International Conference
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.

Events:
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.

» Press Information, long [pdf] [doc]

Press Office:
Dr. Ulrike Davis-Sulikowski
ulrike.davis-sulikowski(at)univie.ac.at

General Coordination:
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
elke.mader(at)univie.ac.at, http://homepage.univie.ac.at/Elke.Mader/

Ass. Prof. Dr. Bernhard Fuchs, Department of European Ethnology
bernhard.fuchs(at)univie.ac.at

Deutsch

» Pressetext, kurz [pdf] [doc]
» Pressetext, lang [pdf] [doc]

Print Material

» Conference Flyer A6 [pdf]
» Conference Book of Abstracts A5 [pdf]

Press Photos

Please click on the thumbnails to download the photo in high resolution
Shah Rukh Khan and Fans, Zee Carnival 2008, London. © Elke Mader
Shah Rukh Khan at Berlinale 2010 Press Conference. © Elke Mader
Fans at Zee Carnival London 2009. © Elke Mader
Fans at Zee Carnival 2009, London. © Elke Mader
Shah Rukh Khan Fanart A
Shah Rukh Khan Fanart B

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]