Semantic Shenanigans Episode 12 – Nepotism

Semantic Shenanigans Episode 12 – Nepotism Nepotism? Well, maybe a little bit.... Our show is ready to download here. Social Stuff Shanna Shanna just returned from the Midwest Popular Culture Association conference, where she presented a paper on Pussy Riot fandom. Plus she's all excited because Stranger Things 2 just dropped! Time to binge watch!  Janet…

Semantic Shenanigans Show #11 – It Goes Up to Eleven

Semantic Shenanigans Show #11 - It Goes Up to Eleven Eleven? Yes, eleven! So our show (number eleven) is ready to download here. Social Stuff Shanna First of all, Shanna has been spending time binge-watching Season 10 of the X-Files for a proposal for a panel for PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Plus she has…

Seuss v. ComicMix Defense Summary Judgment Motion Granted in Part

Seuss vs. ComicMix

The Seuss v. ComicMix Defense Summary Judgment Motion Has Been Granted in Part So, the ComicMix case continues! I analyze it here. Despite what you may have heard or read elsewhere, this case is far from over. Instead, the court heard a defense motion for summary judgment. And the results were, shall we say, not…

Semantic Shenanigans Episode 8 – Philosophical Comics

Semantic Shenanigans Episode 8 – Philosophical Comics Comics - particularly Marvel and DC - come to the forefront as we welcome special guest Gabe Cruz! Our show is ready to download here. Social Stuff Shanna First of all, Shanna is scrambling to finish up the semester! Janet Also, Janet is still editing and getting beta…

Elvis is Everywhere? Of Cosplay and Impersonations

Elvis is Everywhere? Well, it sometimes seems that way, now, doesn't it? Let's break down the weird world of Elvis impersonators, how the public views them, and where they stand on the legal spectrum. You can download the accompanying extra video here. Cosplay Let's start with cosplay, as that can sometimes drive what people do when…

Semantic Shenanigans Episode 6 – Space, the Final Reality

Semantic Shenanigans Episode 6 – Space, the Final Reality What's your final reality? Ours may just be space. Don't worry; we'll explain. Our show is ready to download here. Social Stuff Shanna Shanna is getting clobbered by grad school in preparation for two conferences coming up. Pussy Riot paper for Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium Star…

Semantic Shenanigans Episode 5 – Spoiled Passengers

Semantic Shenanigans Episode 5 - Spoiled Passengers Spoiler passengers? Stay tuned! Spoiled Passengers is ready to download here. Social Stuff Shanna Shanna continues to mourn the loss of Carrie Fisher. She and her dissertation advisor are discussing the possibility of collaborating on an academic paper about Carrie as a public intellectual and her impact on communication…

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