'Critical Contours of Maithili Studies' Symposium (ACSA Madison 2022)

Symposium Schedule

Wednesday, 19 October 2022

8:30 am–10:00 am US CST (2:30-4:00pm BST, 3:30-5:00pm CEST, 7:00-8:30pm IST)

Ufaque Paikar (Teaching Fellow, Ashoka University). Muslim Singers of Maithili Mars̱īya in Nineteenth Century Bihar.

Mithilesh Kumar Jha (Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati). Vidyapati’s Purush Pariksha and its rediscoveries in early twentieth-century.

10:15 am–12:30 pm US CST (4:15-6:30pm BST, 5:15-7:30pm CEST, 8:45-11:00pm IST)

Dev Nath Pathak (Assistant Professor, South Asian University). A Ghummakad of Modern Mithila: An Interpretative Reading of Nagarjun’s Literary and Socio-Political Personhood.

Rani Jha (Poet and Scholar). Expanding Poetic Voice in Contemporary Madhubani.

Pranav Prakash (Junior Research Fellow, University of Oxford). The Ethics of Literary Historiography: As Revealed by a Cowherd Playwright’s Chapbook.

1:45–3:15 pm US CST (7:45-9:15pm BST, 8:45-10:15pm CEST, [Thu 20/10] 12:15-1:45am IST)

Hélène Fleury (PhD Candidate, University of Paris-Saclay). Transnational discursive shifts on Mithila paintings: towards a (postcolonial) inclusive feminism?

Coralynn V. Davis (Professor, Bucknell University). Collaborative Scholarship and the Politics of Participation in a Project Linking Expressive Arts and Social Change in Mithila.

3:30–5:45 pm US CST (9:30-11:45pm BST, 10:30pm-12:45am CEST, [Thu 20/10] 2:00-4:15am IST)

Paula Richman (Professor Emerita, Oberlin College). Mithila [ritual] Painting and Modern Indian Painting: When Does a Handicraft Become Modern?

Makoto Kitada (Lecturer, Osaka University). Jagatprakāśa Malla’s grief to his bosom friend: Affection expressed in Maithili and Newari.

Christopher L. Diamond (Lecturer, Australian National University). A Torrent of Songs: Locana Das’ Rāgataraṅgiṇī, the Darbhanga Raj, and the Making of the Maithili Tradition.