Senthuran Varatharajah, Where Are You From? The Ethical Dilemma of Writing Dis/placed (Race, Ethics + Power: Emerging Scholars)

Race, Ethics + Power: Emerging Scholars

Where Are You From? The Ethical Dilemma of Writing Dis/placed

In conversation with novelist Senthuran Varatharajah, psychoanalyst Ricky Varghese explores a series of interconnected topics centering on the question: what responsibilities does a racialized writer hold through their writing? What promises cannot be made? How does trauma, remembrance, form, diasporic conditions, and theology impact living, writing, and representation for Varatharajah?

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Senthuran Varatharajah

Senthuran Varatharajah is a novelist and philosopher based in Berlin. Varatharajah studied Philosophy, Theology and Comparative Cultural and Religious Studies in Marburg, Berlin and London. His critically acclaimed first novel, Vor der Zunahme der Zeichen, was published in 2016 by S. Fischer. Varatharajah received several major awards, including the 3Sat-Preis, the Kranichsteiner Literaturförderpreis, the Bremer Literaturförderpreis, the Chamisso-Förderpreis and the Rauriser Literaturpreis. His second novel Rot (Hunger) will be published in 2021 by S. Fischer.

Thu, Feb 18, 2021
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
200 Larkin