The Tenth Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference at the University of Chicago will take place this week, on April 4th and 5th. This year, our conference is entitled "The Place of Literature." The conference aims to think of literature beyond the confines of textual history, and invites reflection on literature as a wider arena for the cultivation of particular forms of value, scholarship, aesthetics, imagination, and belonging.
Seventeen graduate students will present papers over these two days. The talks are organized into four sessions with two panels each. These panels concern: Tamil and Telugu literature; Sanskrit Literature; Persian Literature; Mughal Literature; Satire and Nostalgia in Colonial North India; Buddhist Literature; the Places of Urdu; and finally, the work of the Urdu poet Faiẓ Aḥmad Faiẓ. Four longer talks by Dr. Whitney Cox, Dr. A. Azfar Moin, Dr. Charles Hallisey and Dr. Frances W. Pritchett will accompany the sessions.
All events are free and open to the public.
For all information about the program and the speakers see our website: http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/sagsc/sagsc-x/
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