De-Westernizing Horror: Reframing the Genre Cinemas of Asia
King’s College London
Monday 31st October – Tuesday 01st November, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Meheli Sen (Rutgers University)
In 2012, Saër Maty Bâ and Will Higbee published their necessary and urgent intervention, De-Westernizing Film Studies. The principle aim of their collection was to “consider what forms a challenge to the enduring vision of film as a medium – and film studies as a discipline – modelled on ‘Western’ ideologies, theoretical and historical frameworks, critical perspectives as well as institutional and artistic practices, might take today” (2012: 1).