Papers

Invited Lectures & Conference Papers:

  • Split this Rock Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness,
    Washington, D.C. * April 19-21, 2018
    Panelist, Topic: “Fantasy as Reality: Activism & Catharsis through Speculative Writing”
  • Poets House, New York, NY * April 21, 2017
    Panelist, Topic: “Rooms Are Never Finished: The Legacy of Agha Shahid Ali”
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ * April 20, 2017
    Invited Lecture: “The Reader as Critic: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about South Asian Literary Theory But Were Afraid to Ask”
  • Asian American Arts Alliance, Brooklyn, NY * December 8, 2016
    Panelist, Topic: “Art for Change”
  • Poetry Coalition, New York, NY * November 11-12, 2016
    Panelist, Topic: “Migration – March 2017 Poetry Coalition Event
  • ACLA 2016 Conference, Harvard University * March 17-20, 2016
    Presenter, Paper, “Encountering Allen Ginsberg: The South Asian Avant-Garde Response to the Beats”
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, CA * January 19, 2016
    Invited Lecture, Topic: “Poetry and What’s at Stake”
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ * October 1, 2015
    Invited Lecture, Topic: “The Recognition of Śakuntalā: Sex, Comedy, and Rasa”
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ * September 27, 2015
    Invited Lecture, The Cap and Skull Society Address
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ * September 24, 2015 * Alexander Library, Pane Room * 5 pm, 4:30 pm Reception
    Invited Lecture, Topic: “South Asia and Theories of the Avant-Garde: The International Scope of South Asian Literary Modernisms”
  • ACLA 2015 Conference, Seattle, WA * March 26-29, 2015
    Panel: Crime Fiction as World Literature, Organizers: David Damrosch and Louise Nilsson
    Presenter, Paper, “From Bengali Detectives and Hindi Noir to Tamil Pulp Fiction: Crime Fiction as Popular Literature in South Asia”
  • University of Zurich, Switzerland * April 3, 2014
    Invited Lecture, Topic: “South Asia and the Global Avant-Garde: The International Scope of South Asian Literary Modernisms”
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany * November 14, 2013
    Invited Lecture, Topic: “Is this Feministing?  Exploring the Female Anti-Hero & Protofeminism in India’s 19th Century Women’s Reform Literature”
  • DOT 2013 Conference, Münster, Germany, September 23-27, 2013
    Presenter, Paper: “Translating the World: The International Scope and Theories of South Asian Literary Modernisms”
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany * June 12, 2013
    Invited Lecture, Topic: “The New Voyager: Theory and Experiment in South Asian Literary Modernisms”
  • AWP 2013 Conference, Boston, MA * March 6-9, 2013
    Panel Chair: “Revival of the Literary Salon with the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop”
  • Duke University, Durham, NC * February 20, 2013
    Invited Lecture, Topic: “Theory and Practice of South Asian Literary Modernisms”
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany * July 13, 2011
    Invited Lecture, Topic: “Beyond the Subaltern Taboo: Rural Narratives in South Asian Literary Modernisms”
  • SSEAS 2011 Graduate Student Conference, UC Berkeley, CA * April 8, 2011
    Presenter, Paper: “Beyond the Anxiety of Influence: Engagement and Experimentation of Bengali Authors with Local and International Poetics”
  • ACLA 2011 Conference, Vancouver, BC * March 31 – April 3, 2011
    Seminar Organizer: Re-envisioning South Asian Literatures: South Asian Literatures in Comparative and World Literature
    Presenter, Paper: “Breaking the Subaltern Taboo: Rural Narratives in South Asian Literary Modernisms”
  • ACLA 2009 Conference, Harvard University * March 26-29, 2009
    Seminar Organizer: Re-envisioning South Asian Literatures: Theories, Aesthetics, and Influence in Local and Global Contexts
    Presenter, Paper: “Mid-Century Moderns: The Krittibas Poets of Kolkata and the New Bengali Lyric”
  • PCA/ACA: Literature & Politics Conference, Boston * April 4-7, 2007
    Presenter, Paper: “Call to Response: Poetry’s Social Response-ability”
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