University of Leicester event to investigate ‘untouchable' works

Posted by ap507 at Jun 17, 2014 11:30 AM |
Dalit literature is focus of AHRC Research Network symposium

Innovative and revolutionary literature by a body of writers formerly known as ‘Untouchables’ is to be explored at an international event at the University.

‘Writing, Analysing, Translating Dalit Literature’ is a symposium celebrating Indian literature produced by Dalits, formerly known as Untouchables. 

It is hosted by the Centre for New Writing in partnership with the Centre for Postcolonial Studies at Nottingham Trent University and EMMA, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France. 

The symposium follows a conference ‘Contemporary Approaches to the Analysis of Dalit Literature’ on 23-24 June 2014, held at Nottingham Trent University. It is part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Research Network Series, 2014-16. 

At the symposium, which takes place in the Percy Gee Students’ Union Building,  the writer Ajay Navaria, the scholar and activist K. Satyanarayana and the translator and scholar of Dalit Literature Laura Brueck will be in discussion with Dr Corinne Fowler (pictured), Judith Misrahi-Barak and Nicole Thiara.  

The event takes place on Wednesday 25 June from 4 - 6pm at The Scholar, Percy Gee Students Union Building, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH. 

The symposium is free and all are welcome. The event is followed by a drinks reception.

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