Communication and Diversity Seminar on Representing Gender-Based Violence

The Communication and Diversity Seminar with Caroline Williamson Sinalo and Nicoletta Mandolini will be held on April 13 at 5 pm via Zoom.

This seminar aims at presenting the recently published edited volume Representing Gender-Based Violence: Global Perspectives (Palgrave 2023) by means of a conversation between the two editors, Caroline Williamson Sinalo (University College Cork) and Nicoletta Mandolini (CECS – University of Minho).

The book explores the politics, ethics, and pitfalls of representational practices surrounding Gender-Based Violence (GBV). It examines how GBV is represented across philosophy/epistemology, fiction and non-fictional media representations. It discusses feminism in relation to global trends to identify its cultural frontline.

Caroline Williamson Sinalo is a lecturer in World Languages at University College Cork and author of Rwanda after Genocide: Gender, Identity and Posttraumatic Growth (Cambridge University Press 2018) and co-author of Transmitting Memories in Rwanda: From a Survivor Parent to the Next Generation (Brill 2023). She is also the co-editor of Representing Gender-Based Violence: Global Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan 2023). Williamson Sinalo’s research focuses on conflict and violence in Africa’s Great Lakes region. She has been supported by the AHRC, the Aegis Trust, the Irish Research Council, the Government of Ireland and Enterprise Ireland. She is the co-convener of the Violence, Conflict and Gender research cluster in UCC’s Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures (CASiLaC).

Nicoletta Mandolini is an FCT Researcher at CECS (Communication and Society Research Centre) at University do Minho (Portugal), where she is working on the project Sketch Her Story and Make It Popular. Using Graphic Narratives in Italian and Lusophone Feminist Activism Against Gender Violence. She worked as FWO Postdoctoral Researcher at KU Leuven (Belgium) and she holds a PhD from University College Cork (Ireland). She authored the monograph Representations of Lethal Gender-Based Violence in Italy Between Journalism and Literature: Femminicidio Narratives (Routledge 2021). Beyond numerous articles and book chapters on sexist abuse in contemporary literature, art and media, she co-edited the volumes Rappresentare la violenza di genere. Sguardi femministi tra critica, attivismo e scrittura (Mimesis 2018) and Representing Gender-Based Violence: Global Perspectives (Palgrave 2023). She is an active member of the CASiLaC (Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures) research cluster on Violence, Conflict and Gender, that she co-convened from 2016 until 2019. She is the founding member of SnIF (Studying’n’Investigating Fumetti).

[Posted: 06-02-2023]