Studies in Popular Culture

Studies in Popular Culture, a journal of the Popular Culture Association in the South, publishes articles on popular culture however mediated: through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events—any of the material or conceptual conditions of life. Its contributors from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Scotland, Spain, and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus include distinguished anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, cultural geographers, ethnomusicologists, historians, and scholars in comics, communications, film, games, graphics, literature, philosophy, religion, and television.

Direct editorial queries and submissions by email to editor Lynnette Porter at; land address, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.,
Daytona Beach, FL 32114.

Studies in Popular Culture accepts submissions on all forms of popular culture (U.S. or international) studied from the perspective of any discipline. Submissions relating strictly to American culture may be sent to the editor of Studies in American Culture, Bob Coleman, University of South Alabama,

Queries are welcome. Manuscript submissions should be sent via email as Microsoft Word attachments (author’s surname in the file name; the editorial staff will remove the name before blind review). Submissions typically total, including notes and bibliography, 5000 to 7500 words double-spaced typescript, size 12 font; the editing process may result in revisions that lengthen the essay. SPC is indexed in the annual MLA International Bibliography, and MLA documentation is preferred, but authors may use documentation appropriate to the field except that notes should be endnotes, not footnotes, and should not be generated automatically. Authors should secure all necessary copyright permissions before submitting material. The editor reserves the right to make stylistic changes on accepted manuscripts. A multidisciplinary journal, SPC gives preference to submissions which demonstrate familiarity with the body of scholarly work on popular culture but which avoid the jargon associated with certain single-discipline studies.

SPC is published by the Popular Culture Association in the South. To subscribe or obtain individual issues, contact the association’s executive secretary, Diane Calhoun-French, Provost, Jefferson Community College, 109 E. Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky 40202; phone 502 213 2621;

ISSN 0888-5753

Popular Culture/American Culture Association in the South