DUI BANGLA : Bangladesh and West-Bengal from Environmental Issues to Cultural Perspectives

Dates :
Lundi 16 décembre 2019 - 09:00 - Mardi 17 décembre 2019 - 18:00
Lieu :
The University of Chicago (Center in Paris) et Inalco
Colloque international

DUI BANGLA : Bangladesh and West-Bengal from Environmental Issues to Cultural Perspectives

(Les deux Bengale : Bangladesh et Bengale-Occidental, des questions environnementales aux perspectives culturelles)
Manuscrit indien (Bibliothèque nationale de France)
Manuscrit indien (Bibliothèque nationale de France)

The Dui Bangla conference covers a wide range of topics, from environmental studies to literature, language pedagogy, and cinema. The aim of this event organized by the University of Chicago Center in Paris and the INALCO is to bring together scholars, translators, and language teachers from around the world to discuss topics pertaining to Bengal studies and Bengali language. The first day will be devoted to language and literature, while the second day will feature panels on social sciences and cinema. The keynote speakers will be Supriya Chaudhuri (Jadvapur University, Kolkata) on Monday, December 16th and Dipesh Chakrabarty (University of Chicago) on Tuesday, December 17th.

Organisateurs :

Philippe Benoît (philippe.benoit@inalco.fr) - Inalco (ASUH/Cerlom)
Thibaut d’Hubert (dhubert@uchicago.edu) - The University of Chicago (SALC)

Dates et lieux :

Lundi 16 décembre 2019, 9h-18h
The University of Chicago, Center in Paris
Interested people have to register: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/billets-dui-bangla-conference-82613973619
6 rue Thomas Mann, 75013 Paris

Mardi 17 décembre 2019, 9h-18h
Inalco, Auditorium
65 rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris

Monday 16/12
Venue: University of Chicago - Center in Paris, 6 rue Thomas Mann, 75013 Paris
Session I  Literature
Welcome speech
“Baṙu Caṇḍīdās’ parallels in the dramatic manuscripts from Kathmandu”
Dr. Makoto Kitada (Osaka University)
“The smell of Radha: concept of smell in Middle Bengali Texts”
Michal Panasiuk (University of Warsaw)
10h45  Coffee break
“Illiterate scribes? Premodern literacy and Middle Bengali textual criticism”
Thibaut d’Hubert (University of Chicago) et Saymon Zakaria (Bangla Academy, Dhaka)
“Rivers, Merchants, and Poets: Literary Geography in Bijayram Sen’s Tirthamaṅgal (1770)”
Richard Williams (SOAS, London)
Lunch (for the participants of the Conference)
Session II  Literature and language pedagogy
Keynote speech by Prof. Supriya Chaudhuri (Jadavpur University, Kolkata)
“Region, Nation, Border: reflections on Bengali literature and history”
“Amar Sonar Bangla: Building a Mythology of the Nation in Modern Bengali Literature (1871-1971)”
Jérémie Codron (Inalco, Paris)
15h45  Coffee break
“Dusting off the public image of Tagore in the West”
Bee Formentelli (Inalco, Paris)
“"Television of a Rotten Soul": A Reading of Phalguni Ray's Poetry”
Daniela Cappello (Universität Heidelberg)
“Teaching Bangla as a second language: A reflective narrative of an educator”
Mandira Bhaduri (University of Chicago)

Tuesday 17/12
Venue: Auditorium de l’Inalco, 65 rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris
No prior registration is required
Session III  Social sciences
Opening speech by the ambassador of Bangladesh in Paris
Keynote speech by Prof. Dipesh Chakrabarty, (University of Chicago)
“Dui or Many Banglas? Thinking Bengali History from the Diaspora”
“Hybrid Landscape and Fleeting People: Chars in Deltaic Bengal Connecting Dui Bangla”
Prof. Gopa Samanta (The University of Burdwan)
11h  Coffee break
“Poverty “Convergence” in Two Bengals: Trends, Explanations and Implications”
Binayak Sen (Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies)
“Fish, rivers and identities: negotiating being a frontier Bengali today”
Annu Jalais (National University of Singapore - Visiting Professor EHESS, Paris)
“Environment and Empire: Another History of the Calcutta Botanic Garden, c. 1860 – c. 1910”
Marine Bellégo (EHESS, Paris)
Lunch (for the participants of the Conference)
Session IV  Cinema
Rochona Majumdar (University of Chicago)
The Cloud-Capped Star (Meghe ḍhākā tārā), directed by Ritwik Ghatak
18h  Reception (hall 2nd floor)
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Type : 

  • Colloques et journées d'étude
Langue :
Région du monde :
Asie et Pacifique