Vol. 45.1, February 2012
“The Horror of it All” by Gary Hoppenstand
Brigman Award Winner
“Urban Retro-Futuristic Masculinities in China Mieville's Perdido Street Station” by Aishwarya Ganapathiraju
“The New American Hero: Dexter, Serial Killer for the Masses” by Ashley M. Donnelly
“Erma Bombeck: The Phoenix Suburban Underbelly” by David William Foster
“Domesticating Wild Sheep: Sociolinguistic Functions and Style in Translations of Haruki Murkami’s Fiction” by Kay S. Hamada
“The Crime of Punishment: The Tortured Logic of Mickey Spillane’s Kiss Me, Deadly” by Thomas Heise
“Politically Incorrect, Visually Incorrect: Bitchy Butch’s Unapologetic Discrepancies in Lesbian Identity and Comic Art” by Yetta Howard
“‘Stealing the Air’: The Poet-Citizens of Youth Spoken-Word” by Rebecca Ingalls
“Black Women and Men in Hip Hop Music: Misogyny, Violence and the Negotiation of (White-Owned) Space” by Amanda Moras and Guillermo Rebollo-Gil
“Hackers as Tricksters of the Digital Age” by Svetlana Nikitina
“The Politics of Taking: La Llorona in the Cultural Mainstream” by Domino Perez
“The Semiotics of Performance and Success in Madonna” by José I. Prieto-Arranz
“‘Coven of the Articulate’: Orality and Community in Anne Rice’s Vampire Fiction” by Sara Wasson
“Becky Bloomwood at the V&A: Culture, Materialism, and the Chick Lit Novel” by Cheryl A. Wilson
Mayer-Schönberger, Viktor. Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009. Reviewed by Nicholas Proferes.
Renga, Ed.Dana. Mafia Movies: A Reader. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.
Reviewed by Reza Barmaki.
Parrill, William B. The Films of Johnny Depp. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009.
Reviewed by Robert G. Weiner.
Bissell, Tom. Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter. New York: Vintage Books, 2010.
Reviewed by Kimberly L. Kulovitz.
Morrison, Grant. Supergods. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2011. Reviewed by Anthony Burns.
Vol. 45.2, April 2012
Editorial: “Look, up in the sky…”
by Gary Hoppenstand
“Pumping Up Masculinity: The Initial Intervention and Lasting Legacy of Hans and Franz” by Mason Allred.
“The Mediation of Cultural Memory: Digital Preservation in the Cases of Classical Indian Dance and the Cherokee Stomp Dance” by Ellen Cushman and Shreelina Ghosh.
“Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman Redux: Masculinity and Misogyny in Blade” by
“Transatlantic Terror! French Horror Theatre and American Pre-Code Comics” by Richard J. Hand and Michael Wilson.
“‘Broadway’ as the Superior ‘Other’: Situating South Korean Theatre in the Era of Globalization” by Hyunjung Lee.
“I’m the New Me: Compelled Confession in Diet Discourse” by Elena Levy-Navarro.
“John Ford on the Cold War: Stetsons and Cast Shadows in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)” by Sue Matheson.
“‘The power of escaping’: Charlotte S. Hilbourne’s Gothic Romance Fiction” by Judith A. Ranta.
“Quentin Tarantino and the Director as DJ” by Michael Rennett.
“Superheroes on the Couch: Exploring our Limits” by Lawrence Rubin.
Collins, Kathleen. Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows. New York: The Continuum International Publishing Group, 2009. Reviewed by Jennifer Dutch.
Sinnreich, Aram. Mashed Up: Music, Technology, and the Rise of Configurable Culture. Amherst:University of Massachusetts Press, 2010. Reviewed by Jeremy V. Adolphson.
Gershon, Ilana. The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting Over New Media. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2010. Reviewed by Lisa Carlton.
Price, Roberta. Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2010. Reviewed by Emily Dufton.
Jordan, Jessica Hope. The Sex Goddess in American Film 1930-1965: Jean Harlow, Mae West, Lana Turner, and Jayne Mansfield. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2009. Reviewed by Jerry Rodnitzky.
Stoute, Steve. The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture that Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy. New York: Gotham, 2011. Reviewed by Richard Schur
Richman Kenneally, Rhona and Johanne Sloan. Expo 67: Not Just a Souvenir. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010. Reviewed by S.D. Jowett.
Earle, David M. Re-Covering Modernism: Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing, 2009. Reviewed by Corinna K. Lee.