Prof Debanuj DasGupta of University of California and author Muneeza Shamsie are the speakers
The English department of Jadavpur University will host two webinars on August 2 and 5.
On August 2, Debanuj DasGupta, assistant professor of Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, will talk on ‘transgender rights and emerging transfeminism in India’ from 6.30pm.
Muneeza Shamsie, the author of Hybrid Tapestries: The Development of Pakistani Literature, will speak on ‘cross-cultural exchanges and Pakistani writing in English’ on August 5 at 4.30pm.
“The talk on transfeminism aims at expanding postmodernist queer feminist thoughts through a reading of autobiographies by three Indian transwomen --- Living Smiling Vidya, A. Revathi and Laxmi Narayan Tripathi. This talk specifically addresses postgraduate students,” said Kaustav Bakshi, associate professor in the English department of Jadavpur University.
“Muneeza Shamsie is the mother of the much sought-after Pakistani novelist, Kamila Shamsie. I thought of introducing her work to undergraduate students so that they could make sense of the impact of colonialism on the English literature that has emerged in the South Asian geopolitical region in the last two centuries, which is also the primary objective of the course,” added Bakshi.
The webinars are open to the first 100 participants. Email email@example.com to get the webinar link.
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