Robert Burgoyne is Professor of Film and English at Wayne State University. His work centres on questions of history, memory, and film. He is the author of Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History (Minnesota University Press, 1997), Bertolucci’s 1900: A Narrative and Historical Analysis (Wayne State University Press, 1991) and is co-author of New Vocabularies in Film Semiotics (Routledge, 1992).
Neil Campbell is Head of American Studies at the University of Derby. His recent publications as author, editor and co-author are The Cultures of the American New West (Edinburgh University Press, 2000), The Radiant Hour: Youth and American Culture (Exeter University Press, 2000) and American Cultural Studies (Routledge, 1997). He is currently writing on American Western landscape photography.
Philip Drake is Lecturer in Media at the University of Paisley. He is currently researching questions of stardom, performance and industry in contemporary Hollywood cinema. He has published on performance in post-classical comedian comedy, and has forthcoming publications on stardom and cultural value.
Paul Grainge is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Nottingham. His work on cultural nostalgia and media memory has been published in journals including Cultural Studies, The Journal of American Studies, American Studies, The International Journal of Cultural Studies and The Journal of American and Comparative Cultures. He is the author of Monochrome Memories: Nostalgia and Style in Retro America (Praeger, 2002).
Heidi Kenaga is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Memphis, where she teaches film, television and literature courses. Her article, ‘Edna Ferber’s Cimarron, Cultural Authority, and 1920s Western historical narratives’ will appear in the anthology Forgotten Feminisms: Popular Women Writers of the 1920s in 2003. She is currently at work on a book about the American film studios’ production of ‘commemorative’ films during the postwar era, entitled Marketing a Usable Past: Historical Commemoration and the Prestige Western, 1923–1931.
Alison Landsberg is Assistant Professor of American cultural history and film in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Her work on memory has been published in journals including Body and Society and New German Critique and has most recently appeared in The Cybercultures Reader (Routledge, 2000). She is currently finishing a manuscript entitled Prosthetic Memory: The Logics and Politics of Memory in Modern American Culture.
Sharon Monteith is Senior Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Nottingham. She is co-editor of Gender and the Civil Rights Movement (Garland, 1999) with Peter Ling and South to a New Place (Louisiana State University Press, forthcoming) with Suzanne W. Jones, and is the author of Advancing Sisterhood? Interracial Friendships in Contemporary Southern Fiction (University of Georgia Press, 2000). She is currently writing a book on popular cinema and the Civil Rights Movement.
Roberta E. Pearson is a Reader in Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. She is the author, co-author and co-editor of numerous books and articles. She has recently co-edited both the Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory (Routledge, 2001) and American Cultural Studies: a Reader (Oxford University Press, 2000). She is also co-editor of Worlds Apart: Essays on Cult Television, which will be published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2003.
Jeffrey Pence is Assistant Professor of English and Cinema Studies at Oberlin College. His essays have appeared in such journals as Public Culture, Poetics Today, MLQ, Film and Philosophy and JNT. Currently, he is working on a manuscript dealing with cinema, technology and spirituality.
John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland. His recent publications include Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader (University of Georgia Press, 1998), Cultural Consumption and Everyday Life (Edward Arnold, 1999), Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction (University of Georgia Press, 2001) and Inventing Popular Culture (Blackwell, 2003).
Julian Stringer is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Nottingham, and editor of Movie Blockbusters (Routledge, 2003). He is currently completing a PhD on film festivals at Indiana University.
Sarah Stubbings is currently completing a PhD entitled ‘From Modernity to Memorial: Changing Meanings of the 1930s Cinema in Britain’ at the University of Nottingham. She is a contributory writer in Mark Jancovich and Lucy Faire, The Place of the Audience: Cultural Geographies of Film Consumption (BFI, forthcoming).