Image and Text: Program

1:30-1:40: Introduction and Welcome, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan (NYU)

1:40-2:40: Collaborations and Comparisons

  1. Emily Hyde (Rowan University): “Denis Williams: Book Art in the Era of Decolonization”
  2. Binita Mehta (Manhattanville College): “Mediated Voices in Text and Image: Two French-Language Graphic Memoirs”

Chair : Emily Sibley (NYU)

2:40-3:40: Socio-political Visions in Text and Film

  1. Rudrani Gangopadhyay (Rutgers University): “Paratext City as Text: New Strategies in Reading (and Mapping)”
  2. Vikrant Dadawala (U. Penn): “Of Lonely Poets and Foreign Soap: Disillusionment and Hope in the New Indian Cinema”

Chair: Anjali Nerlekar (Rutgers University)

3:40-4:00: Coffee Break

4:00-5:00: Visual Discourses Interrogating Race and Gender

  1. andré carrington (Drexel University): “Watching Wakanda: Desiring Blackness on the Page and the Screen with Black Panther.
  2. Shirin Nadira (NYU): “Veils and Vigilantes: Representations of Muslim Girlhood in Burka Avenger and Persepolis.

Chair: Smaran Dayal (NYU)

5:00-5:45: Film Screening (Thioroye by the Sea) with filmmaker Devin Thomas (NYU)

Chair: Heba Jahama (NYU)

*The presentation by Aruna Magier (NYU) on Bobst Library’s South Asian Holdings was unfortunately cancelled due to illness.

5:45-6:30: Keynote, Amit Chaudhuri (University of East Anglia): “The Alien Face of Cosmopolitanism” from his new collection of essays, The Origins of Dislike.

Chair: Saronik Bosu (NYU)