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Jim Carroll Scholars of the World Unite!

The Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture Associations' Conference
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
November 15 & 16, 1996

In November 1996, the Jim Carroll scholars of the world assembled together for the very first panel presentation devoted to Carroll scholarship at an academic conference. The panel was titled, appropriately enough, "Jim Carroll." The photograph below commemorates the occasion.

Jim Carroll Scholars

The panel participants are, from left to right:

Dr. Cassie Carter Bowling Green State University, OH / Lecturer, Michigan State University, MI
Panel chair and organizer; also MPCA conference program director.

Paper title: "An Unbearably Wholesome Misunderstanding: The 'Canonization' of Jim Carroll."

David Gallant: ABD, University of Rhode Island, RI
Paper title:
"The Basketball Diaries and the Failure of Adaptation."

Dr. Stephen Perrin: Liverpool Hope University College, UK
Paper title:
"Coping with Chaos: Jim Carroll and the Contemporary Search for Ritual."
Dr. Perrin's dissertation chapter dealing with Carroll is available here on the Jim Carroll Website.

Dr. Richard Campbell: Winona State University, MN
Paper title:
"Hoops, Heroin, and War Baby Blues: Historicizing The Basketball Diaries."


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