Year entered: 2005
Josh Guilford is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, and a current recipient of the 2011-12 Josephine de Kármán Fellowship. His dissertation centers on the status of privacy, intimacy, and spectatorship in the postwar American film culture known as the "New American Cinema," and his research fields include: histories and theories of the postwar American avant-garde; film theory; public and private sphere theory, and theories of intimacy; and modernity and visuality. In 2010-11, he co-organized the Andrew W. Mellon graduate student workshop, "Affect Unbounded: Selfhood, Collectivity, and the Politics of Feeling." He also currently serves as co-curator of the Providence-based experimental film and video series, Magic Lantern Cinema.
Publications: "Transparency and Opacity" in Visual Reader, ed. James Elkins, forthcoming, Routledge, 2013.
Teaching: Secret Flix: Privacy, Intimacy, and Cinema - MCM0900Y (Fall 2010) syllabus