Amie Doughty Presents Paper at Popular Culture Association Conference

Amie Doughty, English, presented the paper “‘Don’t ever forget the art’: Opposition, Intersectionality, and Syncretism in The Summer Prince” at the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference in San Diego, CA, on April 14, 2017. She argues in the paper that the interest in ongoing cultural syncretism by characters is determined by how they are treated along the intersections of race, class, gender, and age, and she uses the linguistic theory of markedness to articulate how intersectionality works in the culture of the novel. In addition to presenting her paper, Doughty, as area chair of the Children’s and YA Literature and Culture area, organized and oversaw the five panels for the area.