UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

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Student Profile

Current Student

Lida Zeitlin Wu

Transmediality, color, narrative, television, synesthesia, animation, Russian literature and film, Vladimir Nabokov



Lida Zeitlin Wu is a PhD student in Film & Media researching theories of transmediality, especially word and image relations in print and screen media. She has an MA in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley and a BA from the University of Chicago in Russian Literature and Art Practice. She plans to write her dissertation on color as a means of constructing fictional and synesthestic worlds across literature, painting, film, and digital media. Lida's writing has been published in Adaptation: the Journal of Literature on Screen Studies, The Art Newspaper China, LEAP, and The Nabokov Online Journal (forthcoming).