Navigation Links
University of Houston India Studies Program presents 'Circuits of Empire: India as Metropole'
Date:9/19/2012

University of Pennsylvania professor Ania Loomba will speak on "Caste, Sexuality, and the Limits of Liberalism" at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 in conjunction with a presentation of Milan Luthria's Indian film, "The Dirty Picture." A panel of film experts will conclude the program at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22 at the University of Houston (UH) Dudley Recital Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.

"We decided to invite Ania Looma because she is a widely respected Indian scholar who specializes in postcolonial studies, empire studies and Shakespearean studies," said Lynn Voskuil, associate professor in the department of English at UH. "Postcolonial and Empire studies are particularly import to the Empire studies group of faculty in the English department who planned the event.

We selected 'The Dirty Picture,' because it is a recent Indian film specifically, a Bollywood film that would attract a wide public audience and promote good discussion among viewers. A critical and commercial success, the film has won many awards in India, including three National Film Awards and six Screen Awards. The film raises interesting questions about gender issues in contemporary Indian society."

Loomba is Catherine Bryson Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy degrees from the University of Delhi, India, and her doctorate from the University of Sussex, U.K. She researches and teaches early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, and contemporary Indian literature and culture. Loomba is also faculty in comparative literature, South Asian studies, women's studies, and Asian-American studies.

The goal of the India Studies program at UH is to promote teaching and scholarship focused on the history, politics, economics, languages, religion and culture of India. UH began offering minors in India studies and comparative cultural studies in the fall 2012.

The event is co-sponsored by the UH department of English and Indian Studies program.


'/>"/>

Contact: Melissa Carroll
mcarroll@uh.edu
713-743-8153
University of Houston
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Mercyhurst University presents new research on managing spinal injuries to NFL
2. NTU and University of Warwick boost brainpower in global neuroscience research
3. CDC funds Wayne State University research to understand, prevent teen dating violence
4. Wayne State University researcher recognized by American Psychological Association
5. University of Minnesota chemist named 1 of Popular Sciences Brilliant 10
6. University of Maryland study: Neonatal heart stem cells may help mend kids broken hearts
7. Aarhus University to inaugurate the ultimate source of light:
8. Multi-functional anti-inflammatory/anti-allergic developed by Hebrew University researcher
9. University of Hawaii cancer researchers discover gene defect responsible for cancer syndrome
10. Oxford University Press acquires American Journal of Hypertension
11. Queens University Belfast wins national environment award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... Pa. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... While ... dark poses a problem. Fortunately, an inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. ... to medication in darkness or restricted lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Southern ... and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical associate professor Janice Frueh, ... cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The SIU School ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud to ... unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and awareness ... VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," ... on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and ... for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... Software and Consulting, LLC , and named its founder ... based in Tennessee , will operate ... expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care partners to ... "In an interoperable world, technology ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central ... and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today ... included the unveiling of new signage at its headquarters ... as at a few other company-owned facilities across the ... patients, some of whom will begin to see the ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... The Rebound mobile app is poised to become ... tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users to ... stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled manner while ... the first 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy 3 ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: