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Linda Hess

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2016. 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Stanford Humanities Center Board Room
Workshop: 
Oral Literature and Literate Orality
Meeting Description: 
About the speaker:
Specializing in Hinduism, Linda Hess writes on the poetry of North India’s great 15th and 16th-century “poet-saints,” their ongoing popularity and influence, and modes of performing their works. Research and teaching interests include poetry of religious experience, gender, performance, and reception of religious texts and practices by people in different social and historical circumstances. Publications include The Bijak of Kabir (translations and essays), Singing Emptiness: Kumar Gandharva Performs the Poetry of Kabir, and articles on interpretation and performance of the Ramayana.
 
Professor Linda Hess will be talking about Kabir oral traditions in India.

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