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Dr Paul Williams

Publications

Books

Paul Gilroy, Abingdon, Routledge, 2012.

with Lyons JT, The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts, Jackson, MS, University Press of Mississippi, 2010.

Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War: Representations of Nuclear Weapons and Post-Apocalyptic Worlds, Liverpool, Liverpool University Press

Articles

with Edgar B, "The Primal is the Political: Psychotherapy, Engagement, and Narcissism in the 1970s", American Quarterly, vol. 70.1, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018, 79-100

"Jules Feiffer's Tantrum at the End of Narcissism's Decade", Studies in the Novel, vol. 50.3, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018, 378-399

with Edgar B, "Tommy, Primal Therapy and the Countercultural Critique of 'Sick Society' and 'Cripple Psychology.'", Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, vol. 9, no. 2, 2015, 207-223

with Murray C, Green M, Chan D, "The Academic Study of Comics within Degree Programmes in English Literature.", Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, vol. 5, 2014, 211-228

"Starship Troopers, the War on Terror, and the Spectacle of Censorship.", Science Fiction Film and Television, vol. 2, no. 1, 2009, 25-44

with Edgar B, "Up Against the Wall: Primal Therapy and 'the Sixties'.", European Journal of American Studies, 2008

"Physics Made Simple: The Image of Nuclear Weapons in the Writing of Langston Hughes.", Journal of Transatlantic Studies, vol. 6, no. 2, 2008, 131-141

"Twenty-First-Century Jeremiad: Hip Hop and American Tradition.", European Journal of American Culture, vol. 27, no. 2, 2008, 111-132

"Nuclear Families and Nuclear Catastrophe in Alain Resnais's Hiroshima Mon Amour.", Florida Atlantic Comparative Studies, vol. 9, 2007, 53-70

"Beyond Mad Max III: Race, Empire, and Heroism on Post-Apocalyptic Terrain.", Science Fiction Studies, vol. 32, no. 2, 2005, 301-315

"'What a Bummer for the Gooks': Representations of White American Masculinity and the Vietnamese in the Vietnam War Film Genre 1977-87.", European Journal of American Culture, vol. 22, no. 3, 2003, 215-234

"The Strange Case of Byron Preiss Visual Publications", Journal of American Studies, Cambridge University Press (CUP)

"Art Spiegelman's 'Little Signs of Passion' and the Emergence of Hard-Core Pornographic Feature Film", Textual Practice, Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Chapters

"Jules Feiffer: Creative and Intellectual Ally of the Graphic Novel (and of Other Critical/Editorial Voices).", in Baetens J, Frey H, Tabachnick S (eds) The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018, 171-187

"Class, Nostalgia and Newcastle: Contested Space in The Likely Lads.", in Newland P (eds) Don’t Look Now: British Cinema in the 1970s, Bristol: Intellect, 2010, 187-198

with Lyons JT, Introduction: In the Year 3794, in Williams PG, Lyons JT (eds) The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts, Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2010, xi-xxiv

"Questions of 'Contemporary Women's Comics'", in Williams PG, Lyons JT (eds) The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts, Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2010, 135-149

"'A Purely American Tale': The Tragedy of Racism and Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth as Great American Novel.", in Williams PG, Lyons JT (eds) The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts, Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2010, 194-209

"Nuclear Criticism.", in Bould M, Butler AM, Roberts A, Vint S (eds) The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, Abingdon: Routledge, 2009, 246-255

"'I Could Smell the Dawn of Armageddon when this Dick was Elected': Hip-Hop's Oppositional Voices in the War on Terror.", in Schopp A, Hill M (eds) The War on Terror and American Popular Culture: September 11 and Beyond, Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009, 222-238

"Bodies on the Margins? African America and the War on Terror.", in Randell K, Redmond S (eds) The War Body on Screen, New York: Continuum, 2008, 182-198

"On the Beach" and "Panic in Year Zero", in Wright P (eds) The Critical Companion to Science Fiction Film Adaptations, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press