Ian Craven teaches Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow. His research interests include Australian cinema and television, and film technology, as well as British amateur cinema. His edited publications include Australian Popular Culture (Cambridge University Press, 1994), and Australian Cinema in The 1990s (Frank Cass, 2001), and he has authored articles dealing with postcolonial screen culture, transnational television drama, and the theory and practice of area studies, which have appeared in journals including Australian Studies, Antipodes, Continuum and Studies in Australasian Cinema. Until 2002, he acted as editor of Australian Studies, the journal of the British Australian Studies Association. He is currently completing a study of the South Australian Film Corporation, and a forthcoming monograph on British amateur cinema in the 1930s.