Faculty member, Department of Foreign Languages and Foreign Literatures, Tokyo Gakugei University
Joshua Paul Dale is the editor of “Cute Studies,” a special issue of The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (April 2016, Vol. 2.1) and a co-editor of the forthcoming The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness (Routledge, 2016), as well as many other articles and book chapters. Dale is currently writing on cute affect, cuteness in performative subcultures, and the spread of Japanese kawaii culture throughout East Asia and around the globe. In addition, he is the author and curator of the Cute Studies Bibliography, an online resource for scholars working in this emerging area. Dale’s work spans cuteness studies, gender studies, and performance studies. In addition, he is a performance practitioner with two decades of stage experience at both underground nightclub events and in theater halls. He has been studying and performing pole dance, a new genre of aerial performance, for the past eight years, and has published research on the subject.
Senior Lecturer, Literature, Film, and Media Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam
Joyce Goggin has published extensively on gambling and finance in literature, painting, comic books, film, TV, and computer games. She is currently researching and writing on casino culture, Las Vegasization and public debt, gamification, and the entertainment industries. She was recently appointed to the editorial board of SAGE Publications’ journal Television and New Media, and she is one of the co-editors of The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness. Her most recent articles include,“Opening Shots and Loose Slots,” in Screen , and “Learning Finance through Fiction: Cecilia and the Perils of Credit,” in the inaugural issue of Finance and Society. Her other articles include “’Is It True Blondes Have More Fun?’ Mad Men, and the Mechanics of Serialization” in Serialization and Popular Culture, and “Like Pocahontas on Drugs: Avatar and Adaptation, ” in a special issue of Interfaces: Image, Text, Language, on expanding adaptations. She has a forthcoming article on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love and self-help culture, and is currently preparing an article on playing cards and print culture for a volume entitled Playthings in Early Modernity, as well as various articles on Ian Fleming and James Bond, and a piece on Dickens’ work in the magic lantern shows.
Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam
Senior Research Fellow, Graduate School of North American Studies, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin
Fellow, Popular Seriality: Aesthetics and Practice Research Unit, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin
Julia Leyda has published widely in contemporary Film, Television, and Media Studies and in American Studies. She is the author of American Mobilities: Class, Race, and Gender in US Culture (Transcript 2016), and has edited or co-edited several books, including Todd Haynes: Interviews (UP of Mississippi, 2014), Extreme Weather and Global Media (with Diane Negra, Routledge, 2015), Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film (with Shane Denson, REFRAME, 2016), and The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness (with Joshua Paul Dale, Joyce Goggin, Anthony P. McIntyre, and Diane Negra, Routledge, 2016).
Currently based in Berlin, she is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies at Potsdam, as well as Fellow of the Research Unit “Popular Seriality: Aesthetics and Practice” and a Senior Research Fellow in the Graduate School for North American Studies in the John F. Kennedy Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin. In August 2016, she will take up an Associate Professorship in Film Studies with the Department of Art and Media Studies at NTNU (the Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet) in Trondheim. She is now completing her book project on representations and affects of post-crisis US domesticity, Home Economics: The Financialization of Domestic Space in 21st-Century North American Screen Culture, and researching and planning her next book on cli-fi in fiction, film, and television.
University College Dublin
Anthony P. McIntyre recently gained his doctorate from University College Dublin with a thesis focusing on Millennial generation youth cultures and the affective registers that are common in the discursive construction of celebrities appealing to this cohort, including cuteness. He has delivered papers at a number of international conferences including the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference (Seattle 2014), at which he organized a panel on “The Aesthetics and Ideologies of Cuteness,” the Biennial Celebrity Studies conference (London 2014), and the Modern Language Association annual conference (January 2016). He has also been an invited speaker at events in Arizona, Paris, Amsterdam, and Prague.
Anthony has published an article on cuteness in the star-text of actress and singer Zooey Deschanel in the journal Television and New Media and is a columnist for volume 23 (2016-17) of Flow. In addition, some of his publications include: “Sarah Silverman: Cuteness as Subversion” in Hysterical! Women in American Comedy, Ed. Linda Mizejewski and Victoria Sturtevant. University of Texas Press (forthcoming Fall 2017); and “Millennials Protest: Hipsters, Privilege, and Homological Obstruction,” in New Uses of Bourdieu in Film and Media Studies, Ed. Guy Austin. Bergahn, (2016). He is one of the co-editors of The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness.
Professor of Film Studies and Screen Culture and Head of Film Studies at University College Dublin
Diane Negra is the author, editor or co-editor of nine books including Extreme Weather and Global Media (with Julia Leyda, Routledge, 2015), Gendering the Recession: Media and Culture in an Age of Austerity (with Yvonne Tasker, Duke UP, 2014) and What a Girl Wants?: Fantasizing the Reclamation of Self in Postfeminism (Routledge, 2008). Together with Joshua Paul Dale, Joyce Goggin, Julia Leyda, and Anthony P. McIntyre she is at work on The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness (Routledge, 2016).
The Co-Editor of Television and New Media, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Console-ing Passions Conference and past Board of Directors member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. She has been the recipient of research funding from the British Academy, the Fulbright Foundation, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Brown University, the Kosciuszko Foundation, the Irish-American Cultural Institute, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. In 2014-2015, she served as a Commissioner on the Commission on Gender, Inequality, and Power at the UK’s London School of Economics. She is a member of the Royal Irish Academy.