Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Eighth Conference on East-West Inter-cultural Relations - University of California, Merced and Ramjas College

University of California, Merced and Ramjas College, University of Delhi 
Eighth Conference on East-West Intercultural Relations

Reconsidering Cultural Ideologies and Identities in India and Beyond
March 17 – 18, 2016, Ramjas College, Delhi University, India

(The conference is open to all) 

Conference Schedule:
Thursday, March 17
9:00-9:20 am       Welcome by Dr Rajendra Prasad, Principal, Ramjas College
9:20-9:30 am       Welcome by co-organizer Ignacio López-Calvo, UC Merced
9:30-10:30 am     Keynote Lecture by Dr. Dilip Simeon
(Conference Hall)

Keynote Lecture: Dr. Dilip Simeon
Writer, Historian, and Trustee, Aman Public Charitable Trust
Satyagraha: An Answer to Modern Nihilism

10:30 am - 10:40 am Coffee

10:40 am -1:10 pm

Panel 1: The East in Paz, Neruda, Martí, Cortázar, Palou (Conference Hall)
Chair: Teresa Rinaldi (National University)
Daniel Cooper, University of California, Los Angeles
The Poet, liberated: Octavio Paz and Indian Thought

Pedro Cebollero, Auburn University
Pablo Neruda’s Memoirs: A View of South and East Asia beyond Orientalism and Alterity

Vinh Pham, Cornell University, New York
Death of an Empire: Decadence and Asian Pragmatism in José Martí’s ‘Paseo por la tierra de los Annamitas’

Araceli Tinajero, The City College of New York
The Traces of the Floating World

Sonya Surabhi Gupta, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi
Beyond Orientalism?: India in the works of Julio Cortázar

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