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South Asia by the Bay: Feminist Interventions on Gender and South Asia

South Asia by the Bay: Feminist Interventions on Gender and South Asia: Graduate Conference

May 2-3, 2014

Humanities 1, Room 210

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South Asia by the Bay: Feminist Interventions on Gender and South Asia (Graduate Conference)
DAY 1 May 2, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m
Introductory Remarks
Professor Anjali Arondekar

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
PANEL I: VISUALITIES
Faculty Respondent:
Prof. Bishnupriya Ghosh UCSB
(Sex) Bombing Propriety: Soft-porn and the Negative Ego-Ideal of Malayali Femininity
Darshana Sreedhar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Privacy and Other Absences: The Human Rights Subject of Sexuality in India
Pawan Singh, UCSD
Gender, Subnationalism and Political Struggle in the Films of the Assamese New Wave: Cinema as Counter-History
Anirban Baishya, USC
Lines of Inquiry: Partition, Historiography and the Art of Zarina Hashmi
Aparna Kumar, UCLA

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
PANEL II: REPRODUCTION
From Tribal Despot to Contractual Subject: Paternal Familial Sovereignty in India
Megha Sehdev, Johns Hopkins University
Proper Mothers, Moral Fathers, and the Making of the Mission Family
Laura Tavolacci, UCD
Sex Selection Among Indo- Canadian Women: Discursively Constructing
Reproductive Choice
Amrita Kumar-Ratta, University of Toronto

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED TO ALL ATTENDEES

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
PANEL III: MOVEMENT(S)
Protection/ Detention/ Reform: shelters, sex workers and the law in India
Vibhuti Ramachandran, NYU
Interstitial Intimacies: Situating bodies and pleasures among friendship networks of runaway boys and young men in Kolkata, India.
Debanuj DasGupta, Ohio State University
Critiques of Home and Aesthetics of Complaint at a Women’s Shelter in Kolkata
Amrapali Maitra, Stanford University
Subversive Space: Deconstructing Nationalist History in the Colonial Indian Jail
Mir Rai Waits, UCSB

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
PROFESSOR BISHNUPRIYA GHOSH

5:30 p.m.
RECEPTION

DAY 2 May 3, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Panel IV: Space(s)
Faculty Respondent: Prof. Juned Shaikh UCSC
From the Outside Looking In
Gowri Vijayakumar, UCB
Purdah, piety and marriage in twentieth century north India
Dharakshan Khan, University of Pennsylvania
The Screen and the Fort: Sri Lankan Muslim Women’s Reinscription of
Postcolonial Space
Nethra Samarawickrema, Stanford University
Sometimes Sensual: Heritage Tourism Dancers and Female Body Politics in Goa, India Amalia Clarice Mora, UCLA
CONCURRENT PANEL
Seminar Room 320
PANEL V: TRANSLATION(S)
Faculty Respondent:
Prof. Juned Shaikh UCSC
The Choreopolitics of Maya Krishna Rao
Karin Shankar, UCB
Western Women in their Midst: Translation, Gender, and Transnational Religion in Late Colonial India Nika Kuchuk, University of Toronto
The Female Renunciant in Exile: Translation, Invention, Empowerment
Swati Chawla, University of Virginia
Lalehzari Music: Unsung artists of Iranian song
Mina Khanlarzadeh, Columbia University

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
PANEL VI: VIOLENCE(S)
Faculty Respondent: Prof. Sharika Thirangama, Stanford University
Alternative Imaginations of Self and the Nation among Women in the Kashmiri Resistance
Inshah Malik, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Children, Burghers and Tamils On Sal Mal Lane: the subaltern’s narrative of the ethnic riots
Shashikala Asella, University of Nottingham
The Work of Mourning: Affective Law and the search for Disappeared in Kashmir
Ather Zia, UCI
Sexing nations, gendering bodies: militarization of the India-Bangladesh border
Sahana Ghosh, Yale University

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LUNCH

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Panel VII: Narrative(s)
Faculty Respondent: Prof. G.S. Sahota, UCSC
Erotic Europeans: ‘Courtesan’ Miniature Painting of Awadh in the Early Modern Period
Natalia di Pietrantonio, Cornell University
The Story of the “Dancing-Girl” of Mohenjo-daro: Interpreting the Social Life of a Bronze Figurine
Ajay Thomas, Duke University
Pre-modern Homoeroticism and the Modern Urdu Critic
Alexander Jabbari, UCI
CONCURRENT PANEL

Seminar Room 320
Panel VIII: MASCULINITIES
Faculty Respondent: Prof. Nirvikar Singh, UCSC
Disrupting Manliness in the Reign of Jahangir
Ali Hassan, UCB
Masculinity, Domesticity and Physical Education: Reconstructing Gender and Religious Identity in Sikh Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Ferozepur
Mahima Manchanda, University of Mississippi
“Iconoclastically break your fag perceptions:” Performances of Alternative Masculini¬ties in Desi Hip Hop
Amrit Deol, UC-Merced

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
PROFESSOR RAKA RAY

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