Sunday, September 9, 2012

NEPCA Fantastic Sessions 2012

Here are the preliminary details of our sessions for this year's conference. Further updates will appear on the blog.

2012 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York
26-27 October 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Legend I: Visions of the Future
Chair: Michael Torregrossa, Independent Scholar

Cory Matieyshen (National University): “Bert the Turtle Won't Save You: American Science Fiction Prose and Criticism of Nuclear Civil Defense During the 1950s”
Derek Newman-Stille (Trent University): “Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl In The Ring and the Use of Speculative Fiction to Disrupt Singular Interpretations of Place”
Özüm Ünal (Bahçeşehir University): “Mothering the ‘Other’: Representation of the Decentered Bodies in Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men
Shannon Tarango (University of California Riverside): “Dystopia in The Hunger Games

Saturday, October 27, 2012: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Legend II: Old Legends, New Stories
Chair: Michael Torregrossa, Independent Scholar

Mary Bridgeman (Trinity College Dublin): “Complex subjects in Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and True Blood
Laura Wiebe (McMaster University): “Witches, Elves, and Bioengineers: Magic and Science in Kim Harrison’s The Hollows
Kathleen Mulligan (Providence College): “Robin Hood: from ‘History’ to Folklore and Back Again”
Michael Torregrossa (Independent Scholar): “Once and Future Kings Revisited:The Theme of Arthur Redivivus in Recent Arthuriads of the Comics Medium”

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