Tamil societies and visibility

tamilDu vendredi 23 mai 2014 – 14h00  au samedi 24 mai 2014 – 18h00

Venue : FMSH,  190 avenue de France, 75013 Paris
Salle Jean-Pierre Vernant et salle CNRS 638

A joint panel of Centre of South Asian Studies University of Cambridge and FMSH Paris

Friday, 23rd of May 2014, 14h00
FMSH, Salle Jean-Pierre Vernant (8th Floor)

Panel I: Tamil societies and visibility

Host: FMSH-Programme Inde / Asie du Sud

Chair: Max-Jean Zins / Remo Reginold

Speakers include: Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes (Cambridge), Sujit Sivasundaram (Cambridge), Raffaela Cucciniello (Paris), Delon Madavan (Paris)

Saturday, 24th of May 2014, 15h00
FMSH, Salle 638 (6th Floor)

Panel II: Tamil writers in Exile

Host: FMSH-Programme Non lieux de l’exil

Chair: Alexis Nuselovici / Remo Reginold

Writers include: Luxmy Siva (Paris) and Pradeepan Raveendran (Paris)

Panel I: Tamil societies and visibility


Session 1: 14h00 – 18h15: Tamil societies and visibility (English panel)

14h00 – 14h30 : Introduction, Max-Jean Zins / Remo Reginold

14h30 – 15h30 : Amateur media, open-ended memory, and visual constructions of Tamil identities, Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes  (Cambridge)
The port of Colombo c.1900 and from the visual to the invisible, Sujit Sivasundaram  (Cambridge)

15h30 – 15h45 : Coffee break

15h45 – 17h00 :  Taking the risk of being visible: some clinical issues about family therapy with Tamil refugees, Raffaella Cucciniello (Paris)
Malaysian and Singaporean Urban policies and Tamil ethnoterritories, Delon Madavan (Paris)

17h15 – 18h15 : Final Discussion, in plenum

Panel II: Tamil societies and visibility – Tamil writers in exile In collaboration with FMSH-Programme Non-lieux de l’exil


Session 2: 15h00 – 18h00: Tamil poets in exile (French and English panel)

15h00 – 15h20 : Introduction, Alexis Nouss / Remo Reginold

15h20 – 15h45 : Reading (I), Nirmala Rajasingam

15h50 – 16h15 : Reading (II), Luxmy Siva (Paris)

16h20 – 16h45 : Reading / Screening (III), Pradeepan Raveendran (Paris)

16h45 – 17h00 : Coffee break with Tamil snacks

17h00 – 18h00 : Discussion in plenum

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