elizabeth evans is assistant professor in film and television studies at the University of Nottingham. Her research interests include film and television audiences, the relationship between technology and the experience of narrative, and the development of crossplatform narrative forms. She is the author of Transmedia Television: Audiences, New Media and Daily Life (2011) and has published articles in numerous edited collections and journals, including Media, Culture and Society, and the International Journal of Communication Studies.
rüdiger heinze is professor for American studies at the English Seminar of the tu Braunschweig, Germany. He is the author of Ethics of Literary Forms in Contemporary American Literature (2005) and of a forthcoming monograph about children of immigrants in the United States, as well as the coeditor of a number of collections, among them Unnatural Narratives—Unnatural Narratology (2011, with Jan Alber) and Remakes and Remaking (2015, with Lucia Krämer). He has published articles in various journals, among them Narrative, European Journal of American Studies, and Journal of Postcolonial Writing, as well as in many edited collections. [End Page 129] His current research interests are in post-apocalyptic literature, multilingual US-American literature, and transmedial narratology.
maria lindgren leavenworth is associate professor of English literature in the Department of Language Studies, Umeå University, Sweden. Her research interests include travel writing, intertextuality, transmediality, and contemporary modifications of the paratext. She is the coauthor of Fanged Fan Fiction: Variations on Twilight, True Blood, and The Vampire Diaries (2013, with Malin Isaksson) and has published articles in numerous edited collections and journals, including Journal of Popular Culture, Narrative, and Transformative Works and Cultures.
stephan packard is junior professor for media culture studies in the Department of Media Culture Studies of the University of Freiburg, Germany. His research interests include semiotic and psychoanalytic research into new and traditional media, the semiotics of affect, censorship and other forms of media control, and comics studies. He is the author of Anatomie des Comics: Psychosemiotische Medienanalyse (2006) as well as the editor of Poetische Gerechtigkeit (2012, with Sebastian Donat, Roger Lüdeke, and Virginia Richter), Abschied von 9/11? Distanznahmen zur Katastrophe (2013, with Ursula Hennigfeld), Thinking—Resisting—Reading the Political (2013, with Anneka Esch-van Kan and Philipp Schulte), and Comics and Politics (2014).
marie-laure ryan is an independent scholar based in Colorado. She is the author of Possible Worlds, Artificial Intelligence, and Narrative Theory (1991), Narrative as Virtual Reality: Immersion and Interactivity in Literature and Electronic Media (2001/2015), Avatars of Story (2006), and Narrating Space/Spatializing Narrative (forthcoming, with Kenneth Foote and Maoz Azaryahu). She has also edited, among other books, Narrative across Media: The Languages of Storytelling (2004), the Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative (2005, with David Herman and Manfred Jahn), The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media (2014, with Lori Emerson and Benjamin J. Robertson), and Storyworlds across Media: Toward a Media-Conscious Narratology (2014, with Jan-Noël Thon). [End Page 130]
jan-noël thon is a research associate in the Department of Media Studies of the University of Tübingen, Germany. He is the editor of From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels: Contributions to the Theory and History of Graphic Narrative (2013/2015, with Daniel Stein), Storyworlds across Media: Toward a Media-Conscious Narratology (2014, with Marie-Laure Ryan), Game Studies: Aktuelle Ansätze der Computerspielforschung (2015, with Klaus Sachs-Hombach), and Subjectivity across Media: Interdisciplinary and Transmedial Perspectives (forthcoming 2016, with Maike Sarah Reinerth), as well as the author of Transmedial Narratology and Contemporary Media Culture (forthcoming 2016) and Transmediale Narratologie: Eine Einführung (forthcoming 2016). [End Page 131]