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Contributors

Stefan Andriopoulos is the author of Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema (University of Chicago Press, 2008). He teaches in the Department of Germanic Languages at Columbia University and has held visiting professorships at Harvard University, in the Department of the History of Science, and at Cologne University, in the Research Institute Media, Culture, Communication. He is currently completing a new book, Ghostly Apparitions: German Idealism, the Gothic Novel, and Optical Media (Zone Books, forthcoming). Branden W. Joseph is the Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and a founding editor of Grey Room. He is author of Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad and the Arts after Cage (Zone Books, 2008), Anthony McCall: The Solid Light Films and Related Works (Northwestern University Press, 2005), and Random Order: Robert Rauschenberg and the Neo-Avant-Garde (MIT Press, 2003), as well as numerous scholarly essays and articles in the fields of contemporary art, music, and cinema. Andreas Killen is an Associate Professor of History at City College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York and is the author of the book Berlin Electropolis: Shock, Nerves, and German Modernity (University of California Press, 2006). He specializes in the history of modern Germany and the history of the human sciences. Rebecca Lemov is the author of World as Laboratory: Experiments with Mice, Mazes, and Men (Hill and Wang, 2005). She teaches in the Department of the History of Science, Harvard University, and is currently working on a book manuscript called Database of Dreams, about experiments in gathering subjective data, including dreams, in large amounts during the mid-twentieth century. Timothy Melley is Associate Professor of English at Miami University and Director of the Miami University Humanities Center. He is the author of Empire of Conspiracy: The Culture of Paranoia in Postwar America (Cornell University Press, 2000) and is currently completing a book on the cultural influence of clandestine U.S. institutions from the Cold War to the war on terror. Alison Winter is a historian of science whose recent research has focused on the twentieth-century human sciences; this research has led to a number of published papers and a book, Memory: Fragments of a Modern History (University of Chicago Press, 2011).
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