South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Seminar Series: UT Panel on "Building UT’s Popular and Pulp Fiction Collection"

Thu, September 20, 2018 | Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Seminar Series: UT Panel on

A UT panel will speak on "Building UT’s Popular and Pulp Fiction Collection" as part of the Fall South Asia Seminar Series

Since 2014, the UT Library has been building a collection of popular and pulp fiction in South Asian languages in an attempt to fill the lacuna in the collecting and preservation of these ephemeral but widely consumed texts. This panel presentation will describe the process of intentional archive building in 21st century North America, will articulate the need for making documents both discoverable and accessible as an open “public good,” and will illustrate the reading and interpretation of the texts in their South Asian contexts.
 
Panelists:
Darsana Manayathu Sasi, Malayalam Lecturer, Department of Asian Studies
Aniruddhan Vasudevan, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology
Mary Rader, South Asia Librarian, UT Libraries

The seminar series theme is "PUBLIC | POPULAR | PULP: form and genre in South Asian cultural production," convened by Mary Rader, UT Libraries' South Asia Librarian. A light reception will precede the event at 3pm.

This talk is FREE! and open to the public.

Sponsored by: South Asia Institute

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