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"Kipling in Play"

Date: 02/14/2013

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: 207A Lind Hall

Cost: Free


Matthew Kaiser is Associate Professor of English at Harvard University. What do two monkeys frolicking at the San Francisco Zoo teach us about modernity? What does the hand of a dead child discovered in a playground teach us about Kim, Rudyard Kipling’s imperial masterpiece? Matthew Kaiser explains how the seemingly innocuous logic of play functioned as the organizing principle of British imperialism in nineteenth-century India, and how Kipling exposed global capitalism for what it is: a cosmic game from which there was—and is—no escape.


  • Name: Terri Sutton
  • E-mail: sutt0063@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-1528
  • Sponsored by: English

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Terri Sutton at sutt0063@umn.edu or 612-626-1528.

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