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Summer 2019 India EL Information Session: 9/14

Posted on September 11, 2018 | Filed under Archive

Details — Summer 2019 India EL Information Session — September 14

Date: 9/14Time: 12:30 pm

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Bring your friends and lunch, and attend the first information session on Friday, September 14, from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in Campus Center 301/302 for the 2019 Summer India EL: “Re-staging History as Media Event” (4 course credits). Meet faculty co-leaders Ishita Sinha Roy (Media Studies) and Beth Watkins (Theater) and learn about the exciting 21-day journey (May 14 to June 3, 2019) across the princely northern Indian States.

Learn how the world’s largest and most diverse democracy is negotiating its 71st year of independence as an emerging economy within Globalization 2.0. Investigate how centuries-old historical sites and narratives provide the ‘theatrical’ backdrop for political and social events in the present day. Alongside all the exciting developments, we also explore how the rise of Hindutva (Hindu neo-nationalism), Islamophobia, and the backlash against women, reflect the cultural anxiety regarding a ‘global invasion.’ See the world from a non-Western perspective, while connecting the dots between what’s happening in India and what’s unfolding in the U.S. Learn more about the 2019 India EL seminar from the website.
Students from any year of study and from all disciplines are welcome to apply for this EL Travel Seminar so long as they are in good academic and conduct standing, and registered full-time at Allegheny College. This four-credit course (EXL 594) qualifies for financial aid. We will do the coursework during the spring 2019 semester to prepare you to get the most from the experiences and interactions during our travel.
Future information sessions will be held from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in Campus Center 301/302 on:
Wednesday, September 19; Thursday, September 20; Monday, September 24; Thursday, September 27; Friday, September 28; Wednesday, October 3; and Thursday, October 4.
Questions? Contact Professor Sinha Roy at or Professor Beth Watkins at