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Dan Bashara


Dan Bashara received his MA and PhD from Northwestern University’s Screen Cultures program, and his BA in English from the University of Florida. He teaches courses for the DePaul College of Communication on animation, media and cultural theory, science fiction, the city in film, and the weird and fantastic.

His work explores animation in connection with other fields of visual culture, including architecture, graphic design, and cartography, and he is the author of Cartoon Vision: UPA Animation and Postwar Aesthetics (University of California Press, 2019). His primary scholarly interest is modernism in all of its forms, particularly as it engages with questions of vision, perception, and abstraction, and he is currently developing a project exploring modernism, mysticism, and nature in literature and visual culture.​