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Mark Rogers

Professor of Communication

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Walsh University
A Catholic University of Distinction
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio44720
United States

Dr. Mark Rogers teaches and writes about film, television, and American popular culture. He is Professor of Communication and serves as Chair of the Division of Literature, Language & Communication. He holds a B.A. in Social Sciences, an M.A. in Television and Film Production, and a Ph.D. in American Culture, all from the University of Michigan.

Rogers is Walsh University's representative to the Board of Trustees of the Cooperative Center For Study Abroad. He works to facilitate the participation of Walsh students and faculty in CCSA programs.

Rogers joined Walsh in 1997.

Dr. Roger's personal webpage can be found here.


Reeves, J.L., M.C. Rogers, and M.M. Epstein.(2007) "Quality Control: The Daily Show, The Peabody, and Brand Discipline." in Quality TV: Contemporary American Television and Beyond. J. McCabe and K. Akass, (eds.) New York: I.B. Tauris. 79-97.

Rogers, M.C. "Understanding Production: The Stylistic Impact of Artisan and Industrial Methods." International Journal of Comic Art 8, no. 1 (2006): 509-517. 

Epstein, M. M., Reeves, J. L., & Rogers, M. C. (2006). From must see TV to counter programming: syndicating Seinfeld. In D. Lavery & S. L. Dunne (Eds.), Seinfeld, Master of Its Domain: Revisiting Television's Greatest Sitcom. New York: Continuum. 

Epstein, M. M., Reeves, J. L., & Rogers, M. C. (2006). Surviving the hit: will The Sopranos still sing for HBO. In D. Lavery (Ed.), Reading The Sopranos. New York: I.B. Tauris. 15-26. 

Rogers, M.C., Review of The Pirates and The Mouse: Disney's War Against the Counterculture by Bob Levin, International Journal of Comic Art 6 no.1 (2004): 347-349

Rogers M.C., M.M. Epstein, and J.L. Reeves "The Sopranos as HBO Brand Equity: The Art of Commerce in the Age of Digital Reproduction." in This Thing of Ours: Investigating The Sopranos. D. Lavery, ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.

Rogers, M.C. Review of Comic Wars: How Two Tycoons Battled over the Marvel Comics Empire - And Both Lost by Dan Raviv, International Journal of Comic Art 4, no.2 (2002): 342-343.

Rogers, M.C. "Capturing Darkness: Comics and The Film Noir Style." Presented at the International Comic Arts Festival, Georgetown University and Bethesda, Maryland September 5-8, 2002. Rescheduled from the canceled ICAF 2001. 

Rogers, M.C. "Ideology in Four Colours: British Cultural Studies Do Comics." International Journal of Comic Art 3, no. 1 (2001): 93-108. 

Rogers, M.C. "Policing The Comics 2000: Revisiting British Cultural Studies and Comics." Presented at the International Comic Arts Festival, Bethesda, Maryland September 14-16, 2000. 

Rogers, M.C. Review of Pulp Demons: International Dimensions of the Postwar Anti-Comics Campaign, John A. Lent, ed. International Journal of Comic Art 2, no. 2 (2000): 311-312. 

Reeves, J.L., M.C. Rogers, and M.M. Epstein. "Rewriting Popularity: The Cult Files." in Deny All Knowledge: Reading the X-Files (The Television Series). M. Cartwright, A. Hague, and D. Lavery, eds. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996. Reprinted in the third edition of Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers, S. Maasik and J. Solomon, eds. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2000.

Rogers, M.C. "The High Cost Of Fandom: The American Comic Book Industry from Mass Medium to Niche Medium." Presented at the International Comic Arts Festival, Bethesda, Maryland September 16-18, 1999.

Rogers, M.C. "License Farming and the American Comic Book Industry." International Journal of Comic Art 1, no. 2 (1999): 132-142. 

Rogers, M.C. Review of Seal of Approval: The History of the Comics Code, by Amy Kiste Nyberg. International Journal of Comic Art 1, no. 2 (1999): 242-243.  

Rogers, M.C. "Comic Books Blend Print and Visual Art." in Richard A. Campbell. Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication. New York: St. Martins, 1997. Reprinted in the Second Edition, 2000. Revised as "'Comic Books: Alternative Themes but Superheroes Prevail," in the Third Edition, 2002. 

Rogers, M.C. "Comic Books: Culture in Four Colors." in Genre and Ethnic Collections: Collected Essays. Foundations in Library and Information Science, Volume 38. M. Wolf and M. Martin, eds. Greenwich, CT: Jai Press, 1996. 

Rogers, M.C. "Virtual Fans, Virtual Ethnography: Studying Comics Fans Online." Invited Paper, Department Of Cultural Studies, University Of Birmingham, October 17, 1995.

Reeves, J.L., L. Brent, R. Campbell, H. Eagle, J. Jenkins, M. C. Rogers, L. Saaf, and N. Zuberi. "Postmodernism and Television: Speaking of Twin Peaks." in Full of Secrets: Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks. David Lavery, ed. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1994.

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