2014 COMICS AND POPULAR ARTS ACADEMIC CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

FRIDAY

 

10:00 AM - WELCOME (COMICS)

Description: Get a sneak peak at this year’s panel lineup, then hear from CPAAC’s keynote speaker Kelly Sue DeConnick!

Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

 

11:30 AM - GENDER IN SCI-FI FILM (AM SCI-FI MEDIA)

Description: Scholars Joel Amnot & Johnathan Flowers investigate issues of gender, feminism, and masculine ft masculine ft in sci-fi films like Ender’s Game and Pacific Rim.

Participates:

Johnathan Flowers: Mako Mori is (Not) Your Feminist Heroine

Joel Amnott: Who is playing Ender's Game? Whiteness, Masculinity, and Film Adaptation

Moderator: Vickie Willis

Location: Marriott, M301-M302

11:30 AM - PSYCHOLOGY AND GAMING (TABLETOP GAMING)

Description: Psychologists Josué Cardona, Woody Harris, & Charles Rohr discuss the use of tabletop games and RPGs in therapy and clinical psychology.

Participants:

·         Josué Cardona & Woody Harris: Gaming Is Good for You: The Positive Effects of Video and Board Gaming

·         Charles Rohr: Roll Knowledge (Psychology): Examining the Role of Tabletop Role Playing Games in Society, Psychology, and Treatment of United States Combat Veterans.

Moderator: Richard Nokes

Location: Hilton, Grand Salon C


2:00PM CPAAC ATTENDEE LUNCH

4:00 PM - MYTH IN STARGATE (STARGATE)

Description: Scholars and fans examine the Stargate franchise as myth-building.

Participants:

Richard Scott Nokes

Location: Westin, Chastain HIJ

SATURDAY

 

10:00AM - LITERARY AND RELIGIOUS THEMES IN COMICS (COMICS)

Description: Scholars of comics, literature, & religion explore literary and theological themes in DC’s 'New 52' and 'Swamp Thing.' D. Humphries, N. Sheppard.

Participants:

Durf Humphries: Old Testaments and the New 52: Conflicting Religions of DC Comics

Natalie Sheppard: Abandon Hope, Y'all Who Enter Here: Swamp Thing and Dante's Journey Through The Divine Comedy

Moderator: Richard Nokes

Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

1:00 PM - POST-APOCALYPTIC SOCIAL CRITIQUE (APOCALYPSE RISING)

Description: Critical Social Theorist Clint Jones analyzes the Walking Dead, the Massive, and Snowpiercer to draw conclusions about modern society.

Participants:

Clint Jones: Post-Apocalyptic Human Society:  An Examination of the End Times in The Walking Dead, The Massive, and Snowpiercer

Moderator: Johnathan Flowers

Location: Westin, Chastain 1-2

2:30PM - SCI FI: GENDER & UTOPIA (SCIFI LITERATURE)

Description: Jennifer Hudgens discusses race & gender in Heinlein’s work, & Joseph Cadotte & Elizabeth Kidder discuss historical & fictional utopias & dystopias.

Participants:

Jennifer Hudgens:  RAH, RAH, Womp: Race and Gender in Heinlein's Science Fiction

Joseph Cadotte & Elizabeth Kidder: The Broken Paradise: the Dystopia Lurking Inside Every Utopia

 Moderator: Vickie Willis

 Location: Hyatt, Embassy A-B

SUNDAY

 

2:30 PM - COMICS, SEMIOTICS, REPRESENTATION (COMICS)

Description: Comics scholars Spencer Chalifour and Jared Hegwood examine symbolic and representational techniques from Superman to Jeff Smith’s RASL.

Participants:

Spencer Chalifour: The Very Wheelwork of Nature: The Visual Representation of Alternate Realities in Jeff Smith's RASL

Jared Hegwood: Subject, Signifier, Superman

Moderator: Matthew Brown

Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

5:30PM - CPAC PRESENTERS MEETUP

Description: CPAC Panelists meet and discuss experiences at this years conferences, and any improvements or adjustments to be made for the  following year. (Closed Session)

Location: Hyatt, Roswell Room

10:00 PM    DREAM LOGIC AND MURDER WIZARDRY (HORROR)

Description: A discussion of the narrative effects of psychological concepts and themes from MANHUNTER to NBC's HANNIBAL

Participants:

Damien Patrick Williams

Cleolinda Jones

Location: Westin, Peachtree 1-2

10:00 PM   ROUNDTABLE ON RACE, GENDER, & SEXUALITY IN COMICS & FANDOM

Description: Open forum for discussing issues of race, gender, and sexuality that arise in the comics industry and fandom in general.

Participants:

Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matthew J. Brown, Kari Storla, Daniel Amrhein, John Flowers, Vickie Willis, Laurenn McCubbin, & You!

Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

MONDAY

 

10:00 AM - COMICS IN THE COMPOSITION CLASSROOM (COMICS)

Description: Comics scholar Karl Mohn and comics professional Kelly Sue DeConnick discuss the various ways that educators can use the comic medium to teach students about composition and narrative.

Participants:

Karl Mohn: Comics and Multimodal Composition in the First-Year Composition Classroom

Kelly Sue DeConnick

Moderator: Vickie Willis

Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

 

11:30 AM - STARGATE AS MYTH (STARGATE)

Panel Title: Stargate as Stories, Myths, and Personal Identity

Description: The panel examines the rise of new media, & its effect on how we virtualize & mythologize notions of the self & the Stargate community. R.S. Nokes, D. Williamsburg

Participants:

Richard Scott Nokes & Damien Williams  

Location: Westin, Chastain HIJ

1:00 PM - COMICS & FEMINISM (COMICS)

Description: Comics scholars Daniel Amrhein and Kari Storla trace feminist themes from the origins of Wonder Woman to the Tomb Raider reboot comic by Gail Simone.

Participants:

Daniel Amrhein: Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon

Kari Storla: "She's just one girl": A post (modern) feminist reading of the Tomb Raider reboot

Moderator: Vickie Willis

Location: Hyatt, Hanover F