The elsewhere of cultural studies – a personal remembrance
I first met Stuart in Birmingham, U.K. in 1964. He was starting his work there, and I was a newcomer at the Centre with a copy of Gramsci’s Lettere dal carcere under my arm. We were both in our early thirties and already engaged on a utopian journey to a revolution that seemed not too far away.
Lidia Curti, former Professor of English at the University of Naples “L’Orientale” is a cultural critic and a feminist. Among her books, Female stories, female bodies (1998), La voce dell’altra (2006), The postcolonial question (with I. Chambers, 1996), La nuova Shahrazad (2004), Shakespeare in India (2010). Her present interests are Italian diasporic literature, migration in artistic practices and counter-genealogies of feminist contemporary theory. Among her recent publications: “Transcultural itineraries” (Feminist Review 2011); “Migrant Identities from the Mediterranean” (California Italian Studies 2011); “Dreaming in afro: Stuart Hall on black art” (Estetica2015); “The House of Difference: Bodies, Genres, Genders” (de genere2015); “Il soggetto imprevisto. Simone de Beauvoir tra femminismo e postcoloniale” in Genealogie della modernità (2017).