SAI Sponsored Spring 2012 Seminar Series - Corey Creekmur, Associate Professor of English, Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature at University of Iowa
Thu, February 2, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)
"The Historical and Historiographical in Popular Hindi Cinema"
Corey Creekmur's teaching and research focus on international popular cinema (especially American and South Asian), cross-cultural film genres, and the way in which such films interact with other media (such as music) as well as discourses of race, gender, and sexuality. He also teaches courses, derived from the theoretical foundations of cultural studies and psychoanalysis, on the affective relation between film stars and fans. His work on American literature deals with popular genres as well, including detective fiction and the superhero comic book. In addition to his main appointments in the Departments of English and Cinema & Comparative Literature, he is affiliated with International Programs, Sexuality Studies, and the South Asian Studies Program. He also directs the Institute for Cinema and Culture.