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Sounds of South Asia: "Audio Cultures and the Transition to Sound in Indian Cinema"

When: Friday, May 13, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM  

Where: University Hall, Hagstrum Room, 201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Department of Asian Languages and Cultures   847.491.5288

Group: Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


Sounds of South Asia is a yearlong series of visiting spea kers whose work exists at the intersec tion of Sou:nd Studies and South Asian Studies. The series brings together scholars and students interested in expanding the globalscope of Sound Studies and to listening to South Asian cultures with fresh ears.
Presented by the School of Communication, Depart ment of Asian Languages and Cultures, Asian Studies Graduate Cluster, Asian Studies Program, Screen Cultures Program. Depart ment of Radio-TVFilm, Department of Communication Studies.

Neepa Majumdar is an associate professor of English and Film Studies at University of Pittsburgh. Her research interes t s include star studies, film sound, Sout h Asian early cinema, documentary fi m, and questions of fi lm history and historiography. Her book Wanted Cultured Ladies Only: Female Stardom and Cinema in India, 1930s to 1950s (2009] won an Honorable Mention in the 2010 Best First Book Award of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies ISCMS].


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