Amie Doughty presents at Popular Culture Association Conference

Amie Doughty, English, presented the paper “‘I Don’t Want to Be the Princess’: Rejecting the Crown in Children’s and YA Literature” at the national Popular Culture Association Conference in Indianapolis on March 29. The paper analyzes several children’s and YA texts and argues that though audiences expect characters who reject the crown to be presenting a feminist message, the message is instead often not feminist. Doughty serves as the Area Chair for  the Children’s and YA Literature and Culture area of the PCA, which entails reviewing submissions, organizing panels, and troubleshooting for the area before and during the conference.