[Msa-discuss] Laetitia Zecchini at the Modernism Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center (Harvard), Thursday 18 Mar 2021, 6pm

Samuel Alexander salexand at endicott.edu
Fri Mar 12 16:06:25 EST 2021

Dear Colleagues,

The Modernism Seminar of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard will
convene on Thursday, March 18 at 6:00pm to hear Laetitia Zecchini (CNRS-Paris)
speak on:

*“The Cultural Cold War *

*& *

*The Poetics of Postcolonial Modernism(s) in India”*

The presentation will take place via Zoom (registration instructions are
included below).

*Laetitia Zecchini *is a tenured research fellow at the CNRS (Paris) and
currently visiting scholar at Boston University. Her research focuses on
contemporary Indian poetry, on postcolonial modernisms and on the politics
of literature. She is the author of *Arun Kolatkar and
Literary Modernism in India, Moving Lines* (Bloomsbury, 2014) and has
recently co-edited "The Worlds of Bombay Poetry" (*Journal of Postcolonial
Writing*, 2017) and "The Locations of (World) Literature: Perspectives from
Africa and South Asia (*Journal of World Literature*, 2019). She is
co-investigator of the AHRC-funded project writers and free expression
<https://writersandfreeexpression.com/>, and is at work on a monograph
around issues of literary activism and struggles for cultural/literary
freedoms in postcolonial India.

In order to maintain the interactive nature of the seminar, we will limit
attendance to 25. To reserve a “seat,” please visit this registration link
<https://forms.gle/NsmJkGGvS5bDe3ta6> and enter your information so that we
can email you the meeting link and password next week.

Details about the Center, including a calendar of events, are available at:

*Upcoming Spring 2021 Speaker*

Thursday, April 22 at 6pm: Len Gutkin (Associate Editor, *The Chronicle
Review*), “Camp’s Abstractions: Dandyism, Ivy Compton-Burnett, and Modernism's

Best wishes,

Sam Alexander, Endicott College

salexand at endicott.edu


John Paul Riquelme, Boston University

jpriquel at bu.edu

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