Probing “Presence”: Photography and Policing in Colonial South Africa

SSMS 2135 2135 Social Sciences and Media Studies Building, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

TALK: Lorena Rizzo (University of Bielefeld & Harvard University) Probing “Presence” – Photography and Policing in Colonial South Africa The presentation starts from research conducted in the Western Cape Archives in 2012/3. While working on a collection of photographic albums produced in a Cape Town convict station in the late 19th and early 20th century, […]

Women in Chinese Silent Cinema

SSMS 2135 Social Sciences and Media Studies Building, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

In this lecture, Paul Pickowicz will screen compelling clips from Chinese silent-era films of the 1920s and 1930s.  Pickowicz will emphasize the diverse roles played by women and ask questions about why the women seen on screen, including such iconic figures as Ruan Lingyu, Li Lili, and Wang Renmei, were far more important than men […]