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(p. ix) Contributors

(p. ix) Contributors

Jonathan Auerbach is professor of English at the University of Maryland. In addition to publishing a variety of articles and edited volumes, he is the author of four books, including Male Call: Becoming Jack London, Body Shots: Early Cinema’s Incarnations, and Dark Borders: Film Noir and American Citizenship. He is currently working on a study of propaganda in relation to American Progressivism.

Megan M. Boler is professor at OISE/University of Toronto. Her books include Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times (MIT Press, 2010) and DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media with Matt Ratto (MIT Press, forthcoming). Her current research focuses on hybrid social movements and how young people’s social media practices are redefining participatory democracy.

Russ Castronovo is Dorothy Draheim Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has written and edited eight books, including Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and the Anarchy of Global Culture, Necro Citizenship: Death, Eroticism, and the Public Sphere in the Nineteenth-Century United States, and The Oxford Handbook to Nineteenth-Century American Literature. His most recent book is Propaganda 1776, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

Nicholas J. Cull is professor of Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is a historian of the media and the author of a number of studies of propaganda and public diplomacy, the most recent being The Decline and Fall of the United States Information Agency: US Public Diplomacy 1989–2001. His BA and PhD are from the University of Leeds where he studied with the pioneer of propaganda studies, Philip M. Taylor.

Thomas Elsaesser is professor emeritus at the Department of Media and Culture of the University of Amsterdam. From 2006 to 2012 he was visiting professor at Yale University, and since 2013 at Columbia University. Among his recent books as author are Terror und Trauma (Kadmos, 2007), Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (Routledge, 2010, with Malte Hagener), and The Persistence of Hollywood (Routledge, 2012).

Paul Gold is assistant professor of counseling, higher education, and special education at the University of Maryland at College Park and a licensed psychologist. He develops, implements, and evaluates comprehensive team- and community-based rehabilitation approaches to help marginalized persons with severe mental disorders, addictions, and disabilities to return to full community participation.

(p. x) Sara Guyer is professor of English, comparative literature, and Jewish studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has directed the Center for the Humanities since 2008. She is author of Romanticism after Auschwitz (2007).

Debra Hawhee is professor of English at Penn State University. She is author of Moving Bodies: Kenneth Burke at the Edges of Language (2009), which received the 2010 Diamond Anniversary Book Award from the National Communication Association, as well as Bodily Arts: Rhetoric and Athletics in Ancient Greece (2004).

Jeffrey Herf is professor of modern European history, especially modern German history at the University of Maryland, College Park. His publications on Nazi propaganda include Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World (Yale University Press, 2009); and The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust (Harvard University Press, 2006).

Michele Hilmes is professor of media and cultural studies and chair of the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work focuses on media history and historiography, particularly in the area of radio and creative soundwork. She is the author or editor of several books in this field, including Radio Voices: American Broadcasting 1922–1952 (1997), Network Nations: A Transnational History of British and American Broadcasting (2011), Only Connect: A Cultural History of Broadcasting in the United States (4th ed., 2013), and Radio’s New Wave: Global Sound in the Digital Era, co-edited with Jason Loviglio (2013).

Sue Curry Jansen is professor of Media and Communication at Muhlenberg College. Her most recent books are Walter Lippmann: A Critical Introduction to Media and Communication Theory (2012) and Media and Social Justice, co-edited with Jefferson Pooley and Lora Taub-Pervispour (2011).

Sahar Khamis is an assistant professor in the department of communication at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is an expert on Arab and Muslim media and the former head of the Mass Communication department at Qatar University.

Craig Kridel is the E. S. Gambrell Professor of Educational Studies and Curator of the Museum of Education at the University of South Carolina. His research interests include progressive education and educational biography, and he has recently published Stories of the Eight Year Study and edited The Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies and Classic Edition Sources: Education.

John MacKay is professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film studies and chair of the film studies program at Yale University. He is the author of Inscription and Modernity: From Wordsworth to Mandelstam (Indiana University Press, 2006), Four Russian Serf Narratives (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009), and True Songs of Freedom: Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Russian Culture and Society (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013). He is currently completing Dziga Vertov: Life and Work (forthcoming from Indiana University Press).

(p. xi) Randal Marlin currently teaches philosophy at Carleton University in Ottawa. A second edition of his Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion (Broadview, 2002) is due in the fall of 2013. He is currently vice president of the International Jacques Ellul Society, having studied with Ellul in Bordeaux, 1979–1980.

Bill V. Mullen is professor of English and American studies at Purdue. His books include Afro-Orientalismand Popular Fronts: Chicago and African American Cultural Politics 1935–1946. He has edited five other books in collaboration with Sherry Lee Linkon, James Smethurst and Fred Ho. He is currently at work on a political biography of W.E.B. Du Bois entitled UnAmerican: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Century of World Revolution.

Selena Nemorin is a doctoral candidate in philosophy of education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her doctoral work examines neuromarketing (as public pedagogy) and its relation to personhood. Selena’s research interests include surveillance and ethics, continental philosophy, and philosophy of technology. She has worked as an educator and researcher for over 10 years.

Elizabeth Astrid Papazian is associate professor of Russian and film studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on the intersection between art and politics, focusing in particular on early Soviet culture. She is the author of Manufacturing Truth: The Documentary Moment in Early Soviet Culture (2009).

Maria Teresa Prendergast is associate professor of English at the College of Wooster. She is the author of Railing, Reviling, and Invective in Early Modern Literary Culture, 1588–1617: The Anti-Aesthetics of Theater and Print (Ashgate, 2012) as well as Renaissance Fantasies: The Gendering of Aesthetics in Early Modern Fiction (Kent State, 2000). She has also published articles in Criticism, Studies in English Literature 1500–1800, and Renaissance and Reformation, as well as in the collections Framing Elizabethan Fictions and Parenting and Printing in Early Modern England.

Thomas A. Prendergast is professor and chair of English at the College of Wooster. He is the co-editor of Rewriting Chaucer: Culture, Authority and the Idea of the Authentic Text 1400–1602, author of Chaucer’s Dead Body: From Corpse to Corpus, and has recently finished a manuscript entitled “Exhuming the Body Poetic: Public Culture and the Making of Poets’ Corner 1400–2011.” He is currently working on a book (Medievalism and Its Discontents) with Stephanie Trigg.

Gary D. Rawnsley is professor of public diplomacy at Aberystwyth University, UK. A specialist on East Asian propaganda, public diplomacy, and soft power, Gary Rawnsley is the author or editor of over a dozen books. His latest is a collection of essays, The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media, co-edited with Ming-Yeh Rawnsley (2014).

Lawrence R. Samuel is the author of Future: A Recent History; Rich: The Rise and Fall of American Wealth Culture; Freud on Madison Avenue: Motivation Research and Subliminal Advertising in America; Supernatural America: A Cultural History; plus a number of other books.

(p. xii) Trysh Travis is an associate professor teaching at the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research at the University of Florida. Her first book, The Language of the Heart: A Cultural History of the Recovery Movement from Alcoholics Anonymous to Oprah Winfrey, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2009; her current book project is Reading Matters: Books, Bookmen, and the American Century, 1930–1980.

Katherine Vaughn is a masters in public policy and MBA dual degree candidate at the School of Public Policy and RH Smith School of Business, respectively, at the University of Maryland College Park. Katherine has co-authored a series of articles on social media use in the Arab uprisings, and she conducted a research study on the constraints of women entrepreneurs in Morocco.

Priscilla Wald is professor of English at Duke University where she edits American Literature. She is the author of Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form and Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative. She is currently at work on a book-length study tentatively entitled Human Being after Genocide.

Mark Wollaeger is professor of English at Vanderbilt University. He is author of Joseph Conrad and the Fictions of Skepticism (1990) and Modernism, Media, and Propaganda: British Narrative from 1900 to 1945 (2006), as well as editor of two collections of essays on Joyce and the Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms (2012). He served as president of the Modernist Studies Association and is a founding co-editor, with Kevin J. H. Dettmar, of Modernist Literature & Culture, an Oxford University Press book series.

Marcus Wood is a painter, performance artist, and filmmaker. Since 2003 he has also been a professor of English at the University of Sussex. His books include Blind Memory: Visual Representations of Slavery in England and America 1780–1865 (Manchester University Press and Routledge, 2000); Slavery, Empathy and Pornography (Oxford University Press, 2003); and The Horrible Gift of Freedom: Atlantic Slavery and the Representation of Emancipation (University of Georgia Press, 2010).

David Yanagizawa-Drott is an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard University. His research interests include economic development and political economy, with special focus on civil conflict, health, information, and mass media. He holds a PhD in economics from Stockholm University and has published in the Journal of the European Economic Association and the European Journal of Political Economy.