Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

  • Samantha Lay Meridian Community College


A report on the 45th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) Conference

Author Biography

Samantha Lay, Meridian Community College

Samantha Lay is an English instructor at Meridian Community College and an adjunct professor of English at the University of West Alabama. Her work represents her interest in Gothic film and literature, specifically on the intersection between Gothic and social issues concerning gender and class. During her doctoral studies at the University of Houston, she taught film and literature courses focusing on the films of Alfred Hitchcock and the literary and philosophical works that influenced his films. Dr. Lay’s chapter, “The Child Hero in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds,” appears in Children in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), and her book Monstrous Marriage: Re-Evaluating Consent, Coverture, and Divorce in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Gothic Fiction is forthcoming from McFarland in 2023.