Dean Wilson, PhD
Dean Wilson, Ph.D.
302A West 12th Street #243
NY, NY 10014
University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Faculty of Literature
336 Nguyen Trai Street
Fourth floor, Building I,
Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi VN
Consultant to the Film Studies Program
- Designed the full-time, graduate-level program and curriculum; wrote the grant proposal obtaining Ford Foundation support for six years, starting in 2005, a total of 1.4 million USD.
- Recruited and trained established directors and writers in Hanoi to teach film and media courses in the Vietnamese language; organized and implemented administrative operations, office staff, enrollment, program library and infrastructure.
- Generated guidance texts, schedules, procedures, professional networks, career development, and study abroad programs; creative production and script consultation, translation management.
- Coordinated the residencies of film and media professionals: e.g. David James (USC School of Cinematic Arts), Park Kwangsu (Korea National University of the Arts, Pusan Film Commission), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Kick the Machine, Bangkok), Chris Berry (Goldsmiths College, London), Ed Guerrero (Tisch NYU), Couper Samuelson (2929 Entertainment), Vy Vincent Ngo (WGA), Ken LaZebnik (Sundance Institute), Judith Vecchione (WGBH Boston), as well as respected Vietnamese writers, producers and directors.
- Taught Film Styles/Genres/Theories/Histories, Production Models, Screenwriting, Methods of Research, and other specialized courses.
Contemporary World Cinema, Postcolonial Film, Film Historiography, American Independent Film, The Essay Film, Experimental Film and Media, Francophone Film, New Media Narratives and Aesthetics, Media Convergence and Archives, Media Reception and Censorship, Surveillance States, French and Francophone Literature, Contemporary American Literature, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Contemporary Ethnography.
City University of New York
Ph.D. in French, February 2007
Dissertation: Colonial Viet Nam on Film: 1896 to 1926
Dissertation Advisor: Professor Royal S. Brown, Ph.D.
Master of Philosophy in French, February 2001
Fields of qualifying examinations: Mallarmé, Antillean Fiction, French New Wave
University of Delaware
Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in English Literature and Film, 1992
Honors Thesis: Apperceptive Cinema: Renoir, Frank, Beckett
Honors Film: Planets (30 minutes)
Musician’s Institute, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Applied Music, 1981
University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi VN, 2005 – present
Faculty of Literature, Lecturer: Introduction to film style, Introduction to world cinema history, Literary adaptation for the screen, Introduction to production models, Introduction to screenwriting, Introduction to film festivals, Introduction to film theory and criticism, Introduction to Experimental film, Types of documentary, Reflexivity in film, Methods of research.
International Business Education Institute, New York, 1995 – 2004
Instructor: American culture, English language, French culture, French language, Writing and composition, Public speaking, Critical thinking and media analysis for exclusively Japanese professionals in New York; enrollment and curriculum development.
Bronx Community College, New York, 2000 – 2003
Writing Fellow and Lecturer: Undergraduate Introduction to Art History, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Music Appreciation, Introduction to American Studies, Introduction to Mass Communication Theories.
Cambridge English School, Fort de France, Martinique, 1992 – 1993
Instructor: English as a second language.
Pusan International Film Festival and Asian Film Market, October 2007
Funded by the International Institute of Education (IIE), consulted the Ford Foundation Program Officer for Media Arts and Culture; in a series of meetings with new media professionals from multiple Asian countries, we configured a script-based mentoring program.
Ho Chi Minh City Television, September 2006
Research into the television industry of Vietnam starting in Ho Chi Minh City, focusing on the transition from state control to hybrid cable services, co-production models with equity financing and talent contributions from foreign partners; career development for graduates of the Film Studies Program.
International Institute of Education, March 2005
Institutional and practical research to create a new film department at Vietnam National University, Hanoi; the research included extensive interviews and took into account the national film history, the conditions of the film industry, university and government policy, student aptitude, career placement, methodologies, translation, teacher training, budgeting and technical considerations.
Vietnam Film Institute, 2003 – 2004
Doctoral dissertation research on the film history of Viet Nam (from 1896 onward) in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; this research is ongoing. Other sites where I conducted dissertation research since 2003 include:
Vietnam National Archives and Library, Hanoi
Vietnam Feature Film Studio, Hanoi
Liberation Feature Film Studio, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam National Archive, Ho Chi Minh City
French Cultural Center, Hanoi
French Colonial Archives, Aix-en-province
French National Center for Cinematography archives, Bois d’Arcy
French National Library archives, Paris,
Gaumont Pathé archives, Paris
Albert Kahn Museum Archives of the Planet, Paris
Musée de l‘Homme, Paris,
National Archives of the United States Government, College Park MD
CUNY TV, New York: Video archive researcher, 1995.
Bravo Television, New York, Contemporary music researcher and on-air interviewer, Philip Glass film/opera La Belle et la Bete, 1995.
Arts and Entertainment Television, New York, Researcher and writer for the History Channel, 1994 – 1995.
Good Machine, New York, researched and negotiated territorial licensing agreements for film music; films of Ang Lee, Hal Hartley, Todd Haynes, Edward Burns, Kelly Reichardt, Greg Araki, and others; story analyst, 1993 – 1994.
National Endowment for the Humanities, administered through the Delaware State Arts Council, research for a documentary film on the abolition of slavery in the French Caribbean, Fort de France, Martinique, 1992.
University of Delaware, film and teleplay works of Samuel Beckett, MoMA New York 1991; Films of Robert Frank, University of Texas at Austin Film Archives, 1991; theories of apperception by Leibniz, Hume and Kant, 1990; Social constructs and collective psychology in the films of Jean Renoir, 1990; Sources for the dramatic works of Beckett, Ionesco, Camus, Sartre, Pinter, Duras, 1990.
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
State of New York Writing Fellowship 2001 -2003
CUNY Graduate Center Program Fellowship 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000
Paris/CUNY Exchange University of Paris III, 1996 – 1997
University of Delaware Caesura fiction writing award 1992
University of Delaware Research Assistant Fellowship 1990 – 1992
University of Delaware Teaching Assistantship 1990 – 1992
University of Delaware Dean’s Scholar Fellowship 1990 – 1992
RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
“Film Controls in Colonial Vietnam, 1896 to 1926.” Published in December 2007 in the collection Vietnamese Cinema, a book commissioned by the French Embassy in Vietnam and the city of Lyon, France, under the direction of the Asiexpo Festival of Lyon.
“Anthropological questions for Vietnam in the new media environment of transnational co-production.” Conference paper presentation for “Modernities and Dynamics of Tradition in Vietnam: Anthropological Approaches, Binh Chau VN, December 2007. A conference supported by the Ford Foundation and the largest anthropological conference to date dedicated to Vietnam.
Ford Foundation Proposal for the creation and renewal of the Film Studies Program at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ford Foundation, Hanoi 2005 and 2008.
“Notes on Film Writing in Vietnam,” presentation at the conference “Developing a Framework for Film Studies at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi,” supported by the Ford Foundation, Hanoi, February, 2004.
MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICE
Sundial Forum for Contemporary Indigenous Art
Society of Cinema and Media Studies
Modern Languages Association
Vietnam Studies Group
Harry Fox Agency
Fluency in spoken and written French; competence in spoken Spanish and Vietnamese; textual translation competence into English from Spanish, Italian, German, Latin.
Writing, performing, recording original contemporary music; sound design; video installation; fiction writing, film and music journalism, film production.
Professor David E. James, USC School of Cinematic Arts
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Professor Ed Guerrero, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
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