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Current Graduate Students

Lida Zeitlin Wu


color, new media, media theory, aesthetics and visual culture

Lida zeitlin wu



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.

Peer-reviewed Publications:

“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.