Keynote Speaker

Srinivas AravamudanSrinivas Aravamudan

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be Srinivas Aravamudan, Professor of English and Director of the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.

Srinivas Aravamudan specializes in eighteenth-century British and French literature and in postcolonial literature and theory. He is the author of Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688-1804 (1999, Duke University Press) and Guru English: South Asian Religion in A Cosmopolitan Language (2006, Princeton University Press). His current work includes two book-length studies, one on the eighteenth-century French and British oriental tale, and the other on sovereignty and anachronism.

Professor Aravamudan will present his keynote address, Stranger’s Justice: Toward An Anti-National Theory of the Novel, on Friday afternoon.

Srinivas Aravamudan – Duke University Page