David A. Cook

David A. Cook received his Ph.D in English Literature from the University of Virginia in 1971, but quickly migrated from literary studies into film. He founded and chaired Film Studies Department at Emory University for 20 years before coming to UNCG in 2007 as the Head of the Dept of Broadcasting and Cinema, renamed the Dept of Media Studies in 2009. He is the author of A History of Narrative Film, Fourth Edition (W. W. Norton, 2004) and Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979, Volume 9 in Scribner’s History of the American Cinema Project (Scribner's, 2000; University of California Press, 2002), as well as numerous articles in both film and literary studies. He is also the author of the "Film History" entry in the Macropedia of the Encyclopedia Britannica.