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T1 Seminars

SEMINARS: Thursdays 3:30-4:30; 4:30-5:30; 5:30-6:30 H5.07

 

Seminar Guidelines

Attendance: Attendance at each seminar is mandatory. If there is a medical reason or any other urgent condition, a written note should be submitted for record.

Seminar Participation: Seminars generally succeed or fail because of the quality of group participation. This means that you must keep on top of the required readings—reading thoroughly, carefully and in a timely manner. In order to prepare for the seminar, you should formulate a question and a point for discussion for each reading. One useful way to do this is to focus on a specific part of a reading.

Class Presentation: Each seminar participant will be required to sign up for at least one class presentation on the week’s readings. The presenter/s will be required to formulate about 4 questions based on the readings and present them to the group. You will need to type these up and make copies for everyone in class. Don’t forget to write your name and week on it.

The questions can be up to a paragraph long and should aim at provoking discussion. In other words, you are being asked to write questions to enable conversation; you are not being asked to write questions for exams. So make sure the questions are not ones that can be answered in an objective manner by anyone who has read the text.

 
List of Discussants

3:30-4:30 pm

Week Three: Salman Rushdie, Shame (1983). SEVERYN, GEORGIE

Week Four: Mirza Waheed, The Collaborator (2011) HADEEL, WILLA

Week Five: Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things (1997). ANNA, LAUREN, BECCA

Week Seven: Amitav Ghosh, The Hungry Tide (2004). KAYA, ALICE, LOUISE

 Week Eight: Amruta Patil, Kari (2008). AMHARA, FREYA

Film: Masaan (Crematorium) (2015) (dir., Neeraj Ghaywaan)

 Week Nine: Arvind Adiga, The White Tiger (2008) IZZY, MONICA

 Week Ten: Mahasweta Devi, ‘Pterodactyl, Puran Sahay, and Pirtha’. Imaginary Maps (1995) Pterodactyl

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, ‘November is the Month of Migrations’, ‘Baso-jhi’ and 'The Adivasi Will Not Dance' from The Adivasi Will Not Dance: Stories (2015). FARAH, VINNY

4:30-5:30 pm

Week Three: Salman Rushdie, Shame (1983). PHOEBE

Week Four: Mirza Waheed, The Collaborator (2011). REBECCA

Week Five: Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things (1997). ANJALI

Week Seven: Amitav Ghosh, The Hungry Tide (2004). KATIE, ESHA DHALIWAL, OYIN

 Week Eight: Amruta Patil, Kari (2008). EMILY, ESHA VOLVIKAR

Film: Masaan (Crematorium) (2015) (dir., Neeraj Ghaywaan)

 Week Nine: Arvind Adiga, The White Tiger (2008). DANIELLA, SANIKA

 Week Ten: Mahasweta Devi, ‘Pterodactyl, Puran Sahay, and Pirtha’. Imaginary Maps (1995) Pterodactyl

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, ‘November is the Month of Migrations’, ‘Baso-jhi’ and 'The Adivasi Will Not Dance' from The Adivasi Will Not Dance: Stories (2015). ISLA, ELLIE

5:30-6:30 pm

Week Three: Salman Rushdie, Shame (1983) MILLIJA

Week Four: Mirza Waheed, The Collaborator (2011) ALANA, SIMRAN

Week Five: Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things (1997) UMARAH, ANOOPA

Week Seven: Amitav Ghosh, The Hungry Tide (2004) DECLAN, NIKHITA

 Week Eight: Amruta Patil, Kari (2008) SHAKIRA, JASMINE

Film: Masaan (Crematorium) (2015) (dir., Neeraj Ghaywaan)

 Week Nine: Arvind Adiga, The White Tiger (2008) ZARA, ISABELLE

 Week Ten: Mahasweta Devi, ‘Pterodactyl, Puran Sahay, and Pirtha’. Imaginary Maps (1995) Pterodactyl

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, ‘November is the Month of Migrations’, ‘Baso-jhi’ and 'The Adivasi Will Not Dance' from The Adivasi Will Not Dance: Stories (2015) MEGHAN, HARRY