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Dr. Justin Wigard

Post-doc Research Associate
  • Publications

    Conversations with Bill Watterson, University Press of Mississippi. Forthcoming, 2024.

    Attack of the New B Movies: Essays on SYFY Original Films, McFarland Press. Co-edited with Mitch Ploskonka. 2023. Book link: https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/Attack-of-the-New-B-Movies/

    Journal Articles

    “‘They Know It Could Happen To Anyone!’: The Promise Of Nuclear Holocaust And Vaccination Fallout In The Werewolf (1956).” Written with Zack Kruse. Horror Homeroom, no. 6, “Classic Horror.” 2022. https://tinyurl.com/HH6ZKJWwerewolf

    “Days of Future Past: Why Race Matters in Metadata.” Written with Julian Chambliss, Kate Topham, and Nicole Huff. Genealogy. 6(47): 1-11. 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy6020047 

    “The Marmaduke Problem: A Case Study of Comics as Linked Open (Meta)data).” Written with Julian Chambliss, Kate Topham, and Nicole Huff. KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies 6 (3):1-8. 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18357/kula.225  

    “‘The Fearless Spaceman Spiff, Interplanetary Explorer Extraordinaire’: Parodic Imagination and The Pulp Aesthetic in Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes.” INKS: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society 5(2), 2021. Awarded Honorable Mention for the Comics Studies Society Best Article Prize, 2021. 

    “Kwame Alexander.” In Dictionary Literary Biography 391: Young Adult Novelists, Second Series, edited by Anne Hiebert Alton, Gale. 2022. 

    “John Rowe Townsend.” In Dictionary Literary Biography 389: Young Adult Novelists, First Series, edited by Anne Hiebert Alton, Gale. 2022. 

    “Ludocomics: Play and Interactivity in Comics, Games, and You Are Deadpool (2018)” Vault of Culture. 2021. https://www.vaultofculture.com/vault/feature/wigard/youaredeadpool 

    “Rags to Riches to Murder: Cozy Mysteries and Class in Hallmark's Garage Sale Mystery Film Series." Written with Mitch Ploskonka. In The Hallmark Channel: Essays on Faith, Race and Feminism, McFarland Press. 2020.

    “The Final Girl Returns Home: On Stephen Graham Jones’s ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper.” Los Angeles Review of Books, March 18, 2023. https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-final-girl-returns-home-on-stephen-graham-joness-dont-fear-the-reaper/ 

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