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Usha Iyer: Folded Corporeal Histories of the Hindi Film Dancer Actress in the 1950s and 1960s
October 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Virtual Event
Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor, Film and Media Studies, Stanford University, is the author of Dancing Women: Choreographing Corporeal Histories of Hindi Cinema (Oxford University Press, 2020), which examines constructions of gender, stardom, sexuality, and spectacle in Hindi cinema through women’s labor, collaborative networks, and gestural genealogies to produce a corporeal history of South Asian cultural modernities. Her essays have appeared and are forthcoming in Camera Obscura, South Asian Popular Culture, Figurations in Indian Film, The Oxford Handbook of Film Theory, and the Women Film Pioneers Project, among others.