The 60th Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT)

The 60th Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) meeting was held Nov. 10-12, 2016, at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Luncheon Program

Dr. Carmen Tafolla


Dr. Cassy Burleson introduced the keynote speaker.
Dr. Tafolla made a surprise entrance during Dr. Tafolla’s introduction.
Dr. Tafolla and attendees.


Highlights from day two of the 2016 American Studies Association of Texas Conference .

Mechanization, Media, and Municipality Carroll Nardone (SHSU): Moderator

Mia Moody-Ramirez's photo.

Mia Moody-Ramirez (Baylor) “Social Media, Framing and the 2016 Presidential Primaries”

Mia Moody-Ramirez's photo.
Mike Schraeder (UNT) “THX 1138: George Lucas’s Capitalistic Technocracy: The Integrative Levels of a Futuristic Municipal System”

Day three of the 2016 American Studies Association of the Texas (ASAT) conference.

15056395_10103033798380613_3399472725220767830_nInvestigating the Ideology of Myth and Narrative: Barbara Miles (SHSU), Moderator

Interpreting Cormac McCarthy

Mia Moody-Ramirez's photo.
Mia Moody-Ramirez's photo.
“A Respite from the Darkness: Humor in Suttree (read by Gene Young); Gene Young (SHSU)
Mia Moody-Ramirez's photo.
Lloyd Daigrepont (Lamar) “The Logic of Compulsion in Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men”
Mia Moody-Ramirez's photo.
Cody Parish (MWSU) “Resistance and the Colonial Zombie in M.T. Anderson’s Octavian Nothing
Mia Moody-Ramirez's photo.
Sean Ferrier-Watson (Collin College) “Slender Man and the Birth of Digital Folklore in America”
Savanah Burns (SHSU) “A Fixed Fate: An Analysis of the Iroquois Creation Story”


The founder of Critical Studies Blog, Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University. She specializes in new media portrayals of women and people of color. Her recent papers focus on the effects of the James Byrd Jr. dragging death on Jasper, Facebook hate groups, stereotypes of President Barack and Michelle Obama, male and female rappers’ differing views on the “independent woman,” and coverage of missing women.

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