University of Wisconsin–Madison

2018 Spring Lecture Series

Thursday, January 25
Development Challenges in Asia and the Role of Asian Development Bank
Bart W. Édes (Asian Development Bank)
Time: Noon – 1:15 PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, February 1
Kalidasa’s Shakuntala in World Literature Today
Vinay Dharwadker (Professor, Comparative Literature and Folklore, UW-Madison) & Welcome Lunch
Time: 11:45AM – 1:oo PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, February 8
Fleeting Access: Racialized and Class Exclusion through Higher Education Enrollment Management
Prabhdeep Kehal (Graduate Fellow, Sociology, Brown University)
Time: Noon – 1:oo PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, February 15
There’s Nothing Naive About Teasing Eve: Sexual Harassment Culture in North India
Lalita du Perron (Associate Director, Center for South Asia, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1:oo PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, February 22
Namaste Nation: Postcolonial Orientalism and the American Yoga Industry
Rumya Putcha (Assistant Professor, Performance Studies, Texas A&M University)
Time: Noon – 1:oo PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Friday, February 23
Shakuntala: Comparison and Critical Revaluation in the Twenty-first Century
A Seminar Led by Vinay Dharwadker
Time: 3:00-4:30PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, March 1
Illicit Sex in a “Globalizing” World: Gender, Mobility, and Law in Eighteenth-Century Marwar
Divya Cherian (Assistant Professor, History, Princeton University)
Time: Noon – 1:oo PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, March 8
Dominant Parties and the Origins of India’s Weakly Institutionalized Party System
Gareth Nellis (Postdoctoral Fellow, Evidence in Governance and Politics, UC-Berkeley)
Time: Noon – 1:oo PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, March 15
Crowdsourcing Oral Histories: A New Approach to Public History and Gathering Data
Dr. Guneeta Singh Bhalla (Founder and Executive Director, The 1947 Partition Archive)
Time: Noon – 1:oo PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, April 5
“Queen of the East”: Urdu Literature in Karachi within an Indian Ocean World, 1940-1947
Andrew Amstutz (A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1:oo PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, April 12
Power Play in the Formation of the Sikh Canon
Pashaura Singh (Professor, Sikh and Punjabi Studies, University of California, Riverside)
Time: Noon – 1:oo PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, April 19
Melancholia and Melodrama: Approaching Indian Film History through Cinematic Lives of Devdas
Rini Bhattacharya Mehta (Assistant Professor, Comparative and World Literatures, University of Illinois)
Time: Noon – 1:oo PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, April 26
A Garland of Songs: Radio Ceylon and the Making of a Hindi Film Audience
Isabel Huacuja Alonso (Assistant Professor, History, California State University, San Bernardino)
Time: Noon – 1:oo PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, May 3
End of Semester Lunch
Time: Noon – 1:oo PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall