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Crisis Control: Crisis on Infinite Earths and the Creation of a Unified Comic Book Universe

Andrew J. Friedenthal

in Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811325
eISBN:
9781496811363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811325.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter begins by exploring a seminal moment in superhero comics–1985’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover series from DC Comics–to show how retconning came to be a valuable asset in comic book ... More


Specializing Justice for Youth and Families: Intervening in Family Violence or Expanding the Carceral Net?

Amy M. Magnus

in The Politicization of Safety: Critical Perspectives on Domestic Violence Responses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479805648
eISBN:
9781479888733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805648.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

‘Specialized justice’ is deeply rooted in a movement toward socializing and humanizing crime and justice in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Structurally and ideologically, this movement influenced ... More


Childfinder (1947–1971)

Gerry Canavan

in Octavia E. Butler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040665
eISBN:
9780252099106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040665.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Octavia E. Butler's early life and writing career, focusing on her two short stories, “Crossover” (1971) and “Childfinder” (completed 1971, published 2014). It first provides a ... More


Criticism without Footnotes

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that criticism should shed its overly academic habits and borrow some of the techniques of serious literary journalism. It also argues for the public obligation of critical work, ... More


The Price of the Beat: Black Popular Music and the Crossover Dream

Joseph Vogel

in James Baldwin and the 1980s: Witnessing the Reagan Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041747
eISBN:
9780252050411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041747.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter draws on James Baldwin’s final novel, Just Above My Head, to explore the complex role of the black “crossover” artist in America. How have black popular artists been read, represented, ... More


Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Internal Energy Transfer Calculations Using Neural Network (NN) Methods

Lionel Raff, Ranga Komanduri, Martin Hagan, and Satish Bukkapatnam

in Neural Networks in Chemical Reaction Dynamics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199765652
eISBN:
9780197563113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199765652.003.0011
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

Genetic algorithms (GA), like NNs, can be used to fit highly nonlinear functional forms, such as empirical interatomic potentials from a large ensemble of data. Briefly, a genetic algorithm uses a ... More


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