Pamela Lothspeich, 2019–2020

Project Title:

Lila Affects: Power, Masculinity, and Sociality in a Vernacular Theatre

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Fellowship Work Summary

Pamela Lothspeich (Robert F. and Margaret S. Goheen Fellow) completed most of the major revisions, including the addition of a chapter, to her book manuscript, Epic Modernity: The Radheshyam Ramayan and the Theatre of Ramlila. She guest edited a special issue of Asian Theatre Journal 37, no. 1 (Spring). For this special issue, she also wrote two pieces: “Introduction: The Field of Ramlila,” and “Kumaoni Ramlila, A Conversation with Himanshu Joshi.” She also wrote the article, “Ramlila as Intangible Cultural Heritage,” for the Journal of American Folklore. Finally, Lothspeich made significant progress on a volume, for which she is the editor, The Epic World (forthcoming, Routledge). Lothspeich is associate professor of South Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.