Events Calendar

Lecture and Discussion with Renisa Mawani

The Komagata Maru, Anticoloniality, and the Itinerant Politics of Indigeneity
A public lecture by Renisa Mawani

 

Thursday, February 19 • 4-530pm • Donovan Lounge, 2nd Floor, Greenlaw Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill

 

The ship Komagata Maru – which carried 376 Punjabi migrants from Hong Kong to Vancouver – was the first vessel to be deported from North American waters in 1914. Thus, its journey has come to signal a high mark in immigration prohibitions and racial exclusion in Canada. While this historical narrative is significant in illuminating Canada’s long history of legalized racism and its ongoing politics of settler colonialism, the ship’s journey must also be viewed as a global transoceanic voyage, one that made visible the political, juridical, and racial unevenness of the British Empire. As the ship crisscrossed the Pacific and Indian Oceans it facilitated connections between India, the Dominions, and other British colonies and outposts (including Hong Kong, Malaya, and Singapore). Importantly, its voyage also galvanized support from British Indians across the empire, most notably in India and South Africa.

 

Drawing from her book, Across Oceans of Law, Professor Mawani's lecture will foreground one effect of the Komagata Maru’s journey: the emergence of a transoceanic anticolonialism that engendered a global and itinerant indigenous politics.

 

TO BE FOLLOWED BY A SEMINAR OPEN TO ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS AND FACULTY:

 

The Atmospherics of Race

A discussion with Renisa Mawani

 

Friday, February 20 • 4-6pm • Donovan Lounge, 2nd floor, Greenlaw Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill

 

This seminar will explore the relationship of postcolonial and critical race theories to recent scholarship on affect, species, and new materialisms. In preparation for the seminar, please read the two articles available at https://planetarities.web.unc.edu/events-2/

 

Renisa Mawani is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia, where her research focuses on colonial legal history, critical race studies, oceanic studies, and colonial India and its diaspora. She is the author of Colonial Proximities: Crossracial Encounters and Juridical Truths in British Columbia, 1871-1921.

 

 

For more information on these events, please contact Neel Ahuja at nahuja@email.unc.edu. Professor Mawani's visit to UNC is sponsored by the South Asia Faculty Working Group, with the support of the Center for Global Initiatives and the Carolina Asia Center. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Arts and Humanities and the Department of English and Comparative Literature.

Location: 

Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall

Event Date: 

Repeats every day until Fri Feb 20 2015 .
Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:00am to 6:00am
Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:00am to 6:00am

Critical Speaker Series - Kate Marshall Talk: “Novels by Aliens: Nonhuman Narration and American Realism”

Professor Kate Marshall (University of Notre Dame) will visit to deliver a lecture and seminar as part of the Critical Speakers Series.

For questions about these events, contact Professor David Baker at davidbak@email.unc.edu

Location: 

Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Event Date: 

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:30am to 5:00am

Critical Speaker Series - Kate Marshall Seminar: “Contemporary Fiction in Geological Time”

Professor Kate Marshall (University of Notre Dame) will visit to deliver a lecture and seminar as part of the Critical Speakers Series.

For questions about these events, contact Professor David Baker at davidbak@email.unc.edu

Location: 

Gaskin Library, 524 Greenlaw Hall

Event Date: 

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:30am to 5:00am

Critical Speakers Series - Lisa Lowe Talk: "Colonial Difference and the Neoliberal Present"

Professor Lisa Lowe (Tufts University) will visit to deliver a lecture and seminar as part of the Critical Speakers Series.

For questions about these events, contact Professor David Baker at davidbak@email.unc.edu

 

Location: 

Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Event Date: 

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:30am to 6:00am

Armfield Poetry Reader- Tom Healy

Armfield Poetry Reader, Tom Healy
Thursday February 19
3:30 PM
Dialectic Chamber
New West Building

Location: 

Dialectic Chamber, New West Building

Event Date: 

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 3:30am

2014 Thomas Wolfe Lecture - Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros is the author of The House on Mango Street.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Location: 

Genome Sciences Building Auditorium

Event Date: 

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:30pm

Orientation for New PhD Comparative Literature Students

Donovan Lounge is located on the 2nd floor of Greenlaw Hall.

Location: 

Donovan Lounge

Event Date: 

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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