American Cinema of the 1970s: Themes and Variations

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CONTRIBUTORS

DAVID COOK is the founding director of the Department of Film Studies at Emory University, which he currently chairs. In addition to numerous scholarly articles on literature, film theory, and film history, he is the author of A History of Narrative Film (4th ed., 2003), the “Film History” entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica (1988–present), and Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Shadow of Watergate and Vietnam (2000). He is also a co-editor of the critical anthology Headline Hollywood: A Century of Film Scandal (2001).

MICHAEL DeANGELIS is an associate professor at DePaul University's School for New Learning, where he teaches in the areas of media and cultural studies. He is the author of Gay Fandom and Crossover Stardom: James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves (2001) and several journal and anthology articles on stardom, authorship, historiography, and psychoanalytic theory.

LESTER D. FRIEDMAN is a scholar in residence at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where he teaches cinema, television, and new media. His books include Citizen Spielberg (2006), Cultural Sutures: Medicine and Media (2005), Fires Were Started: British Cinema and Thatcherism (2nd ed., 2006), American Jewish Filmmakers (with David Desser, 2nd ed., 2004), and Bonnie and Clyde (2000). He is series co-editor of Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema.

FRANCES GATEWARD is an assistant professor in the Unit for Cinema Studies and the African American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois. In addition to her contributions to a number of journals and anthologies, she is the co-editor of Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Cinemas of Girlhood (2002) and Where the Boys Are: Cinemas of Youth and Masculinity (2005). She is also the editor of Seoul Searching: Culture and Identity in South Korean Film (forthcoming).

PETER LEV is a professor of Electronic Media and Film at Towson University. He is the author of four books, most recently Scribner's History of the American Cinema, vol. 7: Transforming the Screen (2003) and American Films of the 1970s: Conflicting Visions (2000). He is the treasurer and former president of the Literature/Film Association, and is currently working on a history of Twentieth Century Fox.

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