Shah Rukh Khan and Global Bollywood
September 30th – October 2nd 2010
Conference, University of Vienna:
The international and interdisciplinary conference “Shah Rukh Khan and Global Bollywood” takes place from September 30th – October 2nd 2010 at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna. The conference encompasses contributions from a broad spectrum of social and cultural sciences, filmmaking and art.
The workshop topics range from issues of media and globalisation to the construction and consumption of polymediatic and transcultural stars; from reception modes to fan cultures and new communication technologies to questions of performing gender, from studies in religion to cinema theory, from contemporary music to dance styles and theatrical performance.
An exhibition on Shah Rukh Khan & fan culture at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, several film screenings (Mehru Jaffer’s documentary on fans and the “first Austrian Bollywood movie“, directed by Sandeep Kumar), dance performances and the ultimate Bollywood party, conceptualised by Satish Gandhi, accompany the high-profile conference programme.
Dr. Ulrike Davis-Sulikowski
Univ. Prof. Dr. Elke Mader, Vice-dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences,
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien
Ass. Prof. Dr. Bernhard Fuchs, Department of European Ethnology
Please click on the thumbnails to download the photo in high resolution
Articles on the Conference
- SRK a symbol of religious unity: Vienna [link]
- Minus SRK, Vienna varsity debates Bollywood star’s contribution to global religious unity [link]
- At Vienna, a session on Shah-Rukhology [link]