The Workshop on Literature and Theory in India: 2019 Workshop Series

Workshop on Literature and Theory in India features cutting-edge research by Stanford affiliates and prominent scholars about the literary genres and questions concerning the sub-continent and through the intellectual debates in comparative literature field.

The winter series features the following presentations slated on Wednesdays at 6.30 pm in Bldg 260- Rm 216:  

  • January 30, 2019: Elaine Fisher (Stanford University),  "Coconut in the Honey: Multilingual Literary Translations in Early Modern South India"

  • February 13, 2019: Sally Sutherland Goldman (University of California- Berkeley), " Revamping the Rākṣasa: The Critics and Bhavabhūti’s Mahāvīracarita" 

  • February 27, 2019: Undergraduate Colloquium: Come with your ideas, aspirations, and questions! 

The spring series features the following presentations:

  • April 25, 2019: Neha Kamdar-Chaudhury, a Stegner Fellow at the Creative Writing Program at Stanford and contemporary Indian fiction author, will present a reading from her first novel. 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Rm 216, Bldg 260, Open to Stanford Affiliates Only.
  • May 28, 2019: Professor Shonaleeka Kaul, Associate Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, will be addressing us on "The Ethics & Aesthetics of Time: Sanskrit Kāvya & the Writing of History in 12th Century Kashmir" on Tuesday, May 28 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Rm 216, Bldg 260, Free and Open to Stanford Affiliates Only. Co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia and the Workshop on Poetics.

The series is sponsored by Stanford Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages' Research Unit and co-sponsored by Stanford Center for South Asia. For more information, please  contact Radhika Koul (Ph.D. Candidate in Comparative Literature) if you’d like to present or participate in the organization.


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