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Plastic Globalities: Malegaon Video Aesthetics

The UCLA Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media and the Cinema and Media Studies program proudly present Professor Bhaskar Sarkar, UC Santa Barbara.

Thursday, May 05, 2011
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Melnitz Hall Room 1422
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Bhaskar Sarkar is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at UC Santa Barbara. He earned his Ph.D in Film Criticism and Theory at the University of Southern California. Dr. Sarkar’s primary research interests include postcolonial media theory, political economy of global media, and history and memory. Broadly speaking, his work addresses questions of modernity and nationhood, paying close attention to the institutions, circuits, and practices constituting global media assemblages.

Dr. Sarkar is the author of Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition (Duke University Press, 2009), a critical exploration of the cinematic traces of a particular historical trauma. He has published essays on philosophies of visuality, and Indian and Chinese popular cinemas. At present, he is working on a comparative study of India and China's repositioning within the global cultural economy, as a way of tracking “plastic nationalisms” within a
world-historical frame.

Dr. Sarkar has also co-edited a special issue of The Journal of Postcolonial Studies on “The Subaltern and the Popular,” anthologizing the proceedings from a 2004 conference. That conference provided the impetus for a multi-year research project involving scholars from multiple UC campuses and other research institutions. Recently, he has initiated another collaborative research project, “Speculative Globalities,” which will explore uncertainty as both a productive and a critical logic informing globalization.

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Cost : Free

UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media310-825-5761

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