Vol. 46.2, April 2013

Editorial: Disney and Diversity
Gary Hoppenstand

“Trolling for Outcasts in Sturla Gunnarsson’s Beowulf and Grendel” by Alan S. Ambrisco

“Superflies into Superkillers: Black Masculinity in Film From Blaxploitation to New Black Realism” by Katharine Bausch

“Letting Down Our Guard: American Culture as Art and Artifice in Our Idiot Brother” by Michael J. Blouin and Morgan Shipley

“Remembering the Future: Cartooning Alternative Life Courses in Up and Future Lovers” by Casey Brienza

“No Woman is an Island: Heroes, Heroines and Power in the Gendered World of Lost” by Tarah Brookfield

“Bourgeois Rakes in Wedding Crashers: Feudal to Neo-Liberal Articulations in Modern Comedic Discourse” by Kirk Combe

“Britannia Rules the Atom: The James Bond Phenomenon and Postwar British Nuclear Culture” by Christoph Laucht

“Res Emptito Ergo Sum: Fashion and Commodity Fetishism in Sophie Kinsella’s Confessions of a Shopaholic” by Srijani Ghosh

“Egalitarian Populism on the High Plains. Or, Why are There No Parking Meters in North Dakota?” by Mark Stephen Jendrysik and Dana Michael Harsell

“Chaucer in Contemporary Mystery Novels: A Case Study in Genre Fiction, Low-Cultural Allusions, and the Pleasure of Derivative Forms” by Tison Pugh

Book Reviews

Magee, Jeffrey. Irving Berlin’s American Musical Theater. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Reviewed by Peter Hesseldenz.

Phillipov, Michelle.Death Metal and Music Criticism: Analysis at the Limits. Lanham: Lexington, 2012. Reviewed by Gerd Bayer.

Jones, Darryl, Elizabeth McCarthy, and Bernice M. Murphy, eds. It Came from the 1950s!: Popular Culture, Popular Anxieties. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Reviewed by Sharla Hutchison.

Dial-Driver, Emily, Sally Emmons and Jim Ford, eds. Fantasy Media in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with Film, Television, Literature, Graphic Novels and Video Games. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012. Reviewed by Brooke Ford.

Abravanel, Genevieve. Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Reviewed by Martin J. Manning.

Deery, June. Consuming Reality: The Commercialization of Factual Entertainment. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Reviewed by Leigh Edwards.

Proctor, Robert N. Golden Holocaust:  Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition. Berkeley, CA:  University of California Press, 2011. Reviewed by Kraig Larkin.

Shamoon, Deborah. Passionate Friendship:  The Aesthetics of Girls Culture in Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2012. Reviewed by Kimball Maw Jensen.

Carstarphen, Meta and John Sanchez, eds. American Indians and the Mass Media. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012. Reviewed by Sarah Dees.

Wetmore, Kevin J. Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema.  New York: Continuum, 2012. Reviewed by Dawn Keetley.

Millard, André. Beatlemania: Technology, Business, and Teen Culture in Cold War America. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2012. Reviewed by Mindy Clegg.