With this issue we welcome Janet Staiger, William P. Hobby Centennial Professor of Communication at The University of Texas, Austin, to our editorial board. She is co-author (with David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson) of the definitive The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960 and author of Interpreting Films: Studies in the Historical Reception of American Cinema and Perverse Spectators: The Practices of Film Reception among other titles. Her latest book, Media Reception Studies, will be published this year. Attentive readers will have noticed a couple of other important additions to the board that went unannounced during my sojourn as a college administrator. Charles Maland is Professor of English and Cinema Studies at the University of Tennessee. Also a widely published scholar, he is the author of Chaplin and American Culture: The Evolution of a Star Image. Kristen Whissel is assistant professor of Film Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her first book, Picturing American Modernity: Traffic, Technology, and the Moving Pictures, will be published this year by Duke University Press.