AARON BAKER is an associate professor and the associate director of the Program in Film and Media Studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of Contesting Identities: Sports in American Film (2003) and is currently writing a book on Steven Soderbergh.
CYNTHIAERB teaches film in the English Department at Wayne State University. She is the author of Tracking King Kong: A Hollywood Icon in World Culture (1998). She has published articles and reviews in Cinema Journal, Journal of Film and Video, Film Quarterly, and else where. She has recently published an article on Hitchcock and Foucault in Cinema Journal(2005).
SAM B.GIRGUS is a professor of English at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of, among other books, America on Film: Modernism, Documentary, and a Changing America (2002), Hollywood Renaissance: The Cinema of Democracy in the Era of Ford, Capra, and Kazan (1998), and The Films of Woody Allen (2002). He also has edited several works, including The American Self: Myth, Ideology, and Popular Culture (1982), and has written many essays and reviews, including articles on hum or and Jewish writers. A recipient of a Rockefeller Humanities Fellow ship and other scholarly and teaching awards, he has lectured and taught extensively in universities throughout America and around the world. He is currently working on a new study of the crisis in modernism, the evils of racism, and the "new culturalism" in world cinema.
INA RAE HARK is a professor of English and film studies at the University of South Carolna. She has edited or co-edited Screening the Male (1993), The Road Movie Book (1997), and Exhibition, the Film Reader (2001). Among her forty articles and book chapters are studies of The Adventures of Robin Hood starring Errol Flynn, MGM's The Wizard of Oz, and Alfred Hitch cock's British films of the 1930s.
ALLEN LARSON is an assistant professor of communications at Penn State University's New Kensington campus. Alienated Affections, his book about stardom, social melodrama, and Jacqueline Susann, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. He has also writtten about the political economy of new and convergent media and public media policy.
DAVID LUGOW SKIholdsa Ph.D. in cinema studies from NYU. He is currently an associate professor of English and the director of the interdisciplinary