wmcclain [at] usc [dot] edu
William McClain graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kansas with a major in Film Studies and a minor in English Literature. For his honors thesis, he examined the relationship between the Hollywood studios, the Office of War Information’s Bureau of Motion Pictures, and the articulation and conceptualization of domestic film propaganda during World War II. Afterwards, he traveled the world and knew the minds of many men, including the rural Missouri car buyer. Prior to entering USC, he earned his Master’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in Cinema and Media Studies. Currently, he is working on revised models for understanding the relationship between interpreter and text, particularly with regard to digital media. His work has appeared in the New Review of Film and Television Studies and the Journal of Film and Video.