Vol. 1, No. 1&2

PCSJ Cover

The Popular Culture Studies Journal

Volume 1, Numbers 1 & 2, 2013

Editor: Bob Batchelor


EDITORIAL: What is Popular Culture?
Bob Batchelor, pages 1-5
Daniel Amos and Me: The Power of Pop Culture and Autoethnography
Andrew F. Herrmann, pages 6-17
When the Abyss Looks Back: Treatments of Human Trafficking in Superhero Comic Books
Bond Benton and Daniela Peterka-Benton, pages 18-35
Being-in-the-Technologically-Mediated-World: The Existential Philosophy of Marshall McLuhan
Marcelo Vieta and Laureano Ralon, pages 36-60
9/11 Did Not Take Place: Apocalypse and Amnesia in Film and The Road
Jesse Kavadlo, pages 61-83

Michael T. Marsden Award Winner

“I Did Them Things So You Wouldn’t Have To”: Secret Window and the Characters Who Won’t Stay Dead
Jan Whitt, pages 84-99
Boardwalk Empire: The Romantic Side of Crime and Capitalism
Ashley M. Donnelly, pages 100-115

Michael T. Marsden Award Winner

Why Engaging with Ray Browne and Marshall Fishwick Matters: A Review Essay
Bob Batchelor, pages 116-125
INTERVIEW: Figure/Ground Communication Presents: Arthur Asa Berger
Interviewed by Laureano Ralon, pages 126-137
BOOK REVIEW: New Perspectives on Classics Texts
pages 138-141
Confidence Men and Painted Women: A Study of Middle-Class Culture in America, 1830-1870
Nathan Saunders
BOOK REVIEW: Reviews of New Books
pages 142-147
Gaga Feminism: Gender, Sexuality, and the End of Normal
Tammie Jenkins
Harry Potter and the Millennials: Research Methods and the Politics of the Muggle Generation
Veronica Popp