Archives and Afterlives: Panel Discussion

Panel discussion on ‘Archives and Afterlives: Literary Studies Now’ [Critical Humanities event]. It was moderated by Baidik Bhattacharya. The panelists included Aakriti Mandhwani, Teja Verma Pusapati & Vinayak Das Gupta.

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This panel brings together some of the new and most exciting voices in contemporary literary studies in India to reflect on the nature of literary archives and the way such archives shape research imaginations for our times. Drawing on their innovative works across different archives and locations, and through diverse media, the three speakers will discuss the status of literary studies now, with some speculations on its future itinerary.

Panelists

Aakriti Mandhwani is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Shiv Nadar University. Her research interests include book and magazine history, popular literature, Hindi literature and literary history, and the history of libraries in South Asia.

Teja Varma Pusapati is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Shiv Nadar University. Her new project on Victorian imperial periodicals has been awarded a Curran Fellowship by the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals.

Vinayak Das Gupta is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Shiv Nadar University. His research focuses on the analysis of historical photographs using visual theory and computational methods.

Moderator

Baidik Bhattacharya is Associate Professor at Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi. He works at the crossroads of literary studies, social sciences, and philosophy.

Friday, 8 January 2021
3 pm, Zoom http://bit.ly/2JFfI4D