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Program

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Day 1 – Thursday, February 18, 2021
Time Event Link
1:50-2:00pm

Introductions

Dr. Mark Lynn Anderson, Department of English

2:00-2:20pm

Opening Remarks

Dr. Adam Hart, Archives and Special Collections

Recording: Opening Remarks
2:30-4:10pm

Panel 1 – Speculative Fiction

Respondent: Dr. Louis Maraj, Department of English

  • Spencer Myers (Bowling Green State University), “Becoming Oil Over Time: The Body as a Site of Resistance in Delete Beach
  • Kayode Odumboni (The Ohio State University), “Re-membering the Past: Black Panther, Sovereignty, and the Cultural Politics of Africanfuturism”
  • Joshua Bastian Cole (Cornell University), “A New Hope: Rhys Ernst and John Carpenter, Unexpected Optimists”
Recording: Panel 1
4:25-5:50 pm

Recorded Talk – “The Magical Technology: Representations of Colonial Modernity in 1980s Hong Kong Horror Comedy”

Agnes Yiting Sun, School of Visual Arts in New York City

Respondents: University of Pittsburgh Graduate Students,
Open to the Public

YouTube: Recorded Talk
6:10-7:40pm

Panel 2 – Iterations of the New Gothic and Horror/Disaster Media

Respondent: Dr. Adam Lowenstein, Department of English

  • Youngbin Song (Columbia College Chicago), “South Korea’s Han-ted Imaginary: Reading Kim Ji-Young: Born 1982 as Women’s Melodrama”
  • Jasper Lauderdale (New York University), “‘For the female of the species is more deadly than the male’: Exhuming the transtemporal body of the black woman vampire in speculative art”
  • Andrew Lee (University of Toronto), “Apocalypse Again and Again, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Global Warming”
  • Seth Wilder (Georgia State University), “Consuming Leftovers in the Time of COVID-19: A Pandemic and the Retextualization of an HBO Series”
Recording: Panel 2
Day 2 – Friday, February 19, 2021
Time Event Link
1:30-3:10pm

Panel 1 – Violence in Genre and War Media

Respondent: Dr. Neepa Majumdar, Department of English

  • Anthony Dominguez (New York University), “Military Mobilize: The Real and Imaginary Battles over Time Square”
  • Sam Malabre (University of California, Los Angeles), “The Military Complex and Media Apparatus around Activision/Blizzard’s Modern Warfare
  • Yue Zhou (University College London), “An analysis for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: the feminism in swordswomen’s rebellion and the intervention of transnational capital to the theme of a film”
Recording: Panel 1
3:30-5:10pm

Panel 2 – Empire/Invasion/Conquest

Respondent: Dr. Mohammed Bamyeh, Department of Sociology

  • Stephen Woo (Brown University), “Diciembres: Re-Documenting the US Invasion of Panama”
  • Dr. Dilara Gülpmar (Yaşar University), “Representation of History in Cinema: Comparative Analysis of Turkish Films Based on the Conquest of Istanbul”
  • Ashton Kinley (Concordia University), “Through Hardships to the Stars: Points of Conradian-Contact in Western Cinema”
  • Anisa Hosseinnezhad (Temple University), “‘Once You’re In, There’s No Way Out’: Tehran and the Politics of Erasure”
Recording: Panel 2
5:30-5:45pm

Keynote Introduction

Dr. Charles Exley, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures,
Associate Director of the Film and Media Studies Program

5:45-7:30pm

Keynote

Dr. Kara Keeling, Department of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago