2018 Conference Program

THURSDAY MAY 3rd

REGISTRATION 12:00pm-5:00pm
Thistle Corridor
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SESSION 1

Thursday 1:00pm-2:30pm
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1A
TH 258
Issues in Cinema

Chair: Anthony Kinik, Brock University

Anthony Kinik Brock University
Minimum and Maximum Rock ’n’ Roll: Nick Cave, the Bad Seeds, and Rockumentary Form From The Road to God Knows Where (1990) to 20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

Justin Baillargeon Université de Montréal
Symphonie en re-majeure: la nostalgie dans le cinéma de J.J. Abrams

Arun Jacob McMaster University
Wealth and fame he’s ignored, Action is his reward: Interrogating the Wearable Technologies in Spiderman’s Suit
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1B
TH 259
Politics and Culture in a Neoliberal Age

Chair: Matt Fesnak, Independent Scholar

Matt Fesnak Independent Scholar
Streaming: The Damned Trickling of Capital in Contemporary Culture

Justin Shaw Université Saint-Anne
Sanitizing and Romanticizing America’s “Dirty Wars” on Terror:
Hollywood Adaptations of War Memoirs and Journalistic Non-fiction After 9/11

Brett A.B. Robinson Brock University
The Art of The Promo: Donald Trump, Professional Wrestling, and the “Kayfabe” World of American Politics
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COFFEE BREAK 2:30-3:00
Thistle Corridor
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SESSION 2
Thursday 3:00pm-4:30pm

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2A
TH 258
Food and Popular Culture

Chair: Jacqueline Botterill, Brock University

Jacqueline Botterill Brock University
The Emotional Labour of Feeding in Contemporary Grocery Food Advertising

Joshua Augustino York University
Snacking at the Stettheimer Symposium – Carrie’s Culinary Creations and Arts-Based Research

Keith Thompson Brock University
Culinary Customs: Exploring the Role of Ritual and Contemporary Food Consumption

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2B
TH 259
Negotiating Identity in Gaming

Chair: David Owen, University of Alberta

Stephan Reilly Wilfrid Laurier University
The Purpose and Importance of Representation in Video Games

Christina Fawcett University of Winnipeg

Arkham and Villainous Male Desire

Greg Gillespie Brock University
Fight On!: Nostalgia, Fandom, and Meaning in a Dungeons and Dragons Fanzine 2008-13

David Owen University of Alberta
Enframing the Real with The Virtual: The Changing Definition of Performance Due to Videogames and Social Media
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Thursday 4:45pm-6:00pm
TH 258

Graduate Student Mentorship Workshop: The Academic Interview

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CONFERENCE OPENING RECEPTION

w/Hors d’Oeuvres Plus Cash Bar (All Conference Attendees will receive two complimentary drink tickets)

POND INLET

Thursday 7pm-11pm
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FRIDAY MAY 4th

REGISTRATION 8am-5pm
Thistle Corridor

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 
8:00am-9:00am
Thistle Corridor

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

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3A
TH 258
Consumption, (De)Consumption and Consignment

Chair: Jacqueline Botterill, Brock University

Laura Snelgrove Independent Scholar
The Little Shop: A Montreal Vintage Institution

Davina DesRoches University of Winnipeg & William Ramp University of Lethbridge
A Bearable Lightness of Being: Decluttering, Precarious Aspiration and (De)consumption
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3B
TH 259
Decomposing Nature: The Environment and the Post-Apocalyptic

Chair:

 Ken Paradis, Wilfrid Laurier University

Alexandre Desbiens-Bressard University of Western Ontario
Pop Culture, Pop Nature: Environmental Concerns in Three Popular Animated Works

Zak Bronson University of Western Ontario
The Engines of Climate Change: Snowpiercer as Critique

Mason Wales York University
Post-apocalyptic Screen Fiction as Putropian Narrative
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3C
TH 257
Musings on Music

Chair: J. Mark Percival, Queen Margaret University

Kirstin Bews Brock University
“Pissed Tae Th’ Gills”: About The Real McKenzie’s Marginalising Discourse of Highlandism

Colin Campbell York University and OCAD University
Conscious Purpose and Emancipation in Popular Music

J. Mark Percival Queen Margaret University
Superheroes Play Pop: Representation of Rock and Popular Music in Comics
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COFFEE BREAK 10:30am-11:00am
Thistle Corridor
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SESSION 4
Friday 11:00am-12:30pm

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4A
TH 258
Reverence and Popular Culture: Religion and Commemoration

Chair: Ken Paradis, Wilfrid Laurier University

Derek Foster Brock University
The Transcendent Terry Fox: Iconicity and (Canadian) Civil Religion

Cynthia Soldan Lakehead University
“I’m Batman”: Yeats’ “The Second Coming” Decoded

Ken Paradis Wilfrid Laurier University
“History” in American Evangelical Discourse
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4B
TH 259
Crossover and Appropriation: When Cultures Clash

Chair: Wes D. Pearce, University of Regina

Kazi Rouf Noble International University/York University
Portrayal of Black Women in the Media: Extending the Myth of Mammy, Mulatto & Jezebel

Yaochong Yang Trent University
Godzilla in the Database

Cody Lang York University
Cinema of the Margins: Magical Realism and the Ex-trinsic
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4C
TH 257
Rethinking Television Studies

Chair: Scott Henderson, Brock University

Jessica Brown Wilfrid Laurier University
Moving Characters in Mobile Worlds

Shana MacDonald University of Waterloo
Big Little Lies and the Demise of Post-feminism

Scott Henderson Brock University
Driven to Distraction: Genre, Formula, and the Death Throes of Traditional Television
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LUNCH
Friday 12:30pm-2:00pm
Guernsey Market

Guests can visit the Guernsey Market to purchase lunch
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SESSION 5
Friday 2:00pm-3:30pm

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5A
TH 258
Visual and Sonic Women

Chair: Charity Marsh, University of Regina

Leila Talei OCAD University
Female Body Re-Told: Violent Iconography in Alexander McQueen’s “High Land Rape” Catwalk

Devon Moriarty University of Waterloo
We Can’t Stop: Miley Cyrus and the Perpetuation of Culturally Appropriative Acts

Charity Marsh University of Regina
“When She Plays We Hear the Revolution”: A Case Study of Girls Rock Regina
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5B
TH 259
May the 4th Be With You: Sci-Fi Television

Chair: Quinn Valencourt, Brock University

Quinn Valencourt Brock University
“I didn’t expect to find myself living in the future, but here I fucking am.”: Techno-paranoia and Neoliberalism in Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror

Susan Clerc Southern Connecticut State University
Who Are You When You Don’t Know Who You Are?: Memory and Identity in Dark Matter

Laine Zisman Newman University of Toronto
The Universal Mother: Fertility and the Biological Imperative of Orphan Black
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5C
TH 257
Culture Across Canada

Chair: Wes D. Pearce, University of Regina

Darren Zanussi Carleton University
A Happy Hardcore Accident: Alexisonfire, Much Music, and Canadian Music Policy

Wes D. Pearce University of Regina
“The Wheel is Come Full Circle”: Shakespeare, Summertime and Popular Culture
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COFFEE BREAK 3:30pm-4:00pm
Thistle Corridor
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SESSION 6
Friday 4:00pm-5:30pm

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6A
TH 258
Composing Identity: Music and Representation

Chair: Anthony Kinik, Brock University

Gabriel Martin Labrosse Université du Québec à Montréal
Trap or Die: le rap contemporain du sud États-Unis et ses rapports à la mobilité sociale du rêve américain

Bernie Murray Ryerson University
Miles Davis, Artistic Collaborations, and Stylistic Development of BeBop, Cool Jazz, and Hard Bop

Jocelyn Smith McMaster University
“He Better Call Becky With the Good Hair”: Bey, Nicki and the Occupation of Black Heterosexual Masculinity
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6B
TH 259
Contemplating Horror

Chair: Douglas Clarke, York University

Douglas Clarke York University
The Horror of Nature: Slashers and Their Connection to the Power of Nature

Michael Thorn York University/ Ryerson University
Questioning Psychiatric Power in the Horror Genre

Carmen Victor York University/Ryerson University
A Slow Burn: Ecocide in Fortitude

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6C
TH 257
Fans and the Discourses of Young Adult Fiction in Text and On Screen

Chair: Jessica Bay, York University/Ryerson University

Yolanda Hood University of Prince Edward Island
The Black Girl in the Dress: An Analysis of Race, Identity, and Politics in Young Adult Debutante Fantasy

Jocelyn Froese Wilfrid Laurier University and Cameron Greensmith Kennesaw State University
Seeing Suicide Sideways: Queering the Discourse of Suicide Prevention in Young Adult Texts

Jessica Bay York University/Ryerson University
Hungering for Fans: The Fan Demographic in Hollywood Marketing

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CONFERENCE DINNER AND KEYNOTE TALK

DINNER  6:30pm-8:00pm
MARILYN I WALKER SCHOOL OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS LOBBY (DOWNTOWN ST. CATHARINES)
CATERING BY MAHTAY CAFE

KEYNOTE
MARILYN I WALKER SCHOOL OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS
8:00pm-9:30pm
Studio B (MW 247)

DR. MARY FOGARTY, YORK UNIVERSITY
What makes a man break? Masculinity, Ageing and Aesthetic Choices

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SATURDAY MAY 5th

REGISTRATION 8am-12pm
Thistle Corridor

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 
8:00am-9:00am
Thistle Corridor
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SESSION 7
Saturday 9:00am-10:30am

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7A
TH 258
Approaches to the Analysis of Popular Culture

Chair: Jocelyn Froese, Wilfrid Laurier University

Rachele Salvini Oklahoma State University
We Got The Power: Teaching Pop Culture in the Writing Class

Saeed Sabzian University of Waterloo
Aural Rhetoric: Theory and Practice

Alisa Bialas York University
Dance Immersion: Utilizing 360° Video Technology in the Advancement of the Screen Dance Genre
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7B
TH 259
Anxiety and the Uncanny

Chair: Malcolm Matthews, Brock University

Natalja Chestopalova York University
Arkangel Goes to Hamilton, Ontario, or Black Mirror’s Cinematic Phenomenology of Modern Anxiety

Kevin McGuiness Brock University
Traversing the Uncanny Valley: The Plastic Face of Hollywood

Malcolm Matthews Brock University
Virtually Human: Autism and Disability in the Uncanny Valley

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COFFEE BREAK 10:30am-11:00am
Thistle Corridor
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SESSION 8
Saturday 11:00am-12:30pm

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8A
TH 259
Bodies, Sexuality, and Performance

Chair: Alexandre Desbiens-Brassard, University of Western Ontario

Armando Alfaro Independent Scholar
No Desire to Desire: Asserting Asexuality and Navigating Masculinity in BoJack Horseman

Kim Khanh Tran Queen’s University
“I’m looking for friends, family, enemies, and a possible lover”: Hetalia and the Intimacies of Online Identity Roleplay on Facebook

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