Vol. 46.3, June 2013

Editorial: Weird Pulp
Gary Hoppenstand


“Yeoman and Barbarians: Popular Outland Caricature and American Identity” by Mark Evans Bryan

“From Barthes to Bart: The Simpsons v Amadeus” by Justin D. Burton

“How the Slapstick Came to be Applied to Marjorie Beebe’s Bottom: Mack Sennett’s Talkie Star and Slapstick’s Roots in Commedia dell’ Arte and Pantomime” by Ian Craine

“Destabilizing Vaudeville: The Marx Brothers and the Party of the Third Part” by Rick  DesRochers

“Does Political Humor Matter? You Betcha!  Comedy TV’s Performance of the 2008 Vice Presidential Debate” by Margaret E. Duffy and Janis T. Page

“Cherchez les Femmes: Someone’s in the Kitchen with Charlotte: Classic Detective Fiction, Victorian Womanhood, and the Private Sphere in Anne Perry’s Charlotte Pitt Series” by Linda J. Holland-Toll

“‘The Better to Eat You[r Brains] With, My Dear’: Sex, Violence, and Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ as Fairy Tale Recovery Project” by Cari Keebaugh

“Seeing the Maya in the American Parlor: Illustrations as a Parallel Text in John Lloyd Stephens’ Incidents of Travel in Central America (1841)” by William E. Lenz

“The Lure of the Mob: Contemporary Cinematic Depictions of Skinhead Authenticity” by John Marmysz

“Golliwogs and Teddy Bears: Embodied Racism in Children’s Popular Culture” by Donna Varga and Rhoda Zuk


Brooker, Will. Hunting the Dark Knight: Twenty-First Century Batman. London: I.B. Tauris, 2012. Reviewed by Dan Hassoun.

Parshall, Peter F. Altman and After: Multiple Narratives in Film.  Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012. Reviewed by Colin Root.

Dudrah, Rajinder. Bollywood Travels: Culture, Diaspora and Border Crossings in Popular Hindi Cinema. London: Routledge, 2012. Reviewed by Rohit K Dasgupta.
Mills, Peter. Media and Popular Music. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2012. Reviewed by Carey Fleiner.

Wolf, Stacy. Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical. New York: Oxford UP, 2011. Reviewed by Terri Suico.

Zunshine, Lisa. Getting Inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Popular Culture.  Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins UP, 2012. Reviewed by Anthony Burns.

Perren, Alisa. Indie, Inc.: Miramax and the Transformation of Hollywood in the 1990s. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2012. Reviewed by Peter C. Kunze.

Finnis, Elizabeth, ed. Reimagining Marginalized Foods: Global Processes, Local Places. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2012. Reviewed by Martin J. Manning.

Symons, Alex. Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries:  Survival and Prolonged Adaptation. Edinburgh:  Edinburgh University press, 2012. Reviewed by Jerry C. Jaffe.

Salkowitz, Rob. Comic Con and the Business of Pop Culture: What the World’s Wildest Trade Show Can Tell Us about the Future of Entertainment. New York: McGraw Hill, 2012.  Reviewed by Cory Barker.

Rabinovitz, Lauren. Electric Dreamland: Amusement Parks, Movies, and American Modernity. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2012. Reviewed by Elizabeth Patton.