ROOM 652

Reclaiming the Narrative: Social Movements & Strategies of Representation

Moderator: Susan Swanberg, University of Arizona

Zapatista propaganda outside of Mexico: Jenaro Amezcua and the international revolution of the oppressed peoples

Javier Sauras, Columbia University

Igorot Filmmaking in the Cordillera Region in the Northern Philippines: A History of an Appropriated Media Practice (1930s-2015)

Jason Paolo Telles, University of Philippines-Baguio

Pageants and Presence: How the Miami Nation of Indians Acted Out their Own Stories to Counter Press (Mis)Representations of Indian Identity

Melissa Greene-Blye, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

“A matter of custom which has existed for many years:” Newspapers and the 1960 North Carolina sit-ins

Vanessa Murphree, University of Southern Mississippi


ROOM 653

Music, Poets & Mass Communication: Words as Political and Social Work

Moderator: Lisa Luedeman, Gardner-Webb University

Journalism’s Vicious Circle: The Algonquin Round Table’s Love-Hate Affair with the Press

Julien Gorbach, University of Hawaii-Manoa

Conservative media’s country roots: how country music helped create the conservative news market

Reece Peck, CUNY-Staten Island

A Killer Song: The Textual Analysis of a Murder Ballad as True Crime

Ian Punnett, Kansas State University

Singing through the Egyptian Revolution & Its Aftermath: How Egyptian Youth Find Peace in Yasser El Manawehly’s Songs

Aliaa Dawoud, American University in Cairo


ROOM 654

Of Presidents, Politicians and Pressmen: An Ever-Shifting Relationship

 Moderator: Steve Hallock, Point Park University

In Actuality—Jimmy Carter’s White House Actuality Service, News Simulacra and Regimes of Truth

Amber Roessner, University of Tennessee

A Time (Sort of) for Choosing: The Erection of Public Memory in the Legend of Ronald Reagan

Rich Shumate, Western Kentucky University

Ben Bradlee, John F. Kennedy, and the Rise of the Media Class

Kevin Lerner, Marist College

Andrew T. Hatcher: Press, Public Information & Perception for a Nation in Transition

Nayita Wilson, Louisiana State University


ROOM 655

Trailblazers in and of Mass Media: Telling Herstory

Moderator: Wayne Dawkins, Morgan State University

Yes ma’am: A history of women in southern sitcoms

Colin Kearney, University of Florida

Women in Motion: Producers of Revolutionary Communication and the Enlightenment in Colonial Indonesia

Rianne Subijanto, City University of New York

Not Only a Man’s War: Women in World War II American Propaganda

Klaudia Wypych, University of Warsaw

Telling Her Story: Mary A. Hamilton

Anne Lee, St. Bonaventure University

Evelyn Cunningham: More than a Voice for “The Women”

Emily Fitzgerald, Duquesne University


ROOM 657

Misfit Island: A Workshop on Pop Culture Research & Its Future  


Pamela E. Walck, Duquesne University & Ashley Walter, Pennsylvania State University

It has been posited that while academic examinations of popular culture have encompassed everything from “popular activities to material culture” in the end, it is all “rooted in entertainment.” Whether high-brow “art” or accessible to everyone, pop culture serves to entertain, distract, and communicate messages to the masses. Sometimes this information comes in the form of pioneering sports programming. Other times, it is a repurposing of popular, temporary childhood objects—such as paper dolls—to educate the masses. Still other times is it through the examination of pulp culture novels, comic books, music or film.

This proposed workshop discussion seeks to gather scholars across the academy who perhaps feel like they are trapped on an academic “misfit island” to discuss the intersection of popular culture and their research agendas. Since “media are carriers of popular culture,” the goal of this discussion is to find commonalities that might lead to a collective examination suitable for publication of how and what is communicated to the masses through popular culture.