David Desser

David Desser (born 1953)[1] is emeritus professor of cinema studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and former director of that university's Unit for Cinema Studies.[2] He is an expert in Asian cinema, particularly the cinema of Japan, as well as in Jewish cinema. He is the former editor of Cinema Journal,[3] which is published by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the world's largest organization of scholars of cinema and media.[4] He is currently co-editor of the Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema.


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  4. ^ "Kaplan Honored for Career in Cinema and Media Studies". Stony Brook Happenings. Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2012.