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SAP Seminar Series: "Signs of the Self in Stories in Pre-colonial Bengal: Love, Sex, Marriage, War, and Self-Sacrifice, c. 1650-1750" by David Curley

March 27th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This lecture explores two related themes. The first discusses ‘fluid signs’ of power and freedom, and the second discusses the disciplines necessary for social relationships, identities and hierarchies. We have explored not a ‘Bengali’ identity, but a complex and dialogic topography of intersecting literary traditions. Sometimes this topography reached beyond the provincial...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session for Undergraduates

March 27th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall of senior year; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the application process in their junior year....


SAP Seminar Series: "In the Shadow of Feminism: Men’s Movements in India Imagine Family, Violence and Action" by Srimati Basu

April 10th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

As women’s organizations have mobilized the Indian State since the 1980’s to institute a slate of laws on intimate violence, men’s groups (MRAs) have formed in counterpoint to challenge definitions of dowry, violence, economic restitution and punitive criminal apparatuses deployed in cases of family violence. These groups have become substantial transnational vocal presences thro...


SAP Seminar Series: "Reading between the lines: Indian poetry in English and the challenges of the archive" by Emma Bird

April 17th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This lecture reflects on the challenges and opportunities offered by the literary archive for scholars of Indian poetry in English. It considers how the archive enriches our understanding of poetry and the context in which it was written, and suggests the close relationship between historical, materialist research on the one hand, and close reading and formal literary analysis, on the other....


SAP Film Screening: Ingirunthu (Here and Now)

April 19th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

On a vibrant tea plantation in Sri Lanka, a deaf-mute, a struggling mother, and a researcher from Colombo are thrown together in the backdrop of escalating social and political violence. This film is a mutli-textured, multi-narrative film about minority Up-country Tamil tea plantation workers, who have lived on the margins of Sri Lankan society for generations, since their ancestors’ migrati...


Screening: Indonesian Video Art

April 20th, 2017 - 5:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Johnson Museum of Art

This special screening of Indonesian video art will be introduced by Alia Swastika, director and curator at the Ark Gallery, Central Java, in conjunction with the exhibition Identity Crisis: Reflections on Public and Private Life in Contemporary Javanese Photography. The Museum will be open tonight until 7:30PM....


SAP Seminar Series: "Power Cut Comedy and Network Connections in Tamil Nadu, India" by Laura C. Brown

April 24th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In the last decade power cuts have become a regular, if not a routine, feature of life in Tamil Nadu, India. Rather than representing a break from everyday routines, real and anticipated power cuts are integral to the way in which ordinary life in Indian cities is built and imagined. Drawing on jokes, popular film, and recordings of everyday conversations, Professor Brown examines how ta...


SAP Conference: “Nepal and Himalayan Studies at Cornell: Community Engagement, Knowledge Circulation, and the Future of Scholarship”

April 28th, 2017 - 8:45AM-4:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

On April 28-29 2017, the Cornell South Asia Program will host a Nepal & Himalayan Studies Conference, co-sponsored by Global Cornell.  The conference will focus on a broad view of Himalayan Studies, bringing attention not only to Nepal, but also India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Tibet and China. The conference has three overlapping goals.  First, the conference provides an opportunity...


SAP Seminar Series: "B1nary C0des: Dancing Dichotomies in Bangalore's Gay Nightlife" by Kareem Khubchandani

May 1st, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This talk draws on ethnographic research that Professor Khubchandani conducted between 2009 and 2013 in Bangalore for his book, Ishtyle: Improvising Gay South Asian Nightlife, which explores how middle and upper class professional men negotiate intimacy under conditions of displacement, migration, and labor contingency.  “Binary codes” plays on the lingua franca of information technology,...


SAP Seminar Series: "Art as Ethnography: Troubling Narratives" by Sivamohan Sumathy

May 3rd, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

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