Pittsburgh Film Colloquium

The Pittsburgh Film Colloquium is an academic platform and informal workshop where faculty and graduate students are able to converse with and share ideas about their research.  This event enables students, faculty and members of the public to enjoy, explore and critique a variety of film-related topics.

Schedule of Events

PFC: Jinying Li
October 16, 2014 - 5:30pm

Jinying Li will present at this colloquium.  

"Stochastic Leakage, Public Sphere, and the Curious Case of Chinese Film Piracy”

Conference room B, University Club

Jinying Li studies East Asian cinema, animation, and digital culture in transnational/trans-media contexts. Trained as a scientist before becoming a media scholar, Jinying is interested in the interplay between techno-science and screen cultures, and her research focuses on the question of how digital technologies transformed global media ecology as well as the forms and aesthetics of moving images. Her current book project, titled Global Geekdom, interrogates various aspects ofanime and otaku culture as the manifestation of a fast rising global geekdom movement under the techno-economic conditions of the information age. Another project she has been engaged with is examining piracy culture in contemporary China as a case study of media leakage in networked information systems. Her essays on anime, piracy, digital media, and Asian films have been published in Mechademia, The International Journal of Communication, and Film International.  

Jinying is also a filmmaker who has worked on animations, feature films, and documentaries. Two documentary series that she produced, Fashion Expression (2011) and Creative Future (2012), were broadcasted nationwide in China through Shanghai Media Group (SMG).

PFC: Rémi Fontanel
November 20, 2014 - 5:30pm

Rémi Fontanel will present at this colloquium.  Details coming soon!

January 15, 2015 - 5:30pm
PFC: Robert Clift
February 19, 2015 - 5:30pm

Robert Clift will present at this colloquium.  Details coming soon!

March 19, 2015 - 5:30pm