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Laura Lee

Published May 2, 2015

Assistant Professor, Modern Languages
Japanese Film, Global Cinemas and Visual Culture

P: 850-644-8603
F: 850-644-0524

Laura Lee (PhD, University of Chicago) specializes in Japanese cinema and postwar visual culture, with focus on the 1960s, contemporary image culture, and film theory and aesthetics. Her research interests also include documentary and ethnographic film, issues in global cinema studies, and animation and new media. She is currently working on a book manuscript that addresses the critical role stop-motion animation practices have played in Japanese cinema’s domestic and international success.

Teaching Areas

Contemporary Japanese Literature
Japanese Animation
Japanese Film and Culture
Japanese Manga
Modern Japanese Literature
Japanese Popular Culture
Contemporary Japanese Culture
Cinema Gone Global
Advanced Japanese Research