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Tamara Loos; Department of History, Cornell University

Date Nov 19, 2013
Time 4:00 pm  

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Free and Open to the Public


Center for Advanced Study


Liesel Wildhagen

Phone 217-333-6729
Event type Lecture
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Originating Calendar Center for Advanced Study

Renegade Royalist: Anti-Monarchical Politics and Affect in Thai History

The talk focuses on the life of a renegade Thai prince named Prisdang (1851-1935), who spent half of his life abroad in political exile. In the juridical and political context of turn of the century Siam, no genuine difference existed between the concepts of exile by government threat and self-exile. Loos explores parallels with notions of self-censorship in Thailand's explosive high-stakes context of lèse majesté today and critiques the discipline of history's demand for causality. These michrohistories reveal subjective experiences of the world in a way that engages the reader in an intimate dialogue with history and role of affect in narrative nonfiction.

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