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#78, Fall 2016

The Velvet Light Trap

Considering Kids' Media

Girl Talk and Girl Tech: Computer Talking Dolls and the Sounds of Girls’ Play
Reem Hilu
The Children’s Horror Film: Characterizing an “Impossible” Subgenre
Catherine Lester
Televisa Born and Raised: Lucerito’s Stardom in 1980s Mexican Media
Olivia Cosentino
Building Blocks of the Imagination: Children, Creativity, and the Limits of Disney Infinity
Meredith A. Bak


A Roundtable on Kids’ Media
Caroline Leader, Henry Jenkins, Natalie Coulter, and Daniel Thomas Cook

Book Reviews

Selling the Silver Bullet: The Lone Ranger and Transmedia Brand Licensing by Avi Santo
Reviewed by Nicholas Benson
Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn; Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century ed. by Elana Levine
Reviewed by Taylor Cole Miller