Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: 207A Lind Hall
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.
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