Michael Cowan is a scholar of film, media, and German studies. He has published numerous books and articles on German and European film, including most recently Walter Ruttmann and the Cinema of Multiplicity (2014). The present article is part of a broader project on a history of reading the cinema.
Nino Dzandzava is assistant director of the Central Archive of Audiovisual Documents at the National Archives of Georgia (Tbilisi). She has organized programs of Georgian cinema that have been shown worldwide, including at the 2013 Giornate del Cinema Muto.
Minette Hillyer is a lecturer in the School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has published work on pornography and home movies; her current project considers popular scientific investigations of postwar American culture in film and television.
Eric Hoyt is assistant professor of media and cultural studies in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the author of Hollywood Vault: Film Libraries before Home Video (University of California Press, 2014) and codirector of the Media History Digital Library (http://mediahistoryproject.org). He developed the MHDL’s search and visualization platform, Lantern (http://lantern.mediahist.org), which received the 2014 Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
Kit Hughes is assistant professor of media and culture in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at Miami University in Ohio. Her research focuses on industrial and orphan media, television history, and the politics of archives. Her work has appeared in Media, Culture and Society, Television & New Media, American Archivist, and Film Criticism.
Mariah Larsson is a research fellow in the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University and associate professor at Malmö University. Her research areas include women and film, film and sexuality, national cinema, and popular culture. Her publications include Swedish Film: An Introduction and Reader [End Page 183] (coedited with Anders Marklund), Interdisciplinary Approaches to Twilight (coedited with Ann Steiner), and Sexual Fantasies (coedited with Sara Johnsdotter), as well as articles in Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, Kosmorama, and Sexuality & Culture.
Derek Long is a doctoral candidate in film at the University of Wisconsin– Madison, where his research focuses on distribution and production control in early Hollywood. His work has appeared in the Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television and and The New Review of Film and Television Studies.
Kristian Moen is a senior lecturer in the Department of Film and Television at the University of Bristol. He is the author of Film and Fairy Tales: The Birth of Modern Fantasy (I. B. Tauris, 2013) as well as articles and book chapters on subjects including early cinema, film fantasy and animation history.
Anna Westerstahl Stenport is director of the European Union Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and professor of Scandinavian studies with a focus on media and cinema studies. Stenport’s scholarship concentrates on cinema, literature, theater, media, and popular culture, with a particular emphasis on Arctic, European, and Nordic studies. She is coeditor of Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic (Edinburgh University Press, 2015), the first book on transnational global Arctic film and media, and forthcoming volumes on Arctic Environmental Modernities and Arctic Documentary Cinemas.
Tony Tran is a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research focuses on transnational Vietnamese diasporic media practices and their relationship with urban environments.
Jerry White is Canada Research Chair in European Studies at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada). His most recent book is Two Bicycles: The Work of Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville (Wilfrid University Press, 2013). [End Page 184]