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Space and dialogism

When: Thursday, 04 April 2019 - Thursday, 04 April 2019
Where: South West Engineering Building
Braamfontein Campus East
Seminar Room, Humanities Graduate Centre
Start time:17:00

Centre for Indian Studies invites you to this lecture as part of the 3rd Thinking from the Global South Distinguished Lectures.

Archives typically do not mention contiguous literary subjects working in different traditions and languages, promoting a view of separate life-worlds despite noticing "curious" similarities. A spatial approach that actively looks for the "multiplicity of stories and trajectories" (Massey) and is attentive to the dialogism of utterances (Bakhtin), by contrast, can go a long way into explaining the utterances themselves and who they are in silent dialogue with. This lecture will present two case studies from North India: the "silent dialogue" between Sufis and Sants (devotional poet saints), and an anthology of modern writing on the city of Allahabad.

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