Shane Denson, born 1975 in San Antonio, Texas (USA), studied Philosophy, English / American Studies, and Political Science in Texas and at the Leibniz University of Hannover. He has published on a range of topics in film and media studies and is editor of several collections: Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads (with Christina Meyer and Daniel Stein; Bloomsbury, 2013), Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film (with Julia Leyda; forthcoming 2014), and Digital Seriality (with Andreas Sudmann; special issue of Eludamos: Journal for Computer Game Culture, forthcoming 2014). His book Postnaturalism: Frankenstein, Film, and the Anthropotechnical Interface is forthcoming (2014) from Transcript Verlag. He also maintains the blog medieninitiative.
During the first funding period of the Popular Seriality Research Unit (2010-2013), he was a research associate in the sub-project "Serial Figures and Media Change." During the second funding period (2013-2016), he is co-directing the sub-project "Digital Seriality" with Andreas Sudmann. From 2014-2016, he will be based at Duke University, where he has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the DAAD.