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Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Brian Cremins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808769
eISBN:
9781496808806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808769.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Why was Captain Marvel—a little boy named Billy Batson whose magic word transforms him into the World’s Mightiest Mortal—one of the most popular comic book characters in the United States in the ... More

Medievalist Comics and the American Century

Medievalist Comics and the American Century

Chris Bishop

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808509
eISBN:
9781496808547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808509.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The comic book has become an essential icon of the “American Century,” an era defined by optimism in the face of change and by the recognition of the intrinsic value of democracy and modernization. ... More

Forging the PastSeth and the Art of Memory

Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory

Daniel Marrone

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496807311
eISBN:
9781496807359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807311.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The work of Canadian cartoonist Seth positions itself between history and memory, and in doing so gives rise to a range of ambivalent impulses, chief among them an ambivalent longing for the past. ... More

The Comics of HergéWhen the Lines Are Not So Clear

The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Joe Sutliff Sanders (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807267
eISBN:
9781496807304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Hergé, the creator of Tintin, is one of the most important and influential figures in the history of comics. His style popularized what has become known as the “clear line” in cartooning, but these ... More

From Madea to Media MogulTheorizing Tyler Perry

From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

TreaAndrea M. Russworm, Samantha N. Sheppard, and Karen M. Bowdre (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

From Madea to Media Mogul examines multi-hyphenate media mogul Tyler Perry’s unique role in contemporary media culture. Unlike the discordant, popular, and limited range of academic responses to ... More

From Daniel Boone to Captain AmericaPlaying Indian in American Popular Culture

From Daniel Boone to Captain America: Playing Indian in American Popular Culture

Chad A. Barbour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496806840
eISBN:
9781496806888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806840.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book examines the transmission of the ideals and myths of playing Indian in American popular culture. In the nineteenth century, American art and literature developed and nurtured images of the ... More

The Dixie LimitedWriters on William Faulkner and His Influence

The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

M. Thomas Inge (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Flannery O'Connor once noted, “The presence alone of Faulkner in our midst makes a great difference in what the writer can and cannot permit himself to do. Nobody wants his mule and wagon stalled on ... More

What She Go DoWomen in Afro-Trinidadian Music

What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Hope Munro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807533
eISBN:
9781496807571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In the 1990s, expressive culture in the Caribbean was becoming noticeably more feminine. At the annual Carnival of Trinidad and Tobago, thousands of female masqueraders dominated the street festival ... More

The New TerritoryRalph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century

The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century

Marc C. Conner and Lucas E. Morel (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806796
eISBN:
9781496806833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806796.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century offers fifteen original essays that seek to examine and re-examine Ellison’s life and work in the context of their meanings for our own ... More

Monsters in the MachineScience Fiction Film and the Militarization of America after World War II

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

Steffen Hantke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496805652
eISBN:
9781496805690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805652.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During the 1950s and early 1960s, the American film industry produced a distinct cycle of films situated on the boundary between horror and science fiction. Using the familiar imagery of science ... More

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