Aparna Dharwader is a Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches a wide range of courses in modern and contemporary theatre, South Asian diasporic fiction and film, and the Joe A. Callaway Prize in 2006 as the best book on drama or theatre published in 2004-05. Dharwadker's essays and articles have appeared in numerous journals and collections, including PMLA, Modern Drama, Theatre Journal, New Theatre Quarterly, Studies in English Literature, Studies in Philology, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, Theatre Research International, Representing the Past: Essays in Performance Historiography, and The Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre. She has recieved fellowships from the NEH, and the American Institure of Indian Studies, the International Research Cenre (Freie Universistat, Berlin), the Folger Library, and the Newberry Library, among others. Dharwadker's collaborative translation of a modernist play by the Hindi playwright Mohan Rakesh, titled One Day in the Season of Rain, appeared in the Penguin Modern Classics series in 2015. Her edited collection, A Poetics of Modernity: Indian Theatre Theory, 1850 to the Present, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2017, and in Spring 2017 she is a Resident Fellow at the Institure for the Research in the Humanities to continue work on a monograph on modernist theatre in India, title Cosmo- Modernism and the Other Theatre.
Colloquium: "Modernism, Theatre, and the Axis of Language in India"
Aparna Dharwadker, Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
April 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Hurst Lounge, Duncker Hall. Free & open to the public. Reception to follow.