A Master Class with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (University Professor; Department of English and Comparative Literature)
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is an Indian scholar, literary theorist, and feminist critic. She is a University Professor at Columbia University and a founding member of Columbia’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. Prof Spivak is the author of numerous articles and books, including the well-known essay "Can the Subaltern Speak?"; her translation of and introduction to Jacques Derrida's De la grammatologie; and for her translations of Mahasweta Devi ‘s works, including Imaginary Maps and Breast Stories. Among her many honors, Prof. Spivak was awarded the 2012 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy, and in 2013, the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award given by the Indian government.
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The South Asia Institute, has organized an interdisciplinary series of online "Master Classes" with Columbia South Asia faculty. The Master Classes will provide an opportunity for students to hear faculty present their work, to meet and interact (remotely) with each speaker, and to become more integrated into Columbia’s South Asia community.