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March 21

7:00pm

AMITAV GHOSH, Stanford Distinguished Professor in the Humanities
"Speaking of Babel: The Risks and Rewards of Writing About Polyglot Worlds"
The College of Arts and Sciences Gallery,
Wesley Foundation, 1210 Stanford Drive

 

March 22 *

8:45am

Opening Remarks

 

9:00am

PANEL I - Language and Expediency

PHILIPPE VAN PARIJS, University of Louvain
"Polyglot Democracy: Achievements and Challenges in Plurilingual Countries and in the European Union"

RENATO ORTIZ, State University of Campinas
"World-Modernity and the Market of Linguistic Goods"

SUMATHI RAMASWAMY, Duke University
"The Wager on English in Dalit India"

Commentator: ILEANA PORRAS, University of Miami School of Law

 

11:00am

BREAK

 

11:15am

PANEL II - Language and Affect

SHADEN TAGELDIN, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities "The Foreignness of the Vernacular: Afterwords to the Egyptian Revolutions of 1919 and 2011"

LUIS CARCAMO-HUECHANTE, University of Texas, Austin "Against Acoustic Colonialism: Mapuche Radio, or the Performance of Indigenous Language Politics in Chile"

PIETER MOULTON JUDSON, Swarthmore College
"Separate and Equal: Language Policy in the Habsburg Empire 1867-1918"

Commentator: CHRISTINA CIVANTOS, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami

 

1:15pm

LUNCH

 

2:15pm

III - Language and Equity

CRISTINA RODRIGUEZ, Yale Law School
"Language, Markets, and Democracy"

ANDREW SIMPSON, University of Southern California "Language and the Establishment of Independence and Democracy in Post-Colonial Asia"

RON SCHMIDT, California State University, Long Beach "Language Rights and the Requirements for Democracy"

Commentator: CLAUS OFFE, University of Humboldt, Berlin

 

4:15pm

BREAK

 

4:30pm

Closing Discussion

AMITAV GHOSH and PARTICIPANTS

Moderated by ANSON RABINBACH, Princeton University

 

5:30pm

RECEPTION

 

*All discussions take place on March 22 at the University of Miami School of Law, Faculty meeting room.

 

 

CO-SPONSORS

  • The University of Miami School of Law

  • The University of Miami Center for the Humanities

  • The University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

With support from:

  • The University of Miami Program in American Studies

  • The University of Miami Center for Latin American Studies

  • The University of Miami Program in Women's Gender Studies