NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
Hans Barkhausen , at the time of writing, was a film scholar and writer in Germany.
William R. Barr , at the time of writing, was Professor of English at St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York.
Leo Braudy is the author of Jean Renoir, The World in a Frame , and Native Informant , as well as the editor of Focus on Shoot the Piano Player and co-editor of Great Film Directors and Film Theory and Criticism . He is a member of the FQ editorial board.
Ernest Callenbach founded Film Quarterly in 1958 and edited it until his retirement in 1991; during those years he was also the editor responsible for the distinguished film books published by the University of California Press. Author of the environmental classic Ecotopia , he continues to write and lecture in the ecology field. He is a member of the FQ editorial board.
Noël Carroll is the Monroe C. Beardsley Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and President of the American Society for Aesthetics. His books include Philosophical Problems of Classical Film Theory, Mystifying Movies, The Philosophy of Horror, Theorizing the Moving Image, Interpreting the Moving Image , and The Philosophy of Mass Art .
Peter N. Chumo II 's article in Film Quarterly on Thelma & Louise launched his writing career. His work has appeared in Bright Lights Film Journal, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Post Script, Films in Review, Literature/Film Quarterly, Cinema Journal , and Creative Screenwriting . He is currently on the writing staff of Magill's Cinema Annual .
Carol J. Clover is Professor of Rhetoric (Film) and Scandinavian (Medieval Studies) at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Men, Women, and Chain Saws as well as books and articles on medieval subjects. She is currently working on two books: one on Anglo-American trials and entertainment, and one on Pulp Fiction .
Michael Dempsey has written for Film Comment, Sight and Sound , the Los Angeles Times , and Film Heritage . His name appears in the end credits of such films as March or Die and Death Valley (both directed by Dick Richards) and a West German film, Comeback (directed by Cristel Buschmann). He was for many years the Los Angeles editor of FQ .
Manthia Diawara is Professor of Comparative Literature and Film at New York University. He is the editor of Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire .
David Ehrenstein is the author of Open Secret: Gay Hollywood 1928–1998, The Scorsese Picture: The Art and Life of Martin Scorsese , and Film: The Front Line—1984 . His writings have appeared in such publications as Film Culture, Film Comment, Sight and Sound, Cahiers du Cinéma, Los Angeles , the Los Angeles Times, Out , and The Advocate . He is the Los Angeles editor of Film Quarterly .
Charles Eidsvik teaches film production and history at the University of Georgia, in Athens. He is an independent filmmaker and computer-based animator.
Lucy Fischer is Professor of Film Studies and English at the University of Pittsburgh, where she is Director of the Film Studies Program. Her books include Cinematernity: Film, Motherhood, Genre; Shot/Countershot: Women's Cinema and Film Tradition; Imitation of Life , and Jacques Tati . Forthcoming is a book on Sunrise for the British Film Institute.
Jean-Pierre Geuens teaches film at the University of Southern California.
Harvey R. Greenberg is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Albert Einstein Medical College, Bronx, New York, and the author of Screen Memories: Hollywood Cinema on the Psychoanalytic Couch .
Brian Henderson is Professor of Film in the Department of Media Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His books include A Critique of
Film Theory and two editions of screenplays by Preston Sturges; his articles have been reprinted in many books and translated into many languages. He is a member of the FQ editorial board.
Beverle Houston chaired the University of Southern California's Critical Studies Department and co-edited Quarterly Review of Film Studies from 1982 until her death in 1988. Best known for her essays on television spectatorship and her 1978 issue of QRFS on feminist theory, she was one of the first American film scholars invited to China.
David James 's essay in this collection, "Hardcore," also appears in his most recent book, Power Misses: Essays Across (Un)Popular Culture , a collection of essays on practices constructed in opposition to capitalist culture.
Albert Johnson was Professor of African-American Studies and Film Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a former director of the San Francisco International Film Festival, a consultant to the Munich International Film Festival, and film critic for, among other magazines and journals, Sight and Sound . He was a member of the FQ editorial board.
Marsha Kinder is Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California and Director of the Labyrinth Project at the Annenberg Center for Communication. Her books include Blood Cinema and Refiguring Spain , and the forthcoming Kid's Media Culture and Luis Buñuel's Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. She is the general editor of the USC Electronic Press and of a series of bilingual CD-ROMs on national media cultures, and is a member of the FQ editorial board.
Leonard J. Leff teaches film and literature at Oklahoma State University. His most recent book is Hemingway and His Conspirators: Hollywood, Scribners, and the Making of American Celebrity Culture .
Scott MacDonald is working on A Critical Cinema 4, the fourth in a series of books of interviews with independent filmmakers, published by the University of California Press. He teaches film at Hamilton College.
David MacDougall , the author of Transcultural Cinema , has made some twenty documentary and ethnographic films, including To Live with Hands (1972) and Tempus de Baristas (1993). He is Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow and Convenor of the Program in Visual Research at the Australian
National University in Canberra. His most recent filming concerns a school in northern India.
Joseph McBride is the author of such books as The Book of Movie Lists, Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success, Orson Welles , and John Ford (with Michael Wilmington). A founding member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, he contributes film reviews regularly to Cinemania Online and Boxoffice magazine.
Bill Nichols is editor of the two-volume anthology Movies and Methods. Blurred Boundaries: Questions of Meaning in Contemporary Cinema is his most recent book; it extends concepts from his earlier book, Representing Reality , which has set the standard for investigations of nonfiction and social representation.
Stephen Prince , Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, is the book review editor of Film Quarterly . His latest books are Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies and Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch.
Michael Renov is Professor of Critical Studies in the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. He has written extensively on documentary film and video, and is the editor of Theorizing Documentary and co-editor of Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices and Collecting Visible Evidence .
Charles Shiro Tashiro is a research associate at the University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication. A former producer for the Voyager Company's Criterion Collection, he currently produces CD-ROMs, directs short videos, and is the author of Pretty Pictures: Production Design and the History Film .
J. P. Telotte is Professor of Literature, Communication, and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, where he teaches courses in film and cultural studies. His publications include books on Val Lewton, film noir, cult films, the science fiction film, and the Machine Age.
Gösta Werner is a Swedish scholar, screenwriter, and director of shorts and features who has published books on film history and theory, Eisenstein, James Joyce, Marcel Proust, and others.
Virginia Wright Wexman is Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of Creating the Couple: Love, Marriage, and Hollywood Performance . She is currently writing a book with the working title Compromised Positions: Hollywood Directors and the Cultural Construction of the Artist .
Alan Williams is Professor of French and Cinema Studies at Rutgers University. He is the author of Republic of Images: A History of French Filmmaking and has written numerous articles and a monograph on Max Ophüls. He is currently working on a history of American studio system films.
Linda Williams is Professor of Film Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the "Frenzy of the Visible " and of the forthcoming Melodramas of Black and White . She is a member of the FQ editorial board.
Esther C. M. Yau is Associate Professor of Film in the Department of Art History and the Visual Arts at Occidental College. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, as well as in Discourse, Quarterly Review of Film and Video , and Wide Angle . She is co-editor of New Chinese Cinema: Forms, Identities, Politics , and is completing an anthology on contemporary Hong Kong cinema.