Ancient India and Iran Trust, Friday 24th October, 5.00 pm. Event 77.
Sir Nicholas Barrington served as a career diplomat in five Asian countries, including Afghanistan and Iran, ending as Ambassador to Pakistan. With memoirs now published, he will discuss some of the interesting problems he had to face and the need to build bridges between East and West.
Alison Richard Building, SG1/2, Saturday 25 October: 7:00pm - 8:00pm, Event 123
Lady Mitchell Hall, Saturday 1st November, 3.00 pm. Event 222
Alison Richard Building, SG1/2, Saturday 1 November: 3:00pm - 4:00pm, Event 221
Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, CB1 1PT , Wednesday 22 October: 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Event 55
Wednesday 22 October: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Probably more than most other European countries, contemporary Britain has been shaped by mass immigration, in particular from South Asia, and British-Asian Cinema has joined the often polemic media debate about the country’s ‘multiculturalism’. Be it as a potential mirror of popular attitudes, ideas and preoccupations, or as regards the likely impact on common views and opinions on migration, we cannot afford to ignore the filmic portrayals. In this context, Professor Guido Rings will explore the negotiation of identities in one popular example of British-Asian cinema: Chadha's Bend it like Beckham. Professor Guido Rings will raise questions such as: How does the film express cultural differences and to what extent does this follow traditional concepts of culture? How is the interconnectedness of cultures articulated and how does this relate to current notions of interculturality and transculturality? Professor Guido Rings is Professor of Postcolonial Studies, Director of Research Unit for Intercultural and Transcultural Studies (RUITS), Anglia Ruskin University.
Cambridge University Library, Map Room, Saturday 25th October, at 10.00 am, 11.00 am and Noon. Event 84
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