Monthly Archive: April 2020

Dare Me—Cheerleaders and homicides

Download PDF version Dare Me, the recently released Netflix original series, is a little, dark compound of reinvented symbols and stereotypes of the American popular culture.The show is based on the eponymous thriller novel by Megan Abbott (2004), dealing with...

CFP: Participations Special Issue Podcasting’s Listening Publics

We’re glad to share the call for papers for the Special Issue Podcasting’s Listening Publics of the academic journal Participations. In order to understand the complexity, diversity and listening engagements of podcasting’s audiences, this themed section aims to expand the interdisciplinary range...

Uncut Gems: dizzying and breathtaking cinema

Uncut Gems—the fourth feature film directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie—is an exhausting tale of gambling, jewels and loan sharks, and gives the audience very few opportunities to catch their breath during its runtime of over two hours, which...

Review: USAbroad vol. 3 2020

Download PDF version We are glad to liven up your quarantine by bringing you a review of the third volume of the academic journal USAbroad. This is an Italian, peer-reviewed journal published annually in English by an editorial board of...

PopMec CFP: The Rocky Forum

What can be better, during these uncertain times, than producing innovative research about fun primary sources that can fill our hearts with hope and motivation? With the aim of making that possible, the PopMeC academic collective opens a call for...