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Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

Conference to explore sexuality in South Asia

The conference "New Research on Sexuality in South Asia", to be held May 2-3 at UT-Austin, is co-sponsored by the South Asia Institute, Deparmtent of Asian Studies, Department of English, Department of Religious Studies, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies' LGBTQ/Sexualities Research Cluster, and the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice.

Posted: April 17, 2008


The conference will include the following lectures:

Courtesan in the Living Room: Fantasy and the Lived Experience
Kamran Ali (UT Austin)

Archival Attachments: Sexuality, Historiography and Colonial India
Anjali Arondekar (UC Santa Cruz)

Producing Resistance: Transnational Work, Transgressive Readings and Negotiation of Desire in Sri Lanka
Sandya Hewamanne (Drake University)

Vernacular Risk and Sexuality
Geeta Patel (Wellesley College)

The Problem of the Erotic in Urdu Literature
Carla Petievich (UT Austin)

What a Queer Research Agenda for Pakistan Might Look Like
Jeff Redding (Yale Law School)

On Wind and its Vagaries: Biomorality and the Aesthetics of Sexual Excess in Sanskrit Medical Literature
Martha Selby (UT Austin)

Sex Workers’ Organizing in India: Historical and Political Perspectives
Svati Shah (Wellesley College)

Sexuality, Islamophobia, and Transnational Activism
Dina Siddiqui (New York University)


Dates and locations:

May 2, 2008 – Eastwood Room, Texas Union, 2.102 (8-5)
May 3, 2008 – Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118 (8-5)

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