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Africa at Noon: The Beautiful Skin: Fantasy, Football, and Cinematic Bodies in Africa

Talk by Vlad Dima, Associate Professor in African Cultural Studies and French & Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Event Details

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
12-1 p.m.
"Whose fantasy do football and African cinema articulate? Does this fantasy make both football and cinema distinctly 'African'? The possible answers to these questions are necessarily connected to issues of body and identity. The main focus of this presentation will be on skin and body—visual, aural, and haptic—as signifiers that may possibly also show that the film itself has a skin."