2007, B.A., Honors and Distinction,
Department of Romance Languages and Literature (Spanish)
and Department of Asian Studies (Japanese), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Laurel Foote-Hudson is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her current research interests are influenced by her exposure to both Spanish and Japanese languages and literatures, as well as popular culture. Her projects utilize a comparative research approach to better reflect an ongoing interest in the genres of Golden Age Spanish and Edo Period Japanese theater, travelogue and popular culture. Recent presentations include the exploration of the performance of the self and foreign “other” in contemporary popular media, including anime, videogames and comics. Framing both genres within their respective literary and cultural contexts is her work in modern Adaptation Theory and Digital Humanities and she looks forward to expanding upon these frameworks within her dissertation.