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CONFERENCE PAPERS/PLENARY AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

“From Grief to Poetry: Reflection, Perception, and the Art of Living.” Poster. Hippocrates  “Poetry and Medicine” Symposium. Harvard Medical School. Spring 2017.


“A Student Affair: Globalizing and Mobilizing with Online Learning.” International LINC  Conference on “University Leadership: Bringing Technology-Enabled Education to  Learners of all Ages.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Spring 2010.


Devi: Dread and delusion among the Hindu Believers.” International ACLA Conference.  Harvard University. Spring 2009.


Brave New World: Gender Democracy in the new millennium.” International Symposium on

“Multiculturalism and Feminism,” International Association of Women Philosophers.  EWHA Womans University. Seoul, S. Korea. Summer 2008.


“Rending the veil: Women challenging the theocracy.” International Conference on New  Directions in the Humanities. Fatih University. Istanbul, Turkey. Online. Summer 2008.


Devi: Dread and delusion among the Hindu Believers.” International Conference on “Fear and  Awe,” State University of West Georgia. Fall 2006.


“Only Connect.” Internationalizing the Curriculum Seminar, Albany State University. Summer  2006.


“Rending the veil: Women challenging the theocracy.” International Conference on “Creativity,  Dissidence, and Women,” Arab Women’s Solidarity Association. (United Nations  Recognized Organization.) Plenary session. Cairo, Egypt. Spring 2005.


“Introduction to The Lost Girl”. Department of English Seminar. Albany State University.  Spring 2005.


“The divided self: striding heaven and hell.” International Conference on “Madness and Bliss,”  State University of West Georgia. Fall 2000.


“(Re) discovering Kama: Women, Men and the god of small things.” Twentieth-century Literature  Conference, University of Louisville. Spring 1999.


“Getting out of the wilderness.” Conference on “Border Subjects: (Dis)locations of Culture,”  Illinois State University. Fall 1998.


“Macbeth metamorphosed: Drama in the Classroom.” Second National Symposium on “Theater  in  Academe,” Washington and Lee University. Spring 1996.


“Briscoe’s Alt[a]rnative: Durga or Sati? Woolf and Hinduism in To the Lighthouse.” Conference  on “Virginia Woolf: Texts and Contexts,” Otterbein College. Summer 1995.


“The ? in the Mirror: Burning Time Again in D. H. Lawrence’s ‘The Witch a la Mode.’”  Conference on “Global (Inter)sections: Gender, Race and Class in (Multi)cultural Texts,”  Duquesne University.  Fall 1994.


“Gender in the Classroom: Boundaries Real or of the Imagination?” Research Symposium on  “Education for Unity Within a Diverse Community: New Roles, New Relationships,  New Responsibilities,” Northern Illinois University. Fall 1994.


“Women and Healthcare.” Seminar, Kishwaukee College. Spring 1994.


“‘The Encantadas’: Dream Vision or Nightmare?” Graduate Conference on Language and  Literature, Northern Illinois University. Spring 1993.


“Women in Development: Myths and Realities in the South Asian Scenario.” University  Resources for Women Symposium, Northern Illinois University. Fall 1992.


“Troilus and Criseyde: A Vision of Apotheosis.” English Graduate Research Symposium,  Northern Illinois University. Spring 1991.



INVITED KEY SPEAKER

Brave New World: Gender Democracy in the new millennium.” Lecture Series, Political  Science Department. Morehouse College. Fall 2007.


“Striking the Center: Indian Women in the Twenty-first Century.” International Club of Albany.  Spring  2005.


“I am: Writing myself into History.” Keynote address for Women’s History Month, Waubonsee 

Community College. Spring 1997.



INVITED SPECIAL LECTURE PRESENTATIONS 

“On Reading A Passage to India.” North Central College. Spring 1998. 


“Hindi theater, from the classics to the contemporaries.” Waubonsee Community College. Fall  1996.


“The Individual and the Prairie in Willa Cather’s My Antonia.” Series of lectures for team- taught course on “Geography of the United States and Canada” in Geography  Department. Northern Illinois University. Summer 1994.


“Understanding the feminine in the short fiction of D.H. Lawrence.” Northern Illinois  University. Spring 1993.



DISCUSSION FORA/PANELS 

“Indian Perspectives: Feminist Theory and Practice.” Sponsored by Department of Women and  Child Development, Government of India and University of Delhi. New Delhi, India. Fall  2004. 



Session Moderator for “English and American Literature.” International Conference on “Fear  and Awe,” University of West Georgia. Fall 2006. 


Session Chair, Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, Northern Illinois University.  Spring 1994. 


Session Chair, Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, Northern Illinois University.  Spring 1993.



READINGS 

Poetry. Loquat Literary Festival. Ecology Florida and University of South Florida. Spring 2018.


Poetry. Opening at Atlanta Premiere of BBC documentary, India’s Daughter. Fundraiser for  Raksha and Vibha at Oglethorpe University. Spring 2015.


Short Fiction. “In the Wind.” Dahlonega Literary Festival. UP of North Georgia, University of  North Georgia. Fall 2010.


Poetry. Advanced Placement Readers Reading, ETS, Florida. Summer 2006.


Poetry. Writer’s Studio Open House, University of Chicago. Summer 2002.



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