Culture Association Conference, April 12-16, 2006
Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel
- Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
List of Panels
updated 22 February 2006
All panels take place in the Danube Room
Numbers in parentheses--e.g. (349b)--are the PCA Event Numbers
in the program
Papers must be
delivered in 15-20 minutes.
Important Note to Presenters About A/V Equipment Change
Announced by PCA, 21 February:
hotel did not have enough LCD televisions to go the route of the
S-video cable/computer hook up. INSTEAD, they are providing TVs with
VGA cables (most computers, if not all, have VGA outlets) for you to do
computer presentations with.
means you need to bring ONLY your computers, but it also means that you
need to consider your presentation's formatting, especially
PowerPoint. I put some information online about this; just scroll down
the conference main page to the link "Computer Presentations" and click there for the guidelines and samples. The fastest way to access the main page is <http://www.popularculture.org>"
Wednesday, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
(006) The Idea of a Superhero - Chair: Cord Scott
- “Brian K. Vaughan and the Post-9/11 Superhero.” Jeff Geers, University of Dayton
- “Towards the Idea of Accountability in Heroic Action.” Dustin Anderson, University of Dayton
- “Rorschach: Superman.” Thomas Alan Holmes, East Tennessee State University
- “Wrapped in the Flag: Virulent Patriotism and Patriotically Themed Comic Book Superheroes.” Cord Scott, Lincoln Technical Institute
Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
(027) Teaching and Comics - Chair: Suzanne Nielsen
- "Teaching Writing Through the Graphic Novel.” Irene Middleton, Emory University
- “Of Maus and Men: What Graphic Novels Have to Teach Writers of Creative Nonfiction.” Amanda Sledz
- “A Generic Teaching of the Graphic Novel.” Suzanne Nielsen, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Thursday, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
(064) Revisiting First Impressions - Chair Marc Singer
- "'A Serious House on Serious Earth': Arkham Asylum Reconsidered.” Marc Singer, Tennessee State University
- “Eroticism . . . or is it pornography? in the work of Jean-Claude Servais.” Luc Guglielmi, Kennesaw State University
- “Wile E. Coyote Still Died for Your Sins: Intertextuality and Continuity in Sandman and Animal Man.” Mark C. Rogers, Walsh University
Thursday, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
(101) Will Eisner Tribute Panel - Moderator: Randy Duncan
roundtable discussion of Will Eisner's contributions to the comic art
form. Particular attention is paid to Eisner'’s theories about
the nature of comics, his exploration of the educational and
instructional uses of comics, and his role in the development of the
graphic novel format.
Discussants: Randy Duncan, M. Thomas Inge, and John Ronan
Thursday, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
(138) Women and Comics - Chair: Nicole Freim
- “Feeling Yummy: The Allure of Catwoman.” Michael Lecker
Barry’s Humor: At the Juncture of Private and Public, Invitation
and Dissemination, Childish and Professional.” Ozge Samanci
- “'Whenever Possible, Be the Unexpected': Approaches to Lynda Barry's Cruddy”. Gene Kannenberg, Jr., ComicsResearch.org
- “My Evil Twin: Women’'s Anger as Corruption.” Nicole Freim, Riverside Community College
Thursday, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
(175) A Wide Angle View of ComicsChair: Elizabeth Rosen
- “Illusions of Allusions: Canonicity in Sandman.” Bryan Thiessen, University of British Columbia Vancouver
- “Sentient Vegetable Claims End is Near! Alan Moore'’s Vision of Apocalypse in Swamp Thing.” Elizabeth Rosen, University College London
- “Finding Your Way in Palomar: Gilbert Hernandez'’s Narrative and Visual Strategies.” Matt Dube, Grand Valley State University
- “It's Not Easy Being Green: An Examination of the Second Tier Status of Green Lantern.” Nicki Michalski, Lamar University
Thursday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
(246) Comic Art & Comics Area Meeting
Friday, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
(271) Politics and Comics - Chair: George Longenecker
- “MAD Magazine in an Age of Political Madness: Satire and Caricature, 1958-1963.” George Longenecker, Vermont Technical College
- “Carnival Subjectivity in the Comics of R. Crumb.” Emma Tinker
- “The ABCs of Mad Magazine: Reading, Citizenship, and Cold War America.” Kristin L. Matthews, Brigham Young University
Friday, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
(381) Comics in the Last Century - Chair: Angela Nelson
- “Discursive Practices and Comic Art Representations of Blackness.” Angela Nelson, Bowling Green State University
- “Ethnicity and Racial Anxiety on the Comics Page: Harry Hershfield’s Abie the Agent, 1914-1940.” Richard Moss, Purdue University
- “Transformations by Frederick Burr Opper.” John Ronan, University of Florida
- “From Fascist to Fine Art: The Historical Coverage of Comic Books in Time and Newsweek.” Josh Blair, Ohio University
Friday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
(417) A Philosophical Approach to Comics - Chair: Ian Hornsby
Totality, Technology, and (A)Temporality in 'Cyborghero'
Comics: Toward a Theory of the Next 'Novel'.” Scott Newton, University of Iowa
- “The Graphic Novel Sophist: Grant Morrison’s Animal Man.” Ian Hornsby, University of Chichester
- “Scott McCloud in the Uncanny Valley.” Joshua Cozine, University of Southern California
- “Philosophy in Panels: Difference and Repetition in Salut Deleuze!” Leonora Souza, UFMG Brasil
Friday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
(454) Superhero Psychology - Chair: Jose Alaniz
- “Of Mice and Men: Collaboration, Post-Memory, and Working Through in Art Spiegelman'’s Maus.” Janice Morris, Simon Fraser University
- “The Superhero Mind: Part I -- The Bronze Age.” Jose Alaniz, University of Washington, Seattle
- “Reversing Suicide: Traumatic Structure in Art Spiegelman’'s Maus.” Ernesto Priego, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
- “Anatomy and Reflections of the Cartoon.” Stephen Packard, Munich University
(492) All About Superman - Chair: Brad Ricca
- “Superman's Fathers.” Brad Ricca, Case Western Reserve University
a Bird, It's a PLane, It's Synthesis: Superman,
Clark Kent, and Hegel's Dialectic.” Joseph Darowski, Brigham Young University
- “Even Parents Can Be Super: The Evolution of the Kents in Superman Continuity.” James P. Graham
- “Superman’s America: Audience, Reception, and President Lex.” Bobby Kuechenmeister, Texas A & M University
Saturday, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
(528) Global Comics - Chair: Hector Fernandez L’Hoeste
- “Playing with Guernica: Reflections on Memory in Contemporary Spain.” Pedro Perez del Solar, University of Texas El Paso
- “On Angels, Drugs, and Trade: Edgar Clement’s Operacion Bolivar.” Hector Fernandez L’Hoeste, Georgia State University
- "'What a Country We Live in . . ': Bitterkomix and the Performance of Afrikaner Anxiety.” Helene Strauss, University of Western Ontario
Resistance, and Subversion Through Graphic Narratives: Cartoons as the
Weapon of Postcolonial African People.” Phillip Ojo
Saturday, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
(562) Questions of Genre - Chair: Jason Tondro
- "Stories in the Sand: Reading the Sandman Comic Book Series as Literature.” Stephanie Weber, Northern Kentucky University
- "The Marvelous Silver Age: The Fantastic in Comics.” Stephen West, University of Iowa
- "Representing Reality in 'Comics Journalism'.” Amy Nyberg, Seton Hall University
- “The Superheroic Romance: A New Look at the Question of Genre.“ Jason Tondro, University of California Riverside
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