Today I am presenting at the Northeastern Popular Culture Association Fall Conference! My presentation is titled: Books, Film Adaptations, and Representations of New England Culture.
I will be talking about how what students are assigned to read in high school (and the the subsequent film adaptations) shift the way people understand New England culture. I further argue that we need media literacy in classrooms throughout the country to ensure that students are not only learning about stereotypes and biased views and getting a more full and complete view of New England culture.
Wish me luck!