UK Asian Film Festival

Sat 4 May / 11.30am

London

Creative Minds of Tomorrow: New Writings

Dr. J. Daniel Luther, Associate Programme Director at The Rhodes Trust, University of Oxford, and Sunny Singh, Professor of Creative Writing and Inclusion in the Arts at the London Metropolitan University, will discuss their newly published work. In Queering Normativity and South Asian Public Culture – Wrong Readings Only, J. Daniel Luther explores a wide range of issues, from the construct of canon and notions of nation, marriage and home, to woman as a post-colonial subject, same-sex sexuality and identity. Sunny Singh’s A Bollywood State of Mind is a personal, intellectual and emotional journey that crosses five continents and 50 years of modern Indian history and cinema to explore why Bollywood means so much to so many across the globe.

The book launch event will be chaired by Dr Ashvin Devasundaram (Senior Lecturer in World Cinema, Queen Mary University of London) and will feature a preview launch of the edited collection Urban Violence and Marginalised Communities: Multidisciplinary Investigations forthcoming as an Open Access publication in 2025 from UCL Press. Edited by Dr Ashvin Devasundaram (Queen Mary University of London), Dr Stamatis Zografos (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL), Dr Marcio Mattos (Higher Academy of Police Sciences, University of Brasilia) and Dr Zoe Holman (Queen Mary University of London), the book unveils new and diverse insights into urban violence, spanning migration and politics, built environment, policing, film, media and performing arts.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.

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UK Asian Film Festival

Creative Minds of Tomorrow: New Writings

Two library talks looking at new writings about South Asian cinema culture.

Dr. J. Daniel Luther, Associate Programme Director at The Rhodes Trust, University of Oxford, and Sunny Singh, Professor of Creative Writing and Inclusion in the Arts at the London Metropolitan University, will discuss their newly published work. In Queering Normativity and South Asian Public Culture – Wrong Readings Only, J. Daniel Luther explores a wide range of issues, from the construct of canon and notions of nation, marriage and home, to woman as a post-colonial subject, same-sex sexuality and identity. Sunny Singh’s A Bollywood State of Mind is a personal, intellectual and emotional journey that crosses five continents and 50 years of modern Indian history and cinema to explore why Bollywood means so much to so many across the globe.

The book launch event will be chaired by Dr Ashvin Devasundaram (Senior Lecturer in World Cinema, Queen Mary University of London) and will feature a preview launch of the edited collection Urban Violence and Marginalised Communities: Multidisciplinary Investigations forthcoming as an Open Access publication in 2025 from UCL Press. Edited by Dr Ashvin Devasundaram (Queen Mary University of London), Dr Stamatis Zografos (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL), Dr Marcio Mattos (Higher Academy of Police Sciences, University of Brasilia) and Dr Zoe Holman (Queen Mary University of London), the book unveils new and diverse insights into urban violence, spanning migration and politics, built environment, policing, film, media and performing arts.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.

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