and even inside their own country, Lina Mangiacapre, the gifted artist who founded the feminist group called Nemesiache in 1969, Lucia Mastrodomenico a journalist and social worker, and Angela Putino, a genial and eccentric philosopher.

The three of them were intimately involved in the nearly irreconcilable contradictions of life in their beloved city: its violence, its sweetness, its beauty, its ugliness, its riches, its poverty, its purity, its obscenity, its joy and above all its pain. According to Lina, for example, beauty hasn’t a mere aesthetical dimension, but a political one. They tried to define what freedom really could mean for both men and women living together there, attentive to their natural and legitimate differences and needing to respect each other. Though deeply faithful to their roots, their work casts a harsh light on their city of Naples, which can and must be seen as what it really is: a sometimes slightly exaggerated sketch of what every city in our world soon could be – better or worse, or both – or already is. Actually, in their reflections, Naples simply represents the iceberg top of the contradictions of the whole western culture. The three of them unconsciously felt that the woman in them was essential to apprehend and to express the totality of the experience of Naples, knowing it from below and from within. They did not simply present evidence, however, but proposed necessary modifications in thinking and feeling, new politics and policies. They rejected the imposed one-dimensional male model and replaced it by a better balanced one in which social relations, instead of being brutally imposed from outside, grow harmoniously from inside in both women and men, each gender giving the other one the mild and enriching gift of its own respected difference. To them, it would be too simple and limitative to show the female model as the mere reflection of the male model in the mirror. The point is the assertion of the difference, freeing it from the colonisation and assimilation to the strictly male model. Man (ανήρ, vir) is not the measure of everything.  The cohabitation of the two consciences is possible only by accepting the sexual difference and by the ontological changing of subjectivity.