About the author
Réka M. Cristian is Associate Professor at the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Szeged, Hungary, where she teaches American Studies, modern American literature and culture, gender and postcolonialism, film theory and semiotics. She is the author of Cultural Vistas and Sites of Identity. Essays on Literature, Film, and American Studies (2012) and of the forthcoming The Semiotic Chiasmus of Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee and co-author with Zoltán Dragon of Encounters of the Filmic Kind: Guidebook to Film Theories (2008). She is also the founding editor AMERICANA – E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary and its AMERICANA eBooks division.
Zoltán Dragon is senior assistant professor at the Department of American Studies, University of Szeged, Hungary. His fields of research are digital culture and theories, film theory, film adaptation, and psychoanalytic theory. He is the author of The Spectral Body: Aspects of the Cinematic Oeuvre of István Szabó (2006), Encounters of the Filmic Kind: Guidebook to Film Theories (co-authored with Réka M. Cristian, 2008), Tennessee Williams Hollywoodba megy, avagy a dráma és film dialógusa [Tennessee Williams Goes to Hollywood, or the Dialogue of Drama and Film] (in Hungarian, 2011), and A Practical Guide to Writing a Successful Thesis in the Humanities (2012). He is founding editor of AMERICANA – E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary and the publishing label AMERICANA eBooks, and head of the Digital Culture & Theories Research Group at his home university.