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Stephanie DeBoer

De BoerAssistant Professor
CMCL 229, (812) 856-3708

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2007

Region(S) of Interest

  • East Asia

Research Topics

  • Global media studies
  • Japanese and Chinese language film and media
  • Inter-Asia cultural studies; memory and media
  • Critical approaches to digital media in the context of globalization

Research Summary

My research focuses on the intersection of film and media with space, place and location. One of my current project is a collaboration with the "Framing of Global" initiative with the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University.  This is a five-year Mellon funded initiative under which I am developing a book manuscript titled No Hard Edges: Contingences of Chinese Digital Film, Media, Location.


Representative Publications

  • Co-producing Asia: Locating Japanese-Chinese Regional Film and Media.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (2014).
  • “Film and Media Locations: Toward an Adequately Dynamic and Scaled Sense of Global Place,” Framing the Global (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), (forthcoming, Spring 2014)
  • “Co-Producing Cross-border Action: Technologies of Contact, Masculinity and the Asia-Pacific Border.” Culture, Theory & Critique, 5.1 (April) 2011.101-116.
  • “Framing Tokyo Media Capital and Asian Co-production,” East Asian Cinemas: Regional Flows and Global Transformations. Ed. Vivian Lee. London: Palgrave P, 2011.  213-234.
  • “Japanese Film, Co-productions and Regional Desires in the 1960s.” Japanese Film Lives: Audiences,  Producers  (Vol. 3). Eds. Kurosawa Akira, Yomota Inuhiko, Yoshimi Shunya, Li Fengyu.  Tokyo: Iwanami P, 2010.  211-228.  [Published in Japanese.]
  • “Scaling the TV Station: Fuji Television, Digital Development and Fictions of a Global Tokyo.” Television, Japan, Globalization. Ed. Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto et. al. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies, 2010.  73-92.
  • “Tokyo on the Move: Omnibus Asia and the Limits of the Link,” Spectator 27.2 2007.  46-53.
  • “Tokyo Dramas and the 1990s Urban Imaginary.” Tokyo Studies.  Ed. Yoshimi Shunya, Wakabayashi Mikio. Tokyo: Kinokuniya P, 2005. 189-197.  [written and published in Japanese/ Korean language version of the anthology published in 2006]
  • “Sayon no Kane/Sayon’s Bell.” Ed. Justin Boyer.  24 Frames: The Cinema of Japan and Korea. London: Wallflower P, 2004. 23-31.

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