"A Celebration of Mahasweta Devi (1926-2016)"

December 05, 2016


Room 1501, International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street, 15th floor

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An evening to honor the life and work of Bengali writer and social activist, Mahasweta Devi, organized by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor in the Humanities, and Gauri Viswanathan, Class of 1933 Professor in the Humanities.

Panel One, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Opening remarks by University Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (English and Comparative Literature)
Moinak Biswas, Director of Film Studies, Jadavpur University
Naveen Kishore, Seagull Books
Richard Peña, School of the Arts, Columbia University and Director Emeritus, New York Film Festival

Panel Two, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Moderated by Gauri Viswanathan (English and Comparative Literature)
Sadia Abbas (Rutgers)
Meena Alexander (CUNY)
Ben Baer (Princeton)
Etienne Balibar (French and Romance Philology)
Partha Chatterjee (Anthropology and MESAAS; Acting Director, South Asia Institute)
Ybette Christiansë (English and Africana Studies, Barnard)
Sudipta Kaviraj (MESAAS)
Rachel McDermot (Religion and AMEC, Barnard)
Sonali Perera (CUNY)

Time and Schedule:
4:00pm - 6:00pm: Panel One
6:00pm - 7:00pm: Intermission, light refreshments
7:00pm - 9:00pm: Panel Two


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