Department of Religious Studies

Conference to explore sexuality in South Asia

Thu, April 17, 2008

The conference will include the following lectures:

Courtesan in the Living Room: Fantasy and the Lived Experience
Kamran Ali (UT Austin)

Archival Attachments: Sexuality, Historiography and Colonial India
Anjali Arondekar (UC Santa Cruz)

Producing Resistance: Transnational Work, Transgressive Readings and Negotiation of Desire in Sri Lanka
Sandya Hewamanne (Drake University)

Vernacular Risk and Sexuality
Geeta Patel (Wellesley College)

The Problem of the Erotic in Urdu Literature
Carla Petievich (UT Austin)

What a Queer Research Agenda for Pakistan Might Look Like
Jeff Redding (Yale Law School)

On Wind and its Vagaries: Biomorality and the Aesthetics of Sexual Excess in Sanskrit Medical Literature
Martha Selby (UT Austin)

Sex Workers’ Organizing in India: Historical and Political Perspectives
Svati Shah (Wellesley College)

Sexuality, Islamophobia, and Transnational Activism
Dina Siddiqui (New York University)

Dates and locations:

May 2, 2008 – Eastwood Room, Texas Union, 2.102 (8-5)
May 3, 2008 – Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118 (8-5)

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