Contributors

  • Jon Towlson

    Jon Towlson

    Jon Towlson is a film critic and the author of THE TURN TO GRUESOMENESS IN AMERICAN HORROR FILMS, 1931-1936 (McFarland, 2016), CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (CONSTELLATIONS), (Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2016) and SUBVERSIVE HORROR CINEMA: COUNTERCULTURAL MESSAGES OF FILMS FROM FRANKENSTEIN TO THE PRESENT (McFarland, 2014). He is a regular contributor to STARBURST MAGAZINE, and has also written for the BFI, Paracinema, Exquisite Terror, Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, Shadowland Magazine, Bright Lights Film Journal and Digital Film-Maker Magazine. He lives in the UK.

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  • Rick Trembles

    Rick Trembles has developed a worldwide reputation publishing and distributing his own comix and has been featured in anthologies such as Robert Crumb’s WEIRDO, Fantagraphics’ PICTOPIA, New York City’s LEGAL ACTION COMIX, Portugal’s MUTATE & SURVIVE, & France’s LA MONSTRUESE among others. FAB Press published a book compilation of his Motion Picture Purgatory comic-strip film reviews in 2004 culled from the pages of the Montreal Mirror where he’s been publishing them weekly since 1998. His work has been exhibited at numerous art galleries & he makes his own animated films & has been playing music in his post-punk band The American Devices since 1980.

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  • Fahad Usmani

    Waqar Ahmed Fahad is a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of English and Communication Studies at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India. His research is focused on the stereotypical representations of Muslim Minority Community in mainstream Indian ( Hindi) Cinema. Ahmed has received his Post Graduation in Media Governance from Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, and is presently working as Research Associate cum Special officer to CEO, Prasar Bharati (India’s Public Service Broadcaster). In the past, he taught Journalism & Media courses at the University of Delhi, India. He had also served in a several media houses before joining the Broadcasting Industry.

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  • Alireza Vahdani

    Alireza Vahdani lives in Oxford, UK. He holds a M.A in Popular Cinema and, a B.A in Film Studies/ Communication, Media, and Culture from Oxford Brookes University. He is an Associate Lecturer in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University. His research interests are Japanese period drama films, Italian popular cinema, classic American Westerns, and English linguistic.

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  • Roxanne Varzi

    Roxanne Varzi

    Roxanne Varzi is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. She was born in Iran to an American mother and Iranian father and migrated with her family to the U.S shortly after the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Dr. Varzi first returned to Iran in 1991 while on a year abroad at the American University in Cairo. When she graduated from the American University in Washington D.C in 1993, she returned to Iran for a year to live with her uncle’s family in Tehran. In 1995 she began graduate school in Persian Literature before deciding to study Anthropology at Columbia University in New York City. In 2000 she was awarded the first Fullbright for research in Iran since the Iranian Revolution. She completed her PhD in 2002 and was awarded a two year Woodrow Wilson fellowship that gave her a post-doctoral teaching and research fellowship at New York University’s International Center for Advanced Studies. In 2005 Dr. Varzi became the youngest senior Iranian visiting Fellow to St Antony’s College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom and was at the same time a member of the faculty of Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her publications include Warring Souls: Youth, Media, and Martyrdom in Post-Revolution Iran (Duke University Press, 2006). Her first film, Plastic flowers Never Die, an experimental documentary about mourning the Iran-Iraq war was completed in 2009 and is distributed through DER.org. In 2008 she was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, (Institute for Advanced Sciences/Studies) and guest fellow also at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (Center for Culture and Literature) where she began work on another book project about theater, art and performance from Iran in Berlin. She is also a writer of popular essays and fiction.

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  • Michael Vesia

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  • Kerstin Vogel

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  • Amy Jane Vosper

    Amy Jane Vosper

    Amy Jane Vosper is a Ph.D. candidate at Trent University. Graduating with both a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies, Vosper began her M.A. in Film Studies at Carleton University with the intention of combining empirical and theoretical approaches to the study of spectatorship and the social construction of fear. Vosper is a regular academic guest-lecturer, a frequent contributor to Ottawa Horror and she has sat on panel discussions of horror, academia, gender and genre. She is currently co-authoring a book entitled, Encyclopedia Monstrosica: Representations of Monstrosity in Popular Culture. Her research has origins in her own experiences of fan culture and the under-representation of female horror fans. Currently, her work is focusing on female filmmakers and the independent, Canadian film industry.

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  • Paul W. Salmon

    Paul Salmon is a professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph and in the Media Studies Program at the University of Guelph-Humber. He has taught a wide variety of film studies courses, including introductory film courses, courses on American, British, Canadian and Contemporary cinema, Documentary Film and Television, and Pulp Fiction and Film. His publications include entries for the Dictionary of Literary Biography, an article on Hanif Kureishi, film reviews of works by such directors as Spike Lee, Federico Fellini, and Stephen Frears, and the article “ ‘The People Will Think…What I Tell Them to Think’: Orson Welles and the Trailer for Citizen Kane in the Canadian Journal of Film Studies (15.2, Fall 2006).

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  • Richard Wallace

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  • Rachel Walls

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  • Rachel Webb Jekanowski

    Rachel Webb Jekanowski is an American proudly living abroad, who enjoys urban gardening and fiber arts. She completed her Master’s degree in Film Studies from Concordia University, and her Bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University in Ontario. Her current research focuses on archival practice and compilation documentaries, Yiddish cinema, and narratives of displacement and colonialism. She has presented at a number of conferences, including SCMS annual conference in 2013. She plans to begin a Doctoral program in Film and Moving Image Studies at Concordia in the fall.

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  • Elisabeth Weis

    Elisabeth Weis is Professor of Film and Head of Film Studies at Brooklyn College and on the faculty of CUNY’s Graduate Center. Her books include Film Sound: Theory and Practice (co-editor, John Belton) and The Silent Scream: Alfred Hitchcock’s Sound Track.

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  • Alexandra  West

    Alexandra West

    Alexandra West is a freelance horror journalist and playwright who lives, works and survives in Toronto. Her work has appeared in the Toronto Star, Rue Morgue and Post City Magazine. She is a regular contributor to Famous Monsters of Filmland and a columnist for Diabolique. In December 2012, West co-founded the Faculty of Horror podcast with fellow writer Andrea Subissati which explores the analytical side of horror films and the darkest recesses of academia.

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  • William Whittington

    William Whittington is the Assistant Chair of Critical Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and the author of Sound Design and Science Fiction (University of Texas Press, 2007). He is currently working on a book on Sound Design and Horror.

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  • Grant Wiedenfeld

    Grant Wiedenfeld

    Grant Wiedenfeld teaches film and media at Sam Houston State University. He received his PhD from Yale University and his MFA from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. From his base in Houston, he writes mainly on North American cinema but keeps one eye on happenings in France.

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  • Peter Wilshire

    Peter Wilshire

    Peter Wilshire is a life-long film enthusiast. He has a Master of Arts by Research in Cinema Studies from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He currently teaches Cinema Studies at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, he has contributed articles for Film International, the Australian quarterly film journals Metro and Screen Education, as well as the online film journal Senses of Cinema.

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  • Will Wright

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  • Benjamin Wright

    Benjamin Wright is a PhD Candidate at the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture at Carleton University. His dissertation addresses the aesthetic and cultural implications of sound technology in contemporary Hollywood cinema.

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  • Virginia Wright Wexman

    Virginia Wright Wexman

    Virginia Wright Wexman is Professor Emerita of English and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has also taught at the University of Chicago (1989), the University of Michigan (1999), Northwestern University (2010), and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2010). Wexman is the author of A History of Film (7th Edition: Allyn & Bacon, 2010) and many other books and articles on cinema. Her film festival reviews have appeared in Framework and Senses of Cinema. She has served on the juries of the Tel Aviv Film Festival, the Birmingham Film Festival, and the Chicago International Film Festival. Her website welcomes comments.

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