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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Students' Confy @ Ramakrishna Mission College, Kolkata

Inter-University Students’ and Researchers’ Conference 2017

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (Autonomous)
                                                           Narendrapur, Kolkata             
Limits of Laughter in Cultural Discourse and Practice
November 10-11, 2017

This conference seeks to engage with the rationale of laughter in literature and other cultural texts. Laughter in this context does not merely refer to a physiological stimulus but its broadest possible application incorporating terms such as black humour and carnivalesque. The oldest theory of laughter goes back to Aristotle, as stated in De anima: “Of all living creatures only man is endowed with laughter.’’ In the Indian classical text Nāṭyaśāstra, laughter or ‘hasya’ comes second in the aesthetic hierarchy of the eight rasas, only after ‘shringara’. The field of humour studies beginning from Aristotle through Kant, Bergson, Freud and Bakhtin among its contributors on the one hand and numerous cross-disciplinary hypotheses on the other have attempted to explain human laughter offering psychological, physiological and sociological accounts. But the discourse remains cheerfully unstable.

Friday, 22 September 2017

MIDS @ Chennai

THE INSTITUTE SEMINAR SERIES - September 2017

Topic
A Magic System?: Consumption and Print Advertising
in Colonial Tamilnadu

Speaker
A.R. Venkatachalapathy
Professor, MIDS

Chair
Bhavani Raman
Associate Professor of History, University of Toronto

Date & Time
September 27, 2017     Wednesday     3:30 p.m.

Venue
Adiseshiah Auditorium, MIDS


All are cordially invited

Thursday, 21 September 2017

NET/JRF Revision Classes @ National College, Trichy


Certificate Course on 'Critical Philosophy of Race' @ IIT Delhi

Five-Day GIAN Certificate Course
on
CRITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF RACE
[GIAN Certificate Course]
13 – 17 November 2017
IIT Delhi

OVERVIEW

The modern world was formed to a significant extent by slave trade and colonialism which were accompanied by the ideologies of race and racist practices, and resulted in genocides, and enforced migration and segregation of people. These atrocities and racism in many forms continue in the contemporary world, and in many parts racial tensions are on the rise. Critical philosophy of race, a new sub-discipline within philosophy, has developed in an effort to try to understand the persistence of racism and to investigate the relative success of the different strategies deployed to combat it. Drawing on the resources of a variety of disciplines from history and sociology to legal theory and psychotherapy, critical philosophy of race shows that racism is often defined too narrowly.

Workshop on Scholarly Writing @ Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Author Workshop on Scholarly Writing & Intellectual Ethics 2017
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM IST
at
Auditorium of Faculty of Engineering & Technology
Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi, Delhi 110025

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

This workshop would be an opportunity to interact with the Librarians, researchers & faculty members and sharing information with them about the book publishing process of Elsevier.

The workshop will assist the researchers in enhancing their skills of writing books content and to interact with experts in the field of publishing and get their queries answered.

It's also a great platform to interact and understand about the value of eBook content and usage in research and also understand about Elsevier's world-class platform "ScienceDirect".

Workshop Topics:
How to get published
Peer Review
Get Noticed
Lay summary
Plagirism
Elsevier Publishing Campus


ADMISSION IS FREE!

Confy on ELT @ Sathyabama University, Chennai

International Conference on
Teaching and Assessing English Language and Literature (TAELL'18)

Department of English, School of Science and Humanities
Sathyabama University, Chennai
in association with
Regional English Language Office
US Embassy, New Delhi
29 – 31 January 2018

Conference Sub Themes
English Language Education - Methods, Materials and Principles
Digital literacy for the Learners and the Teachers
Technology for Teaching and Testing English Language
Artificial Intelligence, Multimedia and ICT in ELT
Cognitive Processes and Critical Thinking in Language Learning and Acquisition
Multi Language Learning  and Life-long Language Learning
Applied Linguistics and Language Education
Culture and Literature in English Education
Early English Education
English for Academic Purposes
English for Specific Purposes
Intercultural Communication
Language and Peace Education

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Course on Translation Studies @ Assam University

Translation Studies:
Global Practices in Interpretation and Representation
07-11-2017 to 12-11-2017
Course Area: Humanities & Liberal Arts 
Foreign Faculty :David Johnston, School of Arts, English and Languages, 

Queen's University, UK 
Host Faculty : Sib Sankar Majumder, English
Overview

From exegesis to philosophical hermeneutics, the interpretation of social and cultural phenomena has arguably been the definitive act of humanistic scholarship. At the heart of such activities is an awareness of the complexities of representation, whether textual, visual, scientific or ideological. As an intellectual method and a writing practice, it is precisely upon such acts of interpretation and representation that translation is centered. Although the history of translation as both theory and practice offers a range of strategies as to how texts might be both interpreted and, in turn, represented, two approaches have recurred so frequently as to be considered dominant models (cf. Venuti): one is the instrumental method, by which texts are treated as being characterized by invariance of meaning, so that their representation is rooted in metonymical practice; the other (following on from Steiner), is the hermeneutic model that treats texts as being open to multiple acts of interpretation, and translation as a representational practice whose methods are metaphorical, concerned with establishing patterns of relatedness between text and receiving context. In that way, translation refuses the discursive authority of source text and target context alike, achieving this by both establishing and working within the provisionality of the different spatial and temporal domains inhabited by text and reader / spectator alike. In other words, translation is much less about the establishment of meaning than it is about the promotion of understanding.

In the  multilingual/multicultural space, that is India, an understanding of translation practices, both linguistic and socio-cultural, is crucial since such a practice does not merely promote understanding, but promotes understanding of differences across cultures and linguistic groups. Additionally, in this increasingly globalized world, translation is a survival tool rather than an academic pursuit. The course, therefore, intends to delve into the fundamentals of this process and engage with the dominant practices of Interpretation and Representation involved in the same.

Confy @ Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur

IASA Bienniel Conference
On
Planetary Futures and the Global South
At
Mohanlal Sukhadia University
Udaipur, Rajasthan

16-18 January 2018

In association with

DAAD-Global South Network, University of Tuebingen
JNU-UPE-II Project “Asian Crossroads: Indic Neighbourhoods, Global Connections,”
Project on Science and Spirituality, JNU
Samvad India Foundation, New Delhi

CALL FOR PAPERS

India has been called the “cross-roads” of the entire region of the Indian ocean oecumene, literally on the “road to everywhere.”1 For almost every important intellectual, political, and cultural current from East to the West and from West to the East, India became the point of transition, mediation, or even fruition. This is as true of the evolution of British colonialism in Asia and Australia as it is of prior times. The question, however, is how these connections might play out in the future, but also in terms of how futures are to be imagined, designed, and executed from hereon. It is this exciting discursive terrain of future studies that this conference fouces on, with special referene to India, Australia, and the Global South.

The aim of this conference is to study some of these cross currents of Global Futures, to document available knowledge about them, explore alternative futures for Indic-Australian inter-relationships, and to create new paradigms for understanding the globalisation of both India and Australia in this light. Our main objective, then, would be to try to explore Indic-Australian connections from colonialism to global futures and begin to explore the range of ideas and processes implicit to these processes. With this view we plan to engage with the history, politics, and cultural formations of cross-connections between India, Australia, and the Global South, giving primacy to oceanic and cross-continental intellectual and cultural traffic. In addition, the conference will focus on issues such as traditional knowledge systems, spiritual and sacred practices, Indo-Australasian nationalisms, transfers of science, technology, and culture, and relations in social practices, arts, and media in the region, especially as they impact our thinking on Global Futures.

At its most ambitious, this project is about “re-presenting” India, Australia, and the Global South not just in a post-imperialistic, increasingly globalized world-system, but beyond these into systematic thinking and planning of planetary futures. The word “represent” is used here in both its commonly understood senses, as likeness, bringing to life or going back to its Latin root esse or presence, represent as making present. But every description is, necessarily, also an interpretation. So to represent Indo-Australian connections in their oceanic, global, and futures contexts would also be to reinterpret them. The other meaning of represent is to stand or speak for; to resisting others’ definitions of us, so that we, in India, Australia, and others in the Global South, speak for ourselves, taking charge of how we represent ourselves.2 Indeed, both ways of looking at Indic-Australian connections are relevant to our conference.

Call for Papers

Postcolonial Interventions (ISSN 2455-6564)

Call for Papers

Vol. III, Issue 1, January 2018

In her recently published book, Postcolonialism and Postsocialism in Fiction and Art: Resistance and Re-existence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) Madina Tlostanova proposes an intersection between postcolonialism and postsocialism by foregrounding how the subjects of the former Soviet Bloc, exposed to the vicissitudes of a neo-liberal capitalist world order, are experiencing a sense of pervasive socio-economic deprivation that is accompanied by racial and ethnic fundamentalisms, growing gender-inequalities and a certain invisibility in the dominant narratives of the global order where they continue to be subjected to derogatory stereotyping and systemic erasure – an experience that resembles that of many subjects in postcolonial states. She argues that “Tricked into believing that the only legitimate modernity is the neoliberal capitalist one, we have doomed ourselves to the next twenty-five years of stagnation, catching up and forever emerging” (7). She therefore echoes the thoughts of Romanian social theorist Ovidiu Tichindeleanu, who claims that “the post-1989 civilizational promise of Europe and Occidentalism has currently reached a critical point of saturation in Eastern Europe… Consequently, one is faced today with the historical task of decolonizing the imaginary and rebuilding alliances, against the dissemination of cynicism, ethnocentric nationalism, and postcommunist racism”.

Considering the fact that the problems of neo-liberal capitalist deprivation, racism and ethnocentric nationalism continue to be major concerns for postcolonial studies, especially in the wake of growing xenophobia and Islamophobia in large parts of the world, a proposed intersection between postcolonialism and postsocialism certainly seems promising and may even be tied to Ngugi wa Thiongo’s calls for globalism and globalist social consciousness. Such a consciousness is also seen by Ngugi as a critique of neo-liberal capitalism and religious fundamentalism at once because he asserts, “Capitalist fundamentalism generates religious fundamentalisms in alliance with it or in opposition to it.  But such religious fundamentalism, to the extent that it divides labor into religious camps, objectively works for and in concert with capitalist fundamentalism in its Financial Robes”. Exposing these networks is crucial for understanding either the growth of Hindutva in India or the ISIS in Philippines or the Christian extremists in Russia. This concerted enterprise, based on the task of “decolonizing the imaginary and rebuilding alliances” seems particularly significant in 2017 which marks a hundred years of the Bolshevik Revolution is Russia which of course had a significant influence on anti-colonial liberation movements around the world. Raja Rao’s Kanthapura offers a brief glimpse of this appeal as the text glowingly speaks of ‘the country of hammer and sickle and electricity’. The eventual disintegration of those ideals and the role of Soviet Russia as an imperial force in various parts of Asia, most notably Afghanistan, of constitutes one of the great ironies of history. The conjunction of postcolonialism and postsocialism might investigate these ironies as well while being mindful of both resistance and co-existence.

Vol. III, Issue 1 of Postcolonial Interventions invites scholarly papers that would investigate such possibilities and more in an effort to expand critical horizons while remaining open to the nuances of multi-spatial hermeneutics within a pluriversal critique.

Confy @ Derozio Memorial College, Kolkata

Call for Papers
International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Kolkata, India
7 – 9 January 2018
Topic: Person, Culture and Identity
Derozio Memorial College
Kolkata, India

Directed and organized by the Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange, Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion Elon, NC, USA in collaboration with Derozio Memorial College, Kolkata, India.

Acceptance of proposal will be mailed within 2 weeks or earlier to participants
Email your abstract: chandanachak@gmail.com
Copy to: Iccsaexchange@gmail.com

Subtopics: Concept of Person and Personal Identity, Society and Media, Society and Women Empowerment, Language and Cultural Identity, E-Culture, Sociology of Culture, Semiotics of Culture, Cultural Relativism, Culture and Ethnology, Cultural Diplomacy, Folk Culture, Material Culture, Culture of War, Transfer of Culture, Morality: Nature or Culture, Culture and Morals, Culture and Global Ethics, Theology of Culture, Globalization of Culture, etc.

Web pages:
http://iccsa.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/
https://sites.google.com/a/lclark.edu/fritzman/

Advisory Board: Yolanda Espina (Portugal), Tommi Lehtonen (Finland), Debkumar Mukhopadhyya (India), Deven Patel (USA), Nina Petek (Slovenia), Rizwan Rahman (India) Ming Shao (China), Dibyendu Talapatra (India), Richard Vulich (USA) Su Chen Wu (Taiwan), Yanling Xu (China)

Confy @ Aligarh Muslim University

Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies
[Officially recognised Indian chapter of the International ACLALS]

ANNUAL CONFERENCE -  2018

8 – 10 February 2018

CO-HOSTED BY
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY

"Tolerance and Bigotry: Contestations in Indian Literatures in English"

Long after the shadow of the ‘postcolonial’ stayed its course in the history of literature’s encounter with the political, the question of reception has still remained a thorny one. Placed against the red-hot outrage surrounding a Santhal writer’s place within his own community at the ‘margins’, it is important that we re-open the spaces of cultural consumption to a more searching scrutiny – beyond markers of political certitude and rehearsed idioms of correctness. Insofar as this latest controversy traces its origin to debates around the textuality of tribal languages, it is important to mark this moment as unsettling a self-assured postcoloniality at the peripheries. The latter are no longer unproblematic sites for resurgence and mimicry. Structures of epistemological violence are imported from the sovereign fetish of the ‘canon’ and re-enacted with vengeance, till the excluded participate in their own expropriation. While the empire was writing back its own fantasies of ‘tolerance’, the subaltern performed to a script of ‘bigotry’ that has long been its historical destiny. However, the marks of injury that establish parallels between a Perumal Murugan and a Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar – or a Wendy Doniger and a Taslima Nasreen – are equivalent, but not identical. The effects of their violence are utterly unequal. But, might an apolitical humanism of ‘tolerance’ be enough to tame a national culture into foregone templates of ‘diversity’ – or, to civilize the subaltern into this culture? Must the ‘centre’ and the ‘margins’ dance to the same anthem of ‘tolerance’ – or, must their difference be recognized in an other script, an other text, an other history and an other nation?     

National Seminar on Land and Identity @ University of Kerala

National Seminar 
on
“Renegotiating the Land: Australia and India”

25 – 27 October 2017

Organized by
Centre for Australian Studies
Institute of English
University of Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram - 695034

Interdisciplinary approaches to the multifaceted aspects of Australia – India relationship have remained ignored creating a lacuna or academic studies still in its infancy. Pre-colonial, colonial and post colonial legacies related to land, environment, society, economy, politics and culture linking Australia and India is often wanting in archives, media and literature.

The National Seminar “Renegotiating the Land: Australia and India,” organised by the Centre for Australian Studies, Institute of English, University of Kerala is an attempt to explore and understand the dynamics of change in the natural land and the constructed world, a search for ways that do not fragment experience or exploit the land often caused by topomorphic revolutions.

The Three Day National Seminar will be held from October 25 to October 27 at the Senate Chamber, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. 250 word abstracts of proposed presentations promising deliberations on hitherto unexplored areas can be sent to sujapl@gmail.com on or before 6 October 2017.

Confy on 'Indigenous Narratives' @ University of Delhi

National Conference on
“Indigenous Narratives: Perspectives and Problematics”
Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi
11, 12 January 2018

Concept Note

Literary attempts to understand the culture of storytelling have often sieved through lenses of orality and literacy. However, with European colonialism, the natives – to a considerable extent indigenous and at times doubly marginalised – were made to abandon not only their socio-political identities but to relinquish linguistic and cultural identities as well. Multi-lingualism and multi-culturalism, particularly in South Asia, in fact, are constituted by a variegated social consciousness, political imagination and linguistic expressions. In fact, a major limitation in tracing literary historiography in the South Asian context is the fact that the history of languages in South Asia has remained an unclaimed terrain. Herein, historically, not only the indigenous languages, but traditions, religions, values, and customs have undergone cultural appropriation on account of multiple colonial invasions. A post colonial consciousness, thus, wakes up to the problematics of the Indigenous representation. While the word ‘indigenous’ can literally be understood as ‘a native’, ‘Indigenous’ as a category in itself is inbred with heterogeneous complexities. Do only ‘self-expression’ or narratives by natives qualify to be in the nomenclature or any representation of the native/ the indigenous/the first Nations/the vernacular can be brought into discourse?

Moreover, in the post-colonial era, the theoretical denomination of nationalism that began to assign more significance to literatures in the third world countries essentially highlights the uncomfortable intermingling of the natives with the non-natives. Even a more accommodating concept such as the World Literatures ambit, while on one hand, makes way for Cultural, Ethnic, and Regional Studies to come together and enable a democratic representation and setting, on the other, it largely fails to answer the indigenous angst. Dominant historiographic discourses such as colonialism, modernism, post-colonialism, post-modernism and so on, combined with the politics of canon-formation, also only manage to subsume the indigenous in the newly carved out ‘mainstream’. It is for this reason that the quest for indigeneity is exhibited most inevitably in African, Afro-American, Dalit, and Tribal narratives, which aim to negotiate, question, and oftentimes reject received history and the pre-conceived notions of culture, caste, class, race, and ethnicity via alternative historiography.

Confy on Eco-Literary Praxis @ Loyola College, Chennai

ONE-DAY 
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON
Synergising Sustainability Continuum: Multidisciplinary
Explorations in Eco-Literary Praxis

08-12-2017

Organised by
PG and Research
Department of English
Loyola College (Autonomous)
Chennai -600 034

About the Conference

Ecocriticism upholds the age-old beliefs of interconnectedness, interdependence and intrinsic value of life. An ecosensitive thinker deftly weaves, interweaves and reweaves the warp and the weft of words, motifs and patterns to create authentic expressions of art. At this pivotal moment of ecological conversion, the academicians as thinking individuals have a greater responsibility to integrate the multifarious voices that care for the well-being of Mother Earth. The aim of this conference is to highlight the multidisciplinary foci of thought with concerns of sustainability in literature, language and environment. The major objectives of this conference are:

National Confy @ PSGR College, Coimbatore

Workshop @ St.Joseph's College, Trichy

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Seminar on Ethno-Eco-Mytho Poetics @ Central University, TN


WCC's College Play, 'Musicians of Bremen'

WCC's College Play
Musicians of Bremen: An Allegory
Directed by Hans Kaushik
21, 22, 23 September 2017
6. 30 pm on all days.
[Please be seated by 6.15 pm]
Tickets available at the Venue

National Seminar @ M. S. M College, Kayamkulam, Kerala

Department of English
M. S. M. COLLEGE, KAYAMKULAM
(Aided institution affiliated to the University of Kerala)
Milad - E - Sherief Memorial College
Kayamkulam, Alappuzha Dist.
Kerala - 690502
www.msmcollege.in
Email – msmcollege@rediffmail.com.

invites the academic fraternity to the

MULTIDISCIPLINARY NATIONAL SEMINAR
on
CANADIAN KALEIDOSCOPE: A FASCINATING PERSPECTIVE
FOR THE PROSPECTIVE EMIGRANT
in association with
UGC Area Study Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Kerala
Sponsored by
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi
on
December 1, 2017
at
Golden Jubilee Hall, M S M College


Canada evokes considerable geographical, political and cultural interest in India, as is evidenced by the earmarking of the year 2011 as “The Year of India in Canada” by both the countries. Canada wields a tremendous attraction for the Indian imagination due to its contemporary relevance as a democratic nation that still keeps its frontiers open for immigrants from the developing world. Until recently, the chief academic interest vis-à-vis Canada was focused on its multi-cultural Asian diaspora and the psychodynamics of their hyphenated existence as immigrants in an alien land. The land and the people of Canada can justifiably boast of a vivacity and richness of life, on the strength of their native resources, cultural specificities, sociological denominations and political affiliations. A prospective emigrant from India, be it for educational purposes or for employment opportunities, shall be immensely benefitted by an a priori knowledge of the environmental, cultural and emotional parameters of life in Canada. Besides, the expanding clout that Canada wields in various international fora is also turning to acquire a central slot in the academic palette of the Indian universities.
Indian Youth Conclave - Chennai
23-24 September 2017

Chennai's Largest Youthfest which celebrates being young and being passionate. An event designed to bring the excited and creative Chennai folks under one roof. IYC has been carefully curated to bring together Artists, YouTubers, Entrepreneurs, TEDx Speakers, Designers, Geeks, Musicians and You.

Take the leap. Where Everything Begins.

Here we bring together young achievers, young dreamers and create the perfect environment to ideate, create and socialize. Featuring Artists, Musicians, Entrepreneurs, Dramatists, Poets, Writers, TEDx speakers and YOU -  all under one roof!

Get inspired LIVE & UPFRONT to achieve more by following your dreams rather than the herd. It's that time of the year, when you're here together to witness a Passion Revolution.

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Featuring 30+ Speakers | 2 Days | Workshops | Spaces | Startup Expo | Internships | Comedians | LitFest | Live Performances | Music | Technology | Changemakers | Theatre | Open Mics | And YOU 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Seminar @ Assam Don Bosco University

Student Research Seminar
on
Postmodernism: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in Media

03 November 2017
at
Assam Don Bosco University
Tapesia Gardens, Kamarkuchi Village
Sonapur - 782402

Call for Papers

Concept Note

Postmodernism is a general and wide-ranging concept which evolved in late 20th century, and is applied to media, art, literature, philosophy, architecture, fiction, cultural as well as literary criticism among others to explain reality. It is a continuous trend, in developing the ways of life. The concept has been widely discussed among scholars from different perspectives.

Mass media has wide ranging implications on the masses, ranging from the psychological to the intellectual to the cultural. Postmodernism becomes an important lens to understand the effects in the highly dynamic 21st century. In this context, it is pertinent to study what has been the impact of postmodernism in field of communication and media – the opportunities it generates and the challenges that it poses. Discussions on these issues enable graduate students and researchers to explore deeper into in the realm of mass media and its effects on various disciplines.

Aims & Objectives of the Seminar
1. To promote critical thinking and reflection through research methodologies.
2. To develop skills for observation, questioning, analysis and evaluation using the learning experience of the researchers.
3. To critically analyse the role of media in the postmodern era and understand how it affects our collective identity.
4. To provide a platform for graduate students to engage with their peers from other parts of the country.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Course on Historical Linguistics @ Pune University

Five-day Course
on
Historical Linguistics
at
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Pune - 411 007

9th October to 13th October 2017

Overview

Historical linguistics which was alternatively known as comparative philology is a branch of linguistics. The basic assumption of studying languages historically is that any language is not stagnant. It flows continuously and takes various shapes. It changes on various levels, phonological, morphological, syntactic as well as on the semantic level. Historical linguistics accounts for such changes. It tries to find out the reasons behind the changes taken place in a certain language within a particular time bracket. Besides, it also searches for genetic relationship among languages.

The Sanskrit language shows its relationship with the Indo-European at one end and to many modern Indian languages to the other. It has undergone many changes in a wide spectrum of time. The course will reveal the students the scientific principles behind these changes. Language students are introduced to general linguistics either in the graduation or in the post-graduation. This course will enable them to widen their horizon and give a new look to the language they study. It being an interdisciplinary course may bring the language students together.

The course participants will learn the topics through lectures as well as through discussion and exercises.

Modules
Historical Linguistics : 9th October to 13th October 2017
Number of participants to be admitted to the course will be limited to fifty.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Course on 'Sexuality and Gender Studies' @ IIT Kharagpur

Short-Term Course 
on
Sexuality and Gender Studies in South Asia
IIT Kharagpur

8 - 12 January 2018

Course Overview

In recent times sexuality has emerged as politicized category and discussion on it is neither novel nor surprising. Many feminist scholars have analyzed political economy of sexuality and have fairly established that studying sexuality in the context of South Asia is not only limited to critiquing hetronormativity. At the same time sexuality and South Asia is also a field of interest for many feminists where they have examined and debated upon different constituents of sexuality like its legal aspect, its intersection with development discourse and sexual violence, impunity in South Asia.

This course on gender and sexuality in South Asia distills key works in the growing field of South Asian feminist research and theory. We propose a five day course, which includes readings, daily two hour lectures, and exercises to be completed by participants each day.

Course will cover following themes:

·        Women’s Movements and Feminism in South Asia
·        History and Historiography
·        Sexuality
·        Caste and Sexuality
·        State of the Field

Film Series on Migration @ Goethe-Institut, Chennai

FILM SERIES ON MIGRATION

in cooperation with Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation


Thu, 21.09.2017 - Fri, 22.09.2017
7:00 PM
GOETHE-INSTITUT/MAX MUELLER BHAVAN
CHENNAI
No. 4, 5th Street, Rutland Gate
600 006 Chennai

Migration is a hard hitting physical and mental displacement, where one is forced to leave one’s own country, childhood memories, family, friends, language and culture in a state of extreme pain. To be able to understand more closely this feeling of nostalgia and longing for home, we have put together few films that helps us empathize these traumatic experiences.  In Wolfskinder, set in an East Prussian village under Russian occupation in the year 1947, two brothers lose their mother and they have to make their way alone through to Lithuania, an odyssey where they have to fight against hunger, adverse weather and illness.