Feminist science fiction? Yes, we can

15 dicembre 2022
Orario di inizio 
Palazzo Piomarta - Corso Bettini 84, Rovereto
Aula 5
Organizzato da: 
Dipartimento di Psicologia e Scienze Cognitive
Comunità universitaria
Ingresso libero
Maria Micaela Coppola

Feminist science fiction permits the subversion of time, space and cultural categories enabling the reader to think in a more inclusive way and to foresee the possibility of a real equal world. The seminar will tackle some main issues in the genre (the feminine body, motherhood, sisterhood and collectivity, ecology, language and the revision of history) in order to highlight women's contribution to a possible rethinking of social and cultural matters.
The seminar is open to the UniTrento community as part of the “Gender and Technology in Science Fiction” course (prof. Maria Micaela Coppola, Degree course in Interfaces and communications technologies), in collaboration with the Centro Studi Interdisciplinari di Genere of the University of Trento.


Eleonora Federici (M.A. e Ph.D University of Hull, UK) is Associate Professor of English Language and Translation Studies at the University of  Ferrara. Her main research areas are: Gender Studies and Feminist Utopian and Science Fiction, Translation Studies, LSP (languages for special purposes – specifically tourism and advertising), English language varieties. She is currently the President of the Equal Opportunities and Inclusion Committee at the University of Ferrara where she teaches course on translation, gender issues and inclusion. She coordinated European projects on translation and memory, and she has published books and articles in international journals.
Among her publications: Translating Gender (Peter Lang 2011), Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice in Translation and Gender Studies (with V. Leonardi, Cambridge Scholars 2013), Translation Theory and Practice Cultural Differences in Tourism and Advertising (Loffredo 2018), Gender Issues. Translating and mediating languages, cultures and societies (with S. Maci, Peter Lang 2021), New Perspectives on Gender and Translation. New Voices for Transnational Dialogues (with J. Santaemilia, Routledge 2021).

Scientific Coordinator: Maria Micaela Coppola