Lida Zeitlin Wu is a PhD candidate in Film & Media. She researches the history and theory of color technologies with a focus on digital media aesthetics. She has an MA in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley and a BA from the University of Chicago in Russian Literature and Visual Art. Before entering grad school, she worked as an English Editor at LEAP, China’s bilingual contemporary art magazine.
“Nabokov’s Optical Paintbox: Color in The Real Life of Sebastian Knight.” The Nabokov Online Journal, vol. 18 (Spring 2018)
“Transmedia Adaptation, or the Kinesthetics of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.” Adaptation: the Journal of Literature on Screen Studies, vol. 9, no. 3 (2016)
“Sailor Moon and Shades of Pink: Jeanette Hayes.” LEAP /艺术界, vol. 33 (themed issue on “Subculture”), June 2015. Published in both English and Chinese translation.
“Creative License: Degrees for Art.” LEAP/艺术界, vol. 30 (themed issue on “Education”), December 2014. Published in both English and Chinese translation.
“Tolstoy: The First Russian Daoist?” The Art Newspaper China, October 2014 (exhibition review). Translated into Chinese.
“Zhan Wang: Morph.” LEAP /艺术界. vol. 31, February 2015 (exhibition review). Published in both English and Chinese translation.