Divya teaches Philosophy and literature at IIT Delhi. Her studies focus on the possibility that ontology, as the inquiry into Being as such, can comprehend literary specificity. In collaboration with Shaj Mohan she is currently occupied by the unique thought system bequeathed by M K Gandhi and some of their writings, including a a philosophical monograph are devoted to examining the concept of man and nature that obtains in the archive of his words and works. She is the co-editor with Sanil V of Public Sphere from outside the West (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015). Her forthcoming publications include Narratology and Ideology: Encounters between Narrative Theory and Postcolonial Criticism co-edited with Richard Walsh and Henrik Skov Nielsen (Ohio State UP) which is a narratological investigation into the ideological conditions of postcolonial theory; Structuralism and Narratology in series edited by Herman Rapaport (Orient Blackswan); and ‘Anti-Mimetic Theory and Postcolonialism’ in The Edinburgh Companion to Narrative Theory edited by Robin Warhol, Mark Currie and Zara Dinnen. Her narratological research has focused on Unnatural Narratology, specifically on narrative time, narrative space and narrative voice. She was Visiting Fellow at Centre for Fictionality Studies, Aarhus University.
Good Government: A Philosophical Quest
at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi, Dec 27-28
Participants: Bernard Stiegler, Divya Dwivedi, Shaj Mohan, Vijay Tankha, Katja Freistein, Michael de Saint Cheron.
Good Government proceeds from the 14th century Effects of Good and Bad Government by the Italian painter Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Eminent thinkers will convene to discuss the idea of the ‘good government’ as conceived in the cultural history of India and Europe. Looking at history will go hand in hand with prospections towards the future, but it is today that we must question what we expect from ‘good government’: between the risk of technological disruption, educational challenges, the challenges of representation, trends in international news, the role of artists and the function of art, ‘Good Government’ is a philosophical principle that should be thought of.
Organisers: Institut Français, Paris; Embassy of France in India; Institut Français, India; Goethe-Institut; Alliance Française, Thiruvananthapuram; and Kochi Biennale Foundation.
For more information, please see: https://www.kochimuzirisbiennale.org/good-government/