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#RemembertheMutiny - Revisiting Sepia Mutiny Round Table - Oct 12, 2018

#RemembertheMutiny - Revisiting Sepia Mutiny Round Table - Oct 12, 2018

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Last month an academic contingent of Mutineers -- Nilanjana Bhattacharjya ("Nilanjana" on Sepia Mutiny, @_nilanjana_ on Twitter), V.V. Ganeshananthan ("V.V.," @V_V_G), and Amardeep Singh ("amardeep," @Electrostani) -- got together with media studies scholar Lia Wolock (@liapold) to revisit the community, blog, and phenomenon that was Sepia Mutiny. We talked about its political and social legacies, its relationship to popular South Asian American representations presently, and the South Asian American project more broadly. SpoorLam was invoked. Macaca denounced. Meetups remembered fondly. The immense labor and love involved in running the site and multifaceted community was discussed. And the strangeness of internet sociality and celebrity was examined -- "We [the bloggers] were kind of like a TV show for some people." While we didn't have the tech support to record a post-able version of the round table, here's a roundup of the tweets leading up to and surrounding the panel, as well as some slides and notes from the presenters. More contributions and thoughts welcome! #RemembertheMutiny A special shout out to Padma Chirumamilla (@heysoke), avid SM reader and audience tweeter. Thanks also to those who joined the conversation via Twitter. Comments & questions on this wakelet can be sent to  wolock[at]uwm[dot]edu or @liapold.