Queer(ing) Anglo/Italian Theories and Practices

Activity: Academic and Industrial eventsNetworking event


This workshop, organised by the Queer Italia Network and hosted by the University of Verona, focused on 'Queer(ing) Anglo/Italian Theories and Practices', and sought to address the following questions: 1.How have Anglophone queer theories been received in Italy, and what queer perspectives and practices have developed in Italian culture? 2.How might transnational dialogues foster larger academic, artistic, or social investigations and understandings of both the Anglophone and Italian queer contexts? 3.How does art speak to or otherwise engage with queer theory within the Italian context? 4.Are there intersections between activism and teaching within the Italian context when it comes to issues of queer theory and gender and sexuality studies? It was attended by scholars from Italy, the US, and the UK, by PG students from the surrounding region and by Italian activists and artists. It included two performances, one of which was interactive. There was a very good level of debate, which focussed in particular on where and how queer issues are discussed in Italian universities, and the relationships between academic research and activism. We began to discuss future collaborations, and the emerging ideas have shaped thinking for a further collaborative research project, which is currently in development. They have also led to a 2-day symposium on Queer in the Italian university, that took place at the university of Verona in June 2018.
Period26 Apr 201727 Apr 2017
Event titleQueer(ing) Anglo/Italian Theories and Practices
Event typeWorkshop
LocationVerona, ItalyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • queer theory
  • Italy
  • reception
  • activism
  • transnationalism