Non-Violent Reading

Thursday, April 18, 2013  6:15pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room


Free and open to the public

First come, first seated

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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


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