Event: In Many Worlds: Kudi / Kudiyurimai, Belonging, and Citizenship in the Tamil Imaginary, University of Toronto

Please join us for the Eighth Tamil Studies Conference:

“In Many Worlds: Kudi / Kudiyurimai,
Belonging, and Citizenship in the Tamil Imaginary”
Organized by the University of Toronto, St. George and Scarborough Campuses,
May 16- May 18, 2014.

The plenary speakers include: C.S. Lakshmi, (a world renowned author and feminist scholar), and V. Arasu, (Head of the Tamil Department at the University of Madras and leading scholar of Tamil literature and print culture).

There will be more than 30 papers read by scholars, artists, activists and writers from N.America, Europe, S.Asia, Central America and Australasia. This year there are several exciting cultural performances and art installations. (For schedule see www.tamilstudiesconference.ca)

On May 16, the opening reception and performances will be held at the University of Toronto, Scarborough around the theme of “Pirivu” (Separation). This event is free and open to the public.

On May 17, conference will be held at St George Campus, downtown (at William Doo Auditorium, New College, Wilcox and Spadina). This event is for registered attendees. Scroll below for details about registration and schedule, and details about “Mass Arrival” an art installation.

On May 17 and May 18, “Uravu:”  a special performance on queerness and belonging in Tamil Worlds (at William Doo Auditorium, New College, Wilcox and Spadina).
This will take place on May 17 @ 8.00pm
There will also be a show on May 18, @ 4:00
Tickets will be: $15 (early bird) and $20 (at the door)

Please see the website: http://www.tamilstudiesconference.ca/ for full details of the participating scholars, performances and to register to attend.  Registration is now open and will remain open until May 8 2014, 2pm. After this date, all those interested in attending the conference can register on the days of the conference.

Email: info@tamilstudiesconference.ca
Web: www.tamilstudiesconference.ca

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