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Noted Indian scholar to visit

Manju Jaidka, of the department of English at Panjab University in Chandigarh, India, will lecture on diasporic writing from India, at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in the Bachelor Hall reading room. Her talk will include a special emphasis on Indian women writers.

Jaidka is the author of three books on U.S. and English Poetry — Confession and Beyond: The Poetry of Sylvia Plath (1991), Tiresias and Other Masks: English and American Poetry after the Waste Land (1994) and T.S. Eliot’s Use of Popular Sources (1997) as well as numerous articles, research papers and reviews in India and abroad.

She has held Fulbright post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard and Yale and Rockefeller fellowships at the International Forum for U.S. Studies at the University of Iowa and in Bellagio, Italy.

As the former president and current secretary of MELUS-India (Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), she has been the driving force behind three international conferences staged in India.

The event is sponsored by the English department, the women’s studies program, the honors program and the Center for American and World Studies.

Refreshments and an informal question and answer period will follow her talk.

Date Published: 10/17/2002
Volume: 22   Number: 12

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