Amanda Ann Klein is an Assistant Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English at East Carolina University. She is the author of American Film Cycles: Reframing Genres, Screening Social Problems, and Defining Subcultures (2011, University of Texas Press). She is also coediting the anthology, Multiplicities: Cycles, Sequels, Remakes and Reboots in Film & Television (under contract with University of Texas Press), with R. Barton Palmer. You can read her blog here: http://judgmentalobserver.com/