Anat Dan and Anirudh Karnick awarded grants from The Sachs Program in Arts Innovation

Two Comparative Literature graduate students Anat Dan and Anirudh Karnick were recipients for the 2022 Sacks Program grants. 

In Third Take (working title),  Anat will create a video essay exploring the sensorial experience and the moral implications of spectatorship, by deconstructing an experimental film by Philip Scheffner called “Havarie” (2016). “Havarie” attempts to restore the political capacity of the image by reworking a short YouTube video featuring a small boat carrying refugees, recorded from a cruise ship.

Anirudh  will produce an annotated translation of Pravas aur Pravas [Exile and Exile] (2018), a book-length conversation between Krishna Baldev Vaid (1927-2020), one of Hindi’s foremost modernist writers, and Udayan Vajpeyi (1960-), a contemporary Hindi writer and journal editor. This will be preceded by a substantial introduction and braided with materials based on both Vaid’s published writing and his archives housed in Bhopal and New Delhi in India, and New York City and College Station, Texas in the US, as well as conversations with the interviewer, Udayan Vajpeyi.

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