The Global Popular


Bhaskar Sarkar, “Cosmoplastics: Indian Video Cultures”

Bishnupriya Ghosh, “An Unhomely Sense: The Spectral Cinema of Globalizing India”




Thursday, February 28th
11:00 am to 1:30 pm
University of Toronto, Media Commons Room 1 (Robarts Library)


Bishnupriya Ghosh is Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to numerous essays, she is the author of When Borne Across: Literary Cosmopolitics in the Contemporary Indian Novel (Rutgers UP, 2004) and Global Icons: Apertures to the Popular (Duke University Press, 2011). She is currently working on a third monograph on the spectral life of the postcolonial in contemporary cinemas, The Unhomely Sense: The Spectral Cinema of Globalization.


Bhaskar Sarkar is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author of Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition (Duke University Press, 2009), and co-editor of a volume of essays, Documentary Testimonies: Global Archives of Suffering (Routledge, 2009), and special issues of The Journal of Postcolonial Studies (“The Subaltern and the Popular,” 2005) and BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies (“Indian Documentary Studies,” 2012).  



This event has been made possible by Graduate Expansion Funds from the University of Toronto, the Department of Visual Studies (UTM), the Centre for South Asian Studies, and the Cinema Studies Institute.




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