9th Annual Workshop (Tracing Populism) – Program

The program for the “Tracing Populism in the U.S. and Comparative Perspective” workshop is now online and available for download (pdf).

CAAS 2021 Workshop – Tracing Populism in the U.S. and Comparative Perspective
University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia
Saturday, September 25, 2021

9:15 – Opening remarks

9:30 – 11:00 – Session 1

Réka Cristian (University of Szeged): Traces of Cultural Populism in Tennessee Williams’ Works (on-line)
Ljubica Matek and Jasna Poljak Rehlicki (University of Osijek): The Image of a Nation in Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give (2017)
Rajko Petković (University of Zadar): Cartoon Populism – The New Deal in the American Animation of the Thirties
Mikkel Jensen (Aalborg University): Michael Moore in the Tradition of American Populism? (on-line)

11:00 – 11: 30 – Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 – Key note address.
Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin): American Carnival: The Aesthetic Politics of Trumpism (on-line)

13:00 – 14: 30 – Lunch Break

14:30 – 16:00 – Session 2
Stipe Grgas (University of Zagreb): Populism as a Question (on-line)
Rasha Awale (University of Debrecen): They Got It Wrong Again: Were the Neoconservatives to Blame for Trumpism? (on-line)
Ayman Al Sharafat (Eötvös Loránd University): History and Legacy of the English-only Movement in the United States (1980 – 2020) (on-line)
Helga Begonja (University of Zadar): Croatian Presidents and Populism – a Linguistic Analysis of the Populist Discourse of Croatian Presidents

16:00 – 16: 15 – Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:45 – Session 3
Jennifer Cowe (University of British Columbia): Populism and Nostalgia: Competing Images of an Aspirational America and Trumpism (on-line)
Selma Veseljević Jerković (University of Tuzla): Populist Superheroes: The Transformation of Masculinity in Contemporary Superhero Movies (on-line)
Jackson Ainsworth (York University): Relational Populism: Incels and the Broader Network of Misogyny (on-line)
Irena Jurković (University of Zadar): Discursive Shifts and Gender Issues in Right-Wing Populist Rhetoric in the United States

18:00 – 19:00 – Annual CAAS General Assembly Meeting (for CAAS members only; via Zoom)

Coffee breaks will be provided for the participants at the venue. Lunch is not included in the workshop package.