Dr. Tino Balio, University of Wisconsin-Madison, emeritus
"A Child of the 60s: The Founding and Early Years of the Wisconsin
Center for Theater Research"
Tino Balio not only directed the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater
Research from 1966 to 1982, but led the field of film industry studies
for over 40 years. His numerous publications include United Artists:
The Company Built by the Star (1919-1950); United Artists: The Company
That Changed the Film Industry (1951-1978); Grand Design: Hollywood
as a Modern Business Enterprise, and a forthcoming book on the U.S. art
film market, 1946-1973. He is also the editor of two highly influential
collections: The American Film Industry and Hollywood in
the Age of Television.
Dr. Matthew Bernstein, Emory University
"From Fiction to Fact, and Points In Between: Research Adventures
in the Wisconsin Archives"
Matthew Bernstein is Professor, Chair, and Director of Graduate Studies
of the Department of Film Studies at Emory University. He received
his Ph.D. in film from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1987. His
first book, Walter Wanger: Hollywood Independent, drew on Madison's
archival collections. Later books include Visions of the
East: Orientalism in Film, Controlling Hollywood: Censorship
and Regulation in the Studio Era, and John Ford Made Westerns:
Filming the Legend in the Sound Era. His most recent book, Screening
a Lynching: The Leo Frank Case on Film and Television, was named Choice's Outstanding Academic Title of 2009.
Dr. Kate Lacey, University of Sussex, UK
"Paradoxes and Paradigms: Broadcasting
and its Publics in the 1930s"
Kate Lacey is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University
of Sussex, as well as the Head of Media in the School of Media, Film,
and Music. She is the author of Feminine Frequencies: Gender, German
Radio and the Public Sphere 1923-1945 and the forthcoming Listening
Publics: The Politics and Experience of Mediated Sound. She is Associate
Editor of The
Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media.
Her current research focuses on listening in the modern mediated public
sphere, asking how listening has changed in relation to successive sound
media and how the act of mediated listening figures in modern public
Dr. Marc Vernet, Université de Paris VII – Diderot
"The Imaginary Signifier and the Opacity of Film Archives: from Theory
Marc Vernet for many years held the post of Director of the Bibliothèque
du Film, the leading film library in France. He served on the faculty
of the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, in the Etudes
et Audiovisuelles department and now teaches at the Université de Paris
VII – Diderot. His books include Estétique du film, Photos
de cinéma: autour de la nouvelle vague and Figures de l'absence.