The essays in this groundbreaking work constitute a serious look at this controversial—and phenomenally popular—television show. The authors tackle such questions as: Why is The X-Files so popular? How does the show portray women's roles? Is The X-Files a modern myth?
David Lavery is the author of more than one hundred published essays, chapters, and reviews. He is also coeditor of Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls and Reading Joss Whedon.
Angela Hague is professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University.
Marla Cartwright is the director for the Center of Teaching and Learning at Purdue University Global.