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Other Indias: The Richness of Indian Multiplicity (Screen Translation)

27 July 2011

 

The Spanish Association for Interdisciplinary India Studies (AEEII) holds its II International Conference with the title “Other Indias: The Richness of Indian Multiplicity” at University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) on 23-26 November, 2011.

The organizers welcome panels from a variety of fields, and we would like to propose one on Indian cinema. The ever-increasing popularity of Indian films, both mainstream and art films, as evinced by film festivals dedicated to and including works of Indian cinema in Spain and other European countries, have expanded the possibilities for research on Indian films and their reception in other countries through subtitled and dubbed versions.

We request proposals that deal with the study of Indian cinema and its audiovisual translation into other languages and with any topic pertaining but not restricted to the following:

– postcolonial narrative in Indian cinema.

– comparative studies between Indian cinema and European cinema.

– studies on film production and distribution.

– the Neo-Realist genre in Indian films or the New Indian Wave: Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Shyam Benegal, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, contemporary parallel films.

– history of audiovisual translation in India.

– audiovisual translation in the Indian film industry: Professional practice, work conditions, trends.

– cultural transfer in the subtitling and dubbing of Indian films into other languages.

– reception of Indian cinema in the West and viceversa.

Please, send us an abstract of around 200 words and a short bio-note (including affiliation of author and e-mail) to taniya.gupta@gmail.com by July 31, 2011.

Final papers should not exceed 10 pages (2,500-3,000 words; 20 minutes delivery) and they can be presented either in English or Spanish. A peer-reviewed selection of the conference papers (in the English version) will be considered for publication under the format of a book. Conference details, including list of plenary speakers, will follow shortly at http://www.aeeii.org/

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