Staying home this summer?
Travel the globe with this Summer Online course:
Professor Kavita Daiya
Study modern global literature and cinema through the theme of travel and cross-cultural encounters.
Encounter fiction, film, travel writing, music videos,
and essays that illuminate the wonderful, startling and troubling aspects of travel and cross-cultural encounters historically, from England, India, Iran, Nigeria, the United States and Sri Lanka.
Themes we will explore:
cross-cultural romance and desire,
gender, friendship and conflict, colonialism and globalization,
and what happens to identity, ethnicity, race and cultural community in transit.
Professor Kavita Daiya is the Visiting NEH Chair in the Humanities, 2015-2016 and the author of Violent Belongings: Partition, Gender and National Culture in Postcolonial India (paperback), as well as the associate editor of South Asian Review. She is Associate Professor in the Department of English, and affiliated faculty in the Women’s Studies Program, the Asian Studies Program, the Sustainability Program, and the Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University in Washington DC. She teaches courses on global migration, gender, postcolonial literature, race and ethnic studies, and cinema studies.