Recent Articles

October 2016


  • Rie Karatsu, "Female Voice and Occidentalism in Mika Ninagawa’s Helter Skelter (2012): Adapting Kyoko Okazaki to the Screen"

  • Sohinee Roy, "Beyond Crossover Films: Bride and Prejudice and the Problems of Representing Postcolonial India in the Neoliberal World "

  • Emily Anderson, "Adapting the Transnational Prairie: Little House, Little Mosque, and Little Laos"

  • Yuki Miyamoto, "Gendered Bodies in Tokusatsu: Monsters and Aliens as the Atomic Bomb Victims"


Editorial Advisory Board

Recent Publications

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

Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, and Public Relations: Negotiating Multiple Complex Challenges
Routledge, May 2015

Practical and Theoretical Implications of Successfully Doing Difference in Organizations

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.  It is published by Wiley Blackwell.  Subscriptions come with a membership in the Popular Culture Association.

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.

Call for Papers Special Issue
Neoliberalism in Popular Culture

The nature of the so-called “neoliberal age” demands consideration. From its origins as a response to fascism, to its fringe status during the post-war boom, to its current embrace across the political spectrum, neoliberalism is much more than an eclectic call for free-market ideals by economists such as F.A. Hayek and Milton Friedman. Unprecedented levels of deregulation transform media content as well as its criticism. Popular culture, one can argue, frequently supports neoliberalism by disguising wealth inequality, conjuring illusions of colorblindness, distracting consumers via “greenwashing,” and more. On the other hand, one might contend that neoliberal policy dismantles oppressive mechanisms of control and opens the door for new creative forms to be enjoyed by liberated “prosumers.”Neoliberal thought thus significantly impacts our everyday performances, practices, and imaginative productions.

This issue of The Journal of Popular Culture will focus on how neoliberalism shapes – and is shaped by – popular culture.  It will survey the myriad of ways in which popular culture reflects, refines, or refutes the tenets of this social framework. For instance, how do single-shooter video games affirm, or challenge, neoliberalism? Or, does the proliferation of streaming media content influence the trajectory of these values? This issue will also consider how critical responses to popular culture frequently harbor neoliberal tendencies. Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault, for example, can be read as (at least partially) complicit. Importantly, the scope of this issue will not be confined to Western nations. The guiding principles of neoliberalism underpin countless seismic shifts, from Chile to China.

Manuscripts fitting this issue’s theme are sought from a broad array of disciplinary orientations, including (but not limited to) the humanities, economics, communications, cultural studies, film and television studies, new media studies, philosophy, sociology, and marketing.

Articles should be between 5000 and 7500 words in length. Authors should consult The Journal of Popular Culture’s “Author Guidelines” for details on format and citation style: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1540-5931/homepage/ForAuthors.html

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2017. Please submit your work through the ScholarOne system, which can be accessed through the above link.

It is important that you include the words “Special Issue Submission” before your title.

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Michael J. Blouin                                                                                                Assistant Professor, English and the Humanities                                        Milligan College


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