Friday, March 7

1:00pm Opening Remarks

Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria (Brandeis)

1:30-3:00pm Panel 1

Sarah Pinto (Tufts), "Flights and Falls of the Single Girl: Fashion, Desire, and Destitution in Contemporary India"

Sangita Gopal (Oregon), "Between State and Capital: Women Make Movies"

Moderator: Smitha Radhakrishnan (Wellesley)

3:15-4:45pm Panel 2

Lucinda Ramberg (Cornell), "'We Were Always Buddhist': Notes on the Temporality and Sexual Politics of Dalit Conversion"

Ali Nobil Ahmad (LUMS), "The Dystopian Dialectics of Migration from Pakistan"

Moderator: Sarah Lamb (Brandeis)

Saturday, March 8

9:45-11:45am Panel 3

Naveeda Khan (Johns Hopkins), "The Dystopian Fights Over Land in the Belly of the River?"

Priya Joshi (Temple), "Dystopia, Past, Perfect"

Harris Solomon (Duke), "Gut Order and the Body Metabolic"

Moderator: Tulasi Srinivas (Emerson)

12:30-2:00pm Panel 4

William T.S. Mazzarella (Chicago), "Who the Hell Do the Censors Think They Are?"

Mrinalini Chakravorty (Virginia), "Transnational Dystopias: Contemporary South Asian Novels of Affliction"

Moderator: Ulka Anjaria (Brandeis)

2:00-2:30pm Closing Discussion

Moderators: Ulka Anjaria and Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria