BOONE—Fulbright-Nehru doctoral research scholar Mukulika Dattagupta will present the talk “The Journey of Women in Animated Disney Films” March 18 at Appalachian State University. The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. in room 421 Belk Library and Information Commons on campus and is part of the library’s Doorways Series. The public is invited to attend.
Dattagupta will speak about the shaping of a new identity of women in society and how Disney female characters reflect these changes throughout the decades. Focus will be on those films familiar to the audience and those that might act as markers in tracing this journey.
Dattagupta is a senior research fellow in the School of Media Communication and Culture at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India. She currently is conducting research at the University of South Carolina.
This Doorways Series event is co-sponsored by Belk Library and Information Commons, the Office of International Education and Development, and the Reich College of Education. Its goal is to provide a platform for people to share their research and knowledge on international issues and build relationships based on interest in international affairs.
For more information on this program or the Doorways Series, call 262-4967.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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