William L. Svitavsky

Research & Publications

Research Articles:

Svitavsky, William and Julian C. Chambliss. “From Pulp Hero to Superhero: Culture, Race, and Identity in American Popular Culture, 1900-1940” Studies in American Culture October 2008. Winner of the American Culture Association in the South’s Jerome Stern Award for most outstanding essay of 2008. Available at http://scholarship.rollins.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=as_facpub

“From Decadence to Racial Antagonism: M.P. Shiel at the Turn of the Century.” Science Fiction Studies 31.1 (March 2004): 1-24.

“Geek Culture: An Annotated Interdisciplinary Bibliography.” Reconstruction 1.1. <www.reconstruction.ws>

“Geek Culture: An Annotated Interdisciplinary Bibliography.” Bulletin of Bibliography 58.2 (June 2001): 101-108.

Book Chapters:

Svitavsky, William L. “’Your Ancestors Called It Magic’: Building Coherence in the MCU Through Continuity with the Past” in Assembling the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Essays on the Social, Cultural and Geopolitical Domains. Jefferson, NC: Mcfarland. (April 2018.)

Svitavsky, William L. “Race, Superheroes, and Identity: ‘Did You Know He Was Black?’” in Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men: Superheroes and the American Experience, edited by William Svitavsky, Julian Chambliss, and Thomas Donaldson. Newcastle, UK : Cambridge Scholars Press. (September 2013.)

Svitavsky, William L. and Julian Chambliss.  “The Origin of the Superhero: Culture, Race, and Identity in US Popular Culture, 1890-1940.” in Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men: Superheroes and the American Experience, edited by William Svitavsky, Julian Chambliss, and Thomas Donaldson. Newcastle, UK : Cambridge Scholars Press. (September 2013.)

Edited Volumes:

 

Svitavsky, William, Julian Chambliss, and Daniel Fandino. Assembling the Marvel Cinematic Universe:Essays on the Social, Cultural and Geopolitical Domains. Jefferson, NC: Mcfarland. (March 2018.)

Svitavsky, William, Julian Chambliss, and Thomas Donaldson. Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men: Superheroes and the American Experience. Newcastle, UK : Cambridge Scholars Press. (September 2013.)

 
 
 
 
Book & Database Reviews:
 

Review of Examining the Evolution of Gaming and Its Impact on Social, Cultural, and Political Perspectives. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 54.6 (February 2017).              

Review of Youth Cultures in America. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 54.3 (November 2016).

Review of British Pirates and Society, 1680-1730 Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 52.10 (June 2015).

Review of Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 52.8 (Apr 2015).

Review of Comics Art. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 51.12 (Aug 2014).

Review of Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists.Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 52.2 (Oct 2014).

Review of Icons of the American comic book: from Captain America to Wonder Woman. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 50.12 (July 2013).

Review of Google Cultural Institute. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 50.7 (March 2013).

Review of Google and the Culture of Search. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 50. 6 (Feb 2013): 1018.

Review of  Comic books and American Cultural History: An Anthology, by Matthew Pustz. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 49.7 (Jul. 2012): 2048.

Review of Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest: Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 49. 10 (Jun 2012): 1851-1852

Review of Culture Catch, by Dusty Wright. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 49.6 (Feb. 2012): 1035.

Review of Historical dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 48.8 (Apr 2011): 1448.

Review of Pirates of the Americas: v.1: 1650-1685; v.2: 1686-1725. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 47. 12 (Aug. 2010): 2303.

Review of Jerry Beck's Cartoon Research. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 47. 7 (Mar. 2010): 1272.

Review of On Tarzan, by Alex Vernon. Studies in American Culture 32.1 (October 2009).

Review of British Cartoon Archive. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 46.12 (Aug. 2009): 2289.

Review of Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 46. 6 (Feb. 2009): 1070.

Review of The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 45. 5 (Jan. 2008): 800.

Review of The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 44.7 (Mar. 2007): 1140.              

Review of The Supervillain Book: The Evil Side of Comics and Hollywood. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 44.3 (Nov. 2006): 452.                                          

Review of The Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 43.7 (Mar. 2006): 1194.               

Review of Literature Online with MLA. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 43.5 (Jan.2006): 820.

Review of Latin American Science Fiction Writers: An A-to-Z Guide. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 42.3 (Nov. 2004): 450.

Review of Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 42.3 (Nov. 2004): 538.

Review of The Alexander Pope Encyclopedia. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 42.2 (Oct. 2004): 268.

Review of Index to Science Fiction Anthologies & Collections, combined edition. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 41. (Aug. 2004): 89.

Review of Comic Art of Europe through 2000: an International Bibliography. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 41.6 (Feb. 2004): 1053.

Review of Samuel Johnson's dictionary: Selections from the 1755 Work that Defined the English language. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 41.4 (Dec. 2003): 682 

Review of Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 39.10 (June 2002): 1731.



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