Join us for an exciting afternoon lecture next week on William Shakespeare's The Tempest, with Professor Azfar Hussain. The talk will take place in Neuberger Hall 407 at 3:00 PM on December 19th. Refreshments will be served.
Re-mobilizing Shakespeare’s famous character Caliban—a character whose slavery as a bonded laborer prompts his mood and mode of resistance and even his poetic explosion such as “You taught me language, and my profit on’t/ Is I know how to curse”—as a metaphor, this mixed-genre presentation explores, from certain relatively ignored non-Western perspectives, the very significance of “interdisciplinarity” as a poetic performance and even as a form of praxis that connects the autobiographical and the historical, the metaphorical and the material, the academic and the non-academic, and the local and the global. The presentation also offers a few working propositions about interdisciplinarity as a transformative practice in activist scholarship and public humanities, again from non-Western perspectives.