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டொரோண்டோ பல்கலைக்கழகம் – மே 11-14 2006 தமிழ் ஆய்வு கருத்தரங்கு

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TAMIL STUDIES CONFERENCE

“TROPES TERRITORIES AND COMPETING REALITIES”

CENTRE FOR SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

MAY 11-14, 2006

The Centre for South Asian Studies of the University of Toronto and the University of Windsor will host an interdisciplinary Tamil Studies Conference in Toronto from May11th-14th, 2006

This conference will bring together Tamil Studies scholars from North America, Europe, South Asia, and Australasia.

The disciplines represented range from History, Literature, Anthropology, Religion, Cultural Psychology, Linguistics, and Diaspora Studies.

Over 30 scholars from universities as diverse as the School of Oriental and African Studies, Harvard University, Yale University, Uppsala University, Massey University, French Institute of Pondicherry, McGill University, Columbia University, University of Toronto, and the University of Jaffna will participate in this important conference.

ALL ARE WELCOME

(Online Registration Required)

chelvak@gmail.com

‘TROPES, TERRITORIES AND COMPETING REALITIES ‘

Tamil Studies Conference

May 11-14, 2006

Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Toronto

PROGRAM

Thursday, May 11

Reception: 7.00-8.00 p.m. (Location: TBA).

Friday, May 12

7.30-8.30 a.m. Breakfast (Scholars Only), Registration

8.30-9.00 Opening

9.00-11.00 HISTORICAL LITERATURE

Martha Selby, University of Texas, Austin:

Style and Substance in a Late Old Tamil Anthology

Archana Venkatesan, St. Lawrence University:

“Why abandon a lovely rabbit to chase after a crow ?”

The Talaivi in the Matal Poems of Tirumankaiyalvar

Indira Peterson, Mount Holyoke College:

The Kuravanji Fortune-teller Dramas of Tamil Nadu:

Local and Global Discourses in Early Modern Tamil

Sascha Ebeling, University of Chicago:

Pulavars and Potentates in Nineteenth-century South India:

Structures of Literary Patronage at the Zamindars ‘ Courts

11.00-11.20 REFRESHMENTS

11.20-1.20 p.m. CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

E. Annamalai, Yale University:

Challenges of Language to Modern Tamil Creative Writing

M. Kannan, French Institute, Pondicherry:

Contemporary Dalit Literature

C. Kanaganayagam, Trinity College, University of Toronto:

Genre, Space and Typology in Contemporary Sri

Lankan Tamil Literature

V. Geetha, Chennai:

Caste, Gender and the Tamil Realist Novel Today

1.20-2.30 LUNCH BREAK

2.30-4.30 DIASPORA STUDIES

Suresh Canagarajah. Baruch College, CUNY:

Constructing a Diaspora Identity in English

Mark Whittaker, University of South Carolina, Aiken:

A Death and the Tamil Diaspora: Some Reflections on the

Multiple Audiences of Sivaram Dharmaratnam

S.J. Tambiah, Harvard University:

Negotiating Cultures: Tamil Youth in Toronto

A.J.V. Chandrakanthan,

When Two Cultures Collide at the Bed-Side: Religio-cultural

Perspectives on a Tamil Ethic of Care

R. Cheran, University of Windsor:

Diasporicity: Toronto and its Diasporas

4.30-5.00 REFRESHMENTS

5.00-7.00 VISUAL ARTS AND MEDIA

5.00-6.20 Territory, Identity and Liminality in Contemporary Painting

T. Sanathanan, University of Jaffna

Geevan (Nanda Kandasamy), Toronto

Karuna (Eugene Vincent), Toronto

Note: T. Shanaathanan and Geevan will give a slide presentation of their work. They will then be joined by Karuna for the Q & A. All three artists ‘ work will

be displayed during the conference and all three will be available during the conference to discuss their work.

6.20-7.00 The Animation of a South Indian Folk Epic

Brenda Beck, Sophia Hilton Foundation

7.30 DINNER: Hosted by the Tamil Literary Garden

(Scholars Only)

Saturday, May 13

9.00-11.0 a.m. PRE-COLONIAL HISTORY

Peter Schalk, Uppsala University:

A Contested Past: Historiography in the Civil War in Sri

Lanka

P. Ragupathy, University of Jaffna:

Writing Tamil History: “Post National” Perspectives

Daud Ali, School of Oriental and African Studies:

Palace Establishments in the Chola Empire: A Study of the

Term Velam in Chola Epigraphy

Katherine Young, McGill University:

Drummers and Changing Images of Tamil Identity: from

Cankam to Bhakti Poetry

Leslie Orr, Concordia University:

Marching to a Different Beat: The Changing Fortunes of the

Drummer in Medieval Tamil Nadu

11.00-11.30 REFRESHMENTS

11.30-1.00 p.m PANEL DISCUSSION: Pursuing Tamil Studies in North America

Parvathy Kanthasamy, Toronto

Bernard Bate, Yale University

Martha Selby, University of Texas, Austin

Katherine Young, McGill University

Daud Ali, SOAS

1.00-2.00 LUNCH BREAK

2.00-4.00 COLONIAL/POST-COLONIAL HISTORY

Bernard Bate, Yale University:

Textuality and Social Transformation in Mid-nineteenth

Century Jaffna

Susan Schomburg, Swarthmore College:

Lovely, Recalcitrant Women: Tay Tamil, Cultural Agency and

Islamic Histories

Ravindran Vaitheespara, University of Manitoba:

Revisiting the Sri Lankan Left in Relation to the Tamil National

Question

Davesh Soneji, McGill University:

No More Nautches in Poodoocottah: Colonial Modernity, Memory

and the Devadasi Dance Tradition of the Viralimalai Murukan

Temple

4.00-4.30 REFRESHMENTS

4.30-6.30 ANTHROPOLOGY

Val Daniel, Columbia University:

Coping with Displacement: Ethics of Recognition or the Will to

Power

Patricia Lawrence, University of Colorado:

Batticaloa ‘s Shadows: Violence and Recovery

R. Mahalingam, University of Michigan:

Culture, Idealized Beliefs about Gender and Psychological Well

Being

Margaret Trawick, Massey University:

Duttugamani and Senguttuvan

Yamuna Sangarasivam, Nazareth College

Racism and Terrorism: Old Fears as New Anxieties

7.30 FUNDRAISING DINNER. Attendance by ticket only

Note: Participating scholars are guests at this dinner and will be

transported to the dinner by bus. For those who wish to return

early to the Hotel there will be a bus to bring you back at 9.30 p.m.

Others can stay on till late!

Sunday, May 14

TBA

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