Vol. 46.5, October 2013

Ann Larabee


“Heroes with a Half Life: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and American Repression of Radiophobia after Chernobyl” by Nicky Falkof

“‘Maybe that’s what happens if you touch the Doctor, even for a second’:  Trauma in Doctor Who” by Alan Gibbs

“Recoding Consumer Culture: Ester Hernández, Helena María Viramontes, and the Farmworker Cause” by Sharla Hutchinson

“Fool That You Are: Subverting the Reader in Robbins’s Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas” by Peter Mathews

“Dead Ends: Urban Poverty and Underclass Narratives in American Movies Through the Great Depression” by Douglas Muzzio and Thomas Halper

“Beneath the Surface and the Excess:  An Examination of Critical and Aesthetic Attacks on Films of the 1980s” by Elissa Nelson

“The Function of ‘The Bloody Songs’ in Dennis Potter’s The Singing Detective” by C. Kenneth Pellow

“Remediating Japanese Dramas:  Exploring the Politics of Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in Loser-Dog Queen in Taiwan” by Fang-chih Irene Yang

“Kafka's Ruins in Popular Culture: A Story of Metamorphosis” by Idan Yaron and Omri Herzog

Book Reviews

DeMello, Margo. Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies. New York: Columbia UP, 2012. Reviewed by Michael R. Griffiths.

Lunceford, Brett. Naked Politics:  Nudity, Political Action, and the Rhetoric of the Body.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012.  Reviewed by Dianna C. Niebylski.

Slide, Anthony. Hollywood Unknowns: A History of Extras, Bit Players, and Stand-Ins. Jackson, MS: UP of Mississippi, 2012. Reviewed by Tanya L. Lovejoy.

Butler, Andrew M. Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s.  Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2012. Reviewed by Christopher Culp.

Kirshner, Jonathan. Hollywood’s Last Golden Age: Politics, Society, and the Seventies Film in America. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2012. Reviewed by Julie Lobalzo Wright.

Applegate, Edd. The Rise of Advertising in the United States:  A History of Innovation to 1960.  Lanham, MD:  Scarecrow Press, 2012. Reviewed by Gary H. Mayer.

Scharoun, Lisa. America at the Mall: The Cultural Role of a Retail Utopia. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2012. Reviewed by Srijani Ghosh.

Anatol, Giselle Liza. Bringing Light to Twilight: Perspectives on a Pop Culture Phenomenon. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Reviewed by Leigh H. Edwards.

Jakaitis, Jake and James F. Wurtz, eds. Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrative: Essays on Forms, Series and Genres. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.  Reviewed by Kirsten Møllegaard.

Adams, Katherine H. and Michael L. Keene. Women of the Circus, 1880-1940. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012. Reviewed by Karra Shimabukuro.