Indian Literature as Comparative Literature Workshop

INDIAN LITERATURE AS COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: A WORKSHOP ON REGIONAL MODERNISMS AND THE IDEA OF INDIAN LITERATURE
IndianLitWorkshopCollege Avenue Campus, Rutgers University,
September 26-28, 2013

All events are free and open to everyone.

Please join us at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, for "Indian Literature as Comparative Literature," a workshop on regional modernisms and the idea of Indian literature. This workshop seeks to understand modernist experiments with language and form through the lens of India’s regional languages and identities. How would modern “Indian literature” look were it imagined not as a pre-existing category, but rather as constituted from the regions? What comparative methodologies might be most appropriate for studying shared regional literary trends? How might these methodologies offer new approaches to the study of comparative literature more generally?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Welcome Reception, 5:30-7:00 pm
Program in Comparative Literature Building
195 College Ave, New Brunswick

Friday, September 27, 2013

Pane Room, Alexander Library
169 College Ave, New Brunswick

Opening Remarks, 9:45-10:00 am
Preetha Mani, Rutgers University

Panel I: Rethinking Comparativism, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kumkum Sangari, University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin
Francesca Orsini, School of Oriental and African Studies
Snehal Shingavi, University of Texas-Austin
Andrew Goldstone, Rutgers University, discussant

Panel II: Novel Experimentations, 1:30-3:30 pm
Satya Mohanty, Cornell University
Vasudha Dalmia, Yale University
Krupa Shandilya, Amherst College
Mukti Lakhi Mangharam, Rutgers University, discussant

Panel III: The Local and the Global, 4:00-6:00 pm
Preetha Mani, Rutgers University
Anjali Nerlekar, Rutgers University
Kannan M., French Institute of Pondicherry
Pritipuspa Mishra, Princeton University, discussant

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Pane Room, Alexander Library
169 College Ave, New Brunswick

Concluding Remarks and Roundtable Discussion, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Francesca Orsini, School of Oriental and African Studies
Janet Walker, Rutgers University

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