In brief, Dr. Dill’s Keynote Address distinguishes modes of animation and turns an intelligent eye towards an historical, philosophical, and aesthetic nomenclature in experimental animation.
Awarded a D.Phil. with Honours in Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought from the Europäische Universität für Interdisziplinare Studien, Switzerland, Dr. Janeann Dill has authored and lectured extensively as a scholar in experimental animation and the Authorized Biographer of Jules Engel (1909-2003). From serving as Chair of College Art Association’s historically first panel on scholarship in experimental animation; as Scholar to the Museum of Science Boston’s origination of the interactive exhibition, Behind the Science of PIXAR; and as Keynote at the Danish Animation Studies International Conference, Film and Media Institute, University of Copenhagen, Dr. Dill’s recent attributions are contributing author to Giannalberto Bendazzi’s Animation: A World History, Vol.2, and presenting scholar at Harvard’s Film Archive event, “The Animated Cosmos of Karen Aqua.” Dill’s praxis in experimental film and fine art have garnered a James Irvine Foundation Grant, Ahmanson Foundation Grant, Annenberg Foundation Grant as one of ten Independent Media Grants, and three National Endowment for the Arts Grants. Dr. Janeann Dill is Affiliated Faculty, Emerson College, (Boston), for Advanced Critical Writing and Research Seminars in Animation Histories. Dr. Dill serves as Chair of Jury for SAS’ Norman McLaren – Evelyn Lambart Award, “Best Scholarly Article in Animation.”