This evening will include two talks focused on the theme of "Non-Violent Reading."
How does the study of anti- and post-colonial history affect our reading practices? This panel, featuring Leela Gandhi (University of Chicago) and Isabel Hofmeyr (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa), will examine theories and practices of anti-colonialism, focusing in particular on the work and legacies of Mohandas Gandhi. Leela Gandhi, will deliver a paper on "Ahimsaic Historiography: Reflections on a Hermeneutic of Non-Violence." Isabel Hofmeyr will speak on "Gandhi's Printing Press: Experiments in Slow Reading."