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Neloufer de Mel "The Perethaya's Fury: Ethical Frameworks and Zones of Justice in Post-War Sri Lanka"

April 8, 2015 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm  |  Stevenson Fireside Lounge


Neloufer de Mel is the author of Militarizing Sri Lanka and Women and the Nation’s Narrative: Gender and Nationalism in Twentieth Century Sri Lanka. Her current research is on cultures of justice in postwar Sri Lanka, disability performance, and the politics of aesthetic work in contexts of violence.

Neloufer de Mel is a Professor of English at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka.


Spring 2015 Colloquium Series

April 8, 2015 – Neloufer de Mel: “The ‘Perethaya’s’ Fury: Ethical Frameworks and Zones of Justice in Post-War Sri Lanka”

April 15, 2015 – Karen de Vries: “Queer Storytelling, Secular Religion, and the Anthropocene Blues”

April 22, 2015 – T.J. Demos: “Rights of Nature: The Art and Politics of Earth Jurisprudence”

April 29, 2015 – Brian Connolly: “The Curse of Canaan: A Fantasy of Race in the Nineteenth-Century United States”

May 6, 2015 – Joshua Dienstag: “The Human Boundary: Democracy in a Post-Species Age”

May 13, 2015 – Megan Thomas: “Lascars, Sepoys, and the Traveling Labor of British Empire (Manila, 1762-4)”

May 20, 2015 – Jonathan Beller: “The Computational Unconscious”

May 27, 2015 – John Modern: “Toward a Religious History of Cognitive Science”


April 8, 2015
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
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