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MemberRachel S. Harris

Rachel S. Harris is Associate Professor of Israeli Literature and Culture in Comparative and World Literature and the Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her recent publications include An Ideological Death: Suicide in Israeli Literature (2014) and Warriors, Witches, WhoresWomen in Israeli Cinema (2017). She is the book review editor for the Journal of Jewish Identities, and Chair of the Women’s Caucus of the AJS (Association for Jewish Studies) 2018-2020.

MemberNishi Pulugurtha

I am Associate Professor and Head, Department of English, Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College.  My Ph. D was on Coleridge’s poetry from the University of Calcutta.I have  completed two projects – on poetry written in English in nineteenth century Bengal and on diaspora poetry. I am now working on my third project on understanding cultural practices in Telugu films that deal with the diaspora.  I have an Associateship at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. My research areas are British Romantic literature, Postcolonial literature, Indian writing in English, literature of the diaspora and film. I have presented papers at national and international conferences in India and abroad and has published in refereed international and national journals. I also write on Alzhenimer’s and travel.

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).