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343. A Right to Gun Violence: Armed Citizens and Criminal Others in American Popular Narrative

Friday, 10 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Huron, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Louis Sherman, Univ. of Utah

1. "Little House and the Long Rifle: Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Anxiety of Armed Independence," Louis Sherman

2. "Black Power and the Right to Bear Arms," Mai-Linh Hong, Univ. of Virginia

3. "'We Have a Hulk': The Superhuman as Substitute for Guns in Superhero Cinema," Andrew Friedenthal, Univ. of Texas, Austin

Responding: Alan Nadel, Univ. of Kentucky


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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