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‘India and Its Borders: Weaving Cloth and Stories’ is Topic of Humanities Cafe presented by ISU Committee for the Study of Violence, Conflict, and War in Society

Posted November 6, 2012

"India and Its Borders: Weaving Cloth and Stories" is the topic of the Idaho State University Humanities Cafe at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Portneuf Valley Brewery located on First Avenue in Pocatello.

The Humanities Cafe is presented by ISU Committee for the Study of Violence, Conflict, and War in Society. It will feature Naomi Adams, ISU assistant professor of art, and Alan Johnson, ISU professor of English.

According to organizers, Adams' textile research, including that of India, and Johnson's work on the theme of blurred boundaries in Indian literature would seem to have little connection to one another. But both their interests concern borders: women weaving patterns across the India-Bangladesh border, writers whose characters refuse to stay in one place.

On cloth or on the page, artists convey the reality that we live in a world of borders—national, cultural, religious, gendered—and that when we divide ourselves accordingly, violence is never far away.

The event is free, open to the public and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. This event is supported by a donation from Roger Howard, a member of the Dean's Advisory Board of the College of Arts and Letters

For additional information please contact Erika Kuhlman at kuhlerik@isu.edu or Linda Leeuwrik at leeulind@isu.edu.

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