Anuradha Needham Gives Presentations
April 16, 2019
Longman Professor of English and Cinema Studies Anuradha Dingwaney Needham recently presented a talk titled "Sites of (Affective) Engagement: Song, Melodrama, and the Making of a Female Subjectivity" for the seminar on Indian Melodrama: Transnational Mobilities, Cross-Pollinations and Cinematic Re-inventions at the American Comparative Literature Meeting (March 7-10, 2019). Needham gave an invited lecture for the India Studies Program at University of Houston titled "Bibi aur Tawaif (Wife and Courtesan): Conformity and Defiance in Representations of Female Agency in Sahib, Bibi Aur Ghulam/Master, Wife, and Servant (1962; dir. Abrar Alvi)." At University of Houston, she also lead the discussion for a round-table on "Women in Post-Millennial Indian Cinema." Both took place on April 8, 2019.
Anuradha Dingwaney Needham Receives Fellowship
February 21, 2017
Anuradha Dingwaney Needham, the Donald R. Longman professor of English and cinema studies, has received a Fulbright-Nehru fellowship to conduct research in India on a collaborative project with well-known feminist scholar Rajeswari Sunder Rajan. Together, they are working on a monograph provisionally entitled Sighting/Citing/Siting Women in Postcolonial Indian Cinema: Feminist Readings. This project examines two periods, 1945-1965 and 1970-1990, in Indian cinema that witnessed a slew of women-centered films (i.e., films centering women as protagonists and/or engaging with issues related to women’s status and roles in society). The fellowship will enable Needham to examine archival materials at the Indian National Film Archives and meet with her collaborator and Indian film scholars.
Elle Magazine Recognizes Courses by Margaret Kamitsuka, Anu Needham
July 7, 2016
The courses Theologies of Abortion (taught by Margaret Kamitsuka, Francis W. and Lydia L. Davis associate professor of religion) and Women In/and Bollywood (taught by Anu Needham, Donald R. Longman professor of English) were included in the Elle magazine article “63 College Classes That Give Us Hope for the Next Generation.” See the article on this web page.
Anuradha Dingwaney Needham Publishes in South Asian Review
February 12, 2014
Longman Professor of English Anuradha Dingwaney Needham's essay “’Performing Women’ and the Gendered National Imagination: An Exploration of Shyam Benegal's Sardari Begum,” has appeared in a special issue of South Asian Review/ (34.3 [Winter 2013/14] focusing on gender and sexuality in South Asian literature and culture. The article draws upon a chapter from Needham’s recently published book New Indian Cinema in Post-Independence India.
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