Thursday, February 01, 2018, 11:45AM - 1:00PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall
“Kalidasa’s Shakuntala in World Literature Today” Vinay Dharwadker (Professor, Comparative Literature and Folklore, UW-Madison). Among other features of Shakuntala, my critical discussion will highlight those that still make it the first complete, free-standing love story worldwide, the earliest representative of autonomous Indian, Asian, and non-European innovation for the stage, and a global paradigm of romantic comedy and cosmic drama. Our spring semester welcome lunch will begin at 11:45AM and Professor Dharwadker will speak at 12:15PM.