Upcoming events! (November)

There are a number of excellent upcoming concerts and talks. All of the Lights Diwali Show, November 5th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1583840108590940/?active_tab=discussion This event brings together many of Cornell's best South Asian performance troupes in honor of Diwali. *note: this concert requires tickets and often sells out! "Realism, Fantasy, and Representations of Muslims in Contemporary Film Qawwali." South Asia Program Colloquium, November 7th, 12:15: http://events.cornell.edu/event/sap_realism_fantasy_and_the_representations_of_muslims_in_the_contemporary_film_qawwali Should be a great talk on a very relevant topic. Qawwali Night with the Sami Brothers, November 18th: https://allevents.in/ithaca/qawwali-night-with-saami-brothers/2107223132835528 An amazing opportunity to see live qawwali! This group regularly sells out in NYC - don't miss them here!      ...
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Essay 2 (Due 11.5.2016)

  Due: Send your essay to me via email before class on Thursday, 11/3 (aid24@cornell.edu) *Revised: The essay is due by Saturday, 11/5. Assignment How do Hindi films and film songs participate in constructing ideas of “the nation”? What forms of inclusion and exclusion, normalcy and deviance, are visually and musically narrated? Choosing one film, analyze the work of its songs in creating a narrative about the nation and nationalism. Drawing on the analytical themes and readings we have been discussing in class, consider how the film’s “song-track” supports, amplifies, and perhaps complicates the social and ideological themes of the movie. Your essay should...
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