College of St. Joseph’s Sixth Popular Culture Conference will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019. This year’s theme is “Studying the Past, Defining the Future,” and is hosted by the Alpha Zeta Omicron Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. The conference is free and open to the public.
Paper topics include:
- Paul Andriscin, College of St. Joseph: “Mt. Independence: Past and Present”
- Andrew Cassarino, Union College: “Dismantling the Icon: An Exploration of the Civil War and the Lost Cause in the Contemporary American Imagination”
- Olivia Bushardt, University of Southern Mississippi: “The Danger of a Single Story: Working Class Women and the Suffragette Movement”
- Christopher Towle and Tamara Robitille: “The Future of Gaming”
- Erin Jones, Emerson College: “What’s Wrong with Lol? The Use of ‘Internet Speak’ in YA Fiction”
- James Curtis, College of St. Joseph: “Out of the Dark: King’s It and the Death of Childhood”
- Tamara Robitille, University of New England: “Hope for the Future: How Steven Universe Reflects the Changing Psychological Zeitgeist of American Cartoons”
Keynote Speaker David Balfour will present: “Gold Would Cure That” – Economic Feminism and Patriarchal Tradition in Olive Harper’s A Fair Californian
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and panels run from 10:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. All events take place in St. Joseph Hall. For more information, contact Dr. James Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-776-5245.