Robert Dassanowsky is professor of German and film, and director of Film Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and is active as an independent producer. He is cofounder the Alexander Lernet-Holenia Gesellschaft and a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Academy of Austrian Film and currently serves as president of the Austrian Studies Association. His recent books include Austrian Cinema: A History (2005), New Austrian Cinema, (ed. with Oliver Speck, 2011), The Nameable and the Unnameable: Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s “Der Schwierige” Revisited (ed. with Martin Liebscher, 2011), Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds: A Manipulation of Metafilm (ed. 2012), World Film Locations: Vienna (ed. 2012), and Screening Transcendence: Film under Austrofascism and the Hollywood Hope 1933–1938 (Indiana UP, 2014).
Andrew F. Erwin received his PhD in Germanic studies from the University of Chicago in 2011. He has taught at Bowdoin College and has been a visiting scholar at Cornell University. He writes broadly on topics in European culture from the history and theory of the novel to political modernization and the historical drama. He also writes a contemporary music blog on German and American hip hop, indie rock, and pop at http://theflowgermany.wordpress.com.
Gundolf Graml is assistant professor and director of German studies at Agnes Scott College. His research covers twentieth- and twenty-first-century Austrian and German culture with a special focus on film and leisure practices. He has published articles on The Sound of Music, on the role of whiteness in 1930s German cinema, and on contemporary Austrian cinema. His book-length manuscript about the role of tourism in postwar Austrian national identity has the working title Remapping Austria: Tourism, Space, and National Identity in Austria from 1945 to 2000. [End Page ix]
Karl Leydecker is professor of German and Comparative Literature and viceprincipal (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Publications include Marriage and Divorce in the Plays of Hermann Sudermann (1996), German Novelists of the Weimar Republic: Intersections of Literature and Politics (ed. 2006), and After Intimacy: The Culture of Divorce in the West since 1789 (ed. with Nicholas White, 2007). He is part of the editorial team preparing a new critical edition of the works of Ernst Toller.
Eva B. Revesz received her PhD from Cornell University in 2001 and has been teaching German and first-year studies at Denison University since 2010. She has published articles on Max Frisch and Ingeborg Bachmann in The German Quarterly, Monatshefte, and The Germanic Review. Currently, she is working on a book project on Franz Kafka as a precursor of Holocaust literature. [End Page x]