Indian Literature as Comparative Literature: Regional Modernisms and the Idea of Indian Literature (...
01/12/2014

International workshop on "Indian Literature as Comparative Literature: Regional Modernisms and the Idea of Indian Literature (Workshop II)" at the French Institute of Pondicherry on 18th and 19th December 2014.

This two-part series of international workshops proposes to study Indian literature as a field of comparative literature using the lens of regional literary modernisms. It takes as its premise that the study of modern Indian literatures must simultaneously attend to geographically specific aesthetic, linguistic, and identity concerns, as well as the larger regional, national, and global processes of which these concerns are a part. The series thus considers how the field of modern Indian literature might look differently were it imagined as constituted through historically situated interactions between literary and extra-literary texts and actors and what comparative methodologies might be most appropriate for understanding them.

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