Lecture: “Specters, Hauntings, Presences”

Lecture Title by Arvind-Pal Sing Mandair: Specters, Hauntings, Presences, Sikhs and Specters of the West

Lecture Abstract: This lecture by Arvind-Pal Mandair looks at the notion of ‘the West’ as a spectral entity. By way of reference to Derrida’s Specters of Marx volume and Kang Nae-Hui’s work on colonial vestiges and neocolonial intellectuality, this paper applies a method of spectralogy to looking at Sikh nationalist ideology in the 20th century and how spectral notions of identity keep returning in relation to the work on mourning the event of 1984.

Conference Title: Specters, Hauntings, Presences

Location and Date: Northwestern University, October 7-9th 2016

Link: Specters, Hauntings, Presences


Arvind-Pal S. Mandair
Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures 

Tara Singh & Balwant Kaur Chattha, Gurbax Singh & Kirpal Kaur Brar Professor of Sikh Studies

Philosophy/Religion/Postcolonial Theory/Sikh Studies/South Asian Studies

Email: amandair@umich.edu
Office: 202 South Thayer Street
Office 6016
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608

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