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B.A., Film Studies, Wesleyan University, 1987
M.A., Film & Television, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991
Ph.D., Cinema Studies, New York University, 2011
Julian Cornell’s primary research and teaching areas are American, Scandinavian, and Japanese cinema and genre cinema, including disaster movies, science fiction, children’s films, animation, and documentary. His work on children’s films, apocalyptic disaster movies, and bad taste has been widely published. He has written for Vice.com and for the film analysis Website ScreenPrism.com. His current research project is an exploration of media narratives and social media responses to mass shootings and the mythology of gun violence in American society. Cornell teaches Media at the Gallatin School For Individualized Study, Film in the Tisch School of the Arts, and Media Studies at Queens College, CUNY. He has also taught Film Studies and Screenwriting at Wesleyan University. Prior to teaching, he spent a decade in Scheduling and Network Programming at HBO and Cinemax, and in independent film production.
science fiction and disaster fictions; documentary and non-fiction film and television; cinemas of Germany, Japan and Scandinavia; musicals, film and politics; film and religion; new media