UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

People / Graduate Students

Student Profile

Current Student

Lida Zeitlin Wu

Transmediality, color, television, fandom, the works of Vladimir Nabokov



Lida Zeitlin Wu spent two years in the department of Comparative Literature before transferring into Film & Media in Fall 2017. Before coming to Berkeley, she received her B.A. from the University of Chicago with dual degrees in Russian Literature and Art Practice, and worked in Beijing for a year as an English editor at LEAP, China’s bilingual contemporary art magazine. Lida researches theories of transmediality, with a particular focus on word and image relations in print and screen media. Her writing has been published in Adaptation: the Journal of Literature on Screen Studies, The Art Newspaper China, LEAP, and The Nabokov Online Journal (forthcoming). She is also a visual artist and is gradually making the switch from paintings to moving images, which you can see at www.lidazeitlinwu.com