Media @ McGill

Furuhata, Yuriko


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

Interest and Bio: 

Yuriko Furuhata (Ph.D. Brown University) is Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies and a faculty member of the World Cinemas Program. She works in the areas of film and media theory, Japanese cinema and media studies, visual culture, and critical theory. 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. She is currently working on a book, tentatively titled The Rise of Control Room Aesthetics, exploring the historical connections between Japanese expanded cinema and video art, multimedia environments, and security technologies.

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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.