Talks by scholars and graduate students on all aspects of film, television, and screen-based media

3 Aug August

Meena Saverimuttu

Meena Saverimuttu, a postgraduate at Macquarie University, examines whiteness in Tamil cinema by taking as her case study British actress Amy Jackson's roles in two recent Tamil films. She explores the positioning of two different Amy Jacksons: the on-screen Indian and the off-screen Westerner. She also speaks broadly about changing gender roles in Tamil cinema. Meena's paper is followed by a Q&A session moderated by Dr Michelle Langford.