28th Annual Spring Symposium
CALL FOR PAPERS
28th Annual Spring Symposium:
"Media, Culture and Democracy in South Asia"
Conference Dates: April 6-8, 2011, in Honolulu, Hawai'i
• Media histories and Mediascapes
• Public spheres
• Cultures of media production and reception
• Media policy, including censorship
• Intellectual property, copyright, piracy, and open source
• Utopic and dystopic accounts of media
• Representations of gender and sexuality
• Race and resistance
• Global and trans-local flows
• Mediating violence, war, disasters
We are pleased to announce that discussions will be anchored by Invited Lectures from the following distinguished scholars:
• Arvind Rajagopal, Professor of Media Studies at NYU. He has written the book Politics After Television: Hindu Nationalism and the Reshaping of the Public in India (Cambridge, 2001) and edited Indian Public Sphere: Structure and Transformation (Oxford, 2009). He has won awards from the MacArthur and Rockefeller foundations.
• Mehreen Jabbar is a film director/producer who has made numerous gritty, hard-hitting films for Pakistani Television. Her award-winning films include 'Daughters of the Late Colonel' and a four-part television show. ‘Ramchand Pakistani’ is her first feature length film and has been releaed in Pakistan and India in 2008 to wide critical acclaim.
• Nitasha Sharma, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University. Her research examines overlapping Asian/Black diasporas and in the process develops new ways of conceptualizing race that is global in scope. Her book Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness and Global Race Consciousness (Duke: 2010) was just published.
Deadline to submit proposals: January 15th, 2011
A limited amount of free lodging will be available to participants.
For more information, please visit the Center for South Asian Studies website at:
The University of Hawaii is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.
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