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Fantastic Cities

Contributions by Carl Abbott, Jacob Babb, Marleen S. Barr, Michael Fuchs, John Glover, Stephen Joyce, Sarah Lahm, James McAdams, Cynthia J. Miller, Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Chris Pak, María Isabel ...

Retcon Game

The superhero Wolverine time travels and changes storylines. On Torchwood, there's a pill popped to alter memories of the past. The narrative technique of retroactive continuity seems rife lately, given ...

Lost in the Dark

By Brad Weismann
Categories: Film Studies

Two horror films were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2018, and one of them—The Shape of Water—won. Since 1990, the production of horror films has risen exponentially worldwide, ...

From Rabbit Ears to the Rabbit Hole

For the past several years, critics have been describing the present era as both “the end of television” and one of “peak TV,” referring to the unprecedented quality and volume and the waning ...

Ode to Gen X

Even for the casual viewer, the Netflix series Stranger Things will likely feel familiar, reminiscent of popular 1980s coming-of-age movies such as The Goonies, E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Stand ...

SEE! HEAR! CUT! KILL!

By Wickham Clayton
Categories: Film Studies

Sean S. Cunningham and Victor Miller’s Friday the 13th franchise is one of the most successful horror film franchises in history. To date, it includes twelve movies, a television show, comic books, ...

Monstrous Women in Comics

Contributions by Novia Shih-Shan Chen, Elizabeth Rae Coody, Keri Crist-Wagner, Sara Durazo-DeMoss, Charlotte Johanne Fabricius, Ayanni C. Hanna, Christina M. Knopf, Tomoko Kuribayashi, Samantha Langsdale, ...

The Bad Sixties

Winner of the 2018 Book Award from the American Studies Division of the National Communication Association

Ongoing interest in the turmoil of the 1960s clearly demonstrates how these social conflicts continue ...

Truth and Consequences

By Mike Miley
Categories: Literature

Although nearly every other television form or genre has undergone a massive critical and popular reassessment or resurgence in the past twenty years, the game show’s reputation has remained both remarkably ...

Rod Serling

Long before anyone had heard of alien cookbooks, gremlins on the wings of airplanes, or places where pig-faced people are considered beautiful, Rod Serling was the most prestigious writer in American ...