Us vs. Them: Feminist myth-making, power and disobedient women

New Suns: A Feminist Literary Festival

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A panel discussion with authors on feminist myth making. 

Feminist myth-making can take many forms – from subverting conventional gender roles in the stories handed down to us, to giving voice to the silenced, to the building of entire worlds in which new mythological systems reinvent the possibilities of personal identity.

The current political landscape has seen public figures such as Jordan Peterson invoke mythology to shore up tradition and stoke nativist and misogynistic sentiments. What new stories can feminist myth-making offer to help create a habitable future? 

Panelist on the day include authors Maria Dahvana Headley (The Mere Wife), Sophie Mackintosh (The Water Cure), and Preti Taneja (We That Are Young). The event will be chaired by So Mayer.

This festival is part of the Barbican’s 2018 season, The Art of Change, which explores how the arts respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.

The Art of Change

See how artists respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape in our 2018 season

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