Writing and the Inscription of Power in South Asia
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 3:30pm to Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 5:30pm
Visiting Faculty Fellow Matthew Cook and Duke professor Rich Freeman are convening a workshop to explore questions of how writing literally under-wrote projects of cultural dominance and resistance in this key region of the world. The workshop has the overall goal of advancing a more general and comparative understanding of the relationships among language, culture and power in South Asia.
The keynote speaker on Friday afternoon, Nile Green of UCLA, will follow the infancy of Muslim printing through responses to European industrialization on the distant frontiers of empire. An all-day series of workshops will follow on Saturday.