BOOKS RECEIVED: Bob Hunter, “Thurberville”
James Thurbers Columbus was not todays Columbusor even yesterdays. It was a Columbus he both knew and created, a place perched on the fringe of reality and the fringe of his imagination. It is the place Bob Hunter revisits in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Frank Kelleter, ed., “Media of Serial Narrative” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Media of Serial Narrative, edited by Frank Kelleter, is the first book-length study to address the increasingly popular topic of serial narrativesspecifically, how practices and forms of seriality shape media throughout the landscape of popular culture. In modern entertainment formats,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lucy Shelton Caswell and Jared Gardner, eds., “Drawing the Line: Comics Studies and INKS, 1994-1997” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Drawing the Line: Comics Studies and INKS, 19941997 collects some of the most important essays from INKS: Cartoon and Comic Art Studies, the first peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted exclusively to comics studies. The volume, edited by Lucy Shelton Caswell, the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stewart M. Hoover, ed., “The Media and Religious Authority” (Penn State UP, 2016)
As the availability and use of media platforms continue to expand, the cultural visibility of religion is on the rise, leading to questions about religious authority: Where does it come from? How is it established? What might be changing it?… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Carl Love, “From Two Lanes To The Fast Lane: Stories of Change in America From Temecula and Murrieta” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
Here are the stories of a people in a rural community transformed by explosive growth starting in the late 20th century, a community of people who came for the good life who now deal with all the issues so many… Read More
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