Michael Cowan is Associate Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Program in World Cinemas at McGill University. His research focuses on film and visual culture in Germany and Europe in the early 20th century. His publications on film have appeared in journals such as Screen, October and Cinema Journal. His article “Moving Picture Puzzles: Training Perception in the Weimar ‘Rebus’ Films.” published in Screen (51:3, September 2010, 197-218) received an honorable mention, Kovács Essay Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. He recently published Technology’s Pulse. Essays on Rhythm in German Modernism, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London, 2012.