Dr. Scott DiffrientCurriculum Vitae PDF
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David Scott Diffrient is the William E. Morgan Endowed Chair of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, specializing in American film history, genre studies (with an emphasis on comedy, fantasy, horror, and science fiction), television studies, cult fandom and taste cultures, East Asian popular culture, and postmodernity. Besides serving as co-editor of the Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, he has published articles in Cinema Journal, Film & History, Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Post Script, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and other journals. His first book, a manuscript on the television series M*A*S*H, was published by Wayne State University Press in 2008. He is the co-editor of a volume on the "screwball" TV series Gilmore Girls (Syracuse University Press, 2010), and recently completed a book entitled Omnibus Films: Theorizing Transauthorial Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2014). Currently he is collaborating on a book entitled Movie Migrations: Transnational Film Genres and South Korean Cinema.