After Dreaming: Australian Indigenous Literature Symposium

Department of Studies in English, University of Mysore, Mysore, 29-30 September 2014

The Department of Studies in English, University of Mysore, presents After Dreaming: Australian Indigenous Literature Symposium on September 29-30, 2014.

After Dreaming, at once takes us to a conflation of the myths, folklore, songs, history and geography of the Indigenous Australian past and all that is contemporary in the Indigenous and post/neocolonial in the present.

Speakers include: Australian Indigenous writers, Jeanine Leane, Marie Munkara, Dylan Coleman and Brenton McKenna; Dr Devanoora Mahadeva, a renowned Dalit writer; and Professors C.N. Srinath, K.C. Belliappa, R. Ramachandra, C. Naganna, from the University of Mysore.

DAY 1: 29 September 2014

Inaugural Session: 9:30-11:00 am

Invocation, Lighting the Lamp

Welcome Prof. Mahadeva, Chairman, Department of Studies in English, UOM

Inaugural Address Prof. K. S. Rangappa, Honorable Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore, Mysore

Keynote Address, Devanoora Mahadeva, Writer and Thinker, Mysore

Vote of thanks, Prof. K. T. Sunitha

Tea break: 11:00-11:30 am

PANEL I: 11:30am-1:30 pm

Chair: Prof C. P. Ravichandra

Dr. Mridula Nath Chakraborty, Introduction to the project LITERARY COMMONS!: Writing Australia-India in the Asian Century in Indigenous, Dalit and Multilingual Tongues

Interactive session between Australian Indigenous Writers and Kannada Dalit and Tribal Writers.

Participants Marie Munkara , Dr. Jeanine Leane, Dylan Coleman , Brenton McKenna , Devenoora Mahadeva, Tumbaadi Ramaiah, Subbu Holeyaar, Ksheera Saagara, Prashanth Siddi, Renuka Siddi, Somanna.

Lunch break: 1:30-2:30 pm

PANEL II: 2:30-4:00pm

Engendering the Indigenous Nation

Chair: Prof. K. C Belliappa Former Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Jeanine Leane Against the Grain – Black Women – White Nation.

Dr. Ismeet Kaur Interaction of Languages and Cultural Exchange: Translating Jeanine Leane’s Dark Secrets: After Dreaming

K P Suresha Sharing the Agony- The Crisis of a Translator

Tea break: 4:00-4:15 pm

SPECIAL PANEL: 4:20-5:50 pm

Mission Stories

Chair: Prof. R Ramachandra

Readings by Dylan Coleman from Mazin Grace, Jeanine Leane from Purple Threads and Marie Munkara from Every Secret Thing/A Most Peculiar Act.

DAY 2: 30 September 2014

PANEL III: 9:30-11:00 am

Following Trails and Travails

Chair: Prof. Chitra Panikkar

Dr. Molly Hiro Doris Pilkington Garimara’s Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence

Dr. K. Yeshodha Nanajappa Revisioning Molly’s Story: Doris Pilkington Garimara’s Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence

Dr. V Shantha Reconstructing Identities: A Nuanced Process

Tea break: 11:00-11:30am

PANEL IV: 11:30am-1:30 pm

Assimilation and Imagination

Chair: Prof. C. N. Shrinath Director, Dhvanyaloka, Mysore

Chitra Pannikar Aboriginal ‘Love Poems and Other Revolutionary Actions’: A Reading of Indigenous Discourse

Kiran Policy of Assimilation in Marie Munkara’s A Most Peculiar Act

Pavithra Dreams and Nightmares – A Critical Analyses of We are Going

Sindhu. J “Dream(s) deferred”: the Problems of Assimilation in The Dreamers and A Raisin in the Sun

Lunch break: 1:30-2:30 pm

PANEL V: 2:30-3:30pm

Translation, Transmission and Revision

Chair: Prof. K T Sunitha

Prof. Suneetha Rani Translation as/and Transformation Rendering Monica Clare’s Karobran into Telugu

Dr Shobha Revised Histories: Exploring the Aboriginal Self in Kim Scott’s True Country

Prof. C. P Ravichandra Historicising Absence – Introducing Aboriginal Poetry

SPECIAL PANEL VI: 4:00-5:30 pmTea break: 3:30-4:00 pm

Hybridity Tales

Chair: Prof. Suneetha Rani

Unique Session on the Indigenous Graphic Novel by Brenton McKenna on Ubby’s Underdogs: Young adults and children specially invited!

Launch of all Translations

Prof. Krishnamurthy Chandar

Vote of Thanks: Prof. Mahadeva

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