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The Global Popular

The Global Popular
Media Commons Room 1, Robarts Library, U of T
Time: Feb 28th, 11:00 am End: Feb 28th, 1:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), South Asian, Sociology (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Humanities, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Cinema, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-, 1950-2000
A public talk with prominent visual media scholars Bishnupriya Ghosh and Bhaskar Sarkar (University of California, Santa Barbara)

The Department of Visual Studies at The University of Toronto Mississauga presents:

A public talk with prominent visual media scholars Bishnupriya Ghosh and Bhaskar Sarkar (University of California, Santa Barbara).

The Global Popular.

TALK 1: Bhaskar Sarkar: “Cosmoplastics: Indian Video Cultures”

Bhaskar Sarkar is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author of Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition (Duke University Press, 2009), and co-editor of a volume of essays, Documentary Testimonies: Global Archives of Suffering (Routledge, 2009), and special issues of The Journal of Postcolonial Studies (“The Subaltern and the Popular,” 2005) and BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies (“Indian Documentary Studies,” 2012). 

Bishnupriya Ghosh: “An Unhomely Sense: The Spectral Cinema of Globalizing India”  

Bishnupriya Ghosh is Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to numerous essays, she is the author of When Borne Across: Literary Cosmopolitics in the Contemporary Indian Novel (Rutgers UP, 2004) and Global Icons: Apertures to the Popular (Duke University Press, 2011). She is currently working on a third monograph on the spectral life of the postcolonial in contemporary cinemas, The Unhomely Sense: The Spectral Cinema of Globalization.

For more information about this event, send an email to nina.luepann@utoronto.ca, or call the Department of Visual Studies at 905-569-4352 


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