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Conversations on South Asia: Listening with a Feminist Ear

Explore Pavitra Sundar's groundbreaking analysis of sound's feminist significance in Bombay cinema, with commentary from esteemed academics and moderated by Douglas Haynes.

Thursday, April 4, 2024
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Virtual Webinar
Intended Audience(s): Public
Registration required.

Announcing the seventh book event on South Asia-related topics held by Dartmouth College. 

Conversations on South Asia Series  

Pavitra Sundar, “Listening With A Feminist Ear: Soundwork in Bombay Cinema”, April 4th, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM (EST). 

Join us for the seventh Conversations on South Asia event, where we will delve into the transformative power of sound in cinema through Pavitra Sundar’s "Listening with a Feminist Ear." This groundbreaking book challenges the dominant visual-centric approach to film studies, advocating for a radical shift towards listening as a critical method of analysis. By examining mainstream Bombay cinema, the author brings to light the intricate ways in which sound—specifically singing, listening, and speaking—shapes gendered identities and exposes the nuanced interplay of power and privilege. Through a feminist interpretive practice, Sundar not only critiques established narratives but also offers new, liberatory imaginaries that challenge hegemonic discourses.

Book Spotlight: “Listening With A Feminist Ear'', by Pavitra Sundar
Date: April 4th, 2024
Time: 12:15 PM-1:30 PM EST
Virtual Zoom 
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Pavitra Sundar, Professor, Hamilton College

Neepa Majumdar, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Debashree Mukherjee, Associate Professor, Columbia University

Douglas Haynes, Professor, Dartmouth College

Sponsored by the Department of Asian Societies, Cultures and Languages (ASCL) and the Bodas Family Endowment for South Asian Studies at Dartmouth College. 
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For more information, contact:
South Asian Studies

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.