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Photography & Periodicals, 1870-90
A review of “From a Photograph”: Photography and the Periodical Print Press 1870-90, by Geoffrey Belknap. This dissertation analyzes the reciprocal de...
Fantasies of the Real in Early Modern Japan
A review of Fantasies of the Real: Illustrated Gazetteers in Early Modern Japan, by Robert Dale Goree. Robert Goree’s dissertation offers a comprehens...
“Gaijin” Others in Japanese Manga, 1930s-1950s
A review of Gaijin: Cultural Representations through Manga, 1930s-1950s, by Karl Ian Uy Cheng Chua. Karl Chua’s dissertation makes an important contri...
The Forbidden Traces of Memory in Bucharest
A review of Chorographies of Memory: Everyday Sites and Practices of Remembrance Work in Post-socialist, EU Accession-era Bucharest, by Alyssa Grossma...
Japanese Visions of Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”
A review of Saving Metropolis: Body and City in the Metropolis Tales, by Lawrence Bird. Film and architecture share much in common: both are public,.....
Popular Entertainment & the Chinese Public Sphere
A review of Entertainment and the Public Sphere: The Convergence of Popular Culture and Politics in China’s Public Sphere and Cyberspace, by Jingsi Wu...
Critique of the Classic Science Documentary
A review of Discovery as Invention: A Constructivist Alternative to the Classic Documentary, by Robert Sternberg. This dissertation consists of two pa...
Mass Culture in Interwar Japan
A review of Creating Mass Culture in Interwar Japan, by Amy Bliss Marshall. Amy Marshall’s dissertation sheds much-needed light on the birth and devel...
Sarin & Memory in Postwar Japan
A review of Sarin Traces: Memory Texts and Practices in Postwar Japan, 1995-2010, by Mark Aaron Pendleton. Mark Pendleton’s dissertation throws light ...
Portraying the Collector in Film, Animation & Games
A review of Immaterial Materiality: Collecting in Live-Action Film, Animation and Digital Games, by Kara Lynn Andersen. The object of study in Kara Ly...
Freaks in 19th-century British Media & Medicine
A review of Freaks in Late Nineteenth-Century British Media and Medicine, by Fiona Yvette Pettit. Fiona Pettit explores the mainstreaming, media prese...
The Strategy Behind Campaign Imagery
A review of Seeing Is Believing: The Strategy Behind Campaign Imagery and Its Impact on Voters, by Nathaniel Swigger. Nathaniel Swigger’s dissertation...