Booklist for Reviews


Julia Petrov and Gudrun D. Whitehead (Eds.). Fashioning Horror: Dressing to Kill on Screen and in Literature. August 2019.

Thomas Leitch. The History of American Literature on Film. July 2019.

Simin Nina Littschwager. Making Sense of Mind-Game Films: Narrative Complexity, Embodiment, and the Senses. June 2019.

Claire Nally. Steampunk: Gender, Subculture and the Neo-Victorian. June 2019.

Mathias Fuchs. Phantasmal Spaces: Archetypical Venues in Computer Games. June 2019.

Paul McDonald. George Clooney. May 2019.

Anna Kornbluh. Marxist Film Theory and Fight Club. May 2019.

Murray Pomerance. Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic. May 2019.

Andrew Shail. The Origins of the Film Star System: Persona, Publicity and Economics in Early Cinema. May 2019.

Matthew Jones. Science Fiction Cinema and 1950s Britain: Recontextualizing Cultural Anxiety. May 2019.

Astrid Ensslin and Isabel Balteiro (Eds.). Approaches to Videogame Discourse: Lexis, Interaction, Textuality. May 2019.

Paolo Cherchi Usai. Silent Cinema: A Guide to Study, Research and Curatorship. April 2019.

Kristyn Gorton and Joanne Garde-Hansen. Remembering British Television: Audience, Archive and Industry. April 2019.

Sue Thornham. Spaces of Women’s Cinema: Space, Place and Genre in Contemporary Women’s Filmmaking. March 2019.

Alan Strachan. Dark Star: A Biography of Vivien Leigh. January 2019.

Kyle Meikle. Adaptations in the Franchise Era: 2001-16. January 2019.

Andrew O’Day (Ed.). Doctor Who – Twelfth Night: Adventures in Time and Space with Peter Capaldi. November 2018.

Sean D. O’Reilly. Re-Viewing the Past: The Uses of History in the Cinema of Imperial Japan. August 2018.

Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper (Eds.). What’s Eating You? Food and Horror on Screen. August 2018.

Rikke Schubart. Mastering Fear: Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror. July 2018.

Raz Greenberg. Hayao Miyazaki: Exploring the Early Work of Japan’s Greatest Animator. July 2018.

Bernard Perron. The World of Scary Video Games: A Study in Videoludic Horror. May 2018.

Ruth Vanita. Dancing with the Nation: Courtesans in Bombay Cinema. February 2018.

Ryan Linkof. Public Images: Celebrity, Photojournalism, and the Making of the Tabloid Press. February 2018.

Rayna Denison (Ed.). Princess Mononoke: Understanding Studio Ghibli’s Monster Princess. January 2018.

Susan Smith, Noel Brown, Sam Summers (Eds.). Toy Story: How Pixar Reinvented the Animated Feature. January 2018.

Nichola Dobson. Norman McLaren: Between the Frames. January 2018.

Jenn Brandt and Callie Clare. An Introduction to Popular Culture in the US: People, Politics, and Power. January 2018.


LSU Press

Josh Grimm (Ed.). Fake News! Misinformation in the Media. June 2020.

Sarah Glosson. Performing Jane: A Cultural History of Jane Austen Fandom. February 2020.

Sam V. H. Reese. Blue Notes: Jazz, Literature, and Loneliness. September 2019.

Ashley Hinck. Politics for the Love of Fandom: Fan-Based Citizenship in a Digital World. March 2019.

Matthew Christopher Hulbert (Ed.). Writing History with Lightning: Cinematic Representations of Nineteenth-Century America. February 2019.

Gavin Cologne-Brookes. American Lonesome: The Work of Bruce Springsteen. November 2018.

Brannon Costello. Neon Visions: The Comics of Howard Chaykin. October 2017.


McFarland Press

Jordan Todorov and Joe Blevins. Dad Made Dirty Movies: The Erotic World of Stephen C. Apostolof. 2019.

Jason Barr. Werewolf Cinema and Masculinity. 2019.

Kevin J. Harty (Ed.) Medieval Women on Film: Essays on Gender, Cinema and History. 2019.

Melissa Wehler and Tim Rayborn (Eds.). Girl of Steel: Essays on Television’s Supergirl and Fourth-Wave Feminism. 2019.

Patrick Webster. Windows into The West Wing: Theoretical Approaches to an Ideal Presidency. 2019.

Leigh Ellers Telotte. Victoria, Queen of the Screen: From Silent Cinema to New Media. 2019.

Valerie Estelle Frankel (Ed.). Fourth Wave Feminism in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Volume 1. Essays on Film Representations, 2012–2019. 2019

Valerie Estelle Frankel (Ed.). Fourth Wave Feminism in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Volume 2. Essays on Television Representations, 2013–2019. 2019.

Robert L. Lively (Ed.). Exploring Star Trek: Voyager: Critical Essays. 2019.

Harry Waldman. Nazi Films in America, 1933–1942. 2019.

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. The Streaming of Hill House: Essays on the Haunting Netflix Adaption. 2019.

Filipa Antunes. Children Beware! Childhood, Horror and the PG-13 Rating. 2019.

Stephen Keslowitz. The Digital Dystopias of Black Mirror and Electric Dreams. 2019.

Paul Hardwick and Kate Lister. Vikings and the Vikings: Essays on Television’s History Channel Series. 2019.

Aubrey Malone. Sidney Lumet: The Actor’s Director. 2019.

Aldona Kobus and Lukasz Muniowski. Sex, Death and Resurrection in Altered Carbon: Essays on the Netflix Series. 2019.

James McKay. Ray Milland: The Films, 1929–1984. 2019.

Randy Laist. The Twin Towers in Film: A Cinematic History of New York’s World Trade Center. 2019.

Patrick Hickey, Jr. The Minds Behind Adventure Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers. 2019.

Mark A. Miller and David J. Hogan. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing and Horror Cinema: A Revised and Expanded Filmography of Their Terrifying Collaborations, 2d ed. 2019.

Laura Wagner. Hollywood’s Hard-Luck Ladies: 23 Actresses Who Suffered Early Deaths, Accidents, Missteps, Illnesses and Tragedies. 2019.

Heather Duerre Humann. Reality Simulation in Science Fiction Literature, Film and Television. 2019.

Stacy Fowler and Deborah A. Deacon. A Century in Uniform: Military Women in American Films. 2019.

Janet Brennan Croft and Alyson R. Buckman. Sisterhood, Science and Surveillance in Orphan Black: Critical Essays. 2019.

Sherilyn Connelly. The First Star Trek Movie: Bringing the Franchise to the Big Screen, 1969–1980. 2019.

Bill Mesce, Jr. The Wild Bunch: The American Classic That Changed Westerns Forever. 2019.

Caroline Madden. Springsteen as Soundtrack: The Sound of the Boss in Film and Television. 2019.

Keith John Richards. Themes in Latin American Cinema: A Critical Survey, 2d ed. 2019.

A.J. Black. Myth-Building in Modern Media: The Role of the Mytharc in Imagined Worlds. 2019.

Julie M. Still and Zara T. Wilkinson (Eds.). Buffy to Batgirl: Essays on Female Power, Evolving Femininity and Gender Roles in Science Fiction and Fantasy. 2019.

James A. Harrod. Stars of Jazz: A Complete History of the Innovative Television Series, 1956-1958. 2019.

Teresa Cutler-Broyles (Ed.). The Big Top on the Big Screen: Explorations of the Circus in Film. 2019.

Cait Coker (Ed.). The Global Vampire: Essays on the Undead in Popular Culture Around the World. 2019.

Sharon Packer and Daniel R. Frederick (Eds.). Welcome to Arkham Asylum: Essays on Psychiatry and the Gotham City Institution. 2019.

Gene Freese. The Western Films of Robert Mitchum: Hollywood’s Cowboy Rebel. 2019.

James Rocha and Mona Rocha. Joss Whedon, Anarchist? A Unified Theory of the Films and Television Series. 2019.

Svenja Hohenstein. Girl Warriors: Feminist Revisions of the Hero’s Quest in Contemporary Popular Culture. 2019.

Stephen Eicke. The Struggle Behind the Soundtrack: Inside the Discordant New World of Film Scoring. 2019.

Thomas D. Parham III. “Hailing frequencies open”: Communication in Star Trek: The Next Generation. 2019.

Brian Hannan. The Gunslingers of ’69: Western Movies’ Greatest Year. 2019.

Tim Brooks. The Blackface Minstrel Show in Mass Media: 20th Century Performances on Radio, Records, Film and Television. 2019.

Harriet E.H. Earle. Gender, Sexuality and Queerness in American Horror Story: Critical Essays. 2019.

Elizabeth L. Sanderson. Spike Lee’s Bamboozled and Blackface in American Culture. 2019.

Frank Javier Garcia Berumen. American Indian Image Makers of Hollywood. 2019.

David Huckvale. Dirk Bogarde: Matinee Idol, Art House Star. 2019.

David C. Tucker. Pine-Thomas Productions: A History and Filmography. 2019.

Melanie A. Marotta (Ed.). Women’s Space: Essays on Female Characters in the 21st Century Science Fiction Western. 2019.

Simon Bacon. Dracula as Absolute Other: The Troubling and Distracting Specter of Stoker’s Vampire on Screen. 2019.

Michael V. Perez and Jessica McKee (Eds.). Billie Holiday: Essays on the Artistry and Legacy. 2019.

Laurie Powers. Queen of the Pulps: The Reign of Daisy Bacon and Love Story Magazine. 2019.

Natalie Wilson. Willful Monstrosity: Gender and Race in 21st Century Horror. 2019.

Maureen Foster. Alien in the Mirror: Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Glazer and Under the Skin. 2019.

Peter Shelley. Joanne Woodward: Her Life and Career. 2019.

Jeff Thompson. The Television Horrors of Dan Curtis: Dark Shadows, The Night Stalker and Other Productions, 2d ed. 2019.

Michael Scott Cain. Folk Music and the New Left in the Sixties. 2019.

Sotiris Petridis. Anatomy of the Slasher Film: A Theoretical Analysis. 2019.

Michael D. Rinella. Margaret Sullavan: The Life and Career of a Reluctant Star. 2019.

Michael R. Pitts. Astor Pictures: A Filmography and History of the Reissue King, 1933–1965. 2019.

Nancy J. Membrez (Ed.). Memory in World Cinema: Critical Essays. 2019.


NYU Press

Tara Fickle. The Race Card: From Gaming to Technologies to Model Minorities. November 2019.

Susan McFarland Taylor. Ecopiety: Green Media and the Dilemma of Environmental Virtue. November 2019.

Evan Elkins. Locked Out: Regional Restrictions in Digital Entertainment Culture. August 2019.

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas. The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games. May 2019.

Michael Serazio. The Power of Sport: Media and Spectacle in American Culture. April 2019.

Susan J. Douglas and Andrea McDonnell. Celebrity: A History of Fame. March 2019.

Stuart Cunningham and David Craig. Social Media Entertainment: The New Intersection of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. February 2019.

Maryann Erigha. The Hollywood Jim Crow: The Racial Politics of the Movie Industry. February 2019.

Ramon Lobato. Netflix Nations: The Geography of Digital Distribution. January 2019.

Bob Rehak. More Than Meets the Eye: Special Effects and the Fantastic Transmedia Franchise. March 2018.

Clara Rodriguez. America, As Seen on TVHow Television Shapes Immigrant Expectations around the Globe. March 2018.

Bob Rehak. More Than Meets the Eye: Special Effects and the Fantastic Transmedia Franchise. March 2018.



Karen Hollinger. Biopics of Women. April 2020.

Matthew Crowley. Representations of Working-Class Masculinities in Post-War British Culture: The Left Behind. March 2020.

Erica B. Edwards and Jennifer Esposito. Intersectional Analysis as a Method to Analyze Popular Culture: Clarity in the Matrix. December 2019.

Eero Laine. Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage. December 2019.

Jon Saklofske, Alyssa Arbuckle and Jon Bath. Feminist War Games? Mechanisms of War, Feminist Values, and Interventional Games. December 2019.

Ernest Mathijs and Jamie Sexton. The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema. November 2019.

Benjamin Litherland. Wrestling in Britain: Sporting Entertainments, Celebrity and Audiences. November 2019 (paperback).

Michael J. Shapiro. The Cinematic Political: Film Composition as Political Theory. November 2019.

Shawn Shimpach. The Routledge Companion to Global Television. November 2019.

Kyong Yoon. Digital Mediascapes of Transnational Korean Youth Culture. November 2019.

Jonathan A. Allan. Men, Masculinities, and Popular Romance. November 2019.

Jason Arday. Cool Britannia and Multi-Ethnic Britain: Uncorking the Champagne Supernova. November 2019.

Lisa A. Guerrero. Crazy Funny: Popular Black Satire and The Method of Madness. October 2019.

David M. Earle. Re-Covering Modernism: Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form. October 2019.

Victoria McCollum and Giuliana Monteverde (Eds.). HBO’s Original Voices: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Power. October 2019 (paperback).

Bill Osgerby. American Pie: The Anatomy of Vulgar Teen Comedy. October 2019.

Mark Bernard. Halloween: Youth Cinema and the Horrors of Growing Up. October 2019.

Debra Dudek. The Beloved Does Not Bite: Moral Vampires and the Humans Who Love Them. October 2019 (paperback).

Leighton Evans. The Re-Emergence of Virtual Reality. October 2019 (paperback).

Steven Cohan. Hollywood Musicals. October 2019.

Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Jonas Heide Smith, Susana Pajares Tosca. Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction, 4th Edition. September 2019.

Ana Cristina Mendes and Lisa Perrott. David Bowie and Transmedia Stardom. September 2019.

Nina Mickwitz, Ian Horton, Ian Hague (Eds.). Representing Acts of Violence in Comics. August 2019.

Ian Hague, Ian Horton, Nina Mickwitz (Eds.). Contexts of Violence in Comics. August 2019.

Nathan Farrell. The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism. August 2019.

Stephen J. Webley and Peter Zackariasson (Eds.). The Playful Undead and Video Games: Critical Analyses of Zombies and Gameplay. July 2019.

Patrick Turner. Hip Hop Versus Rap: The Politics of Droppin’ Knowledge. July 2019.

Margaret Thomas-Evans and Whitney Womack Smith. Representing Rural Women. June 2019.

Mithuraaj Dhusiya. Indian Horror Cinema: (En)gendering the Monstrous. May 2019.

Andrew Friedenthal. The World of DC Comics. May 2019.

Tamar Jeffers McDonald, Frances A. Kamm (Eds.). Gothic Heroines on Screen: Representation, Interpretation, and Feminist Inquiry. May 2019.

Katie Milestone and Anneke Meyer (Eds.). Gender and Popular Culture. May 2019.

Golnar Nabizadeh. Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels. May 2019.

Stefano Barone. Metal, Rap, and Electro in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia: A Fragile Underground. April 2019.

Georgina Gregory. Boy Bands and the Performance of Pop Masculinity. April 2019.

Susan Fast and Craig Jennex (Eds.). Popular Music and the Politics of Hope: Queer and Feminist Interventions. April 2019.

Adam Geczy and Vicki Karaminas. Fashion and Masculinities in Popular Culture. April 2019.

Megan Collins. The New Narcissus in the Age of Reality Television. April 2019.

Elissa H. Nelson. The Breakfast Club: John Hughes, Hollywood, and the Golden Age of the Teen Film. April 2019.

CarrieLynn D. Reinhard and Christopher J. Olson (Eds.). Convergent Wrestling: Participatory Culture, Transmedia Storytelling, and Intertextuality in the Squared Circle. March 2019.

Christina G. Petersen. The Freshman: Comedy and Masculinity in 1920s Film and Youth Culture. March 2019.

Lu Chen. Chinese Fans of Japanese and Korean Pop Culture: Nationalistic Narratives and International Fandom. March 2019.

Dustin Goltz. Comic Performativities: Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication. March 2019.

Bradley E. Wiggins. The Discursive Power of Memes in Digital Culture: Ideology, Semiotics, and Intertextuality. February 2019.

Mathias Bonde Korsgaard. Music Video After MTV: Audiovisual Studies, New Media, and Popular Music. February 2019.

William I. Wolff (Ed.). Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music: Rhetoric, Social Consciousness, and Contemporary Culture. February 2019.

Laura Speers. Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene: Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music. February 2019.

Clara Fernández-Vara. Introduction to Game Analysis, 2nd Edition. January 2019.

Sofia Johansson, Ann Werner, Patrik Åker, Greg Goldenzwaig. Streaming Music: Practices, Media, Cultures. January 2019.

Philip A. Seaton and Takayoshi Yamamura (Eds.). Japanese Popular Culture and Contents Tourism. January 2019.

Jamel Santa Cruze Bell and Ronald L. Jackson II (Eds.). Interpreting Tyler Perry: Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality. December 2018.

Jeffrey A. Brown. Batman and the Multiplicity of Identity: The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero as Cultural Nexus. December 2018.

K. Shannon Howard. Unplugging Popular Culture: Reconsidering Materiality, Analog Technology, and the Digital Native. December 2018.


Rowman & Littlefield

Andrew Hermann. Organizational Communication Approaches to the Works of Joss Whedon. December 2019.

Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper (Eds.). Dark Forces at Work: Essays on Social Dynamics and Cinematic Horrors. November 2019.

Stephen Hock (Ed.). Trump Fiction: Essays on Donald Trump in Literature, Film, and Television. November 2019.

Janice D. Hamlet (Ed.). Films as Rhetorical Texts: Cultivating Discussion about Race, Racism, and Race Relations. November 2019.

Gregory Stevenson. Theology and the Marvel Universe. November 2019.

Johnathan H. Harwell and Katrina E. Jankins. Theology and Prince. November 2019.

Alessandro Bratus. Mediazation in Popular Music Recorded Artifacts: Performance on Record and on Screen. October 2019.

Jamie Hakim. Work That Body: Male Bodies in Digital Culture. October 2019.

Sean Parson and J.L. Schatz (Eds.). Superheroes and Masculinity: Unmasking the Gender Performance of Heroism. October 2019.

Pete Deakin. White Masculinity in Crisis in Hollywood’s Fin de Millennium Cinema. October 2019.

Ingrid E. Castro and Jessica Clark (Eds.). Child and Youth Agency in Science Fiction: Travel, Technology, Time. October 2019.

Ellen M. Bernhard. Contemporary Punk Rock Communities: Scenes of Inclusion and Dedication. October 2019.

Holly Day. Tattoo FAQ: The Story Behind the Ink. October 2019.

Hark Joon Lee and Dal Yong Jin (Eds.). K-Pop Idols: Popular Culture and the Emergence of the Korean Music Industry. August 2019.

Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna (Eds.). A Critical Companion to Steven Spielberg. July 2019.

Shaunte Brown White and Kandace L. Harris (Eds.). Representations of Black Womanhood on Television: Being Mara Brock Akil. July 2019.

Tae-jin Yoon and Dal Yong Jin (Eds.). The Korean Wave: Evolution, Fandom, and Transnationality. June 2019.

Douglas Brode, Shea T. Brode, Cynthia J. Miller (Eds.). The American Civil War on Film and TV: Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color. May 2019.

Sophia Rose Arjavna. Veiled Superheroes: Islam, Feminism, and Popular Culture. May 2019.

Christophe Corbin. Revisiting the French Resistance in Cinema, Literature, Bande Dessinée, and Television (1942–2012). May 2019.

Erin Bell, Cheryl D. Edelson, Will Gray, Matthew Paproth (Eds.). The Interior Landscapes of Breaking Bad. May 2019.

Magdalena Cieślak. Screening Gender in Shakespeare’s Comedies: Film and Television Adaptations in the Twenty-First Century. April 2019.

Kathryn Pallister (Ed.). Netflix Nostalgia: Streaming the Past on Demand. April 2019.

Barbara Franz. Immigrant Youth, Hip Hop, and Online Games: Alternative Approaches to the Inclusion of Working-Class and Second-Generation Migrant Teens. April 2019.

James F. Scott. Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Spike Lee: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in American Independent Film. April 2019.

Neriko Musha Doerr and Debra J. Occhi (Eds.). The Augmented Reality of Pokémon Go: Chronotopes, Moral Panic, and Other Complexities. February 2019.

George A. Gonzalez. Popular Culture as Art and Knowledge: A Critique of Authoritarian Neoliberalism and the Crisis of Democracy. January 2019.

CarrieLynn D. Reinhard and Christopher J. Olson (Eds). Heroes, Heroines, and Everything in Between: Challenging Gender and Sexuality Stereotypes in Children’s Entertainment Media. June 2019.

Christopher J. Olson. 100 Greatest Cult Films. April 2018.

Tim Markham. Media and the Experience of Social Change: The Arab World. August 2017.


University of Texas Press

Jan Baetens. The Film Photonovel: A Cultural History of Forgotten Adaptations. April 2019.

Benjamin Fraser. The Art of Pere Joan: Space, Landscape, and Comics Form. April 2019.

David McGowan. Animated Personalities: Cartoon Characters and Stardom in American Theatrical Shorts. March 2019.

Marc Singer. Breaking the Frames: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies. January 2019.

Joshua Gleich. Hollywood in San Francisco: Location Shooting and the Aesthetics of Urban Decline. November 2018.

Ian Haydn Smith. Selling the Movie: The Art of the Film Poster. October 2018.

Nadia Yaqub. Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution. July 2018.

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff. Red Hot Mama: The Life of Sophie Tucker. April 2018.

Louis Black (Ed.). CinemaTexas Notes: The Early Days of Austin Film Culture. February 2018.

Nora Glickman and Ariana Huberman (Eds.). Evolving Images: Jewish Latin American Cinema. January 2018.


Other University Presses

Kavita Mudan Finn and EJ Nielson. Becoming: Genre, Queerness, and Transformation in NBC’s Hannibal. Syracuse University Press. August 2019.

Simone Adams, Kimberly R. Moffitt, and Ronald L. Jackson. Gladiators in Suits: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Representation in Scandal. Syracuse University Press. July 2019.

William Proctor and Richard McCulloch. Disney’s Star Wars: Forces of Production, Promotion, and Reception. University of Iowa Press. July 2019.

Jeffrey Nealon. I’m Not Like Everybody Else: Biopolitics, Neoliberalism, and American Popular Music. University of Nebraska Press. October 2018.

Trevor Blank and Lynne McNeill. Slender Man Is Coming: Creepypaster and Contemporary Legends on the Internet. Utah State University. September 2018.

Dahlia Schweitzer. Going Viral: Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World. Rutgers University Press. March 2018.