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Laliv Melamed and Andreas Kirchner
In this episode, I welcome Helen Leung from the Department of Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies at Simon Fraser University in Canada as my bling of the month. We will talk about her fruitful multi-perspective view on film and learn more about her projects "Transpacific Film Cities", "Queer Sound On Screen" and her Podcast "Transpacific Stories“.
Bling of the month
Helen Leung is Professor at the Department of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies at the Simon Fraser University and Co-Director of the Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research. Born and raised in Hong Kong during the 1970s, Helen left home at age 16 to study at the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales. Helen completed her BA at the University of British Columbia, her MA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she also did her PhD. Helen pursued her first major research project on queer culture in Hong Kong – focusing on media culture – during 1999-2001. In 2002, she started work at Simon Fraser University, first on a tenure-track position, then as a Professor and in this position, she became the founding co-director of the Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research.
Helen is the author of numerous publications, short essays and book and Film reviews . Her books include “Farewell My Concubine”: A Queer Film Classic and “Undercurrents: Queer Culture and Postcolonial Hong Kong”. She has produced numerous articles, reviews and essays across a number of languages addressing trans cinema, new queer angles on Wong Kar-wai and the placing of intimacy in Urban Romance Films, to name only a few. In her teaching, she and her students address audiovisual and popular culture and it’s products from the perspective of Queer,Trans and Sexuality Studies, Sinophone, Inter-Asia and Transpacific Studies.
In the News Chapter, it's all about the recently published book
"Pandemic Media". I will discuss the book with one of the editors
Laliv Melamed and Andreas Kirchner, who represents the
publisher Meson Press.
And in the Dear Diary Chapter, you'll hear just a few words on this and that.
Dear Diary Chapter
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