The Global-Popular Conference, Day 2


Saturday, November 12, 2016


9:30 am - 6:00 pm


Wallis Annenberg Conference Room, SSMS 4315
Culturally and politically, we now inhabit the realm of the global-popular. And yet, the two terms whose hyphenated conjugation names our contemporaneity remain notoriously vague and widely contested. Following a preliminary workshop held in April, the two-day international conference seeks to theorize this conjugation. Our objective is to develop the categories and frameworks that capture the multi-sited and multiscalar fecundities of the global-popular without capitulating to a universal teleology or resorting to simplistic binaries of general/particular, center/periphery, and complicity/resistance.
Nov 12, Saturday 
9:30am- 12:45pm: Panel III
Chair: Sherene Seikaly  (UC Santa Barbara) 
Mark Steinberg (Concordia University)
“Platform Mediation: Standards of the Global-Popular”
Madhusree Dutta (Project Cinema City, Mumbai)
“When Popular Goes Private: Public Cultures of Cinema” 
[coffee break]
Paola Bacchetta (UC Berkeley)
“QTPOC Analytics-Practices of the Popular/Global through ‘Situated Planetary’ in France"
[12:45pm-2:30pm: Lunch]
2:30-4:30pm: Panel IV
Chair: Naoki Yamamoto (UC Santa Barbara) 
Peter Limbrick (UC Santa Cruz)
“Of Marabouts, Acrobats, and Auteurs: Framing the Popular in Moumen Smihi’s World Cinema”
Rosalind Galt (King’s College, London)
“Pontianak Trouble: Gender and Geopolitics in the Malay Vampire Movie”
[coffee break]
4:45-6:00pm: Roundtable
Moderator: Joshua Neves (Concordia University)