South Asian Cinemas: Comparative Perspectives

Organizer: Rini Bhattacharya Mehta, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thursday, October 26th
Madison Concourse Hotel
Caucus Room


Schedule

4:00 – 5:30 pm
Panel

Cinema in South Asia: Markets, Objects, and Politics
Chair: Sukanya Banerjee, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Participants:

‘Beauty Soap of the Filmstars’: The ‘Celebrity Endorsement’ in the Making of the National Popular in Indian and Pakistani Cinema
Susmita Das, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How do Participatory Platforms Shape Global Regional Cultures? Impact of Electronic Word of Mouth On Bollywood's Overseas Box Office
Harsh Taneja, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cinema as Commodity in Postcolonial South Asia
Rini Bhattacharya Mehta, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

6:15 – 7:45 pm
Roundtable

Archive(s) of South Asian Cinema(s)
Chair: Iftikhar Dadi, Cornell University
Discussant: Tariq O. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Particiants:

Iftikhar Dadi, Cornell University
Lotte Hoek, University of Edinburgh

Samia Huq, BRAC University, Bangladesh
Dina Siddiqi,  BRAC University, Bangladesh
Seuty Sabur, BRAC University, Bangladesh
Isabel H. Alonso, California State University at San Bernardino
Rini Bhattacharya Mehta, University of Illinois