116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

PAMLA Forum: Acting, Roles, Stages

Session Chair: 
Katherine Kinney, University of California, Riverside
PAMLA Forum: Saturday 5:10 – 6:30 pm
Wilson Library Reading Room


  1. Michelle Bloom, University of California, Riverside
    Michelle Bloom teaches French, film studies, and food studies at UC Riverside. Her book Contemporary Sino-French Cinema: Absent Fathers, Banned Books, and Red Balloons (2015) considers French and Chinese/Taiwanese cinema through the optics of métissage, translation, and imitation. In addition to her 2003 book Waxworks: A Cultural Obsession, she has published on Truffaut, Balzac, Zola, crêpes, and (forthcoming) on food insecurity in Tsai Ming-liang's films and maternal food memories in films by Lin Cheng-sheng and Eric Khoo.
  2. Melanie Masterton Sherazi, California Institute of Technology
    Melanie Masterton Sherazi, Postdoctoral Instructor at California Institute of Technology and former UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in English at UCLA, is writing Nero e Rosso: Desegregationist Aesthetics in Cold War Rome (1947-65), about the mixed-genre work of African American writers and artists in postwar Rome, often in collaboration with Italian artists. Sherazi edited and wrote the intro to William Demby’s novel, King Comus, published by Ishmael Reed. Her work appears in MELUS, Mississippi Quarterly, and other journals.
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