Media studies

Ain't That a Knee-Slapper: Rural Comedy in the Twentieth Century

Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature

Anything Can Happen in a Comic Strip: Centennial Reflections on an American Art Form

Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium

The Art of the Comic Book: An Aesthetic History

The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History

Assembling Art: The Machine and the American Avant-Garde

The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks

The Beatles: Image and the Media

Beyond Bombshells: The New Action Heroine in Popular Culture

Birth Chairs, Midwives, and Medicine

Black and White: Cultural Interaction in the Antebellum South

Black Writers, White Publishers: Marketplace Politics in Twentieth Century African American Literature

Black-Jewish Relations on Trial: Leo Frank and Jim Conley in the New South

Breaking the Rule of Cool: Interviewing and Reading Women Beat Writers

The British Superhero

Carter G. Woodson: History, the Black Press, and Public Relations

Changing Channels: The Civil Rights Case that Transformed Television

China in the Mix: Cinema, Sound, and Popular Culture in the Age of Globalization

The Circle of Guilt

Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

The Color of Jazz: Race and Representation in Postwar American Culture

Comic Book Culture: Fanboys and True Believers

The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Comic Books as History: The Narrative Art of Jack Jackson, Art Spiegelman, and Harvey Pekar

Comics as Culture

The Comics Of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

The Comics

Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson

Cool Cars, High Art: The Rise of Kustom Kulture

Country Music Culture: From Hard Times to Heaven

Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press

Curt Flood in the Media: Baseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist Athlete

Dan Duryea: Heel with a Heart

A Decade of Dark Humor: How Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped Post-9/11 America

Defining New Yorker Humor

Defining Travel: Diverse Visions

Fredric Wertham and the Critique of Mass Culture

Freedom Walk: Mississippi or Bust

Full Court Press: Mississippi State University, the Press, and the Battle to Integrate College Basketball

Garry Trudeau: Doonesbury and the Aesthetics of Satire

The Hardest Deal of All: The Battle Over School Integration in Mississippi, 1870-1980

Hi There, Boys and Girls! America's Local Children's TV Programs

The Historical Present: Uses and Abuses of the Past

History and Politics in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels

Horror Film: Creating and Marketing Fear

Interviews with Betty Friedan

Inventing New Orleans: Writings of Lafcadio Hearn

Is There a Southern Political Tradition?

The Jazz Image: Seeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography

Jazz in American Culture

Ladies First: Women in Music Videos

The Language of Comics: Word and Image

Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Louisiana Voyages: The Travel Writings of Catharine Cole

Martin Luther King's Biblical Epic: His Final, Great Speech

Mass Media and the Shaping of American Feminism, 1963-1975

The Mind of the South: Fifty Years Later

More than Cricket and Football: International Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity

Moving Pictures, Migrating Identities

Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Nitty Gritty: A White Editor in Black Journalism

Obituaries in American Culture

Odd-Egg Editor

Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

On Floods and Photo Ops: How Herbert Hoover and George W. Bush Exploited Catastrophes

On the Lam: Narratives of Flight in J. Edgar Hoover's America

Panel to the Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era

Photographs from the Memphis World, 1949-1964

The Press and Race: Mississippi Journalists Confront the Movement

Redressing the Balance: American Women's Literary Humor from Colonial Times to the 1980s

Remaking Dixie: The Impact of World War II on the American South

Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America

The Role of Ideas in the Civil Rights South

Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter

The Screen Is Red: Hollywood, Communism, and the Cold War

She Could Be Chaplin!: The Comedic Brilliance of Alice Howell

Sidelines Activist: Charles S. Johnson and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Slavery, Propaganda, and the American Revolution

Spheres of Liberty: Changing Perceptions of Liberty in American Culture

Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture

Superheroes on World Screens

The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies

To Write in the Light of Freedom: The Newspapers of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools

Tupelo Man: The Life and Times of George McLean, a Most Peculiar Newspaper Publisher

Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement

Warring Fictions: Cultural Politics and the Vietnam War Narrative

Winnie Lightner: Tomboy of the Talkies

The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

World War I and the Cultures of Modernity

A Writer's Eye: Collected Book Reviews

Writings of Frank Marshall Davis: A Voice of the Black Press


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