Unionist Popular Culture and Rolls of Honour in the North of Ireland: A Collection of Diverse Essays in Popular Culture

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Nanette Norris is the editor of this collection of ten essays on popular culture. The essays cover a vast track of time during the twentieth century and are a sampling of current scholarship on Ireland. The collection uses cultural, historical, and economic contextualization to analyze its consumption. The essays are united in their attempt to use hindsight to explain the influence of popular culture depicting iconic images in film, television, music, and even comic books.


“Only by according to both popular and high culture their rightful status as worthy subjects of study will the reader reap the synergistic benefits of the unique understanding the author’s examination provides.”-Professor Bruce E. Drushel, Miami University

“…will be of particular interest to individuals interested in considering the international influence yet global concerns that emerge from globally shared popular culture.” - Professor Mark John Isola, Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

Preface Bruce E. Drushel Introduction Nanette Norris

Unionist Popular Culture and Rolls of Honour in the North of Ireland during the First World War Catherine Switzer

Don’t Read Those ‘toons! French Comics, Government Censorship, and Perceptions of American Military Aviation Guillaume de Syon

A History of African American Religion in Comic Books Nicholas Yanes

Conversations with the Law:

Wyclef Jean, Shottas, and Haitian Jack: A Hip-Hop Creole Fusion of Rhetorical Resistance to the Law Nick J. Sciullo

Dolls with Disabilities: Playing with Diversity Katie Ellis

(Re)Thinking Gender and Sexuality in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Brian M. Peters

Women Without Men: The Separate Universe of Women's Utopian Fiction, 1915-1985 Nanette Norris

Empowered Muslim Women in the Poetry of Mojha Kahf Naglaa Saad

VideoWest: Looking Back Harshly, Moving Fast-Forward Meredith Eliassen

‘Heart o’ the City’: Mind, Body, and The Matrix Paula Young Lee

Notes Bibliography

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