Vol. 7, No. 2

Popular Culture Studies Journal

Volume 7, Number 2, 2019

Editor: CarrieLynn D. Reinhard

 

 

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Introduction: Students and the Future of Popular Culture Studies
CarrieLynn D. Reinhard

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STUDENT SHOWCASE

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The White Knight of Jones County: American Monomyth and White Savior Narratives in Free State of Jones
Taylor Katz

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“Give Me the Seth Rogan Laugh”: This Is the End and Parafictional Persona
Bradley J. Dixon

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The Picture of Marilyn Monroe: How Oscar Wilde Predicts the Frightening Afterlife of the Dead Celebrity Persona
Brady Simenson

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The “Worlding” of the Muslim Superheroine: An Analysis of Ms. Marvel‘s Kamala Khan
Safiyya Hosein

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“Grave and Growing Threats”: The Association of Small Bombs and the Persistence of Post-9/11 Narratives
Lizzie Martin

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Nia Nal the Super Girl: Transgender Representation and Body Image
Sarah F. Price

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Shabash, the First-ever Bangladeshi Superhero: Transnational, Transcultural and Transcreated
Anis Rahman

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“The Mission Comes First”: Representations and Expectations of Labor in Travelers 
Kathleen W. Taylor Kollman

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Embracing the Bad Victim: Sexual Violence and Sympathy on Popular Television
Shadia Siliman

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Look at What You’ve Done: Exploring Narrative Displeasure in Video Games
Steven Proudfoot

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“An Unadulterated Cultural Expressway for the Arts”: Exploring the Theoretical Possibilities of byNWR.com
Christopher J. Olson

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REGULAR SUBMISSIONS

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“They See a Caricature”: Expanding Media Representations of Black Identity in Dear White People
Graeme John Wilson

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Fleischer Studio’s Superman and a Darker Side of the “Good War”
Allan W. Austin

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The Myth of the Perfect Place: Creating a Voyeuristic Utopia in House Hunters International
Emily Sauter and Kevin Sauter

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Fighters and Fathers: Managing Masculinity in Contemporary Boxing Cinema
Joshua Sopiarz

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Conspiracy, Poverty, and Lost Children in Tracy Lett’s Bug and The X-Files
Thomas Fahy

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Scholarly Parody: Danielewski’s House of Leaves
Bill Clough

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Between Mimicry and Difference: Performing Elvis(es)
Beth Emily Richards

Michael T. Marsden Award Winner

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REVIEWS

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The Popular Culture Studies Journal Reviews: Introduction
Christopher J. Olson

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Book Reviews

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Other Media Reviews

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