Anna Lawton, Associate Professor of Russian Literature and Film at Purdue University, has published widely on Soviet cinema and related arts. Her book Vadim Shershenevich: From Futurism to Imaginism was published in 1981 (Ardis) and her book Russian Futurism Through Its Manifestoes: Literary Theory 1912-1928 is in press with Cornell University Press. She has served as a Fellow at the Hoover Institution and has participated in the IREX Senior Scholar Exchange program.
Sigrun D. Leonhard, Assistant Professor of German at Carleton College, is a gifted young scholar who earned her doctorate in German Studies at Stanford University, and has published important articles on both German literature and film.
Peter Hames, Principal Lecturer in Film Studies in the Department of History of Art and Design at the North Staffordshire Polytechnic in England, wrote the critically acclaimed book The Czechoslovak New Wave (University of California Press, 1985) and organized the first major retrospective of Czechoslovak films at the National Film Theater in London. He has written articles for Sight and Sound, Films and Filming, The Movie, Film and other journals.
Frank Turaj, Professor of Film and Literature at American University, has recently co-authored with Bolesłav Michałek The Modern Cinema of Poland (Indiana University Press, 1988). He received a medal from the Ministry of Culture in Poland for special contributions to Polish Cinema (1981) and was elected to the Fellowship of the Ring by the Polish Filmmakers Association in 1984.
David Paul, writer and film critic, is the editor and a contributor to Politics, Art and Commitment in the East European Cinema (London and New York, 1983), and his articles have appeared in recent volumes of Film Quarterly, Film Comment, Cinéaste, and other film journals. Paul’s earlier writings include two books and numerous articles on politics and society in Eastern Europe. He received his doctorate in Political Science from Princeton, taught political science for nine years at the University of Washington, and has since served as a Lecturer and Scholar-in-Residence for the Washington Commission for the Humanities.
Ronald Holloway, freelance journalist and writer, is a film historian with a doctorate in theology from the University of Hamburg. He is author of numerous articles and monographs and several books: Z is for Zagreb (1972), Beyond the Image (1974), O is for Oberhausen (1979) and Bulgarian Cinema (1984). With Dorothea Holloway, he is coeditor of Interfilm Reports and Kino. His permanent residence is in West Berlin.
Daniel J. Goulding, Professor of Film Studies and Theater Arts at Oberlin College, has lectured and published widely on film and related subjects. His book Liberated Cinema: The Yugoslav Experience (Indiana University Press, 1985) received the first “Close-up” award from the Yugoslav Film Institute for “outstanding scholarship and promoting the value of Yugoslav film art internationally.”