karen beckman is the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of Cinema and Modern
Media in the Department of the History of Art and the Program in Cinema Studies
at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Vanishing Women: Magic,
Film, and Feminism (Duke University Press, 2003) and Crash: Cinema and the Poli-
tics of Speed and Stasis (Duke University Press, 2010), and she is now working on
a new book, “Animation and the Contemporary Art of War.” She has coedited two
volumes: Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography with Jean Ma (Duke Univer-
sity Press, 2008) and On Writing with Photography (2013) with Liliane Weissberg. For
several years she served as a senior editor of the journal Grey Room.
suzanne buchan is a professor of animation aesthetics at Middlesex Univer-
sity London. Until 2012 she was a professor and director of the Animation Research
Centre at the University for the Creative Arts in the United Kingdom. Her research
investigates interdisciplinary approaches to animation as a pervasive moving-
image form across a range of platforms and media, and she is also active as a film
and exhibition curator. Buchan was a founding member and codirector (1994–2003)
of the Fantoche International Animation Film Festival in Switzerland. Her publi-
cations include Pervasive Animation: An afi Reader (2013), The Quay Brothers: Into a
Metaphysical Playroom (2011), and Animated “Worlds” (2006). She is the founder and
editor of animation: an interdisciplinary journal. She continues to work on her wider
“pervasive animation” project, which includes a forthcoming curated exhibition for
the Museum of Design, Zurich.
scott bukatman is a professor in the Film and Media Studies Program in the
Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University and the author of Termi-
nal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction (Duke University Press,
1993—still in print two decades later); a monograph on Blade Runner commissioned
by the British Film Institute and recently reprinted as one of a small number of
commemorative anniversary editions; and a collection of essays, Matters of Gravity:
Special Effects and Supermen in the 20th Century (Duke University Press, 2003). His
latest book is The Poetics of Slumberland: Animated Spirits and the Animating Spirit
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