Jian Chen is Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University. Chen’s research explores strategies for queer, transgender, and gender & sexual non-conforming cultural activism at the turn of the 21st century, with the transition from the cultural politics of the late 20th century towards global cultural economies facilitated by print, image, and information media. His work brings into contact queer and transgender critique; film, media, and communications; East Asian diasporas; post-semiotics; and comparative ethnic studies. Chen is affiliated faculty of Sexuality Studies, Asian American Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Film Studies.
Prior to joining OSU, Chen was Assistant Professor & Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University from 2009 to 2011. Chen received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine in 2009 and B.A. degrees in Ethnic Studies and English at the University of California, Berkeley. Chen’s publications appear in online journals Postmodern Culture and e-misférica. And his curated media projects have screened with the 6-8 Months Project, hosted by Kara Walker Studios in New York City, the New York MIX 24 Queer Experimental Film Festival, the Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater in Columbus, and the Asian Pacific American Institute of New York University. Chen was an invited Visiting Scholar at the NYU Asian Pacific American Institute in Spring 2012.
John E. Davidson became Program Director for Film Studies in 2005 and continues to teach film, literature, and cultural theory for his home department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. He is author of Deterritorializing the New German Cinema, as well as articles on ecological issues in film, representations of the radical right, coming to terms with the Holocaust and WWII, and the interplay of national and international impulses in the "New Europe." His current book project is tentatively titled “Cinema, Cars, Calling: The (Auto-)Mobilizing of Work in German Film." He serves on the editorial board of Studies in European Cinema (Intellect Press).
Denton specializes in modern Chinese fiction and literary criticism, and has published mostly in these areas. He is currently working on a study of museums and exhibitionary culture in Greater China. He regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in modern Chinese literature and film. His interest in Asian American Studies is primarily in the area of film -- he irregularly offers a course in Asian American film.
Denton is editor of the journal Modern Chinese Literature and Culture , which frequently publishes on Chinese language film."
For more information, see my website: http://people.cohums.ohio-state.edu/denton2/
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