College of Arts & Sciences

Event    Monday, May 9, 2022
This lecture examines Anuk Arudpragasm's debut novel The Story of a Brief Marriage as a lens for exploring subjectivity in instances of extreme social rupture. Dinesh, a refugee of the Sri Lankan civil war and the novel's protagonist, develops complex, shifting relationships with his environment, objects, other refugees, and himself--all of which culminate in a transformative experience centered on the body and one's own relation and conception of the self-formed by sensory experience...