Coralynn Davis: “Women’s Traditional Storytelling and Contemporary Painting in Mithila: Intergenerational and Cross-genre Conversations” – September 12, 2017

Professor Davis examines the interfaces among women’s evolving expressive arts, young women’s empowerment, and cultural preservation in Mithila, a cultural and linguistic region on the border between Nepal’s eastern terai and the adjacent region of the state of Bihar in India. She reflects on her current collaborative research project, which involves co-production of a participatory documentary film as well as the creation of a digital archive of women’s tales.

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