“For Tomorrow For Tonight”

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 5:00pm6:30pm

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3250 South Street

“For Tomorrow For Tonight”

Thai Cinema and the Expansion of Queer Politics

Arnika Fuhrmann

Associate Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, Cornell University

Professor Fuhrmann, who consults with the Asian Film Festival Berlin in addition to her academic work, explores new work in Thai cinema in which queerness lies not only in the cross-gender, interspecies, supernatural, and geontological elements of the stories and films, but also in the affective and aesthetic approaches that characterize this cinema. In what ways does this cinema draw on Buddhism to present political critique and represent queerness in innovative ways?

 

Cosponsored by Penn’s Departments of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Religious Studies, and South Asia Studies, Cinema and Media Studies Program, and Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women.

Pre-registration requested.

Free and open to the public.

ASL Interpretation provided.