Graduate Students


Joel Anderson

Anderson, Joel Neville

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Research Interests
  • personal documentary
  • experimental film and video
  • Japanese cinema and visual culture
  • film programming
  • media arts centers
Publications and Presentations
  • “Cinema in reconstruction: Japan's post-3.11 documentary” in Film on the Faultline, ed. Alan Wright (Bristol: Intellect, Ltd., 2015)
  • Encyclopedia entries for André Bazin, Naruse Mikio, and Tokyo Story (1953), Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, ed. Aaron Gerow (New York and London: Routledge, 2014)
  • “Playing radical: revolutionary aspiration in the loose realisms of epic docudrama,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), March 19-23, 2014
  • Managing Editor, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, 2013-2014 term
  • Profile of Mitsuo Yanagimachi. Directory of World Cinema: Japan 3, ed. John Berra (Bristol: Intellect, Ltd., 2014)
  • Festival Focus: JAPAN CUTS, reviews of The Blood of Rebirth (2009), Blue Spring (2001), Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), The Munekata Sisters (1950). Directory of World Cinema: Japan 2, ed. John Berra (Bristol: Intellect, Ltd., 2012)
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
  • Robert Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow, 2013
  • Vice Provost and University Dean of Graduate Studies Travel Grant, University of Rochester, 2013
  • University of Rochester Graduate Research Showcase Award for “Cinema in reconstruction: Japan's post-3.11 documentary,” 2013
  • President’s Award for Achievement in Purchase College Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film
Teaching/Curatorial Experience
  • JAPAN CUTS 2014 Programmer, JAPAN CUTS: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema, Japan Society, New York, July 10-20, 2014
  • “On Film” Co-programmer, Rochester’s thematic avant-garde film series, 2012-present
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Rochester, 2012-present
  • Educator, Museum of the Moving Image, 2010-2012
  • Teaching Assistant, Jacob Burns Film Center, 2009-2011
  • Instructor, Summer Media Intensive, DCTV Professional Youth Media Training, 2009
  • Teaching Assistant, Purchase College Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film, 2008-2009