Non-Violent Reading

General Programming

  • Free and open to the public
  • First come, first seated
  • Photo ID required for entry

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."

  • Isabel Hofmeyr Professor of African Literature University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Leela Gandhi Professor of English University of Chicago