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Tabish Khair

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Information about forthcoming conference (open to all students and faculty members):

 

THE VEIL AND LITERATURE

  

Funded by NORDFORSK

Hosted by the Institute of Language, Literature and Culture (English Department), Aarhus University

4th May 2009, Room 332, Building 1481, Nobelparken, Aarhus University

Programme

09:00 - 09:15: Introduction: Dr Tabish Khair, Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark.

09:15 - 10:15: Keynote Address: ‘The Veil: On Colour and the Violence of Prepositions', Professor Charles Lock, English Department, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

  

10:15-10:30: Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15: First Session (Three presentations of 25-30 minutes each, followed by discussion at the end of the session)

  • ‘Otherness in the Danish National Debates on Muslim Veils and Body Coverings', Linda Lund, Research Assistant in the EU project VEIL, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • ‘Talking Identities: A Discourse Analysis of how Ethnic Britons and British Muslims talk about Social Identities', Niels Svane, Research student, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark.

 

  • ‘The Transparent Veil: Muslim Male Figures in Paul Bowles's Short Stories', Dr Sebastien Doubinsky, French Department, Aarhus University, Denmark.

 

12:15 - 13:15: Lunch Break

 

13:15 - 15:00: Second Session (Three presentations)

  • ‘Veiling India', Lotta Strandberg, PhD student, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Helsinki, Finland.

 

  • ‘Covered by Sheet, Veil, or Curtain: Interpretations of Veiling in Salman Rushdie's Novels', Professor Joel Kuortti, Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Vaasa, Finland.

 

  • ‘Of Veils and Shame: Taslima Nasrin, Feminisms and Censorships in South Asia', Professor Brinda Bose, Hindu College, Delhi University, India.

 

15:00 - 15:15: Coffee Break

 

15:15 - 16:15: Third Session (Two presentations)

  • ‘Diasporic Encounters: Reading Leila Aboulela's Novel, Minaret', Anitta Kynsilehto, PhD student, Tampere Peace Research Institute, University of Tampere, Finland.

 

  • ‘Behind the Veil of Difference: Silence and Communication across Borders in Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide', Karin Filipson, PhD student, Växjo University, Sweden.

 

16:15 - 16:30: Concluding Remarks: ‘A Reading of Imtiaz Dharker and Ismat Chughtai', Dr Tabish Khair, Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark.