Thursday, September 24, 2015

Professor Daiya at The Writer’s Center (Bethesda) Event “The Cities We Live In: New Writings from South Asia”


Join us for New Writing from South Asia! The Fall for the Book Festival and the The Writer's Center in Bethesda hosts its first South Asian literary afternoon on Saturday October 3rd 2015. The event will kick off at 2 pm with a panel discussion on gender, visual culture, and public space, with our very own Professor Kavita Daiya (who this year is the visiting NEH Chair in Humanities at Albright College) along with Tula Goenka and Rashmi Sadana, moderated by Leeya Mehta.  This will be followed by a conversation between mystery writers A. X. Ahmad (author of The Caretaker and The Last Taxi Ride) and Sujata Massey (author of The Kizuna Coast, among other novels)

Professor Kavita Daiya
Professor Daiya has written numerous articles on modern British and postcolonial literature, gender studies, Asian American literature, and transnational cinema.  We have spotlighted her book Violent Belongings: Partition, Gender, and National Culture in Postcolonial India (Temple UP, (2008), 2011; Yoda Press, 2013) in an interview on this blog; you can read that interview here.  Professor Daiya's scholarship dwells on violence and migration in literature and film; her work reflects a sustained commitment to thinking about how gender and sexuality shape the narratives of ethnicity, migration and rights she work on.

The program on October 3 will be followed by a reception and book signing. Free admission.  Full details below.



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