William Mazzarella | Mad Man of Bombay: A Tale of Magic Found and Lost

Lecture | April 19 | 3-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in time

 Dr. William Mazzarella, The Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Dr. William Mazzarella, the Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago.

Speaker Bio
William Mazzarella (PhD, UC Berkeley 2000), the Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, writes and teaches on the political anthropology of mass publicity, with special reference to India. His books include Shoveling Smoke: Advertising and Globalization in Contemporary India (Duke, 2003) and Censorium: Cinema and the Open Edge of Mass Publicity (Duke, 2013). He is also the co-editor, with Raminder Kaur, of Censorship in South Asia: Cultural Regulation from Sedition to Seduction (Indiana, 2009), and the editor of K D Katrak: Collected Poems (Poetrywala, 2016). His most recent book, The Mana of Mass Society (Chicago, 2017), brings classic anthropological writings on magical efficacy and charismatic agency into conversation with critical-theoretical takes on marketing, aesthetics, and the commodity image.

Please visit Dr Mazzarella’s Faculty Page for a sampling of Dr Mazzarella’s publications.

Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

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