Schreiner University Communication Studies Lecture

Studying Local Media in a Global Arena by Ramna Walia

Studying Local Media in a Global Arena by Ramna Walia

Kerrville, TX – Schreiner University Communication Studies is proud to present Ramna Walia and her presentation Studying Local Media in a Global Arena. This event will take place on Apr 30, 3-3:45 p.m. in an online format. The event is free and open to the public. The link to the presentation can be found at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73219395931.

Is there a locus of “global” within global media? Why do media cultures in nondescript communities, towns and cities matter, and how do they affect us? In this talk, we address these questions and discuss the methodological and theoretical challenges of global media. Walia draws on the emergence of video film cultures in a small-town India in 1990-2000, that lie outside the dominant media capitals like Los Angeles, Mumbai and Madrid, and discuss how we can study the complexities brought on by interpenetrating geographies of media, communication and society.

Walia is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at The University of Texas at Austin. She completed her M.Phil in Cinema Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi where she worked on popular Bombay film remakes. She is currently working on the spatialized material history of inter-regional mobility networks of video and digital productions in India. She has published her work in Bioscope, Synoptique, and Studies in South Asian Film and Media. Her research interests include South Asia, video cultures, informal media, labor, technology, and film recycling and remakes.

For more information about this Communication Studies lecture, contact Thomas Woods, Coordinator of Changing Global Society, at tdwoods@schreiner.edu.

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