The Form of Ideology and the Ideology of Form:

Local Debates, Internationalisms, and Print Cultures between Decolonisation and the Cold War


January 11, LMEI, 21 Russell Square

10:00 12:00 Network Meeting

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch

1:00 – 3:30 Panel 1

  1. Francesca Orsini, (SOAS), “Between Worlds: Hindi Literary Activism, the Magazine & the Short Story in the 1950s”
  2. Laetitia Zecchini (CNRS, Paris), “’How do we stop being somebody else’s image?’: The Struggle for Cultural Freedom and the Poetics and Politics of Modernism in Cold War Bombay”
  3. Ruvani Ranasinha (King’s College London), “Tambimuttu and Sivanandan: Cold-War America and International Socialism”

3:30 – 4:00 Coffee/Tea Break

4:00 – 6:00 Panel 2

  1. Duncan Yoon (NYU-Gallatin), “Ousmane Sembène and the Aesthetics of Third Worldism”
  2. Sara Marzagora (SOAS), “Pan-Africanism in Amharic Literature in the 1960s”
  3. Neelam Srivastava (Newcastle University), “Publishing the Resistance: Giulio Einaudi, Third-Worldist Writing, and Resistance Aesthetics in Postwar Italy”

Dinner for Speakers at Francesca’s


January 12, Room G3, Main Building, SOAS

 9:30 – 11:00 Panel 3

  1. Venkat Mani (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Windows on the Berlin Wall: Postcolonial Catalogs in the former GDR”
  2. Asha Rogers (Birmingham University), “Subsidy, Surveillance and Internationalism: The View from Britain”

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee/Tea Break

11:50 – 1:10 Panel 4

  1. Rossen Djagalov (NYU), “Progress Publishers: Realizing Gorky’s World Literature“
  2. Yan Jia (SOAS), “The Form of the Sino-Indian Travelogue in the 1950s”

1:10 – 2:30 Lunch – Itzea Goikolea will give a short “Show & Tell” presentation on print culture of feminism in the Maghreb.

2:30 – 4:30 Panel 5

  1. Supriya Chaudhuri (Jadavapur University), “The Traveller as Internationalist: Syed Mujtaba Ali”
  2. Anjali Nerlekar (Rutgers University), “Why not eat a Pustak and Read a Fulkobi—Chandrakant Patil’s Inventive Translations across Marathi and Hindi”
  3. Paulo Horta (NYU-Abu Dhabi), “Distant Star: Roberto Bolaño and Print Culture of the Cold War”

4:30 5:00 Coffee/Tea Break

5:00 6:00 Roundtable with Hala Halim (NYU), Shital Pravinchandra (Queen Mary), James Procter (Newcastle), led by Neelam Srivastava (Newcastle)

Workshop Dinner