All conference events will take place in the first floor Event Space of the NYU English Department at 244 Greene Street, New York. Download the program of events as a PDF file here.

Friday, April 7

1:30-1:45pm: Welcome and Introductory Remarks

1:45-3:45pm: Session 1, chaired by Jini Kim Watson (NYU)

Sarah Brouillette (Carleton University), “Some Conditions of Production of the Postcolonial Literary Book”
Supriya Chaudhuri (Jadavpur University), “Modernism, Literary Community and Print Culture: the Case of Parichay
Anjali Nerlekar (Rutgers University), “Ashok Shahane, Pras Prakashan and the Currency of the Printed Word in Sathottari Bombay”

3:45-4:oopm: Coffee break

4:00-5:30pm: Session 2, chaired by Crystal Parikh (NYU)

Rossen Djagalov (NYU), “Tashkent, 1958: The Birth of Afro-Asian Literature out of the Ashes of the Litintern”
Neelam Srivastava (Newcastle University), “A Partisan Press: Radical Print Cultures and the Crisis of Empire in the 1930s”

Saturday, April 8

10:00-11:30am: Session 3, chaired by Saronik Bosu (NYU)

Ruvani Ranasinha (King’s College), “Contemporary Sri Lankan Anglophone Writing: Moving Towards a South South dialogue?”
Abhijit Gupta (Jadavpur University), “Publishing for India: the Home and the World”


11:30-11:45am: Coffee break

11:45-1:15pm: Session 4, chair TBA

Emily Larsen (NYU), “Printing Satire in Turn of the Century Cairo: al-Muwaylihi’s A Period of Time
Paulo Horta (NYU Abu Dhabi), “’Rotten Little Worlds’: Publishing Cosmopolitan Vernaculars of the Global South”

1:15-2:00pm: Lunch

2:00-3:30pm: Session 5, chaired by Sushmita Sircar (NYU)

Isabel Hofmeyr (NYU/Wits), “Colonial Copyright, Customs and Excise and Port Cities: Material Histories, Intellectual Property and Print Culture” (via Skype)
James Procter (Newcastle University), “Pneumatic Print: Late Colonial Writing on Air”

3:30-3:45pm: Coffee break

3:45-5:00pm: Roundtable Discussion, chaired by Tanya Agathocleous (Hunter College, CUNY)

Research on Postcolonial Print Cultures: Prospects and Proposals

Hala Halim (NYU), Francesca Orsini (SOAS London), Krupa Shandilya (Amherst College)