September 29, 2023 6:00 pm - September 30, 2023 5:00 pm ET
Sept. 29th, 6 p.m.: Keynote at Barnum Auditorium
Sept. 30th, 9 a.m.: Symposium at Cabot Center, Room 703 (170 Packard Avenue)
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The Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies, the Center for Humanities at Tufts and the English department warmly invite you for a special event-- a symposium in honor of the late great Marxist scholar, critic, and political commentator, Aijaz Ahmad (author of In Theory,  and Lineages of the Present, and many other important works). Lineages of the Present: Ideology and Politics in Contemporary South Asia (Verso, 2000) established him not only as one of the most influential critical theorists from South Asia, but also as one of the most powerful voices on the topic of imperialism. 

Join us on Friday, Sept. 29th at 6 p.m. in Barnum Hall for the keynote presentation by Vijay Prashad, author of numerous books, including The Darker Nations. A People's History of the Third World, The Karma of Brown Folk;  Red Star over the Third World and Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. On Saturday, September 30th for presentations about various topics related to Ahmad's work, including the topics of nationalism, imperialism, and their legacies in Asia. 

You can RSVP for this event here.