- Contributors to Issue 10:1
Lauren Anderson earned her PhD in film studies at Aberystwyth University in Wales. Her research has focused on the relationships between popular music, films, and audiences. She has taught in film studies and media studies at Aberystwyth University, and at Massey University and Victoria University in Wellington, NZ. Lauren is currently an Educational Designer at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.
Alexis Bennett is Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is completing his PhD on British film music in the 1930s. He is also an Edison Fellow at the British Library Sound Archive, where he researches Francis Chagrin and the BBC French Service. He read music and literature at the University of Edinburgh before studying screen composition with Dario Marianelli at the RCM and performance at the Guildhall School. As a composer he works with film-makers and animators, and he has performed widely with early music ensembles including The Dufay Collective and Florilegium, and various ceilidh bands in the London area.
Carl Laamanen is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the Ohio State University. His research focuses on film, religion, phenomenology, and spectatorship and their many intersections. Recent work has appeared in the Journal of Film & Religion.
Chris Letcher is a film composer and head of music at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he is also a lecturer in screen music composition. His music for film and television has been heard widely around the world, most recently winning an award for best score for the drama Sink (2016). Other recent film music projects include a score for Ntshavheni wa Luruli’s Elelwani and the BBC’s The Challenger starring William Hurt. He has a DMus in music composition from the Royal College of Music. His research interests centre on issues of representation in film music, and in collaborative production processes in composing music for screen.
Amanda McQueen is a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she also received her MA. Her principal area of study is the relationship between media industries and genre production, and her dissertation examines how the industrial changes following the break-up of the studio system shaped the form and content of the Hollywood musical. She has also published on sound design in the films of Edgar Wright, genre and ideology in the television show Glee, and B-film stardom in Classical Hollywood. In addition, she recently assisted on an interdisciplinary grant project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, studying the decomposition of nitrate film stock.
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Colleen Montgomery is a PhD candidate in media studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her primary research interests include Disney and Pixar animation, film sound, translation studies, and post-Soviet cinema. Her dissertation project examines the industrial, transnational, and gendered dynamics of vocal performance in Disney and Pixar feature animation and is supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada Fellowship and a Jesse H. Jones Endowed Centennial Fellowship. Her work has been published in Animation Studies, Cinephile, and Media Industries. Forthcoming work will appear in Locating the Voice in Film: Critical Approaches and Global Practices (Oxford University Press, 2016). She currently serves as co-coordinating editor of The Velvet Light Trap.
Landon Palmer is a PhD candidate studying film and media in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University-Bloomington. He is currently completing his dissertation, Rock Cinema: A New Media History, 1956–1986, which examines the history of cross-industrial practices and transmedial star labour that produced images of popular musicians onscreen. He has published on popular music stardom and the relations between the music and film industries for Music, Sound, and the Moving Image and Celebrity Studies.
Shzr Ee Tan is a Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London, currently researching music, media, and performance in Sinophone worlds, and also in London. Her research touches on phenomena ranging from gender...