Mapping the networks of gendered performance, labor, and mobility
14. Juni 2024    
10:00 - 12:00
IG-Farben-Gebäude, Raum 7.312
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1, Frankfurt am Main, 60323


Priyadarshini Shanker (University of North Carolina, Wilmington)

This talk intervenes in three prevailing frameworks of Indian film and media studies – auteurist approaches, history of film movements, and digital media studies – through three case studies that centralize the optics of feminist performances. Shanker proposes corporeal intervention that potentially recasts the historiography of Indian cinema as a network of gender, performance, labor, and mobility. The aspiration is to move away from ideological readings of Indian cinema to push for a history and theorization of gendered performance.