Vol. 2, No. 1&2

PCSJ V2 Front Cover

The Popular Culture Studies Journal

Volume 2, Numbers 1 & 2, 2014

Editor: Bob Batchelor







EDITORIAL – All Me…All the Time

Bob Batchelor, pages 1-4

Relational Aggression on Film: An Intersectional Analysis of Mean Girls

Michaela D.E. Meyer, Linda M. Waldron, and Danielle M. Stern, pages 5-34

No Face: Implied Author and Masculine Construct in the Fiction of Junot Diaz

Josef Benson, pages 35-64

Frankenstein Performed: The Monster Who Will Not Die

Jeanne Tiehen, pages 65-86

Discipline and Policing: HBO’s The Wire as a Critique of Modern American Culture

Morgan Shipley and Jack Taylor, pages 87-108

Performing Ordinary: Politician’s Celebrity, & the Politics of Representation on Entertainment Talk

Sue Collins, pages 109-139

Communication Deficiencies Provide Incongruities for Humor: The Asperger’s-like Case of The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper

Karen McGrath, pages 140-171

Influence of Popular Television Programming on Students’ Perception about Course Selection, Major, and Career

Kristy Tucciarone, pages 172-193

Partisan Pop Cultural Awareness: Disclosing the Metaphoric Rhetoric of the “Culture Wars”

Jeremy V. Adolphson, pages 194-214

‘Social’ TV: Pretty Little Liars, Casual Fandom, Celebrity Instagramming, and Media Life

Cory Barker, pages 215-242

The Popular Culture Studies Journal Interview with George Edward Cheney

pages 243-255

The Stuart Hall Forum

pages 256-273

The Popular Culture Studies Journal Book Reviews

pages 274-322