Past Events: 2008 and before

Some of our past events include:

Gayatri Spivak in conversation with Peter Hitchcock about Other Asias (Spring 08).

“Writing Across Borders” Asian Women Writers, with Meena AlexanderJessica Hagedorn, and Kimiko Hahn, English, Queens College/CUNY (Spring 08).

Waf’a Abdellatif Zeinal’Abidin, English, University of Mosul, Iraq and the Radcliffe Institute (Spring 08).

Michele Grossman on aboriginal women’s writing in Australia (Spring 07).

Sukhdev Sandhu of NYU spoke about his work in progress on underground London.

Ashley Dawson on South Asian Youth Cultures in Britain after 9/11.

Sachidananda Mohanty lecture: “Empire, Education, and Community Building: Early Women’s Writing in India, 1898—1950.”

David Eng (Rutgers) spoke on transnational adoptions.

Peter Hitchcock spoke on “Postcolonial Genres.”


Poetry Event: Kishwar Naheed and Meena Alexander

Tuzyline Jita Allan spoke on “Lindsay Collen: Postcolonial Considerations.

Screening of Hanif Kureishi’s film “My Son the Fanatic,” followed by a discussion moderated by Peter Hitchcock.

Black British Film Evening screening and discussion of Sankofa’s “Passion of Remembrance.”

USA premiere of Cameroonian feature film Potent Secrets, starring (and written by) English program student Joyce Abunaw.

Shakuntala Bharvani, a Visiting Fulbright Lecturer from the University of Mumbai gave a talk entitled “Bombay to Mumbai: Mapping the City’s Myriad Voices.”

“A Transnational Mushaira”: an evening of international poetry, featuring Meena Alexander and other poets.

Discussion with Moustafa Bayoumi and Andrew Rubin, editors of The Edward Said Reader.

An African/(-American) Women and Literature Panel: Visiting Scholar Margie Orford of the Comp. Lit. Dept. on Namibian Women Writers and the Women Writing Africa Project, and Denise Rodriguez from the English Dept. on Tony Morrison.