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The literatures of South Asia

Littératures d'Asie du Sud

DELI project monthly seminar

Séminaire mensuel du projet DELI

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Published on Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

The DELI project is a French collaborative research project that aims to gather, spread and develop scholarship on South Asian literature in France. It has two main objectives: the first is to develop both a paper and online encyclopaedia of South Asian literature by collecting knowledge on South Asia’s literary traditions from the beginning to the contemporary period. The second aim and broader framework of enquiry of the DELI project is to reconsider the nature of South Asia’s literary cultures by exploring and by publicizing some of their specificities, such as cultural and literary dynamism, multilingualism, oral performance and transmission.

Announcement

Programme 2017-2018

Le vendredi de 10h30 à 12h30

à la BULAC, en salle RJ.23
65 rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris

Ouvert à tous

Contact : projetdeli2015@gmail.com

20 octobre 2017

  • Margrit Pernau (Max Planck Institute for Human Development)

Printing Modernity. Concepts of Temporality in Urdu Journals, 1870-1920

17 novembre 2017   

  • Dominique Vitalyos (Traductrice littéraire anglais et malayalam)

Kathakali, Krishnanâttam, Môhiniyâttam, sringâra et ses nuances dans la littérature des arts scéniques du Kerala

12 janvier 2018   

  • Clément Poutot (Université de Caen)

(séance conjointe avec le séminaire « Performances culturelles du genre »,)

La (prise de) position des femmes dans la pratique du théâtre de l'opprimé au Bengale Occidental

23 février 2018

  • EVA DE CLERCQ (Ghent University)

Cette séance aura lieu de 10h30 à 12h30 à la BULAC (salle RJ 13).

Questioning and transforming: the Jain Rāma stories

To this day, few other stories in India are as popular and influential as the ancient legend of Rāma, of which the oldest extant literary version is the Sanskrit epic Rāmāyaṇa by Vālmīki. Aside from Vālmīki's Rāmāyaṇa thousands of other versions of the story have been composed over the past twenty-five centuries in diverse forms and languages by authors from different ideological, geographical and social backgrounds. These all constitute the "Rāmāyana tradition". A crucial generative characteristic of this tradition is its questioning within the boundaries of the tradition. 
 
For, despite an undertone of idealism, the figure of Rāma is not devoid of controversy, leading to copious variants with reinterpretations, additions, etc., criticizing these acts implicitly and explicitly. One such tradition to have questioned in depth the Rāma story is that of the Jains.
 
This lecture will examine how and why Jainas, on the one hand integrated the character of Rāma into their world view, and, on the other hand, criticized the authoritative versions of the story.

23 mars 2018

  • Barnita Bagchi (Utrecht University)

« Ar Konokhane » (Somewhere Else): Aspects of Utopian and Dystopian Writing in Modern South Asia

27 avril 2018

  • Marielle Morin (CNRS/CEIAS)

Livres et lecteurs au Bengale au xixe siècle : des bibliothèques de Calcutta et de leurs fantômes...

25 mai 2018

  • Marine Carrin (CNRS/LISST-Centre d’anthropologie sociale)

Le théâtre santal engagé, une pièce contre la sorcellerie

Le séminaire est organisé par le projet DELI en collaboration avec la BULAC

Coordinateurs scientifiques 

  • Anne Castaing (CNRS/CEIAS)
  • Nicolas Dejenne (U. Sorbonne Nouvelle/MII)
  • Claudine Le Blanc (U. Sorbonne Nouvelle/CERC)
  • Ève Tignol (Aix-Marseille Université/IrAsia)

Subjects

Places

  • BULAC, Salle RJ 13 - 65 Rue des Grands Moulins
    Paris, France (75013)

Date(s)

  • Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Friday, October 20, 2017
  • Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Monday, November 27, 2017
  • Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Friday, April 27, 2018
  • Friday, May 25, 2018

Keywords

  • Littératures, Inde, Asie du Sud, Ramayana, Jains

Contact(s)

  • Ingrid Le Gargasson
    courriel : programmation [at] maisondesculturesdumonde [dot] org

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Ingrid Le Gargasson
    courriel : programmation [at] maisondesculturesdumonde [dot] org

To cite this announcement

« The literatures of South Asia », Seminar, Calenda, Published on Thursday, February 15, 2018, https://calenda.org/433809

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