Donald E. Abelson is Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science and Director, Centre for American Studies, The University of Western Ontario. He is the author of several books and articles, including his most recent study, Do Think Tanks Matter? Assessing the Impact of Public Policy Institutes: Second Edition (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009). The author would like to thank David Beitelman for his invaluable help with this project and Monda Halpern for reading several drafts of this paper and for offering many insightful comments and suggestions.
Paul Attallah (1954–2009) was the senior television scholar in the Communication Studies section of the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University and its long serving director for many years. He is the author and editor of leading textbooks in Communication in French and in English.
Adam Beardsworth is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. He recently completed his doctorate at Memorial University. His dissertation "Cold War Confessions: Autobiographic Poetry in the Age of Anxiety" analyzes the impact of Cold War culture on autobiographic poetics.
Michael Butter is Junior Research Fellow in the School of Language and Literature at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies in Germany. He is the author of The Epitome of Evil: Hitler in American Fiction, 1939–2002 (2009).
Lisa Retterath is a graduate student in the North American Studies Program at the University of Bonn, Germany.
David Jarraway is Professor of American Literature at the University of Ottawa. He is the author of Wallace Stevens and the Question of Belief: "Metaphysician in the Dark" (1993), Going the Distance: Dissident Subjectivity in Modernist American Literature (2003), and many essays on American literature and culture, most recently a chapter inclusion in The Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens (2006), and articles forthcoming on Alfred Hitchcock (Canadian Symposium Series) and George Cukor (ESC).
Francis M. Carroll is Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. His most recent books include The American Presence in Ulster: A Diplomatic History, 1796–1996 (2005) and A Good and Wise Measure: The Search for the Canadian- American Boundary, 1783–1842 (2001), the latter of which won the Albert B. Corey Prize and the J.W. Dafoe Prize. He is currently writing a book on the sinking of the passenger liner Athenia on the first day of the Second World War while it was sailing from Liverpool to Montreal. Professor Carroll has been the John Adams Fellow at the Institute for United States Studies at the University of London and the Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College Dublin. [End Page iv]