Vol. 45.5, October 2012

EDITORIAL: Adaptation and Disappointment
Gary Hoppenstand


“‘Incloseto Putbacko’1: Queerness in Adolescent Fantasy Fiction” by Anne Balay.

“Behind the Behind the Scenes of Disney World: Meeting the Need for Insider Knowledge” by Mathew J. Bartkowiak.

“‘People of Colors’: Multiethnic Humor in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and Weeds” by David Gillota.

“A Myth about the Present: The Shaw Brothers’ The Monkey Goes West Series in the 1960s” by Yan Liang.

“Performing the Imperial Abject: The Ethics of Cocaine in Arthur Conan Doyles’ The Sign of Four” by Benjamin D. O’Dell.

“‘When the Life Giver Dies, All Around Is Laid Waste.’ Structural Trauma and the Splitting of Time in Signal to Noise, a Graphic Novel” by Andrés Romero-Jódar.

“Gay Characters in the Margins: Gender-Based Stereotypes in Subtitled French Film” by Sheila Turek.

“Remembering Why We Once Feared the Dark: Reclaiming Humanity Through Fantasy and in Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy II” by Tony M. Vinci.

“Feminism and Early Twenty-First Century Harlequin Mills & Boon Romances” by Laura Vivanco.

The Killer Angels, Popular Memory, and the Battle of Gettysburg Sesquicentennial” by Nicholas White.


Blue, Ethan. Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons. N Y: New York University Press, 2012. Reviewed by Laura Hapke.

Forman, Murray and Mark Anthony Neal, eds. That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader. Second Edition.  New York: Routledge, 2012.  Reviewed by Shanesha R. F. Brooks-Tatum.

Iwamura, Jane. Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Reviewed by Kate Netzler Burch.

Hansen, Miriam. Cinema and Experience: Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno. Berkeley and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press, 2012. Reviewed by Dora Valkanova.

Ingram, David. The Jukebox in the Garden: Ecocriticism and American Popular Music Since 1960. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2010. Reviewed by Stephen Rust.

Rice, Jeff. Digital Detroit: Rhetoric and Space in the Age of the Network. Carbondale & Edwardsville, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012. Reviewed by Nicholas Porter.

Neighbors, R.C. and Sandy Rankin, eds. The Galaxy is Rated G: Essays on Children’s Science Fiction Film and Television. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011. Reviewed by Rachel E. Page.

Phillips, Kendall R. Dark Directions: Romero, Craven, Carpenter and the Modern Horror Film. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012. Reviewed by Daniel R. Mistich.

Kapell, Matthew and Stephen McVeigh, eds. The Films of James Cameron: Critical Essays. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011. Reviewed by Shannon McRae.

Brigman Award Call For Papers