Post Graduate Forum on Asia Pacific- Cinema and the Transnational: The Historical and the Contemporary

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Date(s) - 27/08/2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ACJC Seminar rooms, Building H, 8th floor (H8.06)


Post Graduate Forum on Asia Pacific

invite you to a seminar on

Cinema and the Transnational: The Historical and the Contemporary


presented by Parichay Patra

Newcastle_cropIn this presentation I would like to look at the emergence of the transnational film scholarship and the various possibilities that this phenomenon offers. I will discuss a number of symptoms that include the conceptual apparatus called pan-Asianism, the idea of a ‘comparative film studies’ popularized by the IACS (Inter Asia Cultural Studies) group, and the way in which European cinema is opening itself up towards that of Asia. I will provide textual and theoretical evidence in support of my claim. Situating myself in the contemporary domain of transnational film studies, I will argue in favor of using these methodologies to reread underexplored film histories of south Asia in general and India in particular, something which my own doctoral research allows me to do.


Parichay Patra is a doctoral candidate in the dept. of Film & Screen Studies, School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University. His area of interest is the history of the Indian New Wave cinema of the 1970s. Patra has published in journals and edited volumes and have made presentations across India, Taiwan and Australia. He has co-edited (with Vikrant Kishore and Amit Sarwal) Bollywood and Its Other(s):Towards New Configurations for Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming in October 2014).





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