115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Global Media Ecologies

Session Chair: 
Heidi Schlipphacke, University of Illinois, Chicago
Session 8: Saturday 3:05 – 4:35 pm
Ching 254


  1. Zachary Fitzpatrick, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Three German films demonstrate a range of styles, formats, and release contexts, but offer numerous continuities of Asian German representational content. In all three, intolerant German main characters mistreat Asian side characters. Yet, each film simultaneously trivializes the suffering of Asian characters, while inviting stronger identification with the reprehensible German characters.
  2. Bish Sen, University of Oregon
    This paper examines the phenomenal transnational popularity of Radio Ceylon during the course of the 1950s and 1960s, to argue that the media ecology of South Asia enabled this pioneer station to devise a programming mix that addressed the concerns of the early postcolonial period in this entire region.
  3. Sangita Gopal, University of Oregon
    This paper will examine how the Korean “revenge” film is selectively adapted by Bollywood cinema to create what I am calling the “bourgeois revenge genre” – that introduces into Hindi cinema, for the first time, a new problematic of revenge and the figure of the middle-class avenger whose vengeful acts blur the line between good and evil.
Session Cancelled: