JOE BRAINARD (1942-1994) was an American artist and poet associated with The New York School. As an artist he explored many different media, from assemblages, collages, drawing, and painting, to book designs, album covers and theatrical sets and costumes. In 1970 he published the first version of the memoir I Remember, followed by I Remember More and More I Remember More in 1972 and 1973. The excerpts in Lost and Found: Queerying the Archive are from the collated 2001 volume of I Remember, published by Granary Books and reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Joe Brainard.
ANN CVETKOVICH is Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and editor of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. She is the author of Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture and Victorian Sensationalism (1992) and An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Culture (2003). She has published numerous articles on gender, sexuality and public feelings in contemporary culture in journals including Women’s Studies Quarterly, SAQ: South Atlantic Quarterly, Camera Obscura, Signs, and GLQ, and anthologies such as Dancing Desires (2001), Loss (2002), and Trauma at Home: After 9/11 (2003). She is currently working on the book “Depression: A Public Feelings Project”.
MATHIAS DANBOLT is a PhD student in Art History at The University of Bergen, Norway, and founding editor of Trikster – Nordic Queer Journal (trikster.net). His research focuses on queer activism, activist aesthetics, and alternative archives. He has published articles on contemporary art and literature, gender and sexuality, queer theory and social activism in journals including Kvinder, Køn og Forskning, Kritiker, Øjeblikket, Replikk, Trikster, and FILTER – for fotografi. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
HEATHER LOVE is M. Mark and Esther K. Watkins Assistant Professor in the Humanities at The University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History (2007) and co-editor of a special issue of New Literary History, “Is There Life after Identity Politics?” (2000). Her essays have appeared in journals such as Grey Room, GLQ, Criticism, Transition, and New Literary History, and in the anthologies Gay Shame (2009), Sapphic Modernities (2006), and Bad Modernisms (2006). She is currently working on the book “The Stigma Archive” on the source materials for Erving Goffman’s 1963 book Stigma: On the Management of Spoiled Identity.
JANE ROWLEY has an MA in Women’s Studies from York University and a Master of Research from The London Consortium, where she specialised in found footage film and the family archive. She has directed short and documentary film, and curated the centenary of European film exhibition The Female Gaze at The Women’s Museum of Denmark. She was co-curator of the Hollywood Archetypes found footage programme at Odense Film Festival in 2007, and co-author of Gender and Work in the Danish Film and TV Industry in 2004. Her writing and translations have been published in a wide range of art catalogues and publications, including Feminist Review, Women Photographers: European Experience (2004), Gender Furore (2007) and Law and Disorder (2008).
LOUISE WOLTHERS has a MA in Art History from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and a PhD from the University of Copenhagen. Her main field of research has been photography and image archives. She has curated exhibitions of contemporary art and photography, including Tracing at the Danish National Museum of Photography (2007) and Workworkwork at Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art (2006). She has published widely on photography, art and visual culture in publications like The History of European Photography of the 20th Century (forthcoming), Katalog – Journal of Photography & Video (2008) and Open Shutter: 5 Approaches on Contemporary Photography (2007).