[-empyre-] Welcome to February: Introducing Dale Hudson

Renate Ferro rferro at cornell.edu
Sun Feb 2 13:42:27 AEDT 2020

Dear -empyre- subscribers, 

We are happy to introduce our moderator for February, Dale Hudson.  Dale is a friend we met in Ithaca years ago when he was on the faculty at Ithaca College.  He has collaborated with Patty Zimmermann and Tom Shevory of the Finger Lakes Film Festival for many years as the festival's digital curator as well. Dale also agreed to serve on our -empyre- editorial board last year. We miss seeing him around now that he is living and teaching in the UAE but are so happy he agrees to join us virtually. 

Dale has assembled an amazing group of scholars and theorists to discuss our February topic, " Why Are We Still Talking about the Middle East?"  I will let Dale post the first post that includes a description of the discussion and our invited guests each week.  

I hope our subscribers worldwide will follow along and feel free to post directly this month. 
Best to all of you. 

Dale Hudson (US/UAE) is an associate professor in the Film and New Media Program at New York University Abu Dhabi. He is a digital curator for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF). He is author of Vampires, Race, and Transnational Hollywoods (2017) and co-author of Thinking through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places (2015). His essays appear in Afterimage, American Quarterly, Cinema Journal, Jadaliyya, Screen, Studies in Documentary Film, Studies in South Asian Film and Media, and elsewhere.

Renate Ferro
Visiting Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Art
Tjaden Hall 306
rferro at cornell.edu

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