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MemberTemenuga Trifonova

Temenuga Trifonova is Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at York University. She is the author of The Figure of the Migrant in Contemporary European Cinema (2020), Warped Minds: Cinema and Psychopathology (2014) and The Image in French Philosophy (2007), and editor/contributor of Screening the Art World (forthcoming in 2021), Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime (2017) and European Film Theory (2008). Her articles have appeared in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory, Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving ImageCinema & CieCTheory, SubStance, Space and Culture, Rivista di EsteticaStudies in Comics, The European Journal of American Culture, Studies in European Cinema, Cineaste, Film and Philosophy, CineAction, Scope, Postmodern Culture etc. In 2018/2019 she was Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at Le Studium Center for Advanced Studies in France.

MemberFlannery Wilson

Daughter of well-known philosopher of film, George M. Wilson (author of Narration in Light: Studies in Cinematic Point of View and Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies), Flannery grew up in a suburb of Baltimore, MD. She graduated from Barnard College in 2003 with a degree in Italian. In 2005, she moved to Southern California to accept a competitive Chancellor’s Fellowship to attend a PhD program in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Riverside. She graduated in 2011 with a Dissertation Fellowship, a Barricelli Award for Research, and an Outstanding Teaching Award.She currently teaches film, visual and media studies, literary analysis, world literature, French and Italian and is working on her next book, on adaptation and the ethics of storytelling.Flannery’s published writing sheds light on cross-cultural interactions between French and Italian and East Asian cinema(s). Her articles have appeared in Modern Chinese Lit and Culture, Senses of Cinema, and The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema.Her dissertation, Echoing Across the Mediterranean and the Pacific: Cinematic Resonance and Cross-Cultural Adaptations in Contemporary European and East Asian Cinema, can be found here.Her book: New Taiwanese Cinema: Within and Beyond the Frame, for the “Traditions in World Cinema” series through Edinburgh University Press, was released in paperback in April of 2015.She is the current editor of: Humanities in Transition (an online journal).

MemberKaterina Flint-Nicol

I’m an Independent Scholar specialising in British popular culture with a particular focus on class, gender and style in cinema and popular music. My AHRC funded PhD, ‘Men, Manors and Monsters: The Hoodie Horror and the Cinema of Alterity’ argues British cinematic realism in the twenty-first century is forged in a neoliberal discourse of class, with its form articulated by aesthetics traditionally associated with the gothic. My current research interests are stardom, performance and class in British cinema, and cultural and online practices involved in Paul Weller fandom.

MemberThomas Barker

I’m currently Associate Professor and Head of Film and Television at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Communication and Culture (CSCC). I am a sociologist by training with expertise in cultural and creative industries, especially cinema, with a focus on Malaysia and Indonesia. I have written on Islamic pop culture, new media, cinema, film, creative labour, Chinese transnationalism, and cinematic history of Southeast Asia. Previously I was a Visiting Research Fellow at National Cheng Chi University (2018), Visiting Scholar at the Department of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA (2016), a Visiting Researcher at PUSKAKOM Universitas Indonesia (2015), and a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Sociology National University of Singapore (2011).