South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Kathryn Hansen


Professor EmeritusPh.D., University of California, Berkeley

Kathryn Hansen

Contact

  • Phone: 475-6035
  • Office: WCH 4.122
  • Office Hours: Fall 2010: Tu, 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Campus Mail Code: G9300

Biography


Research Interests: The history of theatrical practices in South Asia, gender and performance, South Asian literary and cultural studies (modern period), South Asian (Hindi, Urdu), diaspora, ethnicity, and immigration

Courses taught:

Undergraduate: Senior Seminar: Asian Theatre, Drama, and Performance; Hindi Literature in the Nationalist Era; Hindi Drama and Film

Graduate: Identity at the Margins of Hindi Fiction (Hindi); Theatre, Gender, and Performance in South Asia; Hindi Literature in the Nationalist Era (1920s-40s) (Hindi); Theatre and Drama in South Asia; Folklore and Oral Performance of South Asia; Hindi Drama and Film

 

 

Courses


HIN 330 • Hindi Lit In Nationalist Era

32235 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 1.208
(also listed as HIN 384)

Hindi 330:  Hindi Literature in the Nationalist Era (unique #32235)

Hindi 384:  Hindi Literature in the Nationalist Era (unique #32255)

Spring 2013

 

Meeting Time:  Tues, Thurs, 11-12:30p.m.                 Place: Mezes 1.208

Instructor: Dr. Kathryn Hansen                                  E-mail:  kgh@austin.utexas.edu

Office:  WCH 4.122                                                   Telephone: 475-6035 

Description:

This is a literature course that requires advanced skills in Hindi: reading, writing, and oral comprehension.  We will focus on nationalism and neo-nationalism in Hindi writing (fiction, poetry, non-fiction) and recent cinema.  The time periods to be studied include the pre-Independence decades as well as the 1980s and 90s.  Texts and films deal with such topics as the concept of the nation, censorship and patriotism under the Raj, Partition, communalism, Hindu-Muslim relations, intercaste marriage, and Hindutva.  Journal writing, oral presentation in Hindi, and short response papers will be integral to the student’s effort.  Classroom discussion will primarily be conducted in Hindi.

Students enrolled in Hindi 384 will be expected to complete longer reading assignments, give two oral reports instead of one, and write a more sophisticated and lengthier term paper.   For details, see Grading and Assignments below.

Readings may include:

Mahatma Gandhi, selections from Satya ke Prayog

Jawaharlal Nehru, excerpts from Bharat ki Khoj

Abdul Kalan, selections of his autobiography Ângi ki Udan

Fiction by Premchand, Amrita Pritam, Geetanjali Shree, and others

Poetry by Hindi and Urdu poets

Essays by Savarkar and Golwalkar

Selected films, such as Rang De Basanti, Zakhm, Pinjar

 

Grading and Assignments:

HIN 330                                                         

Mid-term                               15%

Final exam                             15%    

Two short papers (Engl)           30%

One oral report (Hindi)            15%

Journal (Hindi)                        15%

Participation, attendance          10%

HIN 384

Mid-term                                   15%

Final exam                                 15%    

Research paper (Engl & Hindi)      25%

Two oral reports (Hindi)               20%

Journal (Hindi)                            10%

Participation, attendance              10%

 

Prerequisites:

Facility in Devanagari, plus five semesters of coursework in Hindi and/or Urdu, or consent of instructor.  Hindi 384 students must have graduate standing.

ANS 372 • Theatre & Drama In South Asia

31660 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM WAG 208

Description:

This course will introduce students to South Asian culture through its rich history of dramatic literature and theatrical performance.  Various forms such as modern urban drama, political and street theatre, ritual and secular folk theatre, and classical Sanskrit drama will be examined together with their social meanings and cultural contexts.  Readings include a variety of play texts, actors’ autobiographies, studies, debates, and reviews.  Students will be expected to write several response papers, take quizzes and exams, lead class discussion, and deliver oral presentations.  A number of films and videos of performances will also be shown.

 

Grading/Requirements:

Two response papers (3-4 pages)       30%

Two oral reports with slide shows       30%

Quizzes and exams                         30%

Attendance and leading discussion      10%

 

Readings: 

W.J. Johnson/Kalidasa, The Recognition of Sakuntala

Phillip Zarrilli, Kathakali Dance-Drama

Girish Karnad, Naga-Mandala

Manjula Padmanabhan, Harvest

Eugene van Erven, The Playful Revolution

Balwant Gargi, Folk Theater of India

Kathryn Hansen, Grounds for Play

Kathryn Hansen, Stages of Life

ANS 384 • Folklore & Oral Perf Of S Asia

31990 • Spring 2011
Meets W 4:00PM-7:00PM MEZ 1.202

Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian culture and society.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

HIN 330 • Hindi Drama And Film

31260 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM WEL 3.266
(also listed as HIN 384)

Study of specific subjects related to Hindi culture as reflected in its literary productions and other modes of expression.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Hindi 312L with a grade of at least C.

HIN 330 • Hindi Drama And Film

31660 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM MEZ 1.204
(also listed as HIN 384)

Study of specific subjects related to Hindi culture as reflected in its literary productions and other modes of expression.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Hindi 312L with a grade of at least C.

HIN 330 • Hindi Lit In Nationalist Era

31813 • Fall 2008
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM MEZ 2.202
(also listed as HIN 384)

Study of specific subjects related to Hindi culture as reflected in its literary productions and other modes of expression.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Hindi 312L with a grade of at least C.

ANS 384 • Folklore & Oral Perf Of S Asia

31275 • Spring 2008
Meets W 3:00PM-6:00PM CBA 4.340

Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian culture and society.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

HIN 384 • Lang/Ident Margins Hin Fict

31725 • Spring 2008
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM NOA 1.110

Study of various aspects and periods of Hindi language and culture.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Hindi or consent of instructor. Additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

HIN 384 • Hindi Drama And Film

32160 • Fall 2007
Meets F 9:00AM-12:00PM WCH 4.118

Study of various aspects and periods of Hindi language and culture.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Hindi or consent of instructor. Additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Theatre & Drama In South Asia

30617 • Spring 2007
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM JES A207A

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

HIN 330 • Hindi Lit In Nationalist Era

31085 • Spring 2007
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM JES A203A
(also listed as HIN 384)

Study of specific subjects related to Hindi culture as reflected in its literary productions and other modes of expression.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Hindi 312L with a grade of at least C.

ANS 384 • Folklore & Oral Perf Of S Asia

28445 • Spring 2005
Meets T 3:00PM-6:00PM PAR 8B

Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian culture and society.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

HIN 330 • Hindi Drama And Film

28855 • Spring 2005
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM UTC 1.136
(also listed as HIN 384)

Study of specific subjects related to Hindi culture as reflected in its literary productions and other modes of expression.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Hindi 312L with a grade of at least C.

ANS 372 • South Indian Lit In Transltn-W

29010 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM GAR 309

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

HIN 330 • Lang/Ident At Margins Hin Fict

29455 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM WAG 208
(also listed as HIN 384)

Study of specific subjects related to Hindi culture as reflected in its literary productions and other modes of expression.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Hindi 312L with a grade of at least C.

HIN 330 • Hindi Drama And Film

27260 • Spring 2003
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 10
(also listed as HIN 384)

Study of specific subjects related to Hindi culture as reflected in its literary productions and other modes of expression.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Hindi 312L with a grade of at least C.

ANS 372 • Theatre And Drama In So Asia-W

27370 • Fall 2002
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM JES A203A

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

HIN 384 • Hindi Lit In Nationalist Era

27425 • Spring 2002
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 10

Study of various aspects and periods of Hindi language and culture.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Hindi or consent of instructor. Additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Theatre & Drama In South Asia

27785 • Fall 2001
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM JES A203A

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 384 • Theatre/Gender/Perf In So Asia

27460 • Spring 2001
Meets M 2:00PM-5:00PM PAR 10

Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian culture and society.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

HIN 330 • Lang/Ident At Margins Hin Fict

27770 • Spring 2001
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 214
(also listed as HIN 384)

Study of specific subjects related to Hindi culture as reflected in its literary productions and other modes of expression.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Hindi 312L with a grade of at least C.

Research online


Grounds for Play: The Nautanki Theatre of North India

Staging Composite Culture: Nautanki and Parsi Theatre in Recent Revivals

Ritual Enactments in a Hindi 'Mythological': Betab's Mahabharat in Parsi Theatre

Languages on Stage: Linguistic Pluralism and Community Formation in the 19th-Century Parsi Theatre

Making Women Visible: Gender and Race Cross-Dressing in the Parsi Theatre

The Virangana in North Indian History, Myth and Popular Culture

Stri Bhumika: Female Impersonators and Actresses on the Parsi Stage

Classical Dance Re-Emerges in Pakistan

Parsi Theatre and the City: Locations, Patrons, Audiences

Parsi Theater, Urdu Drama, and the Communalization of Knowledge: A Bibliographic Essay

Indian Folk Traditions and the Modern Theatre

Sultana the Dacoit and Harishchandra: Two Popular Dramas of the Nautanki Tradition of North India

Renu's Regionalism: Language and Form

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