This year Kosmopolis 17 under the headline of "When everything changes" has a fabulous line up of participants from the UK such as PJ Harvey and «Neu! Reekie!» and Tom Morton as well as Lynne Segal.
Within the Brit'Lit season, the British Council is pleased to count with the presence of Lynne Segal, a historian of the feminist struggle, author of Is the Future Female? Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism, a pioneering book about the subject written thirty years ago.
Her latest published book, Out of Time: The Pleasures & Perils of Aging, investigates how aging is treated in men and women. “We must keep ourselves young”, writes Segal, “especially women”, and so her lecture is entitled “The scandal of aging”. Segal will talk about the double standard of aging for men and women, why men are “allowed” to age and show signs of age and how women, instead, have to hide wrinkles, and incidentally, hide our lived story. As Anna Barbauld (1743-1825) wrote, quoted by Mary Wollstonecraft, “In the empire of beauty there is no middle point and woman, whether slave or queen, is quickly despised when not worshipped”.