Sunday, November 13, 2011
NEPCA 2011 Update
My thanks to our presenters and audience this weekend at NEPCA. All three sessions went well, and we had great discussion sessions following all three sets of presentations. Unfortunately, we also had a number of last-minute withdrawals due to illness and injury and a no-show, and I include the revised session list below.
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend Area
2011 Annual Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Western Connecticut State University (Danbury, CT), November 11-12, 2011
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend I: Science Fiction (Session I, Friday, 4-5:30 PM, Warner 320)
Presider: Michael A. Torregrossa, The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
Paper 1: “Surviving The Night of the Comet: Zombies, Space, and the 2012 Hysteria”
Kristine Larsen, Physics and Earth Sciences Department, Central Connecticut State University
Paper 2: “Ain’t I a Xenomorph?: Representations of Post-Feminist Identity in the Alien Films”
Randy Laist, Goodwin College
The paper by Marlene San Miguel Groner has been withdrawn.
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend II: Legends Old and New (Session II, Saturday, 8:30-10 AM, Warner 320)
Presider: Brian Clements, Western Connecticut State University
Paper 1: “Robin Hood in Ballad and Film”
Kerry R. Kaleba, George Mason University
Paper 2: “What Do Vampires Have to Do with the Holy Grail?: The Transformation of the Grail Legend in Undead Arthuriana”
Michael A. Torregrossa, The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
Paper 3: “Vampires in Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire novels and the Twilight Saga”
Andrea Siegel, Graduate Center/CUNY
The paper by Barry Hall has been withdrawn.
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend III: Fantasy (Session III, Saturday, 10:30 AM – 12 PM, White 023)
Presider: Faye Ringel, United States Coast Guard Academy, retired
Paper 1: “ ‘Close This Book Right Now’: The Writer-Character in Children’s Fantasy”
Amie A. Doughty, SUNY Oneonta
The paper by Anne Berthelot has been withdrawn, and we believe that paper by Robert Luce has been withdrawn as well.