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

South Asia Institute Workshop

Fri, May 2, 2008 • 05/02 Eastwood Room (Texas Union 2.102), 05/03 Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Participants:

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

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

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

Geeta Patel, Wellesley College Vernacular Risk and Sexuality

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

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

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

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

Sanjay Srivastava, Deakin University Moral Consumption: Among the Veg. Tacos and Baby Pizzas, Shekhar and Monica Make Silent, Unsatisfactory Love

Conference Program

MAY 1 (Thursday). 7PM: Welcome Dinner at the Woodburn House. (Participants)

MAY 2 (Friday). Texas Union Eastwood Room 2.102.

8:30 AM Welcome. Itty Abraham, South Asia Institute, Kamran Ali, Anthropology

9:00 AM-12:00 PM Session 1. Chair: Geeta Patel, Wellesley College Martha Selby, Asian Studies, UT Austin Sanjay Srivastava, Deakin University

12:00-1:30 LUNCH (for participants: Campus Club)

1:30-3:30 Session 2. Chair: Anjali Arondekar, UCSC Carla Petievich, Asian Studies, UT Austin

4:00-5:30 Session 3. Roundtable on Sexuality Research and Area Studies

MAY 3 (Saturday) Meyerson Conference Room WC Hogg 4.118

10:00-12:00 Session 4. Chair: Sandya Hewamanne, Drake University Kamran Ali, Anthropology, UT Austin

12:00-1:30 LUNCH (for all: Meyerson Lounge)

1:30-3:30 Session 5 Chair: Jeff Redding, Yale Law School Svati Shah, Wellesley College

4:00-5:30 Session 6. Roundtable

7:30 Conference Dinner at Clay Pit. (Participants)

Sponsored by: South Asia Institute, Department of Asian Studies, Department of English, Department of Religious Studies, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies' LGBTQ/Sexualities Research Cluster, and the Rapopo


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