March 24, 2015

The Reboot Is Out There: Scully and Mulder Will Return

Well, we kept watching our screens, and Mulder and Scully are finally de retour.  David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be back for another (shortened) season on the X-Files, as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, those intrepid G-persons (G-men, surely not!), and chasers after the eternally weird. Fox has ordered six new episodes of the popular show, which aired on that network from 1993 to 2002. Fox also made a 2008 film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, with Duchovny and Anderson.

Below, a short bibliography on law, popular culture, and The X-Files.

Bellon, Joe, The strange discourse of The X‐Files: What it is, what it does, and what is at stake, 16 Critical Studies in Mass Communication 136 (2009).

Burns, Christy L.,  Erasure: Alienation, Paranoia, and the Loss of Memory in The X-Files, 15 Camera Obscura 194 (2000).

Delasara, Jan, PopLit, PopCult, and The X-Files (McFarland, 2000).

"Deny All Knowledge": Reading the X-Files (David Lavery, Angela Hague, and Marla Cartwright, eds.; Syracuse University Press, 1996).

Hodges, Lacy, Mainstreaming Marginality: Genre, Hybridity, and Postmodernism In the X-Files, in The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader 231 (J. P. Telotte, ed., University Press of Kentucky, 2008).

E. Kubek,  "You Only Expose Your Father": The Imaginary, Voyeurism and the Symbolic Order in The X-Files (London: Faber and Faber, 1996).

Soter, Tom, Investigating Couples: A Critical Analysis of the Thin Man, the Avengers, and the X-Files (McFarland, 2002).

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