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'The Third World Novelist' is topic of scholar's talk, Oct. 3

A talk entitled "You Who Read Me, Friend or Enemy: The Choices of the Third World Novelist" will open the 2002-03 Southeast Asia Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Benedict Anderson, the Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies Emeritus at Cornell University, will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Anderson is widely known for his seminal work on the origins of nationalism, "Imagined Communities" (1983). His writings on nationalism have crossed disciplinary boundaries and have been read in fields as diverse as anthropology, literature, history, law and politics.

His early work examined revolution in Indonesia and was published as "Java in a Time of Revolution" (1972). His most recent work comprises several essays ranging broadly across Southeast Asian politics and has been published as "The Spectre of Comparisons" (1998). Anderson is the recipient of numerous honors including the 1998 Association for Asian Studies Award for Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship on Asia.

This lecture is cosponsored by the Center of International Studies , the Program in East Asian Studies , the Council on Regional Studies, Foreign Policy in Focus and the Southeast Asia Society .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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