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PLENARIES

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11.00am – 1.00pm/ JGLS

Opening Plenary: WHAT IS INSURRECTIONARY KNOWLEDGE?

This conversation will engage with questions regarding the role of critical theory within neo-liberal spaces of higher education, and what it means to engage with a theory of revolution under conditions within the academy where particular kinds of knowledge and breeds of expertise are deeply entrenched. Can academic boycotts be a method of revolutionary practice within the university space? How do we imagine and practice a radical pedagogy of critical theory?

Participants:

B.S. Chimni, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Vinay Lal, University of California, Los Angeles
Saroj Giri, University of Delhi
Pankaj Jha, University of Delhi Costas Douzinas, University of London [via video conference]
Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley [correspondence]


Moderator: Sunalini Kumar, University of Delhi

Saturday, September 17, 2011 3.30 – 5.00pm/ Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi

Closing Plenary: POSTCOLONIAL PEREGRINATIONS: REFLECTIONS ON SUBALTERN STUDIES IN SOUTH ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA

Where is the here and now and where will be the then and there of “subaltern studies”? Where will a critical stocktaking of the future of “subaltern studies” in South Asia and Latin America take us? What are the ‘new’ directions in which “subaltern studies” scholarship has moved transnationally? Has "subaltern studies" outlived its relevance? That is, has its very success in reworking the idea of subjectivity made it redundant because an un-problematized notion of the subject no longer exists against which the subaltern can be counter-posed? How else to explain the end of Subaltern Studies Volumes from the original collective?

Participants:

Ileana Rodriguez, Ohio State University
Shail Mayaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

Moderator: Nivedita Menon, Jawaharlal Nehru University


   
   
   
   
   
 
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