Programme

Day 1: Thursday, 19 May 2016

10.00 – 10.30: Coffee and introduction

10.30 – 12.30: Panel 1 – Defining women’s autobiography (Chair: Tara Puri)

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, ‘Interrogating Theories of Difference: Gender, Autobiography and the Self in Muslim South Asia’

Monika Browarczyk, ‘Aur.. aur… aurat. Women’s Autobiographies in Hindi’

12.30 – 1.30: Lunch

1.30 – 3.30: Panel 2 – National history and personal trauma (Chair: Elżbieta Pakszys)

Barnita Bagchi, ‘“Ar Konokhane”/ Somewhere Else: Memory, Desire, and Utopia in Women’s Life-Writing’

Anne Castaing, ‘Writing Intimacy in the narrative of Partition : Amrita Pritam, Anis Kidwai and Jyotirmohee Devi’

3.30 – 4.00: Coffee break

4.00 – 6.00: Panel 3 – Critical self-fashioning (Chair: Sven Sellmer)

Alaka Chudal, ‘A life of the “other” and a story of the “self”: Shivrani Devi in Premcand ghar mē

Alessandra Consolaro, ‘Immanence, abjection, and transcendence in Prabhā Khetān’s autobiography Anyā se ananyā

6.00 – 6.30: Coffee

6.30 – 7.00: बदलते चेहरे / Changing Faces – Monodrama by Mandar Shrikrishna Purandare

7.00: Conference dinner

 

Day 2: Friday, 20 May 2016

9.30 – 10.00: Coffee

10.00 – 12.00: Panel 4 – Autobiography and transhistorical stories of womanhood (Chair: Krzysztof Stroński)

Lidia Sudyka, ‘The Santānagopāla Theme in Contemporary Sanskrit Women’s Writing of Kerala’

Nora Melnikova, ‘Mīrā Bāī: Biography and autobiography’

12.00 – 1.00: Lunch

1.00 – 3.00: Panel 5 – Autobiography and fiction (Chair: Monika Browarczyk)

Lisa-Marie Reuter, ‘Fact or Fiction? Autobiographical Elements in Pre-Independence Prose Writings by Women’

Tara Puri, ‘Autobiography as novel: The case of Krupabai Satthianadhan’s Saguna

3.00 – 4.00: Coffee and concluding remarks (Chair: Barnita Bagchi)

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