Below are the titles the Journal of Popular Culture currently has availabe for review. If you have a master's degree (completed) or a Ph.D. and are interested in writing a review for us, please send me the title or titles you are interested in, ranked by order of interest, along with your mailing address. Emails that don't contain mailing addresses will not be considered. Also, please note that due to shipping costs, we are not able to send these books to overseas reviewers.
In terms of general guidelines, we are looking for reviews that adhere to MLA style, are between 500 and 1,000 words, and present a balanced, although mostly positive, view of the work. (We ask that criticism be constructive in nature, or that if the book is so bad, you simply decline to review it). The review should note the scope and purpose of the work, as well as its usefulness to scholars, although other information may certainly be included. When formatting the citation of your review, please include how many pages the book is and how much it costs. Here is an example below:
Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age. Viktor Mayer-
Schönberger. Princeton UP, 2009. 256 pp. $22.00 cloth.
Please upload your completed review to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tjpc. You will need to create a user account, login, and then click on Author Center to upload your file.
All reviews this round will be due on April 30, 2018.
Dr. Tricia Jenkins
Texas Christian University
Book Reviews Editor for the Journal of Popular Culture
1. Dying to Eat: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Food, Death and the Afterlife. Ed. Candi Cann. UP Kentucky.
2. History Comes Alive: Public History and Popular Culture in the 1970s. M.J. Rymsza-Pawlowska. U of North Carolina P.
3. Reality TV. Jon Kraszewski. Routledge.
4. Asian Video Cultures. Eds. Joshua Neves and Bhaskar Sarkar. Duke UP.
5. Studies in the Carnivalesque and Ritualesque: Public Performances. Ed. Jack Santino. Utah State UP.
6. Consuming Religion. Kathryn Lofton. U of Chicago P.
7. The American Elsewhere: Adventure and Manliness in the Age of Expansion. Jimmy Bryan Jr. UP Kansas.
8. Comic Book Film Style. Dru Jeffries. U of Texas Press.
9. Representing Talent: Hollywood Agents and the Making of Movies. Violaine Roussel. U of Chicago P.
10. Media of Serial Narrative. Ed. Frank Kelleter. Ohio State UP.
11. Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults. Ed. Michelle Abate and Gwen Tarbox. UP of Mississippi.