Shannon Clute and Richard Edwards

Shannon Clute earned his PhD in Romance Studies from Cornell University. He has taught French literature, French and Italian language, great books, and the history of mystery fiction and film noir.  In 2006 he completed his first mystery—a Chandler-esque tale of greed and corruption entitled The Mint Condition—which was selected as one of ten semi-finalists in the Court TV "Next Great Crime Writer" contest.  He currently works for Turner Classic Movies in Atlanta.

Richard Edwards earned his PhD in Critical Studies from University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television. He has taught film and digital media production courses at USC, Loyola Marymount and Saint Mary's College of California. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at Indiana University's School of Informatics in the Division of New Media.