Wednesday, October 24th
Speaker: Siraj Ahmed
Title: “Archaeology of Babel: Critical Method and Colonial Law”
Location: Graduate Center, CUNY, Room 5409
The Eighteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Studies Group and the Postcolonial Studies Group are proud to present Siraj Ahmed, who will be discussing his current project entitled Archaeology of Babel: Critical Method and Colonial Law and his forthcoming article in Critical Inquiry, “Notes from Babel: Toward a Colonial History of Comparative Literature.” Siraj Ahmed is an assistant professor of English at Lehman College and the author of The Stillbirth of Capital: Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India (Stanford University Press, 2012). His work also appears in The Postcolonial Enlightenment (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Representations. Kristina Huang, a CUNY Graduate Center doctoral student of English, will be the respondent for this event.