top of page



Engaging Global Cinema Cultures: Discourses & Disruptions

Nov 1-2, 2024

The University of Texas at Dallas

Engaging Global Cinema Cultures: Discourses & Disruptions
Nov 1-2, 2024
In-person symposium

Organized by the Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology

We aim to create a network of scholars from around the world to develop theories, conceptual frameworks, and methodologies to reshape the field of global cinema. The symposium is envisioned as a 2-day event that includes two keynote addresses by prominent scholars in the field, a featured panel of invited scholars to reflect on the state of the field, a workshop on syllabus development, and four traditional panels comprised of speakers selected from the open call for papers. The symposium also imagines more informal gatherings to promote collaboration and networking during meals and a reception on the first evening.   

Keynote Speakers


Dr. Lúcia Nagib (University of Reading)

Dr. Lúcia Nagib, Professor of Film at the University of Reading. Nagib is an internationally recognised specialist in world cinema, cinematic realism and cinematic intermediality, which she has explored through a novel approach in many publications, including her single-authored books, Realist Cinema as World Cinema: Non-cinema, Intermedial Passages, Total Cinema (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) and World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism (Bloomsbury, 2011). She is an expert in a number of national cinemas, such as Brazilian, Japanese and German cinemas.  

Dr. Lalitha Gopalan (University of Texas at Austin)

Dr. Lalitha Gopalan, Associate professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film and affiliate faculty in the Department of Asian Studies and South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Gopalan’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of Film Theory, Feminist Film Theory, Contemporary World Cinemas, Indian Cinemas, Genre Films, and Experimental Film and Video. Essays and books written by her include Cinemas Dark and Slow in Digital India (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021; Orient Blackswan 2021), Cinema of Interruptions: Action Genres in Contemporary Indian Cinema (London: BFI Publishing, 2002) and Bombay (London: BFI Modern Classics, 2005); and the edited volume The Cinema of India (London: Wallflower Press, 2010). Her current book project explores various experimental film and video practices in India. 

Gopalan 6 Exposure_Square_edited.jpg
bottom of page