Dr. Scott DiffrientCurriculum Vitae PDF
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David Scott Diffrient is 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 on the editorial board of Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media, he has published articles in Cinema Journal, Film & History, Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Post Script, 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 is currently collaborating on a book about transnational Korean cinema. He is also modifying his dissertation — the first scholarly study of internationally produced anthology and omnibus films — for publication.