Worlds of the Contemporary Global: Approaches from the Centre For South Asian Studies Faculty

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Friday, November 25th, 2011

Friday, November 25, 20119:30AM - 5:45PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
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CSAS faculty discuss worlds—political, imaginative, ethical–inside/outside global space

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9:00-9:15 | Opening Remarks
Meric Gertler, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
Joseph Wong, Director, Asian Institute

9:15-9:30 | Introduction: Global Designs & Designations
Ritu Birla, Director, Centre for South Asian Studies; Associate Professor, Department of History

9:45-11:45 | Visual Regimes, Technologies, Genealogies

The Aesthetics of Discrepant Globalization: Monumental Statues in Post-Liberalization India
Kajri Jain, Associate Professor, Visual Studies UTM & Department of Art

Indian Painted Photographs through a Transnational Lens: Reflections on the Status of the Photograph Today
Deepali Dewan, Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Art; Associate Curator South Asian Art, Royal Ontario Museum

Respondent: Elspeth Brown, Associate Professor, Department of History; Director, Centre for the Study of the United States

11:45-1:15 | LUNCH BREAK

1:30-3:30 | Political Circuits and Mediations

The Intimacy of Human and Animal
Nais Dave, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Media Modern: Echoes of the Street in a Tamil Newspaper
Frank Cody, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology UTM & the Asian Institute

Respondent: Joshua Barker, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

3:30-3:45 | BREAK

3:45-5:45 | Neoliberal Environments

Recycling Urban Commons: (Electronic) Waste, Value and Labor in Bangalore, India
Raj Narayanareddy, Assistant Professor, UTSC & Department of Geography & Program in Planning

Planning, Insurgent Publics and the Cultural Politics of Governance in ‘post-conflict’ Nepal
Katharine Rankin, Associate Professor, Department of Geography & Program in Planning

Respondent: Kanishka Goonewardena, Associate Professor, Department of Geography & Director, Program in Planning

Munk School of Global Affairs, The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility


Aga Baranowska
(416) 946-8996

Main Sponsor

Centre for South Asian Studies


Asian Institute


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