Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media
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About the Author
Aaron Kerner has taught in the SFSU Cinema Department since 2003. In 2011 he published Film and the Holocaust (Continuum)--an extensive survey of cinematic representations of the Holocaust. He also published Torture Porn in the Wake of 9/11 in 2015 (Rutgers UP). He is currently working on a range of subjects in and around the concept of ugliness and disgust (e.g., Butoh and cinema).
Jonathan L. Knapp is a graduate student in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University. He spent a decade working at various film festivals, archives, and museums in the San Francisco Bay Area, and completed an MA in Cinema Studies at San Francisco State University. His research is motivated primarily by questions of space, place, and historical trauma--exploring the landscape in conjunction with violence, memory, and the spectral.