The Global Popular

Thursday, February 28, 2013

University of Toronto, Media Commons Room 1 (Robarts Library)

11:00am - 1:30pm

Prominent visual media scholars Bishnupriya Ghosh and Bhaskar Sarkar (University of California, Santa Barbara) will offer a large public talk on the subject of "The Global Popular."

sarkarBhaskar 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). 

 

ghoshBishnupriya 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.

 

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This event has been made possible by Graduate Expansion Funds from the University of Toronto, the Department of Visual Studies (UTM), the Centre for South Asian Studies, and the Cinema Studies Institute.

Friday, March 1, 2013

University of Toronto Mississauga, CCT Bldg., Room 3000

12:00 - 2:00pm

Seminar for Faculty & Graduate Students with Bishnupriya Ghosh and Bhaskar Sarkar

On Friday, March 1, Bishnupriya Ghosh and Bhaskar Sarkar (both from the University of California, Santa Barbara) will be conducting a seminar on network theory, as an extension of their lectures on “The Global Popular" the day before.

The seminar has been made possible by Graduate Expansion Funds from the University of Toronto.

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