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Romanticism and Canonicity: Lessons from the Colonial Margin

Date & time
Monday, March 18, 2024
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Kedar A. Kulkarni


This event is free


Department of Religions and Cultures & Centre for Sensory Studies


Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Room 1120

Wheel chair accessible


Join us for an enlightening talk by Kedar A. Kulkarni, as he delves into the fascinating intersections of Marathi literature with global literary movements in the nineteenth century. Drawing from his recent book, World Literature and the Question of Genre in Colonial India, Kulkarni will explore the nuanced relationships between Marathi literature and global romanticism, and how editorial processes have shaped the canon of Indian authors and poets.

Key Highlights:

  • Global Romanticism
  • Editorial Processes
  • Intellectual, Literary, and Colonial Histories

Speaker Bio

Kedar A. Kulkarni is a literary and performance historian who situates Indian literature and performance within global paradigms, borrowing lenses from colonial and postcolonial studies, comparative literature, and theatre and performance studies. He has written about slavery and caste in south Asia, aspects of intellectual history and theory, book history, canonicity, and Marathi theatre and performance. He is an Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at FLAME University, India. His first book, World Literature and the Question of Genre in Colonial India: Poetry, Drama, and Print Culture 1790-1890 (Bloomsbury 2022) won the American Comparative Literature Association’s Helen Tartar First Book Subvention Grant.

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