Benjamin OLIN

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Cinema Studies, New York University
M.A. in Aural and Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London
M.A. in Poetic Practice, Royal Holloway, University of London
B.A. (Hons) in American Studies (Literature), University of Sussex
Courses Taught

Graduate Level:
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Studies

Undergraduate Level:
American Literature
Technoscience Culture
City Culture and Hong Kong Urbanscape
Interdisciplinary Approaches to English Studies
Literature and Film
Hong Kong Kung Fu Novels, Films, and Chinese Culture
Assistant Professor of Cinema and Television
Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University, UIC
Studies in European Cinema
Studies in Hollywood Cinema
Film History
Introduction to Media Aesthetics
Applied Ethics in Culture and Creativity
Postdoctoral Fellow
New York University, College of Arts & Science
Horror, Sci-Fi, & Difference
Cinematic Visions of the Future
Adjunct Professor
New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Cinema Studies
New York Independents: Screening Warhol
Underground Movies: No Wave Film & Television

Academic Supervision

Cinema and Television Program
Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University, UIC
BA Honours Dissertation Projects
 “The Films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul” (Heather Dong, 2021)
 “Found Footage in Jean-Luc Godard” (Jiacheng Liu, 2021)
 “China’s Fifth Generation Filmmakers” (Ilya Hu, 2021)
“Literary Adaptation in the Films of Lee Chang-dong” (Echo Tang, 2021)
 “Psychoanalytic Approaches to Bernardo Bertolucci” (Avery Li, 2021)
 “Richard Linklater and Auteurism in American Independent Film” (Lunya Hu, 2021)
 “Black Humour in the Coen Brothers” (Natalia Wu, 2021)
 “Adaptations of Greek Tragedy in Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy and Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite” (Anita Wei Xu, 2020)
 “Islamophobia in Hollywood Films” (Aishah Chen, 2020)
 “Adapting Les Misérables” (Hailey Ka Hei Chan, 2020)
 “Trash Aesthetics in the Films of Peter Jackson” (Sherry Du, 2020)
“The Moral Dimensions of Eric Rohmer’s Contes des quatres saisons” (Yuewen Hu, 2019)
 “The Influence of German Expressionism on the Films of Tim Burton” (Meredith Li, 2019)
“An Analysis of Gender in the films of Michelangelo Antonioni” (Xinyu Lan, 2019)
 “A Comparative Analysis of American and Taiwanese High School Films” (Wang Yujia, 2019)
 “Realist Aesthetics in the Contemporary Chinese Suspense Drama” (Cindy Zhong, 2019)
New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Cinema Studies
 “Jim Jarmusch and Downtown Filmmaking” (Marina Gasparyan, 2012)
Research Interests 
Film and Media History and Theory
Visual Culture
Critical Theory
Contemporary Art
Gender Studies
Performance Studies
Experimental Film and Literature

Selected Publications
“Sculpting the Teleculture: The Franklin Street Arts Center and the Live Injection Point,”

Art Journal 78, no. 3 (Fall 2019): 76-95.

“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 2018): 47-85.

“‘What are we watching?!’: An Interview with Coleen Fitzgibbon about Colab TV,” Millennium Film Journal, no. 65 (Spring 2017): 64-76.

“‘Readers of the Future’: Gary Lenhart on Public Access Poetry,” in Jacket 2, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania (Fall 2016).

TV Party: A Cocktail Party That Could Also be a Political Party,” inDowntown Film and TV Culture 1975-2001, ed. Joan Hawkins (Bristol: Intellect, 2015), 193-211.

“Researching Artists’ Television,” in Transfer Station Exhibition Catalog, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York (New Museum, 2013).

FLOSS (Free/Libré/Open Source Software) co-authored with Aniruddha Shankar and G.  Karunakar, ed. Monica Narula (Delhi: Sarai-Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, 2006).

Selected Conference Presentations

“Ask Dr. Mueller: Revisioning Wellness/Recovering Downtown,” The Literature and Film Association and Association of Adaptation Studies Joint Virtual Conference, February 2023. 

"Studio-Mix: Haptic Visuality and Intersubjective Flux on New York Artists’ Television,” Multisensuality Through History and Across Media International Conference, University of Vienna, Austria, November 2022. 

Literary Community in Downtown New York: Between Page, Stage, and Screen,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting “Anthologies, Zines, and Magazines: The Collaborative Avant-garde” Seminar, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2022.  

"Dragging Prime Time.” Queer Temporalities in Literature, Cinema, and Video Games International Conference, Department of English Studies, University of Murcia, December 2021.
“The Circulation of Artists’ Television and the Production of Imagined Counterpublics.” From Celluloid to Streaming: Conservation and Circulation of Small Cinemas, 12th Edition of the Small Cinemas Conference, Faculty of Communication Sciences, University of Santiago de Compostela, October 2021.
The Moving Image as Subject and Practice in American Art Talks Series, Centre for American Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, June 2021. (Invited Respondent)
“Screened Out/Screened Off: Anton Perich Presents and Televisual Embodiment.” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, “On-Screen Identities: Body in Film and Digital Media” Seminar, April 2021.
“Excavating the Franklin Street Arts Center: An Archaeology of a Speculative Media Ecology.” Technically Yours: Technicity, Mediality, and the Stakes of Experience Conference, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University, Taipei, October 2019.
Grants and Awards

Courtauld Institute of Art, Honorarium 

Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University, UIC, Research Development Grant

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

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

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

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