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Gautam Basu Thakur
Basu Thakur co-organized two panel sessions at the recently concluded LACK 2 conference held Oct. 19-21 at Colorado College. LACK is a new organization devoted to the promotion and development of Lacanian psychoanalytic theory and culture studies. Basu Thakur co-organized the postcoloniality 1 and postcoloniality 2 panels at this year’s conference. He chaired the first session and presented a paper titled “Third World Fantasy and the Politics of Enjoyment; Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (2012)” in the second session.