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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).

MemberJoel Neville Anderson

Joel Neville Anderson is a PhD Candidate in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, where he received the Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship. His research is focused on the institutional mediation of personal documentary in the neoliberal era, working in experimental film and video, community media, environmental justice, film festival studies, and Japanese cinema. Anderson’s writing has appeared in scholarly journals, anthologies, and magazines including Millennium Film Journal, Studies in Documentary Film, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, Hyperallergic, Senses of Cinema, and Film on the Faultline. He has taught theory, history, and production courses at the New School, SUNY Purchase College, and the University of Rochester, as well as workshops at the Museum of the Moving Image, Jacob Burns Film Center, and Downtown Community Television Center. He curates JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, the largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema in North America at Japan Society, New York since 2013, and formerly programmed the avant-garde film series On Film in Rochester. He produces the Society for Cinema and Media Studies podcast Aca-Media, and previously served as managing editor and editorial board member of InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture. He is based in Jamaica, Queens.

MemberJun Okada

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.