Associate Professor Matthew Solomon recently published two articles on French illusionist and filmmaker Geroge Méliès: "Méliès und die Materialität moderner Magie" (in German translation), ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR MEDIEN- UND KULTURFORSCHUNG 7, no. 1 (2016) and "Negotiating the bounds of transnational cinema with Georges Méliès, 1896-1908," EARLY POPULAR VISUAL CULTURE 17, no. 2 (2016).

Solomon also recently acquired a microfiche reader from the Ann Arbor District Library's equipment sale; he plans to use the reader to further his research.