Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Book Adda featuring Leela Gandhi's The Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and Democracy, 1900-1955

Monday, March 16, 2015

6 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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Commentators:

Toral Gajarawala, New York University

Forrest Gander, Brown University

Kevin McLaughlin, Brown University

Bhrigupati Singh, Brown University

Akhil Sharma, Rutgers University

Leela Gandhi joined the Brown faculty in 2014 as the John Hawkes Professor of Humanities and English. Gandhi is a literary and cultural theorist whose research and teaching focus on transnational literatures, postcolonial theory and ethics, and the intellectual history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Her publications include Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction (1998), the co-authored, England Through Colonial Eyes in Twentieth Century Fiction (2001), Measures of Home (2000), Affective Communities: Anticolonial Thought, Fin de Siècle Radicalism, and the Politics of Friendship (2006). She is currently working on a book length study about the confluence of democracy and ethics at the scene of early twentieth-century anti-colonialism and anti-fascism. She is also the co-author of the academic journal Postcolonial Studies and serves on the editorial board of the electronic journal Postcolonial Text.

 

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