The talk examines the process by which a Moroccan television producer re-vitalized a public market story-telling register (rhymed prose way of speaking) associated with proverbs and the wisdom of old folks as a vehicle for modernist liberal messaging. It also describes what several instances of Moroccan audience uptake while watching this program reveal about the salient qualities of re-registering.
A reception will precede the meeting at 6:00 pm.
Sonia Neela Das
New York University
This meeting is free, but you will need to register in advance.