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Category: BioScope


  • BioScope Volume 13 Issue 1, June 2022

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope vol. 13. no. 1. The new issue of Bioscope has a special section on Media in the Pandemic. Pallavi Paul considers the media form of viral analysis, and different types of information-gathering and speculation that challenge the authority of medical expertise; Anirban Baishya looks at drone use during lockdown and the death-ravaged…

  • BioScope Volume 12 Issue 1-2, June & December 2021

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope vol. 12. no. 1-2. The Keywords Issue marks 10 years of BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies. We first conceived of this special issue in 2018 when we were nearing our 10th anniversary. At the time, the editorial group sought a celebratory stock-taking – a means of noting the…

  • BioScope Volume 11 Issue 2, December 2020

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope vol. 11. no. 2. ‘Can I share my screen?’ asks someone in a meeting. They fumble with the buttons. We move from a close shot of their face, inside the contours of their domestic background, and arrive jerkily onto their desktop. In the foreground is their presentation, hastily…

  • BioScope Volume 11 Issue 1, June 2020

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope vol. 11. no. 1. This special issue is a step towards mapping a different landscape. It features filmmakers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan working in fiction and, in a few instances, documentary cinema, with feature-length and short films. The focus and scope are…

  • BioScope Volume 10 Issue 2, December 2019

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope vol. 10. no. 2. This issue of Bioscope explores the televisual, whereby the mission of television goes beyond the medium and becomes a central node of information and cultural flows in the nation. Expanding on the notion of television, with its historical antecedents in print, radio, cinema and…

  • BioScope Volume 10 Issue 1, June 2019

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope vol. 10. no. 1. With the winds of authoritarianism sweeping across democracies in South Asia as elsewhere, the question of how to articulate the new social and political contexts in which we find ourselves is as urgent as ever. Censorship, surveillance and populism have taken on new, changed…

  • BioScope Volume 9 Issue 2, December 2018

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope Vol. 9. No. 2. With every passing year, there is a mounting evidence of the inextricable links between what was once the cinema and a host of other media forms. This situation presents an interesting set of challenges to students of contemporary cinema, often requiring them to…

  • BioScope Volume 9 Issue 1, June 2018

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope Vol. 9. No. 1. The articles in this issue of BioScope explore the ongoing conundrum of how to access historical spectatorship when records are scarce or non-existent. Our authors examine traces left on radio-listening in small town India, letters in Bangladeshi film magazines, emotionally charged memories linked…

  • BioScope Volume 8 Number 2, December 2017

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope Vol. 8. No. 2. The articles featured in this issue of BioScope are interested in questions of how popular cinema, state-sponsored documentary, or sensational television news programs produce significant orientations of social relations and attitudes. The articles also implicitly suggest that we approach media as historically situated…

  • BioScope Volume 8 Number 1, June 2017

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope vol. 8. no. 1. This issue of BioScope sets out to create conversations among visual and screen media that work with a documentary premise. Bringing together work on photography, film, and video will, we hope, help us to think about specificities and overlaps in how these different media…