About the event
This month, join us at the library for an exclusive travel writing workshop with noted academics, Siobhan Lambert-Hurley and Daniel Majchrowicz, and get a chance to hear the stories of Muslim women travellers who’ve journeyed to the ends of the earth.
The workshop will focus on materials penned by South Asian, Arab and Turkish Muslim women on their travels around the world. Learn about their unique perspectives and narratives as we reflect upon the style, form and function of these writings and the extent to which travel writing was a gendered literary form in Muslim South Asia.
This workshop is based on a project titled "Veiled Voyagers: Muslim Women Travellers from Asia and the Middle East". See a brief introduction here.
About the Facilitators:
Siobhan Lambert-Hurley is a Reader in International History at the University of Sheffield. She’s a cultural historian of modern South Asia with particular interests in women, gender and Islam. She has written on education, social and political organisations, Indian princely states, the culture of travel, missionaries and personal narratives. Her most recent publication is Elusive Lives: Gender, Autobiography, and the Self in Muslim South Asia (Stanford University Press, 2018).
Daniel Majchrowicz is Assistant Professor of South Asian Literature and Culture at Northwestern University. His research interests include Urdu literature, travel writing, the history of Islam in South Asia, sociolinguistics and language politics, and comparative literature. His current project, tentatively titled ‘“The Means to Victory”: Travel Writing and Aspiration in Modern South Asia’, is a history of the idea of travel in South Asia as it found expression in Urdu, Hindi and Indo-Persian travel writing of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
This event is open to the public and is suitable for ages 18 and above.
Registration fee per participant (payable at the door) is PKR 800 for non-members and PKR 500 for library members.
Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed.
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All participants are required to bring their original CNIC, Passport or Library Membership Card to the event.
Location: British Council Karachi Library
Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Registration for this event will close on Sunday, 18 November.