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Stacey Abbott is a Reader in Film and Television Studies at the University of Roehampton. She is the author of Celluloid Vampires, editor of The Cult TV Book and General Editor for I.B. Tauris's Investigating Cult TV series. She has published on a broad selection of contemporary genre television, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Alias, Dexter, Supernatural, True Blood and Ultraviolet.

  

Brent Bellamy is a PhD candidate in English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. His main areas of research are in American fiction and sf, postmodern culture and Marxist theory. He is currently completing a dissertation, titled 'Residues of Now: The Cultures and Politics of Contemporary U.S. Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction'. His recent work includes an essay, co-written with Imre Szeman, in Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction.

  

Simon Brown is Director of Studies for Film and Television at Kingston University. He has published extensively on the subject of early cinema, colour cinematography and contemporary American television. His recent work includes chapters on Dexter, Supernatural and the UK reception of The X-Files. He is currently writing an article on 3D television.

  

Bronwen Calvert is a Senior Lecturer at Sunderland University and an Associate Lecturer with the Open University in the North of England. She researches aspects of embodiment in sf and fantasy narratives, currently including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse, Supernatural and Fringe.

  

Bertha Chin completed her PhD at JOMEC, Cardiff University. Her thesis is titled 'From Textual Poachers to Textual Gifters: Exploring Fan Community and Celebrity in the Field of Fan Cultural Production', in which The X-Files fandom is her main case study. She has previously published co-authored pieces in Social Semiotics and Intensities.

  

M. Carmen Gomez-Galisteo holds a PhD in American Studies from the Universidad de Alcalá (Spain). She is the author of The Wind Is Never Gone: Sequels, Parodies and Rewritings of Gone With the Wind (2011) and Early Visions and Representations of America (2012). She teaches at ESNE - Universidad Camilo José Cela (Madrid).

  

Regina Hansen teaches at Boston University. She publishes and presents on religion and the fantastic, most recently as the editor of the collection Roman Catholicism in Fantastic Film (McFarland 2011). Questions and Concepts, a text that teaches writing through philosophical questions, is forthcoming from Cengage (2013).

  

Jeff Hicks is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Riverside, and a founding editor of The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction. His interests include sf and fantasy, dystopian literature and cult film, and he is currently researching the ways in which twentieth-century literature and film responded to the explosion of urban populations and the geographic territory of urban areas. He has published reviews in Science Fiction Studies and is the co-author of the Oxford Bibliographies Online entry for Blade Runner.

  

Matt Hills is Professor of Film and TV Studies at Aberystwyth University. The author of five books, including Fan Cultures (2002) and Triumph of a Time Lord (2010), he has published widely on cult media and fandom. He is also a regular reviewer for doctor-whonews. net.

  

Lorna Jowett is a Reader in Television Studies at the University of Northampton. Author of Sex and the Slayer: A Gender Studies Primer for the Buffy Fan, she has published extensively on television and genre, with recent articles on Angel, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, The Shield and The Wire.

  

Rob Latham is Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. An editor of Science Fiction Studies since 1997, he is the author of Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption. He is currently editing The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction.

  

Ida Fadzillah Leggett is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Middle Tennessee State University. Her research focuses on the cultural worlds of children, and she is currently conducting research on immigrant children and health in the Southeastern United States.

  

Andrew Milner is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Monash University in Melbourne, Honorary Research Fellow in the School of English at the University of Liverpool and Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack Visiting Professor of Australian Studies for 2013 in the Institut für Englische Philologie at the...



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