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Vishal’s Bhardwaj’s Shakespearean Trilogy (54th Annual Northeast Modern Language Conference)

Niagara Falls, NY, USA
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association
Event: 54th Annual Northeast Modern Language Conference
Categories: Postcolonial, American, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, French, British, German, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2023-03-23 to 2023-03-26 Abstract Due: 2022-09-01

This roundtable will examine Vishal’s Bhardwaj’s Trilogy of films based on Shakespearean tragedies released between 2003 and 2014: Maqbool, Omkara, and Haider.We want to keep the focus of this session as wide and as open as possible but will suggest three possible perspectives: examining the relationship between the Shakespearean plays and the Bhardwaj version; probing the singularity of the South Asian’s approach to the plays; contextualizing the South Asian version of the play with other South Asian sources—literary, political, and musical.

Our suggested approach for your presentations is to isolate a single passage, character, or chapter and examine the significance of the text under review and to reflect on why this text is so important for us in 2023.

Thematic areas of interest:

· gender,

· social structure

· social change

· history

· family

· post-colonial themes

Our hope is that roundtable participants integrate a personal existential element into their presentation: What led you to Vishal Bhwarwaj? Multimedia examples such as photos and films are appreciated but not necessary.



Richard Schumaker