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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

Hindi in Texas and Beyond

Sat, April 10, 2010 • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM • WCH 4.118

A Symposium in Honor of Herman van Olphen

In honor of Asian Studies professor Herman van Olphen and his long-serving career in Hindi pedagogy, the Hindi Urdu Flagship will host a symposium entitled Hindi in Texas and Beyond on Saturday, April 10 in the Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118. This day-long event will feature presentations from both Austin-based and national Hindi scholars. The program will begin at 10 am (with coffee and pastries served at 9:30) and conclude at 4:30pm. All presentations are free and open to the public. A full program is listed below:

Hindi in Texas and Beyond
A Symposium in Honor of Herman van Olphen
Saturday, April 10, 2010
10 am - 4:30 pm
Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Why Meter Matters: Reading 20th Century Hindi Poetry from the Perspective of Metrical Structure
Michael Shapiro, University of Washington

Composite Culture and Cosmopolitanism in Ehtesham Manzoor's Sukha Bargad, Arvind Adiga's White Tiger, and Slumdog Millionaire
Kathryn Hansen, University of Texas at Austin

The Rhetorical Energy of Old Hindi Verse Structures
Rupert Snell, University of Texas at Austin

Mahadevi Varma:  A Modern Mirabai?
Sarah Green, University of Texas at Austin

Register and Dialect as Markers of Dalit Consciousness in Contemporary Hindi Fiction
Laura Brueck, University of Colorado

The Language of a Saint: Colloquialisms and Philosophical Concepts
Jishnu Shankar, University of Texas at Austin

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visit symposium.hindiurduflagship.org or email hindiurdu@austin.utexas.edu for further details

Sponsored by: Hindi Urdu Flagship Program


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