MemberCatherine Grant

CATHERINE GRANT, Professor of Digital Media and Screen Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, UK, has published widely on theories and practices of film authorship, adaptation and intertextuality, and has edited important collections of work on world cinemaLatin American cinemadigital film and media studies, and the audiovisual essay (see here and here). A relatively early and prolific adopter of the online short video form, Grant is internationally known for her pioneering and award-winning work on the audiovisual essay in film and moving image studies, especially in found-footage, first-person and essay-film forms. She has produced well over 100 videos to date, dozens of which have been published in online journals alongside her written reflections on these forms and their emergent role in film and media studies, especially in relation to theories of film spectatorship, material thinking, and psychoanalytic object relations. A leading practitioner as well as theorist in the field, her videos have screened at film festivals and film museums around the world.

MemberWilliam O'Hara

I am a music theorist and media scholar with broad research and teaching interests in music analysis, contemporary film and video game music, pop music, and the history of music theory. I received my Ph.D. from Harvard in 2017, and prior to beginning my current position at Gettysburg College, I taught courses in music theory and video game music at Tufts University. While in graduate school, I also spent several years as a graduate fellow at Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, and was an editorial assistant for the Journal of the American Musicological Society from 2013-2016. My most recent essays and conference presentations have addressed chromatic harmony & theory (MTSMA 2018); arrangements and solo covers of pop songs on YouTube (in Musicology Now); Hans Keller’s method of Functional Analysis (forthcoming in Music Analysis); David Lewin’s methodology of analysis (Music Theory and Analysis, 2018); and the analysis of popular music on social media and news websites (Analitica: Rivista online di studi musicali, 2018). My current research projects include drafting my first book, entitled Recomposition in Music Theory; preliminary research for my second book project, Press Play on Tape: The Analog Sounds of Early Digital Games; and ongoing research and writing on chromatic harmony and on pop music & music theory in contemporary media.

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. 

MemberKelvin Lee

Kelvin Lee is currently a PhD candidate in musicology at Durham University. His research interests include analysis of sonata form, theory of tonality, history of music theory, music in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, German modernism, analysis and performance, and in particular, the intersection between music theory and the history of ideas at the fin de siècle. Kelvin’s doctoral project focuses on the conception of form in the symphonic music of Mahler, Strauss and the Second Viennese School, in which he situates his analyses within the broader historical, philosophical and cultural context in the second half of the nineteenth century and draws on a mixture of approaches including theories of form, Neo-Riemannian theory, pitch-class set theory and critical theory. He has given papers at international conferences such as the Royal Musical Association Annual Conference, the Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900/Surrey Music Analysis Conference, City Music Analysis Conference, Gruppo Analisi e Teoria Musicale International Music Theory and Analysis Conference, the Biennial Conference of Regional Association for East Asia, International Musicological Society and Indiana University GTA/GMA Symposium. Kelvin is also Chair of the Society for Music Analysis Formal Theory Study Group and the recipient of the Society for Music Analysis Theory and Analysis Graduate Students (TAGS) Prize in 2018.