"The News Event: Popular Sovereignty in the Age of Deep Mediatization" Book Launch

When and Where

Friday, September 15, 2023 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 208N, North House
1 Devonshire Place


Francis Cody


In the hypermediated world of Tamil Nadu, Francis Cody studies how “news events” are made.

Not merely the act of representing events with words or images, a “news event” is the reciprocal relationship between the events being reported in the news and the event of the news coverage itself. In The News Event, Francis Cody focuses on how imaginaries of popular sovereignty have been remade through the production and experience of such events.

About the Speakers:

    Francis Cody is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto, where he is the Director of the Dr. David Chu Program in Contemporary Asian Studies and the Centre for South Asian Studies.
    Discussant: Kajri Jain is a Professor in the Department of Art History, University of Toronto, Mississauga, and the Graduate Chair for the Department of Art History.
    Discussant: Alejandro Paz is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, Scarborough.

After the event, we invite attendees to join us in room 202N, down the hallway from the book talk, for a book sale hosted by the University of Toronto Bookstore.

Sponsor: Asian Institute
Co-Sponsor: University of Toronto Bookstore

Contact Information


Asian Institute


1 Devonshire Place