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"A SPATIAL SENSIBILITY: Geography and Colonial Cinema in Global Epistemologies."

Professor Priya Jaikumar, University of Southern California

Friday, January 27, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
1422 Melnitz


In 1937, the British Instructional Film Company produced "geographical films" on Indian towns to educate British schoolchildren about the world. These films further our understanding of the visual imagination of curricular geography, and reveal links between geography and geopolitics. They also compel us, I argue, to spatialize our understanding of film historiography when we puzzle over the terms of their analysis. Situating the films between disciplinary formations of geography and film studies in an instance where both aspire for a global range of knowledge, I ask how a politics of place may be relevant to film history.


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