Contributor Bios

James Altman serves as Academic Support Specialist for the Academic Success Center (ASC) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research interests include Modern and Contemporary Literature, Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Popular Culture, and how best to implement assistive technologies to aid student learning. He has published both scholarly and creative work. He is a book reviewer for the Journal of American Culture (JAC).

Marcus Axelsson graduated from Stockholm University with an MA in Translation Studies in 2011 and later on earned a PhD in Scandinavian languages from Uppsala University in 2016. Since 2017, he works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Teacher Education at Østfold University College in Halden, Norway. He carries out research within the fields of Translation Studies, the Sociology of Culture and Scandinavian Studies. He focuses mainly on the export and translation of literature for children and young adults.

Daryl Malarry Davidson is an afficionado of classic movies who is pursuing an interdisciplinary PhD in screenwriting studies at Ohio University. Earlier versions of his and Marc J. Olson’s limited-series teleplay, Fool-Court Press, received honorable mention from two Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions and the Charleston International Film Festival. The farce deals with an egotistical, white professional basketball player who feels so unappreciated that he issues a challenge: the top five white players, he tells the media, could beat the top five Black players. Davidson earned an MA in screenwriting & film studies and an MFA in screenwriting from Hollins University.

Nanette Hilton’s writing and artwork is published in travel and trade magazines, literary and scholarly journals, and as instructional manuals. She holds a degree in Writing and teaches English Composition. When not creating, Nanette may be found cycling the Mojave or enjoying time with her husband and their five daughters.

Kathy Merlock Jackson is Professor of Communication at Virginia Wesleyan University, where she teaches courses in media studies and children’s culture. She is the author of over a hundred articles, chapters, and reviews and has published nine books, four of them on Disney-related topics, and one, most recently, on Shapers of American Childhood. She is the former editor of The Journal of American Culture and Vice President/President-Elect of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.

Heather Lusty is an Assistant Professor in the Honors College at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She works on modernism, nationalism and identity, and architecture. She has edited a collection of essays on James Joyce and D.H. Lawrence entitled Modernism at Odds (UP Florida, 2015), and a collection of Lawrence’s stories, The Border Line: D. H. Lawrence’s Soldier Stories (Palamedes Publishing, 2018). She is currently working on a manuscript examining performance in heavy metal music.

David Monod is a professor of history at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. His most recent book is The Soul of Pleasure: Sentiment and Sensation in Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment. He has recently completed a book manuscript on the history of vaudeville.

Brian A. Mosich attends the Boyd School of Law. Described by friends as: More than you expect, loyal, straightforward, open-minded, kind, an instrument of chaos, challenger, amusing, reliable, The Ashbringer, a master at problematizing anything, stoic, strategic, philosophic, perplexing, concise, unfathomable, methodical, a puzzle solving wizard, and [damn] 37.

Scooter Pégram is the director of the French programme at Indiana University Northwest, where he is also Associate Professor of French and Minority Studies, and is member of the faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies. A sociolinguist by training, Dr. Pégram has published numerous articles on subjects encapsulating youth of colour across North America and France on topics such as identity, acceptance, racism, integration, gender and language. Currently, Dr. Pégram is researching the intertwining topics of resistance, racism, gender, language, and identity as manifested via the medium of French-language hip-hop music.

Lyndsay Rosenthal recently completed her SSHRC-funded PhD dissertation at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Daniel Ferreras Savoye is a professor of French and Spanish literatures and Cultural Studies at West Virginia University. His work on marginalized authors, comic books, detective fiction, popular culture issues and critical theory has appeared in Hispania, French Literature Series, Ángulo Recto, Lectura y signo, The Popular Culture Review and La tribuna. He is the author of Lo fantástico en la literatura y el cine (ACVF, 1995/ 2014), Cuentos de la mano izquierda (Silente, 1999), Amor 3.1 (Biblioteca del Laberinto, 2010), The Signs of James Bond (McFarland, 2013) and Beyond Literary Studies (McFarland, 2017).

Tammy Wahpeconiah is a professor and interim chair of English teaching courses in American, American Indian and Ethnic American literatures at Appalachian State University. She earned her B.A. from the University of Miami and her M.A. from Michigan State University. She received her Ph.D. in American Literature from Michigan State University. Her research interests include early American Indian writers, contemporary American Indian literature, Ethnic American literature and science fiction and fantasy. She has published a book entitled This Once Savage Heart of Mine: Rhetorical Strategies of Survival in Early Native American Writing focusing on the writings of Joseph Johnson and Hendrick Aupaumut, as well as articles on Sherman Alexie, William S. Penn, and Ted Chiang.

Grame John Wilson was born in the United Kingdom but raised in the United States; a dual citizen of both countries, he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where he works as a teaching associate. In December 2017, Graeme received a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the university. He will graduate with his PhD in 2019. Graeme’s specific research interests lie in the visual representation of gender and racial identities in popular narrative media. Graeme has presented his research at various conferences, including the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), National Communication Association (NCA), and Popular Culture Association (PCA) annual conventions.