Media @ McGill

Furuhata, Yuriko


Associate Professor & William Dawson Scholar of Cinema and Media History, Department of East Asian Studies and World Cinemas Program

Interest and Bio: 

Yuriko Furuhata (PhD Brown University) is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of Cinema and Media History in the Department of East Asian Studies and a faculty member of the World Cinemas Program. She is the author of Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics (Duke University Press, 2013), which won the Best First Book Award from the Society of Cinema and Media Studies. She has published articles in journals such as Grey Room, Screen, Animation, Semiotica and New Cinemas and edited volumes, such as Media Theory in Japan and Animating Film Theory. She is currently working on a book, tentatively titled A Political Genealogy of Media Environments, exploring the historical connections between wartime and Cold War military science and the rise of multimedia environments, including expanded cinema, computer art, and environmental art in Japan and North America.

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Japanese Avant-Garde and Independent Cinema, Film and Media Theory, Moving-Image Studies, Photography, Marxism, Anarchism and Political Activism, Continental Philosophy, and Visual Culture.