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The Pop Culture Lens on The Dark Knight Returns

In the thirteenth episode of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, Christopher Olson and I welcome friend of the podcast, and unofficial third co-host, Joe Belfeuil to discuss the lasting impact … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pop Culture Lens Episode 8: The Last Temptation of Christ

In the eighth episode of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, Christopher Olson and I celebrate the Easter Sunday holiday by discussing the Martin Scorsese film The Last Temptation of Christ … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Convergent Nature of Professional Wrestling (CFP)

UPDATED: Submissions Due Wednesday, September 24th Earlier this year, I wrote about my experience meeting Mick Foley, my new found interest in professional wrestling, and my initial academic thoughts on … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Genre Mashing in Professional Wrestling

After the event of this weekend, where normally we are only needing to remember our veterans but must now also remember those young men and women who died at the … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 7 Comments

Making Sense of Superheroes: Awareness of superhero genre conventions around the world

Report by CarrieLynn D. Reinhard, Roskilde University (March 6, 2009) of the Quantitative Results (This paper was presented at the Danish scifi convention Fantasticon to discuss the nature of superheroes.) … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Superheroes Around the World Examples

As part of a project I am working on, I’m looking for examples of people outside of the United States appropriating and/or incorporating some aspect of the American superhero genre … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Morality of Superheroes

Previously I have discussed the definition of superheroes, the international nature of superheroes, and the ability to consider superheroes from different legends and religions.  In this post I share my … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Superheroes of Religions, Legends

As originally first reported for the Clearance Bin Review, and as a preparation for the panel I am on this Wednesday night, November 6th, at Dominican University, I wrap up my three part … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

What is a Superhero, Anyway?

On November 6th, I will be part of a panel on superheroes, morality and the modern world at Dominican University.  As a lead up to that event, I thought I … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

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