St. John’s Attendance at the 38th Annual SWPACA Conference!

38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Where was it?: Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center – Albuquerque, New Mexico
When was it?: February 15-18, 2017

Beats, Counterculture, and Hipsters 1: The Feminist Beat Space, Chair: Cristen Fitzpatrick  – “Influence of Beat Women”

Children’s / Young Adult Literature and Culture 3: Mirrors, MPDGs, Social Media, and Hunger: Rethinking Authenticity and Identity in Young Adult Fiction, Chair: Anna Cairney  – “Authorship and Authenticity in YA Publishing: Digital Media’s Contribution to the Rise of the Teen Author”

Samira Korgan – “Manic Pixie Dream Girls and Boys: Emerging Archetypes in YA Realism and Romance”

Sarah Coluccio – “Double, Double, Toil, and Trouble: Dual Identities in the YA Novel

Phillip Grayson – You Are What You Eat: Hunger and “Hunger Games”

SWPACA Program

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