9th Annual Workshop (Tracing Populism) – Program

by admin on September 22, 2021

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.

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