Nancy West is a Professor of English at The University of Missouri in Columbia. The author of two books (Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia and Tabloid, Inc), she publishes on a wide variety of topics including photography, film, and television drama. She is currently working on two book projects. One is a cultural history of anglophilia and American gardening; the other is a study of world-building and historical fiction. Much to her surprise, she is obsessed with Game of Thrones.