- Notes on the contributors
Steen Ledet Christiansen is Associate Professor of English at Aalborg University, Denmark. His area of expertise is American popular visual culture, especially action movies and science fiction. His research currently focuses on the burgeoning field of post-cinema, where he is currently working on a book project on the morphing techniques of post-cinema as a new mode of thought for the 21st century. His recent publications include Drone Age Cinema: Action Film and Sensory Assault (I.B.Tauris 2016), and articles on film and affect: "Mediating Potency and Fear: Action Movies' Affect" in Cultural Studies 32(1), 2018, and "Pain and the Cinesthetic Subject in Black Swan" in Screen Bodies 1(2), 2017.
Adam Charles Hart is a Visiting Assistant Professor in English and Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and has previously taught at North Carolina State University and Harvard University. He has published articles in The New Review of Film and Television, Imaginations, and the collection The Companion to the Horror Film (Wiley-Blackwell), and has articles forthcoming in The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies and Discourse. His monograph, Monstrous Forms: Moving-Image Horror Across Media is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
W. Bradley Holley is assistant professor of French at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. He received his Ph.D. in French from the University of Alabama in October of 2011. His research focuses on Paul Féval and the perception of the supernatural within French fantastic literature of the nineteenth-century.
Steven Holmes is a lecturer at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. His research interests include genre theory (particularly contemporary science fiction), rhetorical theory, Shakespeare studies, visual culture, and the digital humanities. His work has appeared in War Gothic in Literature and Culture, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Popular Fantasy, and Beyond the Frontier: Innovations in First Year Composition. He regularly reviews for the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. [End Page 116]
Bryan Yazell is a postdoctoral researcher with the Centre for Uses of Literature at the University of Southern Denmark. His research examines the intersections of literature and law on the subjects of homelessness, poverty, and migration policy in particular. His book project, Vagrant Narratives: Governing the Welfare Subject in the US and Britain, 1880-1940, analyzes how popular narratives about "tramping" assisted welfare governments to codify policies regarding labor and civil responsibility. Work deriving from his research has appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, James Joyce Quarterly, and The Journal of Transnational American Studies. [End Page 117]