Subjectivity: Graduate Student Conference and Keynote Lecture by Veena Das

Thursday, May 17, 2018

4:00 pm

Stanford Humanities Center Boardroom, 424 Santa Teresa Street Map

Sponsored by:
Center for South Asia

How are legal subjects made through a braiding of fact and fiction? In this paper, I explore the hinges and meshes through which power and knowledge flow bringing events in the neighborhood before the law and the contingencies through which sexual violence is episodically propelled into publicity or allowed to remain unacknowledged into the interstices of life in the neighborhoods I have studied. I ask how questions of intelligibility pose themselves in the scene of the courtroom, in contrast to that of the neighborhood? While I show that skepticism  about that which is before one’s eyes is not ever extinguished once and for all, there are moments of overcoming through enactments that I name as an ordinary realism. 

When:
Thursday, May 17, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where:
Stanford Humanities Center Boardroom, 424 Santa Teresa Street Map
Admission:

Free and open to the public.

Tags:

Diversity Education Lecture / Reading International Humanities 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Contact:
650-723-0096, yasmind@stanford.edu