Women in Indian Popular Culture - Submission Deadline April 30

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
mredlich21@gmail.com

Women in Indian Popular Culture

In the past few years, as India confronted several violent rape cases in the real world, powerful actresses Sridevi, Madhuri, and Juhi Chawla have returned to film with feminist roles. Is this related or a coincidence? Over the past decades what influence have women’s portrayal on film had on the culture of India? What can we find by doing a feminist reading of the most popular films of India? What about the popular Saas/Bahu soap operas? Will the rise of powerful women in the industry, such as Ekta Kapoorand Zoya Akhtar, do anything to change the current trends? Or are they causing them?

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Friday-Sunday, 3-5 October 2014 Indianapolis, IN

Submit paper, abstract, or panel proposals (including the title of the presentation) to the appropriate Area on the Submissions website (submissions.mpcaaca.org). Individuals may only submit one paper.

Contact Margaret Redlich (DePaul University) at mredlich21@gmail.com for further information.

cfp categories: 
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
graduate_conferences
popular_culture
postcolonial