Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is University Professor, and a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. B.A. English (First Class Honors), Presidency College, Calcutta, 1959. Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Cornell University, 1967. D. Litt, University of Toronto, 1999; D. Litt, University of London, 2003; D. Hum, Oberlin College, 2008; D. Honoris Causa, Universitat Roveri I Virgili, 2011; D. Honoris Causa, Rabindra Bharati, 2012; Kyoto Prize in Thought and Ethics, 2012; Padma Bhushan 2013; D.Honoris Causa, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, 2013; D. Litt, University of St. Andrews, 2014; D. Honoris Causa, Paris VIII, 2014; Presidency University, 2014; D. Hum, Yale University, 2015; D. Litt, University of Ghana-Legon, 2015; D. Honoris Causa, Universidad de Chile, 2016; Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award, Modern Language Association of America, 2018.
Vol. 7 No. 1
Rushdie, Identity and InscriptionBy Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s catalogue essay for Jamelie Hassan’s 1990 show at the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan, explores themes of identity, and censorship in the context of the controversies surrounding Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses.