Cinema South Asia, 2006

Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 9:00am

 

9:30 - 11:00
Second Session
Moderator: Christian Novetzke, Penn South Asia Studies

Bollywood, USA: Diasporas, Nations, and the Figure of the NRI
Jigna Desai, University of Minnesota

Untimely Bollywood: Globalization and India’s New Media Assemblage
Amit Rai, Florida State University

Knocking on Heaven's Door
Priya Joshi, Temple University

11:00 - 11:30
Break

11:30 - 1:00
Third Session
Moderator: Manishita Dass, Swarthmore College

Projecting the past
Lalitha Gopalan, Georgetown University

Immortal Story or Nightmare? Dr. Kotnis Between Art and Exploitation
Neepa Majumdar, University of Pittsburgh

The Critical Enchantment of Mourning
Bhaskar Sarkar, University of California at Santa Barbara

1:00 - 2:30
Lunch

2:30 - 4:00
Fourth Session
Moderator: Peter Decherney, Penn Cinema Studies

A New Universalism: Terrorism and Film Language in
Mani Ratnam’s Kannathil Muthamittal (Peck on the Cheek, Tamil, 2002)

Priya Jaikumar, University of Southern California

An Anomalous Case: The Censorship of the Self-Sacrificial Woman
Monika Mehta, SUNY Binghamton

The Formalization of Informality
Nitin Govil, University of California at San Diego

4:00 - 4:30
Break

4:30 - 5:30
Roundtable
Including, among others, Gayatri Chatterjee, Penn
and Sangita Gopal, University of Oregon

6:30
Reception and Conference dinner

Cinema Studies Program
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