Recent Articles

April 2019


  • Lili Pâquet, “Selfie-Help: The Multimodal Appeal of Instagram Poetry”

  • Raechel Dumas, “Atsumenia: Strategic Accumulation and Networks of Desire in Collection-Based Smartphone Games”

  • Naomi Jacobs, “Utopian Home Spaces in Shelter Media”

  • C. Wesley Buerkle, “‘I Didn’t See It, But I Know What It’s About’: The Motion Picture Trailer and Problematic Synecdoche”


Editorial Advisory Board

Recent Publications

Michael J. Blouin

Mass-Market Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism, 1972-2017

Palgrave Macmillan, 2018

John A. Dowell

Horrific Humor and the Moment of Droll Grimness in Cinema: Sidesplitting sLaughter

Co-edited with Cynthia J. Miller Rowman & Littlefield, 2018

Malcah Effron

The Function of Evil across Disciplinary Contexts

Co-edited with Brian Johnson
Rowman & Littlefield, 2017

Lisa Funnell

Geographies, Genders, and Geopolitics of James Bond

Co-written with Klaus Dodds
Palgrave MacMillan, 2017

Christopher Pittard

The Cambridge Companion to Sherlock Holmes

Co-edited by Janice M. Allan
Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017

Thomas Aiello

Jim Crow's Last Stand: Nonunanimous Criminal Jury Verdicts in Louisiana
LSU Press, May 2015

Model Airplanes are Decaent and Depraved: The Glue-Sniffing Epidemic of the 1960s
Northern Illinois University Press, August 2015

Brian Cogan

Baby Boomers and Popular Culture: An Inquiry into America's Most Powerful Generation
Co-edited by Thomas Gencarelli
Praeger Books, November 2014

Everything I Ever Needed to Know About ___ I Learned from Monty Python: History, Art, Poetry, Communism, Philosophy, the Media, Birth, Death, ... Mythology, Fish Slapping, and Many More!
Co-Written with Jeff Massey
St. Martin's Press, 2014

Kirk Combe

Masculinity and Monstrosity in Contemporary Hollywood Films
Co-authored with Brenda M. Boyle
Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

Joseph Foy

Jim Henson and Philosophy: Imagination and the Magic of Mayhem
Co-edited with Timothy Dale
Rowman & Littlefield, July 2015

Lisa Funnell

For His Eyes Only: The Women of James Bond
Wallflower Press, 2015

American and Chinese-Language Cinemas: Examining Cultural Flows
Co-Edited with Man-fung Yip
Routledge, 2015

Warrior Women: Gender, Race, and the Transnational Chinese Action Star
Winner, Emily Toth Award for Best Single Work in Women's Studies, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Bronze Medal in Women's Issues Category, Independent Publisher Book Awards
SUNY Press, 2014

C. Richard King

Redskins: Insult, Team, Brand University of Nebraska Press, Forthcoming

Beyond Hate: White Power and Popular Culture
Co-authored with David J. Leonard
Ashgate, 2014

Ann Larabee

The Wrong Hands: Popular Weapons Manuals and Their Historic Challenges to a Democratic Society
Oxford University Press, July 2015

Darl Larsen

A Book about the Film Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Rowman and Littlefield, March 2015

Michael Lupro

It's Gonna Blow: San Diego's Music Underground 1986-1996
Documentary Advisor and Interview Subject
Billingsgate Media, December 2015

Donnalyn Pompper

Rhetoric of Femininity: Female Body Image, Media, and Gender Role Stress/Conflict
Lexington Books, 2017

Frank Salamone

Vatican War Against Nuns
Scholars' Press, July 2015

Strange Bedfellows: The Partnership between Joni Mitchell and Charles Mingus
Amazon Digital Services, Inc., June 2015

Julie Anne Taddeo

Upstairs and Downstairs: British Costume Drama Television from The Forsyte Saga to Downton Abbey
Co-edited with James Leggott
Rowman & Littlefield, December 2014

Karma Waltonen

Margaret Atwood's Apocalypses
Edited by Karma Waltonen
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, January 2015

The Journal of Popular Culture (TJPC) is a peer-reviewed journal and the official publication of the Popular Culture Association. The popular culture movement was founded on the principle that the perspectives and experiences of common folk offer compelling insights into the social world. 

The fabric of human social life is not merely the art deemed worthy to hang in museums, the books that have won literary prizes or been named “classics,” or the religious and social ceremonies carried out by societies’ elite. The Journal of Popular Culture continues to break down the barriers between so-called “low” and “high” culture and focuses on filling in the gaps a neglect of popular culture has left in our understanding of the workings of society.  

TJPC always accepts general submissions.

TJPC is published by Wiley Blackwell. Subscriptions come with a membership in the Popular Culture Association. The journal publishes regular and special issues. Submissions to TJPC are submitted online. Please see our submissions link above for more information.  For information on submitting book reviews, please contact our book review editor, Tricia Jenkins. Contact information is below.


Editor in Chief

Dr. Ann Larabee

Book Review Editor

Dr. Tricia Jenkins
Department of Film, Television and Digital Media
Texas Christian University
TCU Box 298030
Fort Worth, TX 76129


Managing Editor

Kurt Milberger

Editorial Assistants

Rebecca Fussell


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Michigan State University
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