Month: June 2016

Rosalía de Castro

Rosalía de Castro

Was she a dangerous woman?

María Alonso Alonso reflects on one of the first female Spanish authors to publish under her own name – one of the leading figures of the ‘Rexurdimento’, a literary movement that aimed to liberate Galicia from its cultural and political ostracism. Continue reading

Narratives of Female Fighters

Self-Defence Classes for Women in Revolutionary Cairo

Perrine Lachenal explores the phenomenon of self-defence classes in Cairo, where women learn how to defend themselves in the event of attack. She explores what this tells us about the character of the ‘dangerous woman’ in that particular cultural context. Continue reading