[-empyre-] Welcome Suzanne Buchan and Paul Ward

Renate Ferro rtf9 at cornell.edu
Tue Feb 9 03:24:03 EST 2010

My apologies to Suzanne Buchan who would like you to have this bio.  We
look forward to both Suzanne and Paul Ward's introductory posts. Sorry
about that.  Renate

Suzanne Buchan is Professor of Animation Aesthetics and Director of the
Animation Research Centre (http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/arc) at the
University for Creative Arts, England (http://www.ucreative.ac.uk), where
she also has the role of College Research Professor. She is Editor of
animation: an interdisciplinary journal (http://anm.sagepub.com/). Her
interdisciplinary research focuses on aesthetics and theory of the
manipulated moving mage in animation, digital culture, and experimental
film. She has a PhD from the University of Zurich and has been Guest
Professor at Stuttgart University for Applied Sciences, University of
British Columbia Film Department and most recently at 'Boundary Crossings'
at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Founding member and Co-Director
1995-2003 of the Fantoche festival in Switzerland (www.fantoche.ch), she
is active as a film, exhibition and conference curator including Pervasive
Animation, Tate Modern 2007 (webarchive:
A founding member of Cinema and Media Studies special interest group
Ex-FM, Buchan has published on a range of topics, including spatial
politics, animation spectatorship, animation curatorship and James Joyce.
Books include Trickraum : Spacetricks (Christoph Merian Publishers, 2005)
(http://www.museum-gestaltung.ch/Htmls/Verkauf/E_Publikationen.html) that
accompanied the eponymous 2007 exhibition in Zurich, Animated 'Worlds'
(John Libbey, 2005)
(http://www.amazon.co.uk/Animated-Worlds-Suzanne-Buchan/dp/0861966619) ,
and The Quay Brothers: Into a Metaphysical Playroom will be published this
year by University of Minnesota Press. She is currently preparing an AFI
Reader on animation theory.

Renate Ferro
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Art
Cornell University, Tjaden Hall
Ithaca, NY  14853

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