Amitava Kumar lecture

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Date/Time: Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

Amitava Kumar, Professor of English at Vassar College, is an award-winning cultural critic and journalist born in Ara, Bihar. Kumar is the author of “Husband of a Fanatic,” “Bombay-London-New York,” and “Passport Photos.” Recently, his book “Evidence of Suspicion” was published under the title “A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb.” In his review of this book in the “New York Times,” Dwight Garner described it as a “perceptive and soulful” meditation on “the cultural and human repercussions” of the global war on terror. Kumar co-edits the web-journal “Politics and Culture.” His nonfiction and poetry have appeared in a variety of publications including “The Nation,” “Harper’s,” “American Prospect,” “The Chronicle of Higher Education,” “Frontline,” “India Today,” and “The Times of India.” His academic writing has appeared in many journals including “Critical Inquiry,” “Cultural Studies,” “College Literature,” “Race and Class,” “American Quarterly,” “Journal of Advanced Composition,” “Amerasia Journal,” and “Modern Fiction Studies.” This is the first lecture in the Great Brown Nonfiction Writers’ Lecture Series, 2013-14.