NEPCA's 2012 Annual Conference was held at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, Oct. 26-27.

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2012
Friday, October 26th
3:30 PM

Identities Politics: Sheppard Lee, Sentimentality, and the Antebellum Problem of Personhood

Dustin Hannum, University of Rochester

Panel 01: Basil 118

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Goo Goo Goo Joob!:The John Lennon/James Joyce Connection Through Lewis Carroll’s “Looking-Glass”

Richard J. Gerber, Independent Scholar

Panel 01: Basil 118

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Transforming Womanhood in Louisa Ermelino’s The Sisters Mallone

Rosa De Angelis, Marist College

Panel 01: Basil 118

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

When the Abyss Looks Back: Treatments of Human Trafficking in Superhero Comic Books

Bond Benton, SUNY Fredonia
Daniela Peterka-Benton, SUNY Fredonia

Panel 02: Basil 119

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Jack Kirby’s (Captain) Americans

Paul J. Spaeth, St. Bonaventure University
Phillip G. Payne, St. Bonaventure University

Panel 02: Basil 119

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Little Orphan Annie and Conservative Politics

Charles Natoli, St. John Fisher College

Panel 02: Basil 119

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Native American Athletes and Sports on Film: Intercultural Dialogs

Daisy V. Dominguez, The City College of New York

Panel 03: Basil 206

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Considering Digital Borders: Online Fans (of Korean Dramas) and Transnational Identity

Emma Elise Pierce Schell, Independent Scholar

Panel 03: Basil 206

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Sharing Strangers’: Strangers in the Village

Lois Ascher, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Panel 03: Basil 206

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Street Gang Portrayal in Popular Culture

Tim Delaney, SUNY-Oswego

Panel 04: Basil 209

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Through the Fun-House Mirror: Jon Stewart on TV’s Entertainment Bias

Gerald J. Erion, Medaille College

Panel 04: Basil 209

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

'And Good-Bye to You Too, Old Rights of Man’: Ethical Dilemmas and Billy Budd

Tim Madigan, St. John Fisher College
Linda MacCammon, St. John Fisher College

Panel 04: Basil 209

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Monk’s Bread: The History of the Commercial Bakery at the Abbey of the Genesee

Tim Davis, Columbus State and Otterbein University

Panel 05: Basil 210

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

A Religion Problem: Classification and the Pathologizing of the Religio-Political Other

Sabatino DiBernardo, University of Central Florida

Panel 05: Basil 210

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Selling Entertainment and Salvation: Thoughts Toward Analyzing Christian Media Marketing

Jim Y. Trammell, High Point University

Panel 05: Basil 210

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The Social Revolution: The Future of Media, a Panel Discussion with 4 Rochester Media Experts

Tom Proietti, St. John Fisher College
Amanda DeVito, Butler/Till Media Services
Ray Martino, Martino Flynn
Julie Goonan, Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Panel 06: Basil 211

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

American Hero, Meet Corporate Culture: America’s First Veteran-Owned Radio Station and the Struggle for Identity

Kyle Reinson, St. John Fisher College
Carolyn Vacca, St. John Fisher College

Panel 07: Basil 212

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

In the Shadow of Service: Veteran Masculinity and Civil-Military Disjuncture in the United States

Steven Gardiner, Zayed University

Panel 07: Basil 212

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

6:00 PM

Opening Remarks

David Pate, St. John Fisher College

Basil 135

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 27th
8:30 AM

Dancing the Orishas: Exporting a Constructed Form of Popular Culture from Havana to Arcata

Oluyinka Akinjiola, The College at Brockport

Panel 08: Kearney 308

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Hybrid or Happenstance?: Vernacular Dance Traditions in Mexico and Appalachia

Janet Schroeder, The College at Brockport

Panel 08: Kearney 308

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

The Visible Effects of So You Think You Can Dance: Reactions to a Popular Culture Phenomenon in Dance Education

Kevin S. Warner, The College at Brockport

Panel 08: Kearney 308

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

American Reality Shows: Bodily Agency and the “Other”

Amanda McCullum, The College at Brockport

Panel 08: Kearney 308

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

’A Rare Bird….’: Race, Masculinity, and the Community of Pilots in Postwar America

Alan D. Meyer, Auburn University

Panel 09: Kearney 310

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

White Masculinity in the 21st Century Imagination: The Moral Code of the Reluctant Outlaw on Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy

Nicole Bishop, Niagara University

Panel 09: Kearney 310

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Evangelizing Political and Social Change for Nineteenth Century African American People: A Reading of Mrs. Zilpha Elaw’s Spiritual Autobiography Memoirs of the Life, Religious Experience, Ministerial Travels and Labors of Mrs. Zilpha Elaw

Samantha Earley, Indiana University Southeast

Panel 09: Kearney 310

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Beauty and the Beast: An Exploration of the Ugly American Myth and the Postcolonial Otherness in Lahiri’s ‘Interpreter of Maladies’

Stacy Shaneyfelt

Panel 09: Kearney 310

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Make a Man Out of You: Masculine Subjectivities in the Films of the New Disney Era

Ryan M. Burns, University of Rhode Island

Panel 10: Kearney 312

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

A’Lotta Masculine Guys Like’m with a Tank Full of Sugar’: Black Guy Male Effeminacy in Noah’s Arc

David B. Green, University of Michigan

Panel 10: Kearney 312

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Travestied Words, Illegible Genders: Transvestism and Interpretation in the Old French Fabliaux

Stefanie Goyette, Harvard University

Panel 10: Kearney 312

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Bert the Turtle Won't Save You: American Science Fiction Prose and Criticism of Nuclear Civil Defense During the 1950s

Cory Matieyshen, National University

Panel 11: Kearney 317

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Mothering the ‘Other’: Representation of the Decentered Bodies in Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men

Özüm Ünal, Bahçeşehir University

Panel 11: Kearney 317

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Dystopia in The Hunger Games

Shannon Tarango, University of California Riverside

Panel 11: Kearney 317

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Growing Up with the Rochester Red Wings in the Forties and Fifties

Frank A. Salamone, Iona College

Panel 12: Kearney 323

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Out on a Wing: Reading Frontier Field

Joseph Price, Whittier College

Panel 12: Kearney 323

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Chicks Dig the Long Ball, but GMs Prefer a High OBS

Robert Weir, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Panel 12: Kearney 323

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

PTI and The Sport Ethic

Brian P. Moritz, Syracuse University

Panel 12: Kearney 323

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:15 AM

Gender Construction in Disney's 'Beast Fable': Judith Butler's Theory of Performativity and Bambi

Stephanie Mastrostefano, Rhode Island College

Panel 13: Kearney 325

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

A Brief Survey of the Modern Graphic Memoir

Karen vanMeenen, Rochester Institute of Technology

Panel 13: Kearney 325

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Picturing the Enemy: The Construction of the Islamic Other in Post 9/11 Comic Anthologies

Lindsey M. Hanlon, Boston College

Panel 13: Kearney 325

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Gender Warriors or Dying Swans?: A Historiography of and by Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Maura Keefe, The College at Brockport

Panel 14: Kearney 308

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Democracy as Both Noun and Verb: The Explicit Politics of Judson Dance Theatre

Elizabeth Osborn, The College at Brockport

Panel 14: Kearney 308

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

A Camp Site of Desire: Paul Swan Dances Queerly

Karl Rogers, The College at Brockport

Panel 14: Kearney 308

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Unmasking the Other: Political and Racial Others in Selected Transatlantic Fiction, 1922-1935

Benjamin Welton, West Virginia University

Panel 15: Kearney 312

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

The Objective Death of Reinaldo Arenas

Heidi Wallace, Buffalo State College

Panel 15: Kearney 312

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Women of Epic Proportions: Speaking from the Borders of a Dominican-American Epic

Joelle Mann, Buffalo State College

Panel 15: Kearney 312

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Illegitimacy and Redemption: Gendered Representations of the Nation in Mexican Historical Telenovelas

Melanie Huska, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Panel 15: Kearney 312

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

The Building’ and God’s Hotel: Contrasts in Modern Medicine and Lessons in Empathy

Victoria Longino, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Panel 16: Kearney 314

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

The ‘Unpresentable’ in Illness Narratives

Sandra Dutkowsky, Ithaca College

Panel 16: Kearney 314

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

The Pestilence of London: Women, Hygiene, Prostitution and Pollution

Sophie Freestone, University of Chicago

Panel 16: Kearney 314

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

The Framing of Health in Health Magazines

Chris J. Minns, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Nicole C. Wertz, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Panel 16: Kearney 314

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Complex subjects in Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and True Blood

Mary Bridgeman, Trinity College Dublin

Panel 17: Kearney 317

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Witches, Elves, and Bioengineers: Magic and Science in Kim Harrison’s The Hollows

Laura Wiebe, McMaster University

Panel 17: Kearney 317

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Robin Hood: from ‘History’ to Folklore and Back Again

Kathleen Mulligan, Providence College

Panel 17: Kearney 317

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Once and Future Kings Revisited: The Theme of Arthur Redivivus in Recent Arthuriads of the Comics Medium

Michael Torregrossa, Independent Scholar

Panel 17: Kearney 317

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

A Reshuffling Market: The Pacific Coast League’s Efforts to Become a Third Major League and How the Braves Made Milwaukee Famous

Michael Lomax, University of Iowa

Panel 18: Kearney 323

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

The Demand for Baseball and the Growth of the Entertainment Business

Michael Haupert, University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Panel 18: Kearney 323

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Dispatches From the Heart of the Reagan Era

Bradley A. Rogers, LeHigh University

Panel 18: Kearney 323

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

1:15 PM

The Writers and Readers Circle:Vital Signs from Popular Culture and Beyond.

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Panel 19: Kearney 314

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Nunca Más: The Role of Narrative in Creating Justice in Post-Dirty War Argentina”

Alyssa Anderson, New York University

Panel 20: Kearney 317

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

The Woman Question in West Virginia Education, 1863-1917

Allyson Perry, West Virginia University

Panel 20: Kearney 317

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

'Krautrock' and the Transnationalization of Popular Culture

Alexander Simmeth, University of Hamburg Germany

Panel 20: Kearney 317

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Staying above the Fray: The Strange Case of the National Park Service in an Era of Hyper-partisanship

Dougie Bicket, St. John Fisher College

Panel 20: Kearney 317

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

The Phantom of the Opera: Spectacular Musical or Archetypal Story?

Patricia Drumright, Monroe Community College

Panel 21: Kearney 325

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

All Joking Aside: Interpreting the Joker as a Sane and Philosophically-Driven Entity

Ryan M. Dahl, Independent Scholar

Panel 21: Kearney 325

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

The Mertonian Journalist

Joseph Marren, Buffalo State College

Panel 21: Kearney 325

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Philosophy: Popular, Professional, and Curative

David White, St. John Fisher College

Panel 21: Kearney 325

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Convergences and Collisions: Literature, Technology, Publishing, Visions, Inventions, by One Author

Dana W. Paxson, Independent Scholar

Panel 22: Kearney 308

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

The Betrayal of Technology or the Aphrodisiac of Power: An Essay

Frank Rooney, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Panel 22: Kearney 308

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

The X-Ray Lady: Surveillance and Identity of the New Woman

Lita Tirak, College of William and Mary

Panel 22: Kearney 308

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Everybody’s Neighborhood Stadium: Memory and Baseball in Newark, NJ

Laura Troiano, Rutgers

Panel 23: Kearney 323

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Alone in the Middle of Nowhere: Stories of the Cultural Plight of Korean Minor League Baseball Players

Donghyuk Shin, University of Iowa

Panel 23: Kearney 323

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again: Another Lock-out in the NHL

Nicolas Baxter-Moore, Brock University

Panel 23: Kearney 323

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Dying to Know: Viewers of Paranormal Reality Television Negotiating Topics of Death and the Afterlife Online

Diane Dobry, Independent Scholar

Panel 24: Kearney 310

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

XXX Parodies, Spectatorship, Fandom and the Public Acceptance of Eros Iconography

Justin LaLiberty, Independent Scholar

Panel 24: Kearney 310

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Watching Swing Music: Visual Culture of the American Dance Orchestra, 1935-1941

Brian Peterson, Shasta College

Panel 24: Kearney 310

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

3:00 PM

The Importance of Psychoanalytic Feminism to Post-feminism: Sucker Punch

Chelsea Daggett, Boston University

Panel 25: Kearney 312

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Captivity Narratives and the Positions of Female Captives in Soldier Blue and Dances with Wolves

Zehui Dai, University of Arkansas

Panel 25: Kearney 312

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Cape Fear and Cuckoo’s Nest: Cultural Discourse on Dangerous Men

David Tanner, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Panel 25: Kearney 312

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Genealogy in the 21st Century: The Dramatic Potential of Lineage

Cynthia B. Ricciardi, Independent Scholar

Panel 26: Kearney 317

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Hyperreel: Adapting to Documentary Film Theory

Brian J. Snee, Manhattanville College
Jennifer J. Richardson, SUNY Potsdam

Panel 26: Kearney 317

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Kent State Revisited

Thomas Grace, Erie Community College

Panel 26: Kearney 317

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Lux Presents Noir: The Presentation of Film Noir Adaptation to Radio on ‘Lux Radio Theater

James R. Belpedio, Becker College

Panel 26: Kearney 317

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Fascist Kitsch: Reprising the 'Art' of Thomas Kinkade

Robert Niemi, St. Michael’s College

Panel 27: Kearney 308

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Rat Poison Advertising in America: The First 100 Years

Robert MacGregor, Bishops University

Panel 27: Kearney 308

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Dove and the Beauty Double Bind

Christian Nelson, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Panel 27: Kearney 308

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

No-place Like Queer Utopia: Failed Optimism in Musical Theatre

Christopher Culp, University at Buffalo

Panel 28: Kearney 314

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A Link in a Chain:’ An Audiotopic Analysis of Pete Seeger, 1955 – 1962

Christine A. Kelly, George Washington University

Panel 28: Kearney 314

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

I Go to Obama Rallies Screamin' Out McCain!’: An Exploration of Tyler the Creator and Post-Race Hip-Hop

Adam Szetela, Independent Scholar

Panel 28: Kearney 314

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Revealing the spectacle between bass drops: a Situationist reading of Nero

Zachary Richter, Western Connecticut State University

Panel 28: Kearney 314

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Leverage and Alcohol Addiction

Tom Gallagher, La Salle University

Panel 29: Kearney 323

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Is Prince Charming Still a Prince? A Critical Analysis of the Portrayals of Prince Charming and Masculinity in Current Television Programming

Andrea McClanahan, East Stroudsburg University of PA

Panel 29: Kearney 323

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Say It Again: Aaron Sorkin and Dialogue Repetition on The West Wing

Todd Sodano, St. John Fisher College

Panel 29: Kearney 323

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

WOOF: Rin Tin Tin and the Hero Dogs

Amos St. Germain, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Panel 29: Kearney 323

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

’Missing Daddy’: The Exclusion of Fathers in Mainstream Parenting Magazines

Jeremy Sarachan, St. John Fisher College

Panel 30: Kearney 310

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

I Can Haz an Internet Aesthetic?!? LOLCats and the Digital Marketplace

Leah Shafer, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Panel 30: Kearney 310

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Children’s Television and Emotional Literacy

Diane Williamson, Independent Scholar

Panel 30: Kearney 310

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Digital Memory Never Forgets

Don Vescio, Worcester State University

Panel 30: Kearney 310

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM