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
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
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