Maureen Turim received her BA (1973), MA (1975), and PhD (1978) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, degrees which included studies in France at the L'Université d'Aix-Marseille (1971—72), and L'…cole des Hautes …tudes and Paris III (1973—74). She taught at the State University of New York at Binghamton from 1977 until joining the UF faculty in 1991. Professor Turim is author of Abstraction in Avant-Garde Films (Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press), Flashbacks in Film: Memory and History (New York: Routledge), and The Films of Oshima: Images of a Japanese Iconoclast (Berkeley: University of California Press). She has published over fifty essays in anthologies and journals on a wide range of theoretical, historical and aesthetic issues in cinema and video, art, cutural studies, feminist and psychoanalytic theory, and comparative literature. Several of these essays have appeared in translation in French and German. She has also written catalogue essays for museum exhibitions.