Program Schedule

2017 PCAC/ACPC Program

***THURSDAY SESSIONS AND REGISTRATION HELD IN CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL 5th Floor FUNCTION SPACE*****

Follow adjoining walkway through Casino between Sheraton and Crowne Plaza

THURSDAY MAY 4th

WELCOME DESK 12:00pm-5:00pm (Crowne Plaza 5th Floor Prefunction Space)

SESSION 1 Thursday 1:00pm-2:30pm
1A CANADIAN IDENTITY: THE REAL AND THE IMAGINARY

CANADIAN A

CHAIR: Laura Wiebe Brock University

Blair Kerr Brock University
Slow Violence Challenging the Newfoundland Imaginary: An Environmental Protest Video and Provincial Tourism Commercials
Andrea Ruehlicke University of Illinois
So You’ve Been on a Show: Canadian Reality Television and the Impacts of Participation
Laura Wiebe Brock University
Lunch With a Polar Bear: Reflections on Entangled Interspecies Relations

1B GOTH AND THE MONSTROUS

CANADIAN B

CHAIR: Scott Henderson Brock University

Alison Fraser Trent University
My Goth is more Goth than Your Goth: Subcultural Identity on Social Media
Mitsutoshi Oba Northern Michigan University
Victorian Japonisme into “Goth-Loli” Vocaloid: A Cross-Cultural Transformation of “Gothic” in Post-Enlightenment Visual Culture

1C SOCIAL MEDIA AND INTERNET CULTURES

KING GEORGE ROOM

CHAIR: Lisa Peden University of Toronto

Quinn Valencourt Brock University
Me, Myself, and (I)dentity Construction Online: Analyzing Self-Presentation on Instagram
Nikki Yorgiadis York University
Communication Diffusion through Emojis
Matthew Fesnak Independent Scholar
Internet Trolls and Gendered Conservatism

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COFFEE BREAK 2:30-3:00

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SESSION 2 Thursday 3:00pm-4:30pm

2A LIVING AND DYING IN A DIGITAL WORLD

CANADIAN A

CHAIR: Chad Andrews Trent University

Miles Weafer York/Ryerson Universities
Advocating for Public Broadcasting in Canada in an Age of Digitial, Online Transmission
Chad Andrews Trent University
Simulating Industrial Horror: Inside and the Haptic Exploration of Death
Andrei Zanescu Concordia University
Streaming as Fetishization

2B REPRESENTING/PRODUCING SPORTS AND CULTURE

CANADIAN B

CHAIR: Matt Ventresca Georgia Institute of Technology

Christina Francia Brock University
The Jackie Robinson Stories: Temporal Analysis of the White Savior Narrative within the American Sport Film Genre
Eyitayo Aloh Trent University
Not High Enough a Culture: Race and Class in the Sponsorship of Canadian Cultural Activities
Matt Ventresca Queen’s University & William Bridel University of Calgary
“I Weeded as Needed”: Representing the NFL’s Cannabis Debates

2C (TRANS)MEDIATING POPULAR CINEMA

KING GEORGE ROOM

CHAIR: Philippe Gauthier Université d’Ottawa

Arun Jacob McMaster University
Rogue One: A Frame Story Suturing Space Jihad and Militant Hope
Philippe Gauthier  Université d’Ottawa & Olivier Trottier Independent Scholar
« It’s All Connected » : transmédialité et sérialité synchronisées dans l’Univers cinématographique de Marvel (MCU).
Lisa Peden University of Toronto
Pierre Bourdieu and Rudolph Valentino: The Struggle for Recognition

 

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SPECIAL GRADUATE STUDENT SESSION 4:45pm-6:00pm

SPONSORED BY THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES, BROCK UNIVERSITY

CANADIAN A

TOPIC: GRAD STUDIES, POST-DOCS AND BEYOND: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL OPTIONS IN A RISK SOCIETY

PRESENTERS

Scott Henderson Brock University
The Global Graduate Student: Mobility in a Risk Society
Matthew Ventresca Georgia Institute of Technology
Next Steps in a Curious Climate: Being a Post-Doc in the USA
Terrance McDonald Brock University
All That Writing Allows: Graduate Studies and External Grants in Canada

MODERATOR
Armando Alfaro PhD Graduate University of Otago, New Zealand

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CATERED RECEPTION 7:00pm-11:00pm

SPONSORED BY THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES, BROCK UNIVERSITY

HARD ROCK CLUB (3rd Floor Walkway, Between Sheraton and the Casino)

ALL WELCOME

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*** ALL FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SESSIONS ON 5th FLOOR MEZZANINE LEVEL OF SHERATON ON THE FALLS***

FRIDAY MAY 5th

WELCOME DESK 8:30am-5:00pm- 5th Floor Mezzanine Sheraton on the Falls

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CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 8:00am-9:00am- 5th Floor Mezzanine

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SESSION 3 Friday 9:00am-10:30am

3A POPULAR CULTURE METHODOLOGIES

STRATEGY ROOM 1
CHAIR: Jocleyn Sakal Froese McMaster University

Cath Duchastel and Melanie Baljko York University
Datascraping for Disability: Analyzing Disability Tags on an Online Multi-Fandoms Fanfiction Archive
Saeed Sabzian University of Waterloo
Visual Rhetoric: A Hybrid Framework for the Study of Visual Persuasion in Prose and Cinema
Laura Snelgrove Independent Scholar
Online Collaboration in a Fledgling Field: Editing the Fashion Studies Journal
Jocleyn Sakal Froese McMaster University
Psychoanalysis/Dreams in Comics

3B MEDIATING AMERICAN POLITICS

STRATEGY ROOM 2

CHAIR: Chris Richardson Young Harris College

Chris Richardson and Maggie Sproston Young Harris College
“They’re Bringing Drugs. They’re Bringing Crime. They’re Rapists.” Examining Popular Depictions of Ethnicity and Sexual Assault in Mainstream American TV News
Samuel Forrest York/Ryerson Universities
Politainment, Political Coverage, and the Construction of the Political Election Narrative
Jocelyn Smith McMaster University
The Politician/Celebrity & Fan(girl) Pleasure: The Line Between Queen Hillary & Presidential Candidate Clinton

3C POPULAR LITERATURES

STRATEGY ROOM 3

CHAIR: Mark Buchanan York University

Mark Buchanan York University
“After All, to the Well Organized Mind, Death is but the Next Great Adventure”: Fated Journeys Through and Beyond Death in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Trilogy
Lindsey Bannister Simon Fraser University
Onoto Watanna and Buffalo Child Long Lance: A Study in Settler Colonialism and Early Canadian Literary Celebrity
Graham J. Murphy Seneca College
The Affinity for Utopia: Utopian Desire and Robert Charles Wilson’s The Affinities

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COFFEE BREAK 10:30am-11:00am

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SESSION 4 Friday 11:00am-12:30pm

4A ENTANGLEMENTS OF AFFECTION: NEOLIBERALISM, (POST)FEMINISM, AND HETEROSEXUAL LOVE

STRATEGY ROOM 1

CHAIR: Zachary Ingle Roanoke College

Kim Hong Nguyen University of Waterloo
Monopolies and Monogamies: Dominating the Market and the Heart in Gossip Girl
Marc A. Ouellette Old Dominion University
Let’s Go Get the Shit Kicked Out of Us by Love”: Modifying Masculinities in Love Actually
Shana MacDonald University of Waterloo
How to Break Up with Patriarchy: Ex-Girlfriend as Feminist Anti-Hero in Jessica Jones

4B POPULAR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

STRATEGY ROOM 2

CHAIR: Penelope Ironstone Wilfrid Laurier University

Scott Mitchell Carleton University
The “Meme-ification” of Science: Do sites like IFLScience Contribute to Pop Culture Misrepresentations, or a Participatory Visual Culture of Knowledge Production?
Julie Domitrek Brock University
What Does a Gene Look Like?  A Limited Genealogy of Genetics Textbooks and How Changes in Visual Technology Impact the Teaching of Genetics
Penelope Ironstone Wilfrid Laurier University
Science Communication, The Microbiomal Paradigm, and Neoliberal Subjectivity

4C REPRESENTING IDENTITIES THROUGH POPULAR MEDIA

STRATEGY ROOM 3

CHAIR:Kenneth Paradis  Wilfrid Laurier University

Kenneth Paradis Wilfrid Laurier University
Post-secular Resurrection in The Game of Thrones
Meghan K. Riley University of Waterloo
Examining the Unpopular Aspects of Sci Fi Pop Culture: Racism and Sexism in Continuum, Orphan Black, and Extant
Steven Greenwood McGill University
“Villains Don’t Get Happy Endings:” Once Upon a Time and Redemption without Assimilation
Malcolm Matthews Brock University
“The Autistic Techno-Savant as a Posthuman Saviour of White Masculinity: Why Sheldon Cooper Can’t be Black

4D SPACE/NATURE/LANDSCAPE

STRATEGY ROOM 7

CHAIR: Justine Moller  Independent Scholar

Eve Paquette Université du Québec à Montréal
Nature’s Feats in BBC’s Life Series: A Comparison of the British, U.S., and Quebec Versions
Brooke Southgate Wilfrid Laurier University
Hunting the Mighty Dinosaur: Conquering the Frontier in A Sound of Thunder and A Gun for Dinosaur
Cory Maddalena Brock University
“A raging torrent of emotion that even nature can’t control”: Niagara (1953), the sublime, and landscape on film
Sheilagh Brasset Carleton University
The Celestial Spectacle: Production and Scrutiny in the Visual Culture of Space

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LUNCH BREAK 12:30pm-2:00pm

BUFFET LUNCH IN 5th FLOOR MEZZANINE (No cost for Conference Participants!)

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SESSION 5 Friday 2:00pm-3:30pm

5A AFFECTIVE EMBODIMENTS

STRATEGY ROOM 1

CHAIR: Laura Wiebe Brock University

Alex Pennington-Little McMaster University
The Arbonne Façade: Greenwashing in Cosmetics
Darcey Callison York University
Looking at Popular Movement Vocabulary: A Motif Method”
Grace Paizen University of Manitoba
Height: The Final Frontier: Tallness in Popular Culture and Social Stereotyping

5B FANDOM AND CONSUMPTION

STRATEGY ROOM 2

CHAIR: Jessica Bay York/Ryerson Universities

Diana Castillo Dalhousie University
Be Mindful of the Future: Information and Knowledge Management in Star Wars Tie-in Fiction
Valerie Luchak Carleton University
Reconsidering the Hipster: Materialized Counterculture at Bunz Trading Zone
Jessica Bay York/Ryerson Universities
“The Family Business”: Fan Labour and Supernatural

5C POLITICS AND IDENTITIES IN POPULAR MUSIC

STRATEGY ROOM 3

CHAIR: Nicholas P. Greco Providence University College

Phil Rose Independent Scholar
Socio-Technical Conflict, Negative Affect, and Radiohead’s OK Computer
Nicholas P. Greco Providence University College
“Sleep Comes Like a Drug”: A New Political Imaginary in 2017’s U2
Scott Henderson Brock University
‘For Who Can Bear to Feel Himself Forgotten?’ Indie Rock, Documentary Tradition and National Identity in Public Service Broadcasting’s “Night Mail”
Nicole Winger Western University
Reinterpreting Harry Belafonte: A Narrative of Resistance, Activism and Crossover Success

5D GENRES, AUTEURS AND SPACE IN CINEMA

STRATEGY ROOM 7

CHAIR: Justine Moller Independent Scholar

Justine Moller Independent Scholar
From Indie-Wood to Hollywood and Everything in Between: Steven Soderbergh as a Modern Auteur
Carolyn Veldstra University of Alberta
Crisis Comedy, Living in Absurd Times
Taylor Surman Wilfrid Laurier University
The Grand Celluloid Hotel: Stereotypes of Hotels in Modern Cinema

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COFFEE BREAK 3:30pm-4:00pm

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SESSION 6 Friday 4:00pm-5:30pm

6A POP CULTURE SEXUALITIES

STRATEGY ROOM 1

CHAIR: Scott Henderson Brock University

Tommy Mayberry University of Waterloo
“The Garden of Eden’s First Drag Queen”: RuPaul, William Blake, and Drag/Trans- Bodies
Patrick James Ryerson University
Homonormative All Stars; Transphobic Galaxies
Jean-Michel Berthiaume Université du Québec à Montréal
Holy Money-Shot Batman! How Pornographic Adaptations Reimagine the Contemporary Superhero Narrative

6B TRUMP STAKES: A POP CULTURE PRESIDENCY

STRATEGY ROOM 2

CHAIR: Danielle J. Deveau University of Waterloo

Danielle J. Deveau University of Waterloo
The Politics of Taking a Joke
Laura Thursby Trent University
An American Epistemological Crisis: Roswell Conspiracy Theories and the Success of Donald Trump
Signy Lynch York UniversityThe ‘Trumpian Performative’: Social Media Performance, Immediacy, and Authenticity in the 2016 U.S. Election

6C PERFORMANCE AND GENRE IN POPULAR MUSIC

STRATEGY ROOM 3

CHAIR: Alan Stanbridge University of Toronto
Bernie Murray Ryerson University
Thelonious Monk: Space and Simplicity Contributing to the Jazz Repertoire
Alan Stanbridge University of Toronto
Swingin’ in the Ol’ Corral: Jazz meets Country Music
Katelen Brown Bowling Green State University
Jimmy Stewart, Plinko, Type 2: How Jam Band Stats Tracking Can Promote Class Gatekeeping in the Scene
Simon Strange Bath Spa University
What elements of the ethos and practices of Art School Pedagogy could help inform the development of Higher Education Popular Music?

 

6D WRESTLING WITH REALITY: EXPLORING THE WWE’s PRECARIOUS FICTIONS

STRATEGY ROOM 7

CHAIR: Dru Jeffries Wilfrid Laurier University

Andrew Paul Kannegiesser Independent Scholar
“The Movie, The Match: No Holds Barred, Narrativity, and the Problem with Reality”
Sean DesiletsWestminster College
Daniel’s Specter: Daniel Bryan, Chris Benoit, and the Work of Mourning
Anna F. Peppard York University
‘A bunch of cheap, interchangeable, expendable, useless women’: Reading Narratives of Authenticity in Total Divas
Dru Jeffries Wilfrid Laurier University
Make Wrestling Great Again: Donald Trump’s Apprenticeship in WWE

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SATURDAY MAY 6th

WELCOME DESK: 8:30am-12:30pm 5th Floor Mezzanine

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CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 8:00am-9:00am 5th Floor Mezzanine

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SESSION 7 Saturday 9:00am-10:30am

7A CRIME, CELEBRITY, AND THE LAW

STRATEGY ROOM 1

CHAIR: May Friedman Ryerson University

May Friedman Ryerson University
Thinking about Jian: Truth, Consent, and the Law
Katie O’Connor York/Ryerson Universities
Jeffrey Dahmer: The Serial Killer as Celebrity Deviant and Transgressive Actor
Ross Chiasson Trent University
A Slice of the Sublime: How Ritualistic Murder Becomes Morally Ambiguous Through Aesthetic Representation in Dexter
Isabella Selk Providence University College
The Monster in Media: Marie Henein and Mediated Femininity

 

7B POPULAR MUSIC INDUSTRIES

STRATEGY ROOM 2

CHAIR: Jan Hemming University of Kassel

Rebecca Blankfort York University
“Swift” Gains for Capitalism: A Marxist View of the Music Industry
Andi Coulter University of Buffalo
Homogenization Nation: The Consolidation of Live Music and Washington D.C.’s DIY Fight Against Live Nation
Jan Hemming University of Kassel
On the Potential of Blockchain Technology for Creative Industries and Especially for Music

7C RACE, CLASS, AND POPULAR POLITICS

STRATEGY ROOM 3

CHAIR: Derek Foster Brock University

Kisha McPherson York University & Jemeria McPherson-Valentine George Brown College
Clapback Revolution: Disrupting Oppressive Representations of Girls and Women of Colour in Popular Culture
Derek Foster Brock University
Terry Fox, Whiteness and Post-Racial Hope

7D CINEMATIC CULTURES

STRATEGY ROOM 7

CHAIR: Kristeen McKee Laurentian University

Zachary Ingle Roanoke College
“A Great Hunger for American Motion Pictures”: Cannon Films and their Transnational Enterprise
Kristeen McKee Laurentian University
Looks and Lust in Wall-E (2008): Female Submission and Male Spectatorship in an Animated Tale about the Dynamics of Hetero-Desire
Cody Lang University of Alberta
Japanese Genre Experiments: The Magical Realism of Takashi Miike’s Yakuza Movies
Peter Duerr York University
“Will Your Daughter Make a Movie Star?”: Praised & Promoted- How One Turn of the Century Canadian Periodical Addressed the Profession of Actress and its Practitioners

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COFFEE BREAK 10:30am-11:00am

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SESSION 8 Saturday 11:00am-12:30pm
8A SPACE, PLACE AND DISCOURSE

STRATEGY ROOM 1

CHAIR: Joshua Augustino Brock University

Elizabeth M. Davis Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
The Perils of Zika: From Long Sleeves and Bug Spray to Climate Change and Contraception
Callie Mettler Trent University
There, That’s A Recipe: The Space for Cultural Production in Fred Wah’s Diamond Grill
Sarah Mulvihill Carleton University
Reclaiming Propaganda, Reframing Victory: Victory Gardens in the 21st Century
Val Muzik McMaster University
Gaming the Northwest Passage: Arctic Narratives in Board Games and Foreign Policy

8B BODY/BAWDY POLITICS: GENDER AND POPULAR CULTURE

STRATEGY ROOM 2

CHAIR: Charity Marsh University of Regina

Brittany Melton  Brock University
Quality Television: Challenging the Norm in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Shaughna Boara York University
She Wears Short Skirts, I Wear T-Shirts: Women, Transitions, and Popular Music
Victoria Kennedy Wilfrid Laurier University
“We Want the King!” The Crown and Masculinity
Charity Marsh University of Regina
“No Matter How Old, How YOung, How Sick- I Mean Something”: Peaches and Her Abject Bodies

8C FASHION CULTURES

STRATEGY ROOM 3

CHAIR: Derek Foster Brock University

Jaclyn Marcus Ryerson University
The Itsy Witsy, Teenie Weenie, Atomic Bikini
Kate Marland Ryerson University
How to Feel Like Pablo: What are the Influences Behind the Way Kanye Audiences Dress?
Myriam Couturier York/Ryerson Universities
“The Best Costume for Today”: Grey Gardens on Film and on the Fashion Page
Kate Rothschild Ryerson University
The Thong Song: The Whale Tail and the Narrative of Britney Spears’ Virginity

8D UNIVERS DES FRANCHISES

STRATEGY ROOM 7

CHAIR: Catherine Côté Université du Québec à Montréal

Catherine Côté Université du Québec à Montréal
«There are Other Worlds Than These. » Exploration de la Logique de Multivers dans The Dark Tower Series de Stephen King
Megan Bédard Université du Québec à Montréal
La Franchise Alien : étude des mutations Transmédiatiques et Transfictionnelles
Fanie Demeule and Samuel Archibald Université du Québec à Montréal
Interprétation formelle et analyse de risque du cycle A Song of Ice and Fire de G.R.R. Martin
Louis-Paul Willis Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Translations et Réappropriation dans la Série The Man in the High Castle

 

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CONFERENCE CLOSING LUNCH

KEYNOTE TALK

Sonja Cori Missio and Shireen Ahmed
It’s Only Banter, Love: Being a Woman on the Internet (a guide by Shireen Ahmed and Sonja Missio)

AGM

GREAT ROOM C

12:30-2:00

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