March 5, 2017

Tarzan, Jungle King of Popular Culture by David Lemmo

By David Lemmo

From his first visual appeal in 1912, Tarzan grew to become a multimedia franchise whose cultural impression prolonged well past mere leisure. the unique twentieth century superhero, the Lord of the Apes used to be the muse at the back of such early archetypes because the Shadow and document Savage, themselves the foundation for heroes like Batman and Superman.
lengthy sooner than Comic-Cons and Trekkies, the 1st Tarzan fan membership was once shaped in the USA in 1916, pioneering the fandom flow that pervades glossy pop culture.
This booklet examines Tarzan in his a number of media representations—hunter, warrior, undercover agent, fighter of communists and Nazis—and in his quite a few tale arcs, together with crossover adventures that includes old characters like Arthur Conan Doyle and Nikola Tesla.

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March 5, 2017

The Comic Galaxy of Mystery Science Theater 3000: Twelve by Chris Morgan

By Chris Morgan

essentially the most unique indicates within the heritage of tv, Mystery technological know-how Theater 3000 is a liked cult hit outfitted at the again of one other cult phenomenon: the undesirable motion picture. The show’s premise concerned a guy and a few robots gazing tacky videos and cracking jokes. Over its 197 episodes, MST3K built a passionate fan base that took it from a neighborhood UHF convey in Hopkins, Minnesota, to an enormous movie. this is often the tale of MST3K from the start to the tip. Twelve of the episodes are coated, giving an in-depth examine the convey, its ethos and its comedic sort. the movies screened in those episodes are mentioned seriously, as are the episodes themselves.

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March 5, 2017

Revisiting Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Essays on Lessons by Kathy Merlock Jackson,Steven M. Emmanuel

By Kathy Merlock Jackson,Steven M. Emmanuel

in the course of its 33-season run, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968–2001) left an indelible mark on thousands of youngsters and their caregivers. possibly no sequence within the background of children’s tv has performed extra to advance the identification and ethics of the kid. greater than a decade after Fred Rogers’ loss of life, he keeps to draw an viewers on-line. but regardless of the show’s lasting impression it's been mostly overlooked by way of scholars.
This choice of new essays specializes in Rogers’ contributions to children’s lives, to the media and to American tradition at huge. The participants talk about his stance at the person and the conception of self, his principles approximately significant participation in a group and his use of tv. truly, Mr. Rogers’ principles nonetheless strongly resonate.

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March 5, 2017

Looking for Lost: Critical Essays on the Enigmatic Series by Randy Laist

By Randy Laist

Lost has got frequent acclaim as the most leading edge, clever, and influential dramatic sequence in tv historical past. primary to Lost’s good fortune has been its means to awaken viewers interpretations of its mysteries, undiminished despite the sequence’ definitive conclusion.
This selection of fifteen essays by means of critics, lecturers, and philosophers examines the full sequence from a various yet interconnected array of views. Complementary and sometimes conflicting interpretations of the show’s significant subject matters are offered, together with the position of time, destiny and determinism, masculinity, parenthood, and the specter of environmental apocalypse.

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March 5, 2017

Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Jennifer Stuller

By Jennifer Stuller

Few can have estimated the iconic affection encouraged by means of Joss Whedon’s tv series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With its origins in a script Whedon wrote for a 1992 characteristic movie of a similar identify, the sequence a long way outpaced its resource fabric, collecting a faithful viewers that is still unswerving to the express greater than a decade after it left the airwaves. Heralded for its use of clever, humorous and emotionally resonant narrative, subversive and feminist characterizations and specified ways to tv as an artwork shape, the express quick constructed its personal precise fan neighborhood, who outfitted on current narratives via fan fiction, media manipulation and function. Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer explores how this persisted devotion is internalized, celebrated and critiqued. that includes interviews with culture-makers, teachers and creators of participatory fandom, the essays listed here are home windows into the extra own and communal features of the fan event. Essays from serious thinkers and students tackle how Buffy evokes the construction of, between different enduring artefacts of fandom, fan fiction, crafting, functionality, cosplay and singalongs. As an obtainable but energetic exam of a liked personality and her international, Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer provokes a bigger dialog concerning the dating among cult homes and fandom, and the way their interaction permeates the cultural awareness, in influence contributing to tradition via new narrative, academia, language and political activism.

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March 5, 2017

"I Say, I Say... Son!": A Tribute to Legendary Animators by Robert McKimson,John Kricfalusi,Darrell Van Citters

By Robert McKimson,John Kricfalusi,Darrell Van Citters

“I Say, I Say . . . Son!” deals a unprecedented behind-the-scenes examine the paintings of the McKimson brothers, 3 of the main finished and influential animators in history.

Tracing the brothers’ careers from the Nineteen Twenties onward, this fantastically illustrated ebook information how Bob McKimson created such cherished characters as Foghorn Leghorn, the Tasmanian satan, Sylvester Jr., and the unique fast Gonzales, and explores Chuck and Tom McKimson’s voluminous physique of labor at Warner Bros. Cartoons, Dell Comics, and Golden Books.

Featuring unique paintings from the Golden Age of Animation, “I Say, I Say . . . Son!” encompasses a wealth of fabric from the head animation archives—original drawings, reproductions of animation cels, comedian booklet illustrations, foyer playing cards, and monitor captures—along with never-before-seen images and different memorabilia from writer Robert McKimson Jr.’s own collection.

“I Say, I Say . . . Son!” is a colourful tribute to 3 groundbreaking animators whose lengthy careers integrated paintings at the Looney Tunes, Pink Panther, and Mr. Magoo sequence, in addition to many different animation classics.

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March 5, 2017

Why TV Is Not Our Fault: Television Programming, Viewers, by Eileen R. Meehan

By Eileen R. Meehan

For greater than 5 many years, we have been advised by way of pundits, commentators, advertisers, students, and politicians that tv is either a window at the international and a reflect reflecting our tradition. we have now been ended in think that it indicates us the world's occasions via information courses and, via leisure courses, displays the personal tastes, values, ideals, and understandings shared by way of such a lot american citizens. we are informed that should you do not like what you spot on television, do not blame the undefined, blame yourself.

This ebook dispels the parable that the tv is simply giving audience the programming they wish to determine and, hence, we as audience are "responsible" for the lifestyles of exhibits like Fear Factor and another Survivor. in truth, Eileen Meehan explains, audience exert no call for available in the market for scores, ads slots, application creation, or telecasting. She additionally counters the concept television courses mirror our tradition without delay. Introducing us to the political financial system of tv, Meehan covers programming, company innovations, ads, the misnomer of "competition" between networks, and businesses that search extra responsibility. She tells us why television isn't our fault—and who is fairly to blame.

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March 5, 2017

The Harms of Crime Media: Essays on the Perpetuation of by Denise L. Bissler,Joan L. Conners

By Denise L. Bissler,Joan L. Conners

A test of today’s tv programming unearths a variety of media tales, authentic and fictional, that includes a few point of crime. those depictions can stray faraway from fact, with the impression of constructing and reinforcing distorted impressions. This assortment deals a sociological research of race, category, and gender stereotypes inside crime media. Essays speak about specific examples of inequalities and stereotypes, ponder the results of such portrayals, and show how they impression the public’s expectancies and ideology approximately real-world crime.

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March 5, 2017

Mad Men, Women, and Children: Essays on Gender and by Heather Marcovitch,Nancy Batty,Katie Arosteguy,Ann M.

By Heather Marcovitch,Nancy Batty,Katie Arosteguy,Ann M. Ciasullo,Joan Crate,Carol M. Dole,Hannah Farrell,Jr., Joseph H. Lane,Mary Ruth Marotte,Beth Mauldin,Andrea Reid,Angela B. Rasmussen,Patricia Ventura,Elwood Watson,Julia C. Wilson

As wealthy and complicated as The Sopranos or The Wire, Mad Men calls for a severe examine its narrative and characters as consultant of either the interval it depicts and of our thoughts and assumptions of the interval. Mad Men, girls, and youngsters: Essays on Gender and Generation, edited via Heather Marcovitch and Nancy Batty, specializes in ladies and kids, teams that aren't purely pointed out jointly during this interval (women characters during this exhibit are frequently handled as coddled childrens and the kids glance to their mom and dad as types of grownup behaviors) yet also are teams who're starting to achieve political and social rights during this interval. The connections among the ladies of Mad Men, early second-wave feminism, and modern third-wave feminism and post-feminism invite dialogue in approximately each episode. those characters are additional contextualized in gentle of ancient figures and occasions, from the dying of Marilyn Monroe and the assassination of Kennedy to the March on Washington and the bohemian counterculture. in addition, the issues of view of the kids, who're now grownup audience of Mad Men, bridge the Sixties to the social and cultural issues of at the present time. Mad Men, girls, and Children offers an exam of those characters and concerns in gentle of Nineteen Sixties feminist writers comparable to Betty Friedan and renowned writers comparable to Helen Gurley Brown, of ancient occasions just like the Civil Rights move and the Women’s Liberation flow, and as lenses wherein to view the sensibilities of the early Nineteen Sixties.

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