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…

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 7 – Julia the Documentary Slayer

Julia the Documentary Slayer Documentary Slayer? No worries; all will be revealed. In addition, our show is ready to download here. Social Stuff Shanna Shanna will present her Pussy Riot paper at BGSU’s Ray  Browne conference this coming Sunday and anxiously awaits Bailey’s Irish Creme cookies from The Cookie Jar.  Also started a rewatch of Buffy…

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…

Axanar Settlement Ends Year-Long Star Trek Case

Axanar Settlement The Axanar Settlement has arrived. Details are sketchy (and will likely remain so). However, I do have commentary on the matter. However, I caution you: parties and courts rarely disclose detailed settlement terms. And I don't expect anything different here. Hence we have mainly news stories and my own ideas. Furthermore, the sign of a good settlement comes…

Axanar Proposed Jury Instructions

Axanar Proposed Jury Instructions Jury instructions, also known as the judge's charge to the jury, consist of information about relevant laws to guide deliberations. In addition, the judge will define terms and define the standard of proof. Because the Axanar case is a civil matter, the standard of proof is a preponderance of the evidence.…

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