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).

MemberJohn Robert Wallace

I teach undergraduate courses at UC Berkeley as a member of the East Asian Languages and Cultures department and at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum. Course topics range include premodern Japanese literature, modern Japanese literature, interpretive love narratives in East Asian cinema, and the history of the culture of tea in China, Korea and Japan. I keep a public website on many of these topics including The Tale of Genji, The Tale of Heike, Kokinshu, and various films:

MemberLori Morimoto

Lori Morimoto researches and writes about transcultural fandoms, convergence culture/transfandom, Hollywood marketing overseas, and East Asian regional popular culture, who received her Ph.D. at Indiana University in 2011. Her recent work includes chapters in Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Culture, as well as the forthcoming Blackwell Companion to Fandom and Fan Studies, Routledge Companion to Media Fandom, Contemporary Transatlantic Television Drama, and Becoming: Essays on NBC’s Hannibal. She has published in Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies (with Bertha Chin), Transformative Works and Cultures, [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies, Asian Cinema, and the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture. She co-authored with Bertha Chin an essay in Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World, Second Edition, and co-edited a special section of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies on transcultural fans and fandoms, as well as co-editing with Louisa Stein a special issue of Transformative Works and Cultures on Tumblr and fandom.

MemberJun Okada

… Relations in the Asian American “hood” Film,” Hollywood at the Intersection of Identity, edited by Delia Konzett forthcoming from Rutgers University Press.
2018: “Hara Kazuo and Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (1974),” Exploiting East Asian Cinemas. Eds. Ken Provencher and Mike Dillon. Bloomsbury Academic, January 2018.
2017: “Collectivity and Loneliness in Laurel Nakadate’s Post-Racial Identity Aesthetics,” Routledge Companion to Asian American Media. Eds. Vincent Pham &…

Jun Okada is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Film Studies Minor at State University of New York, Geneseo. Her research centers on Asian American film and video, as well as global art cinema and film culture. She published Making Asian American Film and Video: History, Institutions, Movements, with Rutgers University Press in March 2015.