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Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen

by Brian Taves

Even for those who have never read Jules Verne (1828–1905), the author’s very name conjures visions of the submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the epic race in Around the World in Eighty Days, the spacecraft in From the Earth to the Moon, and the daring descent in Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Lum and Abner: Rural America and the Golden Age of Radio

by Randal L. Hall

In the 1930s radio stations filled the airwaves with programs and musical performances about rural Americans—farmers and small-town residents struggling through the Great Depression.

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture: What Becomes a Legend Most

by William Patrick Day

While vampire stories have been part of popular culture since the beginning of the nineteenth century, it has been in recent decades that they have become a central part of American culture.

Bicycles, Bangs, and Bloomers: The New Woman in the Popular Press

by Patricia Marks

The so-called “New Woman”—that determined and free-wheeling figure in “rational” dress, demanding education, suffrage, and a career-was a frequent target for humorists in the popular press of the late nineteenth century.

Consuming Pleasures: Active Audiences and Serial Fictions from Dickens to Soap Opera

by Jennifer Hayward

"To be continued . . . " Whether these words fall at a season-ending episode of Star Trek or a TV commercial flirtation between coffee-loving neighbors, true fans find them impossible to resist.