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Acts of Inheritance, Scenes of Mourning – Reading Some Sadequain

Thursday, 13th Jan 2011 | 7:00 pm

Join us at T2F as Dr. Nauman Naqvi presents the logic and ethics of the principle of poesis in Sadequain’s life and work by reading some of his poetry and painting.

Nauman NaqviIt is by the measure of a certain inherited imperative and necessity enjoining the primacy of poesis in Islamicate milieux that Sadequain was principally a poet. Contrary to the prevailing assessment, the fundamental aspiration of Sadequain’s work was not that of mimesis, the animating intention of the painter. That mimetic intention was, rather, subservient to the imperative and principle of poesis.

Dr. Nauman Naqvi is the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts at Connecticut College. He has been a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University, and has also taught at Columbia University, where he received his PhD in anthropology. Before he returned to the academy, Nauman Naqvi was a producer in the Urdu section of the BBC World Service, and also worked in senior editorial positions at SDPI and Newsline.

Date: Thursday, 13th January, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
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Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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