Day: June 9, 2014

Stories from Comics Academe: The Culture of Production in Marvel’s Media Franchises

On May 1, 2014, I attended Derek Johnson’s lecture, “My Hero?: The Practices and Politics of Sharing Worlds in Marvel’s Media Franchises” presented by the University of California at Irvine Humanities Collective. Johnson is a professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who researches identity and hierarchy in the production of…

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Introducing Throwing Popcorn

When I gave birth, I immediately read up on baby brains. I read everything from T. Berry Brazelton’s The Earliest Relationship to Pamela Druckerman’s Bringing Up Bebe to prepare for parenthood. While many ideas on child development were held constant by all experts, one rule was set in stone: exposing kids under the age of two…