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Chatting With Sherri welcomes back Nicholas Diak and Michele Brittany!

Chatting with Sherri

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back Nicholas Diak and Michele Brittany!Nicholas and Michele have co-edited "Horror Literature from Gothic to Post-Modern: Critical Essays" together!Nicholas Diak is a pop culture scholar who specializes in Italian genre cinema, contemporary sword and sandal films, industrial music, 80s retroism, and H. P. Lovecraft studies. His first book, The New Peplum: Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990s, was published in late 2017 while his second book, co-edited with Michele Brittany, Horror Literature from Gothic to Post-Modern: Critical Essays released earlier this year.Michele Brittany is an independent popular culture scholar and is the editor of Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre and James Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy. Michele is the Book Review Editor for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, co-chair of the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference, and co-host of the twice monthly podcast, H.P. Lovecast. She has presented at Wondercon Anaheim as part of the Comics Arts Conference series and moderates panels at a variety of comic con events. She is a member of Horror Writers Association.

42mins

29 Oct 2020

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The Screening Room S3E10 - Nicholas Diak

The Screening Room

In this week's episode, host Rutvig Vaid is joined by illustrator, cartoonist and all round artist, Nicholas Diak AKA Lumberjack Nick.  Nick is best known for his Star Wars illustrations - which can be found across his many online platforms - but is also the person responsible for The Screening Room illustrations.   We talk about his career, his past projects and his thoughts on the hit animated series Star Wars The Clone Wars. Enjoy. 

49mins

29 Jun 2020

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Chatting With Sherri welcomes back talented author; Nicholas Diak!

Chatting with Sherri

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back talented author; Nicholas Diak!Nicholas Diak is a pop culture scholar who specializes in Italian genre cinema, contemporary sword and sandal films, industrial music, 80s retroism, and H. P. Lovecraft studies. His first book, The New Peplum: Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990s, was published in late 2017 while his second book, co-edited with Michele Brittany, Horror Literature from Gothic to Post-Modern: Critical Essays is slated to be published later this year.He has contributed essays to a variety of websites and journals, along with chapters to the academic books James Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy, Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre, Uncovering Stranger Things: Essays on Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence in the Series and a chapter in an upcoming untitled anthology on Westworld. Along with Michele Brittany, he is a co-creator and co-chair of the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference which is part of the Horror Writers Association's yearly StokerCon event.Aside from writing, Nicholas enjoys cooking, retrogaming, pinup and tiki culture, and is a contributor to the Exotica Moderne lifestyle magazine. Along with Michele, he lives in Orange, CA with two cats, Algernon and Cecily.

49mins

5 Mar 2020

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Chatting With Sherri welcomes back talented author; Nicholas Diak!

Chatting with Sherri

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back talented author; Nicholas Diak!Nicholas Diak is a pop culture scholar who specializes in Italian genre cinema, contemporary sword and sandal films, industrial music, 80s retroism, and H. P. Lovecraft studies. His first book, The New Peplum: Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990s, was published in late 2017 while his second book, co-edited with Michele Brittany, Horror Literature from Gothic to Post-Modern: Critical Essays is slated to be published later this year.He has contributed essays to a variety of websites and journals, along with chapters to the academic books James Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy, Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre, Uncovering Stranger Things: Essays on Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence in the Series and a chapter in an upcoming untitled anthology on Westworld. Along with Michele Brittany, he is a co-creator and co-chair of the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference which is part of the Horror Writers Association's yearly StokerCon event.Aside from writing, Nicholas enjoys cooking, retrogaming, pinup and tiki culture, and is a contributor to the Exotica Moderne lifestyle magazine. Along with Michele, he lives in Orange, CA with two cats, Algernon and Cecily.

53mins

31 Oct 2019

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Chatting With Sherri welcomes talented author; Nicholas Diak!

Chatting with Sherri

Chatting With Sherri welcomes talented author; Nicholas Diak! I used to attend the Popular Culture/American Culture Association conference were I presented on Italian genre films however, I quit doing that when I co-founded with Michele Brittany the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference which focuses on horror studies.-My first book was on peplum and sword and sandal films of the 90s and beyond, such as Xena and Gladiator.  My most recent published essay is about synthwave and the the music of Stranger Things.  Currently co-editing a book with Michele Brittany about horror literature.- If I had a goal in my writing, it's to explore topics at the borders of pop culture that have not really been written about or explored before. I like taking the off beat path to understand things. I like exploring the derivatives, the knock offs, the copy cats of culture phenomenon. I like exploring the connectivity of how things influence each other and ultimately like to offer critical re-assessment to things once disregarded. I'd like to be considered one of the first to explore something so futurue scholarship can happen and my work could be foundational.

33mins

19 Jul 2018