The Journal of Moving Image Studies
Occasionally something seems so right, so obviously good, so integral to our thinking, that even at its inception it seems to have always existed. Such is the case with the new print version of The Journal of Moving Image Studies. But, of course, the Journal has existed only in electronic form until now. At the publication of the first electronic issue I noted that its focus would be on "investigation, synthesis, and insight that might be described as truth-tracking rather than doctrine-driven," and I have not been disappointed. Under the guidance of Benjamin Meade the Journal has avoided the easy virtue promised by facile political correctness. Instead, it has consistently offered substantive articles evincing solid scholarship and provocative insight that have gone a long way toward saving our field from the mind numbing repetitions of ritualized dogma that have characterized many publications in the arts and humanities. The new hard-copy Journal created by Benjamin and his students at Avila University is tasteful not trendy, scholarly but not stuffy, and inclusive without being promiscuous. Those who love motion pictures and remain curious about how they work and why we care about them will be delighted.
Benjamin Meade firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin Meade is Associate Professor of Visual and Communication Arts at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. He also serves as Associate Professor of Film Studies at Janus Pannonius University in Pecs, Hungary. He has presented research at various academic conferences including the American Psychological Association and the Center for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image, with research interest in film spectatorship. Meade is an award winning filmmaker with films screened worldwide and distributed by the Sundance Channel (Vakvagany 2002, Das Bus 2003), and theatrically, (Bazaar Bizarre 2004, and the Confederate States of America 204). Meade also founded Casas por Cristo, a non-profit missions organization in El Paso, Texas that builds homes for the poor in Juarez, Mexico, and is co-founder and president of the Kansas International Film Festival. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in Film Studies in 1999.
Wayne Munson email@example.com
Wayne Munson is Professor of Communications Media at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, where he teaches film and media history, theory and criticism, and has served as department chair. His background includes serveral years in film and video production. He earned his doctorate in Cinema Studies from New York University and is author of All Talk: The Talkshow in Media Culture. He has been on the CCSMI Advisory Board since 1994.