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Primary Sources, Primary Sounds: The Radio Preservation Task Force of the Library of Congress 
 Josh Shepperd / Catholic University 
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May 18, 2015

In this Special Issue, Josh Shepperd outlines the directives and goals of the Radio Preservation Task Force of the National Recording Preservation Board with the Library of Congress.

<strong>Teaching <em>Friday Night Lights</em></strong> <br /> <em>R. Colin Tait / Texas Christian University</em>

Teaching Friday Night Lights
R. Colin Tait / Texas Christian University

The uniqueness of Friday Night Lights as a teaching tool far beyond the text.

<strong>Knowledge, Agency, and the “Strong Female Lead” in Serialized Television</strong> <br /> <em>Kathleen Battles / Oakland University</em>

Knowledge, Agency, and the “Strong Female Lead” in Serialized Television
Kathleen Battles / Oakland University

A look into TV shows with a “Strong Female Lead” where the author argues that each woman remains “strong” in terms of her abilities, but their access to knowledge and subsequent ability to act becomes extremely limited.

<strong>Stasis, Change, and Televisual Comic Book Film Franchising</strong>  <br/><em>Derek Johnson / University of Wisconsin-Madison</em>

Stasis, Change, and Televisual Comic Book Film Franchising
Derek Johnson / University of Wisconsin-Madison

A look into Marvel’s film franchises and which heroes appeal to markets.


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