Over*Flow: Watchmen Walked So That Lovecraft Country Could Run: The Jordan Peele Effect on TV’s New Black Sci-fi
Tia Alphonse / University of Missouri

In tracing a variety of fan reactions to the critically acclaimed shows Watchmen and Lovecraft Country, Tia Alphonse illustrates how the representational and historiographic work of these programs offer exciting new directions for Black content as not only profitable to Black producers and actors, but as culturally transformative forces for a generation starved of authentic Black portrayals.

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Domesticity Again, Domesticity Forever: Cottagecore and Domestic Media History
Caroline N. Bayne / University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The cottagecore trend is finding new expression on Tiktok as users present highly curated visions of domesticity. Caroline N. Bayne explores the myths in cottagecore aesthetics and the ways in which they present the home as a sacred space untroubled by the world of work.

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