We want to acknowledge those who have helped us produce this
anthology. First and foremost, we are grateful to Bill Kane and
Library Partners Press for guidance on all matters related to the
publication of the book. Without Bill, this project would not have
The faculty and staff at Z. Smith Reynolds Library are beyond
compare. Molly Keener advised us ably on copyright and fair use.
Our technical consultant Hu Womack led the effort to help us
bring images to the book.
The editorial assistance of Caitlin Herlihy helped in the final push
to get the volume together; the extra assistance of Max Dosser was
greatly appreciated. Max is a veteran of the Critical Media Studies
series and a co-editor of our second volume in the series, Student
Essays on Deadwood. Furthermore, our delightful cover design
represents the talent of contributor Kevin Pabst.
We appreciate the collegiality of everyone in the Wake Forest
University Department of Communication and in the Film and
Media Studies Program. Notably, our departmental support staff
performs in vital but often invisible ways to support us weekly if
not daily. No one keeps us all on track better than Candice Burris
and Holly Stearne.