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Anupama Kapse

Anupama Kapse

Assistant Professor

Anupama Kapse is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Queens College, CUNY. She received her PhD in Film Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She holds Masters and M.Phil degrees in English from the University of Delhi, India, and has held previous academic appointments at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and Gargi College, University of Delhi. Her teaching and scholarship examine silent cinema, melodrama, film genre and performance by placing Indian screen media within a comparative, transnational historiography. She is co-editor of Silent Cinema and the Politics of Space (with Jennifer Bean and Laura Horak, Indiana University Press, 2014). Her articles and book chapters and have appeared in Framework, Figurations in Indian Film (ed. Meheli Sen and Anustup Basu--Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013; reprinted Orient Blackswan, 2014) and The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films (ed. Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow, John White--Routledge, 2014). Her book project Melodrama and The Body Politic: Early Indian Cinema and its Contexts1913-1939 examines the coming of cinema in India as a struggle over the meanings and manifestations of film as body politic.

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