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Dr Benjamin Mark OLIN
Assistant Professor
影视学专业 助理教授
office: CC502-R23

 

Benjamin Olin received his Ph.D. with distinction from the department of Cinema Studies at New York University. He earned two master’s degrees from the University of London (Aural & Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths; Poetic Practice, Royal Holloway) and he has a B.A. in American Studies (Literature) from the University of Sussex.

His writing has been published in Art Journal; Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media; Millennium Film Journal; Jacket 2; and Downtown Film & TV Culture, 1975-2001 (2015). His current book project, “Underground Networks: Artists’ Television in New York,” examines cable-TV shows produced by downtown artists.

Benjamin completed a postdoctoral fellowship at New York University’s College of Arts & Science, and he has taught as an adjunct professor of Cinema Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

He previously served as a research fellow at the Sarai New Media Initiative in New Delhi—where he co-authored the first in an ongoing series of publications on digital culture within a South Asian context. His research has been funded by NYU’s Corrigan Fellowship; the NYU College of Arts & Science’s Dean’s Dissertation Award; Sarai, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies; and by a UIC Research Development Grant.

 

Education

Ph.D. Cinema Studies, New York University

M.A. Aural and Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London

M.A. Poetic Practice, Royal Holloway, University of London

B.A. American Studies (Literature), University of Sussex

 

Current Courses

 Studies in European Cinema

Introduction to Media Aesthetics

Film History

 

Professional Experience

 Dr. Olin completed a postdoctoral fellowship within New York University’s College of Arts & Science and previously taught as an adjunct professor in NYU’s department of Cinema Studies. He served as a research fellow at the Sarai New Media Initiative in New Delhi—where he co-authored the first in an ongoing series of publications on digital culture within a South Asian context.

 

Selected Publications:

Select Publications

  1. “Sculpting the Teleculture: The Franklin Street Arts Center and the Live Injection Point,” Art Journal 78, no. 3, Fall: 76-95.
  1. “Reframing the New York School: Public Access Poetry and the Screening of Poetic Coterie,” Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media, no. 59.1, Spring: 47-85.
  2. “‘What are we watching?!”: An Interview with Coleen Fitzgibbon about Colab TV,” Millennium Film Journal, no. 65, Spring: 64-76.
  3. “‘Readers of the Future’: Gary Lenhart on Public Access Poetry” in Jacket 2, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania. September: Web.
  4. TV Party: A Cocktail Party That Could Also be a Political Party,” in Downtown Film and TV Culture 1975-2001, ed. Joan Hawkins (Bristol: Intellect Books; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015), 193-211.
  5. “Researching Artists’ Television,” in Transfer Station Exhibition Publication, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York.
Grants and Projects:

Current Research

 Dr. Olin’s current book project, “Underground Networks: Artists’ Television in New York,” examines cable-TV shows produced by artists in lower Manhattan during the 1970s and 1980s. His research has been published in Art Journal; Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media; Millennium Film Journal; Jacket 2; and Downtown Film & TV Culture, 1975-2001 (2015).

Dr. Olin has research and teaching interests in film and media history and theory, experimental film and video, the documentary, transnational cinema, contemporary art and visual culture, sound studies, media archaeology, gender studies, and cinematic embodiment and affect.

Awards and Honors:

Select Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

Research Development Grant, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University, United International College.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts & Science, New York University.

Dean’s Dissertation Award, Graduate School of Arts & Science, New York University.      

Corrigan Doctoral Fellowship, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.      

Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Sarai New Media Initiative, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi.