The Diaspora Screen Media Network

The Diaspora Screen Media Network (DSMN) is a research project headed by Professor Janet Wilson (Principal Investigator), Professor Rajinder Dudrah (Co Investigator) and Dr David Simmons (Research Co-Ordinator). DSMN explores the new developments taking place in Black British and British Asian cinema and screen media in the digital age. The network does this by bringing … Continue reading The Diaspora Screen Media Network

BCU Symposium: Sholay at 45

Following on from my blog on the iconic Bollywood film Sholay (1975), and the call for papers for the 'Sholay at 45' symposium at Birmingham City University (BCU), I share with all interested parties the full programme for the day. Papers for the Symposium have been confirmed with film scholars, students and film-goers from around the globe in attendance. … Continue reading BCU Symposium: Sholay at 45

Sholay & Slanguages: Kitne dialogues hai – in popular culture?

In 2020 Ramesh Sippy’s superhit film Sholay turns forty-five. The journal of South Asian Popular Culture have called for papers and presentations to be submitted for its one day symposium at Birmingham City University. Academics and fans of popular Hindi cinema will come together to celebrate and debate the 45th milestone of one of Indian … Continue reading Sholay & Slanguages: Kitne dialogues hai – in popular culture?

Slanguages, Hip-Hop a Russian Play, Punjabi Poetry and Oxford University

Oxford University hosted ‘Poetry in Motion’ last month at Wolfson College to academics, students, artists and creatives as part of their four-year-long research project Creative Multilingualism. Creative Multilingualism investigates the rich interdisciplinary connections between language, linguistic diversity and the creative ways in which they can be explored. The project aims to study the importance of linguistic diversity … Continue reading Slanguages, Hip-Hop a Russian Play, Punjabi Poetry and Oxford University