Publications

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Refereed Journals:

  • 2010 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. “Translating Matrimony in Southern Rhodesia’s Native Marriage Laws and the Cultural Disruption of the Shona Community: A Theoretical Expansion of the Work of Diana Jeater.” Ahfad Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Summer): 42-59. (African History/British Colonial History/Legal History.)
  • 2009 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. “’Miscreants, be they white or colored’: The Local Press Reactions to the 1943 Detroit ‘Race Riot’.” Michigan Academician, Vol. XXXIX, No. 3 (Fall): 83-114. (African-American History/Urban History/Media History.)
  • 2005 Matthew Kapell and Suzanne Becker*. “Patriarchy, the Christian Romance Novel and the ‘Ecosystem of Sex’.” Popular Culture Review, Vol. 16, No 1 (Spring): 147-155. (Literary History/Genre Studies/Women’s Studies/Popular Culture.)
  • 2003 Matthew Kapell. “Mack Reynolds’ Avoidance of his own Eighteenth Brumaire: A Note of Caution for Would-be Utopians.” Extrapolation, Vol. 44, No. 2 (Summer): 201-208. (Literary History/Utopian Studies.)
  • 2002 Matthew Kapell. “Civilization and its Discontents: American Monomythic Structure as Historical Simulacrum.Popular Culture Review Vol. 13, No. 2 (Summer): 129-136. (Digital Games/Historiography/Myth Studies.)
  • 2000 Matthew Kapell. “Speakers for the Dead: Star Trek, The Holocaust, and the Representation of Atrocity.” Extrapolation Vol. 41, No. 2 (Summer): 104-114. Reprinted In: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, Ed. Star Trek as Myth: Essays on Symbol and Archetype on the Final Frontier. Jefferson, NC & London:  McFarland Press, 2010. (Media History/Holocaust Studies/Popular Culture.)

Book Chapters:

  • 2011 Stephen McVeigh and Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. “Introduction: Envisioning the Films of James Cameron.” In: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell and Stephen McVeigh, Eds. The Films of James Cameron: Critical Essays. Jefferson, NC & London:  McFarland Press, 2011.
  • 2011 Stephen McVeigh and Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. “Surveying James Cameron’s Reluctant Political Commentaries: 1984-2009.” In: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell and Stephen McVeigh, Eds. The Films of James Cameron: Critical Essays. Jefferson, NC & London:  McFarland Press, 2011. (Film Studies/Political History.)
  • 2011 Elisa Narminio and Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. “Between Aliens and Avatar: Mapping the Shifting Terrain of the Struggle for Women’s Rights.” In: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell and Stephen McVeigh, Eds. The Films of James Cameron: Critical Essays. Jefferson, NC & London:  McFarland Press, 2011. (Film Studies/Women’s Studies/Cultural History.)
  • 2011 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell and Stephen McVeigh. “Conclusion: Seeing the Films of James Cameron Mythically.” In: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell and Stephen McVeigh, Eds. The Films of James Cameron: Critical Essays. Jefferson, NC & London:  McFarland Press, 2011. (Myth Studies.)
  • 2010 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. “Speakers for the Dead: Star Trek, The Holocaust, and the Representation of Atrocity.” In: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, Ed. Star Trek as Myth: Essays on Symbol and Archetype on the Final Frontier. Jefferson, NC & London:  McFarland Press, 2010. Reprinted, with minor corrections, from Extrapolation 41: 2 (2000) 104-114. (Media History/Holocaust Studies/Popular Culture.)
  • 2010 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. “Introduction: The Significance of the Star Trek Mythos.” In: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, EdStar Trek as Myth: Essays on Symbol and Archetype on the Final Frontier. Jefferson, NC & London:  McFarland Press, 2010. (Myth Studies.)
  • 2010 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. “Conclusion: The Hero with a Thousand Red Shirts.” In: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, Ed. Star Trek as Myth: Essays on Symbol and Archetype on the Final Frontier. Jefferson, NC & London:  McFarland Press, 2010. (Myth Studies.)
  • 2006 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. “Eugenics, Racism, and the Jedi Gene Pool.” In: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell and John Shelton Lawrence, Eds. Finding the Force of the Star Wars Franchise: Fans, Merchandise and Critics. Peter Lang (New York, Bern, Berlin, Oxford), 2006: 159-173. (Social Science History/Social Darwinism/Popular Genetics.)
  • 2006 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. “Conclusion: Finding Myth in the History of Your Own Time.” In: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell and John Shelton Lawrence, Eds. Finding the Force of the Star Wars Franchise: Fans, Merchandise and Critics. Peter Lang (New York, Bern, Berlin, Oxford), 2006: 269-276. (Myth Studies.)
  • 2004 Stephanie J. Wilhelm and Matthew Kapell.  “Visions of Hope, Freedom of Choice, and the Alleviation of Social Misery: A Pragmatic Reading of The Matrix.” In: Matthew Kapell and William G. Doty, Eds. Jacking In To The Matrix Franchise: Cultural Reception and Interpretation. Continuum Press International (London and New York) 2004: 125-140. (Film Studies/Pragmatic Theory/Postmodernism.)
  • 2004 Matthew Kapell. “Conclusion: At the Edge of the World, Again.” In: Matthew Kapell and William G. Doty, Eds. Jacking In To The Matrix Franchise: Cultural Reception and Interpretation. Continuum Press International (London and New York) 2004: 190-197. (Myth Studies.)
  • 2002 B. Bogin and M. Kapell.  “Worldwide Variation in Human Body Proportions: An Analysis of Some Biosocial Determinants of the Sitting Height Ratio.”  In: O.G. Eiben and E.B. Bodzsar, Eds.  Children and Youth at the Beginning of the 21st Century.  (Humanbiology Budapest Vol. 27.)  Budapest, Hungary: Eotvos Lorand University Press: 17-26. (Biological Anthropology/Human Development.)
  • 2001 Barry Bogin, Matthew Kapell, M.I. Varela Silva,B. Orden, P.K. Smith, James Loucky. “How genetic are human body proportions?”  In: P. Dasgupta and R. Hauspie, Eds.  Perspectives in human growth, development and maturation – Global tributes to S.R. Das, the pioneering Indian auxologist.  New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers: 205-221. (Biological Anthropology/Human Development/Human Genetics.)

Book Reviews:

  • 2008 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. Cylons in America: Critical Positions of Battlestar Galactica. (Potter and Marshall, Eds.) Extrapolation. Vol. 49.3 (Fall): 498-501.
  • 2006 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. From Alien to The Matrix: Reading the Science Fiction Film. (Roz Kaveney.) Extrapolation. Vol. 47.2 (Summer): 323-6.
  • 2005 Matthew Kapell. Alien Woman: The Making of Lt. Ripley. (Ximena Gallardo C. and C. Jason Smith.) Extrapolation. Vol. 46.1 (Summer): 142-144.
  • 2004 Matthew Kapell. Captain American and the Crusade against Evil. (Robert Jewett and John Shelton Lawrence.) Extrapolation, Vol. 45, No. 3 (Fall): 320-2.
  • 2003 Matthew Kapell. The Myth of the American Superhero.  (John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett.)  Extrapolation, Vol. 44, No. 2 (Summer): 247-249.
  • 2001 Matthew Kapell. Human Growth in the Past.  (Robert D. Hoppa and Charles FitzGerald, Eds.) Human Biology.  73.2 (April 2001): 325-7.
  • 2000 Maria Bonham* and Matthew Kapell. The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence. (Henry Giroux).  Anthropology and Education Quarterly 32.1 (March 2000).
  • 2000 Matthew Kapell. Robot World: Education, Popular Culture, and Science.  (Matthew Weinstein). Anthropology and Education Quarterly 32.1 (March 2000).
  • 2000 Matthew Kapell. Deep Space and Sacred Time: Star Trek in the American Mythos (Jon Wagner and Jan Lundeen).  Extrapolation.  Spring 2000: 73-75.
  • 1999 Matthew Kapell.  Culture of Intolerance (Mark Nathan Cohen).  Anthropology and Education Quarterly 31.1 (March 1999).
  • 1999 M. Kapell. Children at Play: Myth, Magic and Mimesis (L.R. Goldman). Choice. Vol. 36, no.5: 929.
  • 1998 M. Kapell. The Feminine Ideal (Marianne Thesander). Choice. Vol. 35, no. 8: 1413.
  • 1998 M. Kapell. The Textual Society (Edwina Taborsky). Choice. Vol. 35, no. 5: 864.
  • 1993 Barry Bogin and Matthew Kapell. The Bokony Growth Study (Eva Bodzsar). The American Journal of Human Biology, Vol. 5, no 3: 364-5.

Encyclopedia Entries:

  • Encyclopedia of African American History: From the Colonial Period through the Age of Frederick Douglass, 1619-1895. Oxford UP, 2006. General Ed. Paul Finkelman, on “Race, theories of.” Encyclopedia of African American History: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century, 1896-2005. Oxford UP, 2007. General Ed. Paul Finkelman, on “Race, theories of.” History of Physical Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland Press. Editor F. Spencer, “Growth: Human, Normal” (With Barry Bogin).

Fiction:

  • 1997 Matthew Kapell.  “Middle Initials: P.K.D.” E Dika, Vol. 1, No. 1.
  • 1996 Matthew Kapell.  “Toggle Off, My Hind Brain Said.” Lost Worlds, Vol. 8, No. 10: 14-17; 26.
  • 1994 Matthew Kapell.  “The Really, Really Funny Thing.” Oasis: A Literary Magazine: Vol. 2, No. 4: 46-54.  (Pushcart Prize winning magazine.)

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* denotes co-authorship with current or former students