Thursday, 29 December
575. Public or Postcolonial? South Asian Writers as Intellectuals
7:15–8:30 p.m., Georgetown West, Washington Hilton
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on South Asian Languages and Literatures
Presiding: Pramod K. Mishra, Augustana Coll., IL
1. “Kureishi’s The Black Album and Postcolonial Novel as Public Intervention,” Lopamudra B. Basu, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York
2. “Public and Postcolonial: C. S. Laxmi and Rukhsana Ahmad’s Transnational Projects,” Josna E. Rege, Mount Holyoke Coll.
3. “Transnationalism and the Politics of Representation in Indian Diaspora Films,” Jaspal Kaur Singh, Northern Michigan Univ.
Respondent: Bed Prasad Giri, Dartmouth Coll.