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Colin Burnett is an associate professor of film and media studies at Washington University in St. Louis and the author of The Invention of Robert Bresson: The Auteur and His Market (2017). He is currently at work on a second monograph, titled "Serial Bonds: How 007 Storytelling Modernized the Media Franchise."

Ryan Cook is a Japanese film researcher and translator. He holds a PhD from Yale University and has taught film history at Harvard and at Emory University. His recent publications include "Casablanca Karaoke: The Program Picture as Marginal Art in 1960s Japan" in The Japanese Cinema Book, edited by Hideaki Fujiki and Alastair Phillips (BFI, 2020).

Nina Cornyetz is a professor of interdisciplinary studies at the Gallatin School, New York University. Her teaching and research interests include critical, literary, and cinematic theory as well as psychoanalysis and gender and sexuality, with a specialization in Japan. Cornyetz's publications include William Bridges and Nina Cornyetz, eds., Traveling Texts and the Work of Afro-Japanese Cultural Production: Two Haiku and a Microphone (Lexington Books, 2015) and her essay "Murakami Takashi and the Hell of Others: Sexual (in)Difference, The Eye and the Gaze in ©Murakami," Criticism 54, no. 2 (Spring 2012): 181–95. She won the 2017 Kyoko Selden Memorial Prize for her translation of Izumi Kyōka, "The Tale of the Enchanted Sword" (Yōken kibun, 1920).

Allegra R. P. Fryxell is a cultural historian of modern Europe, focusing on the interactions between the arts and sciences in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century France, Britain, Germany, Italy, and America. She is currently a research fellow at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where she is writing a biography of Georg Tugendhat, an Austro-British oil industrialist at midcentury, and is completing her doctoral monograph on time and modernity circa 1880–1940.

Andrew McCann teaches in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. His most recent monographs are Christos Tsiolkas and the Fiction of Critique: Politics, Obscenity, Celebrity (Anthem, 2015) and Popular Literature, Authorship and the Occult in Late Victorian Britain (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Sarah M. Panuska is an adjunct instructor working at several colleges in middle and southern Michigan. She is a scholar of LGBTQ2+ media, its ability to reflect the community's multiplicity of lived experiences and its efforts to resist dominant and conventional narratives. Her current project examines untraditional forms and uses of camp in the work of queer, bi, and lesbian women in the 1980s and 1990s.

Steven Swarbrick is an assistant professor of English at Baruch College, City University of New York, specializing in early modern literature and the environmental humanities, with additional interests in poetics, psychoanalysis, and queer theory. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Cultural Critique, Postmodern Culture, Criticism, and postmedieval as well as in several edited anthologies, including Queer Milton. He is currently working on two book projects: an investigation into the environmental unconscious in early modern poetry and a study of Gilles Deleuze's film philosophy.

Jean-Thomas Tremblay is an assistant professor of U.S. fiction and film at New Mexico State University. They are the author of Breathing Aesthetics (forthcoming from Duke University Press) and a coeditor, with Andrew Strombeck, of Avant-Gardes in Crisis: Art and Politics in the Long 1970s (forthcoming from SUNY Press). Their research in the environmental humanities, literary and film studies, and gender and sexuality studies has appeared in such journals as differences, Modernism/modernity, American Literature, Criticism, Women & Performance, New Review of Film and Television Studies, and Post45. Their scholarly and public writing is listed at

Elizabeth Wijaya is an assistant professor of East Asian cinema in the Department of Visual Studies and a graduate faculty at the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. In 2020, she was awarded the Connaught New Researcher Award for the project "Luminous Waves: Transregional Visions and Networks in Contemporary Southeast Asian Independent Cinema." For 2018–2019, Wijaya was a President's Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities). She completed her PhD in comparative literature at Cornell University and is a cofounder of E&W Films...


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