MemberIlka Brasch

I am an assistant professor in American Studies at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany, with a somewhat split interest in film and cinema history and early American (satiric) literature and democracy. My book Film Serials and the American Cinema, 1910-1940: Operational Detection will be published with Amsterdam University Press in fall 2018. I am also currently co-editing a volume with Ruth Mayer, titled Modernities and Modernization in North America, which will be published with Winter Verlag in Heidelberg.

MemberChristina Meyer

Visiting professor in American Studies, University of Hamburg; American newspaper comics scholar (and fan); I hold a PhD in American Studies and wrote my post-doctoral thesis on one of the first popular, serial comic figures: the Yellow Kid (the manuscript is going to be published with Ohio State UP); co-editor of New Perspectives on American Comic Books and Graphic Novels (a special issue of the scholarly journal Amerikastudien/ American Studies, 2011) and Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads (2013). I am currently working on Palmer Cox’s Brownies stories and on the newspaper serials by various artists, published between 1909 and 1939 (in The American Weekly).

MemberDavid Levente Palatinus

I am Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the Department of English and American Studies of the University of Ruzomberok. In 2017 I set up the Anthropocene Media Lab at our department. My research moves between and across television studies, digital media, and cultural theory. I have worked and written on violence in serial culture, medicine and autopsy, autoimmunity and war, and digital subjectivity in the Anthropocene. I am co-editor of the ECREA section of CSTOnline (the online arm of Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies), and am on the editorial board of Americana E-Journal of American Studies (Hungary), and Rewind: British and American Studies Series of Aras Edizioni (Fano, Italy).