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Domestic Revolutions: Food And Identity Politics in Women’s Writing

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National Gallery Singapore

1 Saint Andrew's Road

Rooftop Studio 1

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Food was inextricably linked to traditional ideas of femininity and patriarchal practices of gender oppression. While the nursing woman was celebrated as the loving maternal figure, the consuming woman was seen as a transgressive actor, who had crossed social boundaries in becoming a desiring subject. This reading workshop will explore how food figures today in post-colonial women’s literary texts in the construction of modern female ethnic and trans/national identities. Selections from women’s texts from Singapore, Australia, Pakistan and the Caribbean will be read.

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Dr Matilda Gabrielpillai is a former academic and journalist. She taught Anglophone Literatures in Singapore universities. Her research and teaching interests include postcolonial literatures, women's writing and transnational discourses of identity.

This session is supported by the Singapore Book Council.

Registration is open to SWF Festival Pass holders only. Please present your festival pass at the session.

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