CONFERENCE PROGRAM

40th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE

NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION

19-20 OCTOBER 2018

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY

All Panel Sessions are Held in Sullivan Academic Center, Second Floor

Display tables for publishers and authors are in the Sullivan Academic Center,

Second Floor Foyer

REGISTRATION: Sullivan Academic Center, Second Floor Foyer

Friday, 19 October, 1:30-5 p.m.

Saturday, 20 October, 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m.

COFFEE/WATER BREAKS: Sullivan Academic Center, Second Floor Foyer

Saturday, 20 October, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

FRIDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2018

Registration Desk Open 1:30-5 -- Sullivan Academic Center, Second Floor Foyer

All Panel Sessions are Held in Sullivan Academic Center, Second Floor

FRIDAY 2-3:15

Session 1        S-201

World Literature: Texts, Identity, Politics

Area Chair: Susan Gorman, MCPHS University

Unholy Communion: The Dialectics of Religion and Violence in Rabih Alameddine’s Koolaids

Khaled Ghazel, University of St. Andrews

Migrations of Self-Discovery in The Namesake 

Lara Kattekola, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

The Pornographic Vampire in Anthropology: Charles Carrington and Bram Stoker's Dracula

Heeyeon Kim, Yonsei University


Session 2        S-205

Frankenstein 1818 to 2018: 200 Years of Mad Scientists and Monsters I

Session Chair: Saraliza Anzaldua, University of California, Los Angeles

Frankenstein: A Personal History

Daniel Shank Cruz, Utica College

Looking at Frankenstein: Ten Filmmakers Capture the Monster

James Osborne, College of Saint Rose

Frankenstein and Transatlantic Monster Making in Robert J. Meyer's The Cross of Frankenstein (1975)

Matt Grinder, Union Institute and University

Session 4        S-221

Sports

Area Chair: Dennis Gildea, Springfield College

If It Is A Beautiful Game, Why Are You So Ugly?

Jason Burke Murphy, Elms College

Martina as the Mother of Social Protest in Sport

Linda K. Fuller, Worcester State University Emerita

The Unethical World of Baseball

Laurie Dahlin, Worcester State University

Session 5        S-208

Politics, Civic Life, and Popular Culture I

Session Chair: Michael Baker, Worcester State University

A Machiavellian Discourse on Game of Thrones

Giacomo Calabria, Humanities New York

Transmedia Storytelling in Journalism

Mackenzie Donovan, Keene State College

Lincoln vs. Hitler: The Hollywood Biopic as WWII Propaganda

Brian Snee, Manhattanville College


Session 6        S-230

Race and Ethnicity I

Area Chair: Don Gagnon, Western Connecticut State University

Consciousness Raising and Cultural Reclamation the New Disney?

Colby Miyose, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Cycling as Critical Spatial Tactic: Youth, Race, and Public Space in Worcester, MA

Francisco Vivoni, Worcester State University

Voice-Over Narration in Randy Redroad’s The Doe Boy (2001)

Laura Beadling, Youngstown State University

Session 7        S-222

Digital Media and Gaming Culture

Session Chair: Joshua Roeder, Drew University

Simulating Ableism: The Sims and Disability Representation

Shelly Jones, SUNY Delhi

Play to Not Pay: Wealth Fantasies in Early Video Games

Adam Crowley, Husson University

Surviving Until Dawn: A Gendered Case Study

Hayley McCullough, Rensselaer Polytechnic University

Distant Culture, Universal Romance: Unraveling Asian Dramas

Felicitas Baruch, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Session 8        S-232

Women Warriors and Popular Culture: Representations Across Space and Time I

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

Session Chair: Scott Manning, American Military University

Joan of Arc’s Siege Arsenal in Cecil B. DeMille’s Joan the Woman (1916)

Scott Manning, American Military University

Stranger Weeping: Considering Margery Kempe Through Eleven in Stranger Things

Anna McGill, Louisiana State University

Red Widows and Nihilist Queens: Russian Women in the American Imagination

Chelsea Gibson, Binghamton University -- SUNY


FRIDAY 3:30-4:45

Session 9        S-201

Storytelling

Area Chair: Adam Crowley, Husson College

The Penelopiad’s Maids as Pop Culture Shape-Shifters

Susan Gorman, MCPHS University

Convergence, Divergence, and Departure in Through the Woods

Matthew Jones, County College of Morris

Session 10        S-205

Frankenstein 1818 to 2018: 200 Years of Mad Scientists and Monsters II

Session Chair: Marty Norden, University of Massachusetts Amherst

New Adam, New Eve: the Brides of Frankenstein in Theodore Rozak's Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein (1986) and John Kessel's Pride and Prometheus (2018)

Faye Ringel, U.S. Coast Guard Academy Emerita

Frankenstein's Justine Moritz: the Female Monster and Her Body

Saraliza Anzaldua, University of California, Los Angeles

Session 11        S-202

Film and History I: Philosophy in Horror Films

Session Chair: Jacqueline Morrill, Worcester State University

Sexuality in Horror Films

Victoria Donarumo, Worcester State University

Existentialism in Horror Films

Victoria Hallas, Worcester State University

Trauma in Horror Films

Caitlin Lamonda, Worcester State University


Session 12        S-221

Dance and Popular Culture

Area Chair: Mark Broomfield, SUNY Geneseo

Tron Dancing: Glitch Aesthetics in Embodied Posthumanism

Jessica Hautsch, Stony Brook University

How Popular Dance Has Influenced the Concert Dance Stage

Adrienne Hawkins, Independent Scholar

Session 13        S-208

Politics, Civic Life, and Popular Culture II
Session Chair: Giacomo Calabria, Humanities New York

Presidential Marriages in the Movies

MaryAnne Borrelli, Connecticut College

Student Journalism as Digital Civics

Mark Nimkoff, Westfield State University

The Monuments Shall Rise Again! Alternative Histories of the Civil War

David Moore, Loyola University New Orleans

Session 14        S-230

Race and Ethnicity II

Session Chair: Francisco Vivoni, Worcester State University

African Superman: Representations of Blackness in Fei Zhou Chao Ren

Shun Man Emily Chow, University of Hong Kong

Bruno Mars: Remixing Race and Music?

Melinda Mills, Castleton State University


Session 15        S-222

History and Uses of the Past

Session Chair: Bruce Cohen, Worcester State University Emeritus

Animating Identity: African-American Historical Pageantry in the Progressive Era and Beyond

Darren Barry, Independent Scholar

Reinstating Orpah and Remembering Ruth

Allison McClain Merrill, Yale Divinity School and Institute of Sacred Music

Ripples in the Rockpool: Grace O'Malley in Popular Culture

Robert Weir, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Botany and Mothering in the 19th Century

Karen I. Case and Lakshmi Frechette, University of Hartford

Session 16        S-232

Women Warriors and Popular Culture: Representations Across Space and Time II

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

Session Chair: Cheryl Hunter, University of Massachusetts Lowell

"If I Am to Die Tonight, Let me Die a Fighter": Gail Simone's Reconstructing of Red Sonja

Peter Cullen Bryan, Pennsylvania State University

Correcting Wonder Woman: The Power of Patty Jenkins

Erin Lafond, Boston College



FRIDAY 5:15-6:15

NEPCA 2018 Opening Reception -- May Street Building Auditorium

Please join your fellow conference attendees for an hour of food, drink, and conversation,

hosted by NEPCA


FRIDAY 6:15-7:15

Plenary Presentation: “Kitsch as Kitsch Can”

Dr. Matthias Waschek, Director of the Worcester Art Museum

May Street Building Auditorium

Matthias Waschek is the C. Jean and Myles McDonough Director of the Worcester Art Museum.

Appointed in 2011, he oversaw the integration of the Higgins collection of arms and armor, as well as a broadening of programmatic focus that includes global contemporary art and popular culture.  The institution works closely with the 13 local colleges and universities, has become the partner of many social service providers, and hosts naturalization ceremonies, besides being a polling station of Ward 3, Precinct 2.

Waschek earned the Ph.D. in art history from Bonn University (1991), was the head of public programs at the Louvre museum in Paris (1992 - 2003) and the executive director of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in Saint Louis, MO (2003 - 2011), where he worked with artists like Hiroshi Sugimoto, Richard Serra and Ann Hamilton.



SATURDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2018

Registration Desk Open 7:45-2 -- Sullivan Academic Center, Second Floor Foyer

All Panel Sessions are Held in Sullivan Academic Center, Second Floor

Coffee and Water Available 8-2 -- Sullivan Academic Center, Second Floor Foyer

SATURDAY 8-9:15

Session 17        S-201

American Literature and Fiction

Area Chair: Mark Madigan, Nazareth College

John Steinbeck: The Proletariat and Phalanx Theory

Stacy Maddern, University of Hartford

Hear Their Battle Cries: Female Soldiers in Modern Fiction

Cheryl Carithers, Texas Christian University

Session 18        S-205

The Fantastic I: Deciphering Disney: Heroes and Villains in Fantastic Films of the Walt Disney Company

Session Chair: Amie Doughty, SUNY Oneonta

Merlin Knows Best: Patterns of Masculine Identity in Disney's Animated Fantasies

Michael A. Torregrossa, Independent Scholar

Girls Who are BRAVE: Young Women Warriors of the Spiritual Realm

June-Ann Greeley, Sacred Heart University

Horror in Disney: Mob Mentality and Ideology in Beauty and the Beast (1991) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Kellie Deys, Nichols College


Session 19        S-202

Music I

Area Chair: Scott Manning, American Military University

John Powell's "Rhapsodie Nègre" as Propaganda

Aaron Keebaugh, North Shore Community College

Song to Marjorie: Woody Guthrie's Muse and Life Companion

Laura Hayden, Western Connecticut State University

RM and American Rap: Perilous Intercultural Communication

Mark DeStephano, Saint Peter's University

SATURDAY 9:30-10:45

Session 20        S-201

War, Peace, and Culture I: The Stuff of War: Material, Monuments, Mortality

Session Chair: Linda Hixon, Worcester State University

Close to Home: Finding My Grandfather in the Spanish-American War

Maryanne Hammond, Worcester State University

Memories in Stone: Remembering War in Worcester

Zachary Washburn, Worcester State University

Session 21        S-205

The Fantastic II: Heroes Reborn: New Models of Heroism in Fantastic Fiction

Session Chair: Sharon Yang, Worcester State University

The Librarians, Flynn Carsen, and the Aesthetics of Heroism

Nova Seals, Salve Regina University

A More Feminine Way of Being: Growth and Aging in Ursula K. LeGuinn's Tehanu (1990) and The Other Wind (2001)

Kathleen Healey, Worcester State University

Decentering Monsterhood: John M. Ford’s The Last Hot Time

Angela Gustafsson Whyland, Southern New Hampshire University

Reluctant Royals: Reading Royalty in YA Fantasy

Amie Doughty, SUNY Oneonta

Session 22        S-202

Music II

Session Chair: Shawn Driscoll, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Introducing the Beatles:  The Fab Four and Teen Culture

Terry Hamblin, SUNY Delhi

Amplifying Satan: A Look into Black Metal’s Great Awakening

Laura Ansill, Independent Scholar

Girls in the Men’s Room: Gender Performativity in “Androgyny” by Garbage

Matea Lacmanović, University of Graz

Session 23        S-221

Comics and Graphic Novels

Session Chair: Terrance Riley, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

That's the Way to Teach It

Shreya Sethuraman, Independent Scholar

DC’s Revival: Analyzing the Audience of The New Teen Titans

Joshua Roeder, Drew University

The Death and Life of Great American Myths

Joseph Donica, Bronx Community College, CUNY

Poor Dear Sweet Girl: Women's Trauma in the Superhero Genre

Justine Wilson, St. John's University

Session 24        S-208

Food, Foodways, and Culture I: Food and Identity

Session Chair: Todd Olszewski, Providence College

Eating Rituals and Replacement in Hemingway's In Our Time

David Downey, Wentworth Institute of Technology

The New Traditional Jewish Cookbook

Lesleigh Cushing, Colgate University

How is Paella a Representative of Cultures in North America?

Rosa Abreu-Runkle, New York City College of Technology


Session 25        S-230

Television I: Place, Culture, and Technology

Session Chair: Laura Brown, Boston University

Postwar Suburban Gothic in U.S. Popular Culture

Steffen Hantke, Sogang University

Ethics and Artificial Intelligence in Black Mirror

Amber Davisson, Keene State College

No Mercy: Cobra Kai, 80s Nostalgia, and Flipping the Script

Jim Deys, Nichols College

Session 27        S-232

Crime in Fact and Fiction: Crime, Corruption, and Conspiracy

Session Chair: Erica Tortolani, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Where Is the Foul?

Joe Baumstarck, University of Louisville

“As to the Crime for which I am to die”: The Last Words and Dying Speech of Mark, an Enslaved Man

Tanya Mears, Worcester State University

SATURDAY 11-12:15

Session 28        S-201

War, Peace, and Culture II: Depictions of War, Real and Imagined

Area Chair: Mark Van Ells, Queensborough Community College

Northern Ireland Murals: From the Dirty Protest to the Hunger Strike and the Making of Martyrs

Lexie Santini, Marshall University

Let’s Get Bombed: Symbolism, Trading Cards, and Desert Storm

Erika Briesacher and Alex Briesacher, Worcester State University

Transnational and Contextualized Reading of Game of Thrones

Aryong Choi-Hantke, Institute of Body and Mind


Session 29        S-205

The Fantastic III: Horrific Spaces

Session Chair: Faye Ringel, U.S. Coast Guard Academy Emerita

A Realm for the Reanimated: The Magnificent Nightmare of Dr. Porter and Prof. Poe and Their Attempts to Raise the Dead in Victorian New England

Michael J. Bielawa, The Barnum Museum

American Mythology and Mythopoeia: Blackwood and Lovecraft

Russell Brickey, Youngstown State University

Mash-Ups and Moral Philosophy: An Approach towards Combining Ethics and Zombie Studies

Bryan Hall, St. John's University

Session 30        S-202

Film and History II: Film Genre

Session Chair: Randy Laist, Goodwin College

Seeing The Light of Day:  A Jam Handy Animated Orphan Film

Brian Oakes, Kean University

Disney's Moana as a Celebration of Authenticity

Christian Nelson, MCPHS University

Advanced Age, Gender, and Horror in The Devil-Doll (1936)

Marty Norden, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Session 32        S-208

Food, Foodways, and Culture II: (Re)Building Relationships Through Food

Session Chair: Lesleigh Cushing, Colgate University

Preserving Relationships through Recipes

Rachel Snell, University of Maine

Culinary Lyricism: Exploring Cultural Opportunities in Music

Nia-Raquelle Smith, Independent Scholar

Cooking Pop Culture: Cookbooks as Novelty and Exposition

Susan Brassard, Newbury College


Session 33        S-230

Television II: Political Economy and Production

Session Chair: Angela Gustafsson Whyland, Southern New Hampshire University

SmartTV: Imagining a More Accessible Form of TV Criticism

J.D. Swerzenski, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Peacock and the Rings: Olympic Telecasting at NBC

Dennis Major, Boston University

Adult Swim's Off the Air and Experimental Television

Erica Tortolani, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Session 34        S-222

Teaching and Popular Culture I

Area Chair: Lance Eaton, Brandeis University

Teaching the Neo-Victorian Spinoff

Terrance Riley, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Teaching Brazilian Popular Culture in an American Context

Denise Osborne, University of Albany, SUNY

Exploring Marriage, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity through Film

Saiyeda Khatun and Amy Neeman, Johnson & Wales University

"Choose Your Own Adventure Learning": Radio, Drama, and Games

Cari Keebaugh, Northshore Community College



NEPCA Annual Conference Luncheon, Business Meeting, Awards Ceremony

May Street Building Auditorium

SATURDAY 12:30-1:30

Greetings and Remarks:

Russ Pottle, NEPCA 2018 Program Chair

Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Worcester State University

Marty Norden, NEPCA President

Rob Weir, NEPCA Executive Director and Treasurer

Distribution of Awards:

Peter C. Rollins Book Award: Presenter, Katherine Allocco, Rollins Prize Committee Chair

The Amos St. Germain Prize: Presenter, Andi McClanahan, Graduate Student Paper Prize Committee Chair

The Carol Mitchell Prize: Presenter, Andi McClanahan, Graduate Student Paper Prize Committee Chair


SATURDAY 1:45-3

Session 36        S-201

War, Peace, and Culture III: To Watch, To Listen, To Read -- Vietnam Through a Popular Culture Prism

Session Chair: Peter Holloran, Worcester State University

Comment: Jerry Lembcke, College of the Holy Cross Emeritus

The Celluloid Split -- Examining the Vietnam Film, Pre-1978

Shawn Driscoll, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Dreaming of a Divided Home: Home and Division in Vietnam-Era Music

Ted Racicot, Worcester State University

The War in Print — Exploring Fictional Histories of the Vietnam Conflict

Alyssa Reynolds, Abby Kelley High School


Session 37        S-205

The Fantastic IV: Making Monsters

Session Chair: Don Vescio, Worcester State University

Gender, Trauma, and the Domestic in Exorcism Novels

Bridgit Keown, Northeastern University

More Than Human: A Crip Theoretic

Christopher Ketcham, University of Houston Downtown

Project Alice: Ultimate Woman Warrior or Frankenstein's Monster in the Resident Evil Film Series?

Kristine Larsen, Central Connecticut State University

Session 38        S-202

Film and History III: War Films: Fact or Fiction?

Area Chair: Carol Mitchell, Springfield College

13 Hours: Inferred Truth and Cinematic History

Kenneth Fleming, American University

Sins Against History: Mel Gibson's War Films

Robert Niemi, St. Michael's College

Session 39        S-221

Genders, Sex, and Sexuality

Area Chair: Carol-Ann Farkas, MCPHS University

The Evolving Role of Male Characters in Film and Media Today

Cheryl Hunter, University of Massachusetts Lowell

“If You Wear a Dress and Have an Animal Sidekick, You’re a Princess”: How Disney Re-envisions the Princess Archetype

Priscilla Hobbs, Southern New Hampshire University

Questioning Gender in LeGuin and TV

MaryLynn Saul, Worcester State University


Session 40        S-208

Food, Foodways, and Culture III: Science, Technology, and Food

Session Chair: David Downey, Wentworth Institute of Technology

How Do I Look and When Did Betty Crocker Get a Makeover?

Claire Stewart, New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Contradictory Constructions of Orthorexia Online

Donica O'Malley, Northeastern University

Social Media and Cape Cod and Islands Craft Beer Tourism

Nancy VanArsdale, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Session 41        S-230

Television III: Perspectives on Television

Session Chair: Shun Man Emily Chow, University of Hong Kong

Postfeminism to Popular Feminism: Shifting Sitcom Narratives

Dunya Majeed, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

A Comedy of Errors: NBC's Sitcom Failings in the 1970s

Laura Brown, Boston University

Session 42        S-222

Teaching and Popular Culture II

Session Chair: Wendy Wagner, Johnson & Wales University

Digital Citizenship 2.0: Beyond Fear Mongering

Michelle Ciccone, Christa McAuliffe Charter School

Frankenstein: The Monster in the Library

Allison Papini, Bryant University

Going Online With a Pop Culture Course

Lance Eaton, Brandeis University


Session 43        S-232

Health, Psychology, and Popular Culture

Session Chair: Melanie Murphy, Emmanuel College

"Winstons Taste Good": Success of Cigarette Filters, 1954-72

Martha Gardner, MCPHS University

C.G. Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous

Charles Fox, Worcester State University

Cultural Discourses/Contexts of Infectious Diseases: Ebola in West Africa

Stephen Wallace, Independent Scholar

13 Reasons Why: Fact or Fiction?

Heather Cosimini, Johnson & Wales University

SATURDAY 3:15-4:30

Session 45        S-205

The Fantastic V: New Insights into Science Fiction

Session Chair: Kristine Larsen, Central Connecticut State University

Daddy Issues: David in Prometheus (2012) and Alien: Covenant (2017)

Leslie Stratyner, Mississippi University for Women

Indigenous Aliens: Science Fiction and Native America

Meredith James, Eastern Connecticut State University

Bridging Realities: Time Travel in A Wrinkle in Time

Don Vescio, Worcester State University

Session 46        S-202

Film and History IV: Significant Images in Film

Session Chair: Robert Niemi, St. Michael's College

Was 9/11 “Like a Movie”?  If So, Which One?

Randy Laist, Goodwin College

“Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em”: The Cigarette in The Marriage of Maria Braun

Kraig Larkin, Colby-Sawyer College

Seattle Century 21, Preserved in Film

Jennifer Hackney, Independent Scholar


Session 47        S-221

Humor

Session Chair: MaryLynn Saul, Worcester State University

Hellzapoppin at 80: An Appreciation

Lori Seward, Baruch College

Dark Humor and Madness in the Coen Brothers’ Fargo and David Lindsey-Abaire’s Wonder of the World

Russ Pottle, Worcester State University

Session 48        S-208

Philosophy and Popular Culture

Session Chair: Christian Nelson, MCPHS University

MediEvil II and the Boethian Philosophy of Power

Anthony Cirilla, College of the Ozarks

Privacy and Identity in the Time of Big Data

James Brusseau, Pace University

Gabriel Marcel and The Office: Death of Paper, Death of Self?

Jill Hernandez, University of Texas San Antonio, and Allie Hernandez, Health Career High School

Session 49        S-230

Television IV: Gender and the Family

Session Chair: Kathleen Healey, Worcester State University

Sarah’s Pain: Grief and Alienation in Twin Peaks

Joshua Pederson, Boston University

Interrogating Marriage, Gender, and Family on The Americans

J. Scott Oberacker and Johanna Church, Johnson & Wales University

Mullet Magic: The Masculine Example of MacGyver

Dustin Gann, Midland University


Session 50        S-222

Teaching and Popular Culture III: Politics, Protest, and Pedagogies in Contemporary Music

Session Chair: Elizabeth Bleicher, Ithaca College

Creating a Student-Centered Course in Popular Culture Studies

Elizabeth Bleicher, Ithaca College

Contemporary Queer Music: Reading the Sign Systems: Examining Queer Music to Teach Media Literacy

Sophia Hadeka, Ithaca College

Girl in a Country Song: Teaching Genre and Gender Studies through the Lens of Country Music

Leighann Guardino, Ithaca College

#NeverAgain: Gun Violence Protest in Contemporary Music as Catalyst for Student Activism

Abigail Coons and Micaela Wilner, Ithaca College

Session 51        S-232

Belief

Area Chair: June-Ann Greeley, Sacred Heart University

Belief in the Work of Philip Roth

Melanie Murphy, Emmanuel College

Generation X's Middle Age Beliefs in Pop Culture

Pamela Hollander, Worcester State University

The Face of the Resistance is a Scientologist?

Andi McClanahan, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Mindfulness in Yoruba Culture

Frank A. Salamone, Iona College


SATURDAY 4:45-5:45

Northeast Popular Culture Association Board Meeting (open to NEPCA members)

May Street Building Auditorium

Agenda to be Announced



In grateful recognition for their significant contributions to the 40th Annual Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association:

NEPCA

Marty Norden, President, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Rob Weir, Executive Secretary and Treasurer, University of Massachusetts Amherst

NEPCA Executive Council

Jeffrey Cain, Sacred Heart University

Carol-Ann Farkas, MCPHS University

Don Gagnon, Western Connecticut State University

Mark Madigan, Nazareth University

Andi McClanahan, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Robert Niemi, St. Michael’s College

Geraldine Wagner, Johnson & Wales University

NEPCA Area Chairs

Worcester State University

Charlotte Haller, Professor of History, Local Arrangements Committee

Tanya Mears, Associate Professor of History, Local Arrangements Committee

Linda Hixon, Instructor of History, Logistics Committee

Zachary Washburn, Master of Arts Candidate in History, Logistics Committee

Elena Cuffari, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Conference Materials Committee

Michael McKenna, Director of Conference and Event Services, and CES Staff

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Program Organizing

Monique Labelle, Staff Assistant, Administrative Support