Faculty and Staff
Kathy Merlock Jackson
Professor of Communication
B.A., West Virginia University
M.A., Ohio State University
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Kathy Merlock Jackson is the author of over a hundred articles, chapters, and reviews and has published eight books, Images of Children in American Film (1986); Walt Disney: A Bio-Bibliography (1993); Rituals and Patterns in Children’s Lives (2005); Conversations with Walt Disney (2006); Disneyland and Culture: Essays on the Theme Parks and Their Influence, co-edited with Mark West (2011); Walt Disney: From Reader to Storyteller, co-edited with Mark West (2014); The Intersection of Star Culture in America and International Medical Tourism: Celebrity Treatment, co-authored with Lisa Lyon Payne and Kathy Stolley (2016); and Revisiting Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Essays on Lessons About Self and Community, co-edited with Steven Emmanuel (2016).
Other works include the following:
Jackson, Kathy Merlock and Ray Merlock. "Leaving Rosebud, Leaving the Valley: Vestiges of Childhood in Two Classic Films from 1941," The Journal of American Culture, 29.3 (2006): 296-306. Jackson, Kathy Merlock, ed. Walt Disney: Conversations. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2006. Jackson, Kathy Merlock, ed. Rituals and Patterns in Children's Lives. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005. Regular publication of columns focusing on popular television shows or trends in broadcasting for Port Folio Weekly (8 years).Jackson, Kathy Merlock and Mark D. Arnold. "Baby-Boom Children and Harvey Comics After the Code: A Neighborhood of Little Girls and Boys." ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies. 3.3 (2007). Dept of English, University of Florida. 22 Jun. 2007. http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v3_3/jackson/.Jackson, Kathy Merlock. "Animation." Encyclopedia of American Studies. Eds. Kurian, George T., et al. Bethel, CT: Grolier, 2001.Jackson, Kathy Merlock. "The Johnstown Flood (1889): Magnates, Mill Workers, Mud, and Misery.? Ordinary Reactions to Extraordinary Events. Eds. Ray B. Browne and Art Neal. Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 2001.Editor, regular contribution of book reviews for The Journal of American Culture.Jackson, Kathy Merlock. Foreword to Cicero, Classicism and Popular Culture by Marshall Fishwick. Binghamton, NY: Haworth, 2007.Jackson, Kathy Merlock. "Psychological First Aid: The Hallmark Company, Greeting Cards, and the Response to September 11." The Journal of American Culture 28.1 (2005): 11-28.Jackson, Kathy Merlock. "Mickey and the Tramp: Walt Disney's Debt to Charlie Chaplin." The Journal of American Culture 26.4 (2003): 439-444. Jackson, Kathy Merlock. "Boyhood in Film." Encyclopedia of Boyhood in American Culture, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC/CLIO, 2003.Jackson, Kathy Merlock. "From Control to Adaptation: America's Toy Story." Journal of American and Comparative Cultures 24.1/2 (2001): 139-145.Jackson, Kathy Merlock. "Leon Schlesinger" and "Ub Iwerks." American National Biography. Sup. 1. Eds. Paul Betz and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.Jackson, Kathy Merlock. "When Fantasy Becomes Reality: Who Wants to Be a Superhero?!" Film and History Conference Proceedings - "The Documentary Tradition." Eds. Peter C. Rollins, John E. O'Connor, and James Knecht. CD-ROM. 2006.
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Children and the Media;Internship in Communication;Tpc:Movies of the 1940s;HNRS: Children and the Media;HNRS: Tpc:Movies of the 1940s
Internship in Communication
Theories of Mass Comm;Sem:Fairy Tales:Media & Cultu;Internship in Communication;Theories of Mass Comm;GS: Ethics Bowl Workshop
Tpc: Walt Disney's America