Leela Gandhi - March 4, 2013

Leela Gandhi

Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago

"Gandhi after Gandhi"

8:00 PM Monday, March 04, 2013
Dennison Theatre


3:10 PM Monday, March 04, 2013
Gallagher Business Building 123

Leela Gandhi is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Chicago. In her teaching and research, she focuses on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century drama, the culture of late-Victorian radicalism, Indo-Anglian literature, and Postcolonial theory. She is the author of many publications, including Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction (1998), England Through Colonial Eyes in Twentieth-Century Fiction (2001), and Affective Communities: Anticolonial Thought, Fin de Siecle Radicalism, and the Politics of Friendship (2006). Her latest book, The Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and the Practice of Democracy, 1900- 1955, is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.

*Please note: Professor Gandhi's appearance will replace that of Ashis Nandy, who was forced to cancel his visit to UM for health reasons.