Language and Democracy

Language and Democracy

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Schedule

March 21

7:00pm

AMITAV GHOSH, Stanford Distinguished Professor in the Humanities
"Speaking of Babel: The Risks and Rewards of Writing About Polyglot Worlds"
The College of Arts and Sciences Gallery, Wesley Foundation,
1210 Stanford Drive, University of Miami Coral Gables Campus

March 22*

8:45am

Opening Remarks

9:00am

PANEL I - Language and Expediency

PHILIPPE VAN PARIJS, University of Louvain "Polyglot Democracy: Achievements and Challenges in Plurilingual Countries and in the European Union"

RENATO ORTIZ, State University of Campinas "World-Modernity and the Market of Linguistic Goods"

SUMATHI RAMASWAMY, Duke University "The Wager on English in Dalit India"

Commentator: ILEANA PORRAS, University of Miami School of Law

11:00am

BREAK

11:15am

PANEL II - Language and Affect

SHADEN TAGELDIN, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities "The Foreignness of the Vernacular: Afterwords to the Egyptian Revolutions of 1919 and 2011"

LUIS CARCAMO-HUECHANTE, University of Texas, Austin "Against Acoustic Colonialism: Mapuche Radio, or the Performance of Indigenous Language Politics in Chile"

PIETER MOULTON JUDSON, Swarthmore College "Separate and Equal: Language Policy in the Habsburg Empire 1867-1918"

Commentator: CHRISTINA CIVANTOS, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami

1:15pm

LUNCH

2:15pm

III - Language and Equity

CRISTINA RODRIGUEZ, Yale Law School "Language, Markets, and Democracy"

ANDREW SIMPSON, University of Southern California "Language and the Establishment of Independence and Democracy in Post-Colonial Asia"

RON SCHMIDT, California State University, Long Beach "Language Rights and the Requirements for Democracy"

Commentator: CLAUS OFFE, University of Humboldt, Berlin

4:15pm

BREAK

4:30pm

Closing Discussion

AMITAV GHOSH and PARTICIPANTS

moderated by ANSON RABINBACH, Princeton University

5:30pm

RECEPTION

*All discussions take place on March 22 at the University of Miami School of Law, Faculty meeting room.

LOCATION

Language and Democracy
University of Miami School of Law
1311 Miller Drive Coral Gables, FL
4th Floor Faculty Meeting Room
Law Library

Directions and Parking

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CO-SPONSORS
  • The University of Miami School of Law
  • The University of Miami Center for the Humanities
  • The University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

With support from:

  • The University of Miami Program in American Studies
  • The University of Miami Center for Latin American Studies
  • The University of Miami Program in Women's Gender Studies