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Join Amruta Patil, writer, painter, and graphic novelist for this Keynote Lecture entitled Graphic Mo(ve)ments


Friday April 07, 2023

Seigfred Auditorium 519

4:00 PM Open Reception (Light Refreshments, Speaker available to chat with guests)

5:00 PM Keynote Lecture


Graphic Mo(ve)ments

From Soloist to Reluctant Collaborator to (metaphorically speaking) Conductor of a visual orchestra. Telling stories (in pictures and words) of queer autofiction and ecofeminism and lovingly-subverted Hindu mythology. Breaking out - of boxes, literary boundaries, neat labels. A private-public journey across continents.  


Ms. Patil is India's first female graphic novelist and author of Kari, the Mahabharata-based Parva Duology (Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean and Sauptik: Blood and Flowers) and Aranyaka: Book of the Forest. In 2017, Patil received a Nari Shakti Puraskar from the President of India for “unusual work that breaks boundaries” in art and literature. She has recently co-founded a company that does non-fiction graphic narratives for a global audience.


The Koshal Keynote Lecture is made possible by the Professors Rajindar and Manjulika Koshal Endowment, which aims to promote global understanding of the Indian culture, economy, history, dance, music, philosophy, medicine, science, or politics at Ohio University through supporting lecture opportunities. Learn more at https://www.ohio.edu/oga/koshal-endowment

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