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Orientalism and the Invention of World Literatures, Day 1 of 2

A two-day conference organized by Aamir Mufti, UCLA

Friday, May 21, 2010
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
314 Royce Hall, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Day one of a two-day conference organized by Dr. Aamir Mufti, UCLA. 

All events held in 314 Royce Hall

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • (9:30-10:00) Aamir Mufti, Comparative Literature; Timothy Stowell, Dean, Division of the Humanities; Ali Behdad, Chair, Comparative Literature

Panel I (10:00-11:45)

  • Premsagar (1806) and the Orientalist “Invention” of Modern Hindi with Rashmi Dube Bhatnagar, University of Pittsburgh.
  • Lyric History and the Beginnings of Colonial Time with Aamir Mufti. 

Panel II (2:00-3:45)

  • The Indian Monotheism with Anustup Basu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • French Decadence, Arabic Awakenings: Figures of Decay in the Nineteenth-Century Arab Nahda with David Fieni, Cornell University

Keynote address by Dr. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

  • “Orientalism: the Itinerary of An Idea”
    Friday, May 21, 4:30-6:30pm
    Royce Hall, 314, UCLA

Cost : Free

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