Ed Whitelock

Ed Whitelock is a professor of English at Gordon State College in Barnesville, GA, just 106 miles southwest of Philomath. He is co-author, with David Janssen, of Apocalypse Jukebox: The End of the World in American Popular Music (2009) from the PopMatters imprint of Soft Skull Press.

Reviews // 54 Articles

Various Artists: Legends of Old-Time Music: Fifty Years of County Records | 11 Nov 2015 // 8:30 PM

An absolutely definitive anthology of traditional American folk.

The Greater Implications of One Small Act in Ron Rash's 'Above the Waterfall' | 22 Oct 2015 // 1:00 AM

If Ron Rash is, as he has been described, a "writer's writer" then Above the Waterfall might best be described as a "poet's novel", a book as enjoyable in its language as its story.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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