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10/11/2019 – Professor Bhaskar Sarkar Lectures on “Cosmoplastics, or, Bollywood’s Global Gesture”

Friday, October 11 2019 @3:30 pm

Curtin Hall 368

“The World in South Asia” lecture series welcomes Professor Bhaskar Sarkar (UC-Santa Barbara) who will deliver the talk entitled “Cosmoplastics, or, Bollywood’s Global Gesture”

Indian cinema, more specifically the Bombay-based Hindi cinema industry, is now widely referred to as Bollywood. What work has this portmanteau term been doing as the industry has “gone global”? Drawing on salient aspects of Bombay cinema’s industrial reorganization and aesthetic modulations, this talk will seek to develop a theory of cosmoplastics as the art of forging worlds from shifting relations and local perspectives. At stake is 1) an understanding of the political domain that is shaped by the sheer plasticity of cinema, and 2) the recognition of “the global” as always locally grounded, always multiple.

This talk is sponsored by the Villas Trust and the Film Studies program.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

10/03/2019 – United We Read: Seth Copeland, Maria Ortiz, Amanda Reavey, and Valerie Laken

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United We Read: Seth Copeland, Maria Ortiz, Amanda Reavey, and Valerie Laken

Thursday, October 3rd, 7:30-9:30 pm

Riverwest Public House

United We Read is Plan C’s student-faculty reading series that takes place is venues throughout the community. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get to know people’s work and hear about their writing projects!

This edition will take place at Riverwest Public House (815 E Locust St ) and will feature Seth Copeland, Maria Ortiz, Amanda Reavey, and Valerie Laken.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.