Author: Anna Marta Marini

Book of the month: Lipsitz’s Time Passages

Our book recommendation of the month is George Lipsitz’s Time Passages: Collective Memory and American Popular Culture. The book is a collection of essays on American popular culture spans from popular music to television comedies, delving into popular narratives with...

Slightly browner than me: a critical discourse analysis of American Dirt

Download PDF version I first became aware of the debate provoked by the launch of Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt—and the editorial marketing machine behind it—thanks to social media. In spite of my academic research revolving around the representation of the...

Kenomatic spaceship: Barrier as a timely representation of US borderland space

Download PDF version In 2015, the first chapter of the comic series Barrier—by writer Brian K. Vaughan, artist Marcos Martín, and colorist Montse Vicente—was published on the DRM-free digital comics platform Panel Syndicate; in 2018 Image Comics picked it up and released it in print. The series tackles issues related...
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