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Associate Professor

Linda Ehrlich

Case Western Reserve University

Linda C. Ehrlich—writer, teacher, curator– has published extensively about world cinema and about traditional theatre.

 Cinematic Landscapes, her first book (co-edited with David Desser), is an anthology of essays on the interface between the visual arts and cinemas of China and Japan.  Her second edited book is about a noted Spanish filmmaker: The Cinema of Víctor Erice: An Open Window. Her newest book, Cinematic Reveries: Gestures, Stillness, Water, offers a collection of prose poems about beloved films. Dr. Ehrlich’s taped commentary on the Spanish film The Spirit of the Beehive (El espíritu de la colmena) appears on the Criterion DVD.  She has also edited and annotated the memoir of Juan Luis Buñuel (eldest son of filmmaker Luis Buñuel): Good Films, Cheap Wine, Few Friends: A Memoir

Linda’s poetry and prose poetry have been gathered into three richly illustrated anthologies published by Shika Press: In the Breathing Time, Night Harbour, and Bodegón/Still Life and one book on world dance for young readers: The Body is Round.

Starting in high school (as an AFS exchange student), she has lived in Japan for over 5 years and speaks Japanese well. She has also lived in India for shorter periods, and on a kibbutz in Israel. Experiential education, coupled with periods of reflection, are a priority for her.

Her Ph.D. is from the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Hawaii/East-West Center. There she performed in Japanese and Indian theatrical productions. She has also studied various other forms of dance, including Argentine tango and modern dance.

Dr. Ehrlich has taught at Case Western Reserve University, and the University of Tennessee/Knoxville. In Fall ’98, she sailed on a SAS voyage with her (then-small) daughter. At that time the children formed their own school on board and named it “Lost at Sea U.”. This time she will be traveling on her own, and looks forward to becoming part of a new shipboard community.

For more information, please visit her website: