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Cinephiles, Fandoms, and Global Media Cultures

Indian Cinema from a Transcultural Perspective


Friday, October 6, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
308 A Doe Library

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Speaker: ​Usha Iyer
Speaker: Jayson Beaster-Jones
Speaker: Ajay Gehlawat
Speaker: Ivy Mills
Speaker: Rachael Hyland
Speaker: Lailtha Gopalan

This roundtable addresses the transcultural nature of Indian cinema, both past and present. Following the liberalization of India’s economy in the early 1990s, histories of Indian cinema have either focused on the reception of Indian films vis-a-vis cosmopolitan constructions of South Asian diasporic subjectivities or have examined the ways in which an image of the nation has been constructed in and through Indian cinema. What is less understood and explored is the integration, consumption, and vernacularization of Indian cinema in various contexts outside India, for instance in Latin America and Africa.

Cinephiles, Fandoms, and Global Media Cultures aims to highlight recent engagements with transcultural Indian cinema by scholars based in the Bay Area. Lalitha Gopalan, Associate Professor of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin, will give the keynote address.

This event will be held in conjunction with the opening reception of the exhibition “Love Across the Global South: Popular Cinema Cultures of India and Senegal" in the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery, Doe Library. The exhibition highlights the interconnected nature of Senegalese Indian cinema fan culture and the Indian films that inspire it.

Both the roundtable and exhibition reception will be free and open to the public. The roundtable is co-sponsored by the Townsend Center of Humanities and the Institute of South Asia Studies.

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

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