Media studies

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

Alternate Roots: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Genealogy Media

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

The Artistry of Neil Gaiman: Finding Light in the Shadows

Assembling Art: The Machine and the American Avant-Garde

The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks

The Bad Sixties: Hollywood Memories of the Counterculture, Antiwar, and Black Power Movements

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

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 and Adaptation

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

Dining with Madmen: Fat, Food, and the Environment in 1980s Horror

Fredric Wertham and the Critique of Mass Culture

Freedom Walk: Mississippi or Bust

From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

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

Leaving the South: Border Crossing Narratives and the Remaking of Southern Identity

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

Look Who's Cooking: The Rhetoric of American Home Cooking Traditions in the Twenty-First Century

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

Monsters in the Machine: Science Fiction Film and the Militarization of America after World War II

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

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

The Press and Race: Mississippi Journalists Confront the Movement

Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat: The Making of Roger Rabbit

Race and Radio: Pioneering Black Broadcasters in New Orleans

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

Whitewashing America: Material Culture and Race in the Antebellum Imagination

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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Record-Setting High Water on the Mississippi | James F. Barnett Jr. Reflects on Current Flooding in the US

In light of the current floods submerging the Midwest and along the Mississippi River and scientists’ predictions that this is just the beginning, James F. Barnett Jr., author of Beyond Control: The Mississippi River’s New Channel to the Gulf of Mexico, a detailed chronicle of how the wild Mississippi will eventually deliver a cataclysm, shares his thoughts below. Viewed from the Natchez

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