Northeast Popular Culture Conference

Fortuna Delivers Paper on Ron Howard’s Film, Rush

Carolyn joined a Sports and Popular Culture panel with her paper, “‘Electifyingly Cool and Sexy’: The Cultural Politics of Speed in Ron Howard’s Rush.”  She argued how Howard, relying on a Classic Hollywood structure of memorable characters performing recognizable actions that celebrate familiar values, reaffirms a popular film narrative in which privileged males hold all the power, have all the fun, and possess the only real opportunities for self-actualization.  Burlington, VT. October, 2013.