Cultural Studies Spring 2010 Conference: Subverting the Margin


Subverting the Margin: Transgressing Boundaries, Displacing Grand Narratives, and Investing in Solidarity *

Cultural Studies Conference Program: April 9th, 2010

Claremont Graduate University

The Cultural Studies Student Executive Committee sponsors this event.

Continental Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.

Events take place in Burkle 16

Opening Remarks: 9:00-to-9:10 a.m.

I. Bodies: Culture and Spectacle 9:10-to-10 a.m.

Moderator: Joshua Goode, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies and History, Claremont Graduate University

Isamu Horiuchi
“The Return of ‘Real’ Fighting in Obviously Contrived Settings: The
Early UFC Events as Reality Entertainment”

Andrew Harrington
“The Fall of ‘the Natural’: Media Outrage Over A-Rod Reveals the Insignificance of Steroids in Baseball”

Shayda Kafai
“Re-generating Potency: An Examination of Ron Athey’s Bodily Performance”

II. Troubling Media: Television, Cinema, and New Media 10:00-to-11:30 a.m.
Moderator: Tracy Biga MacLean, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Media Studies, Pitzer College

David E. Issacs
“Independence [for Whites] Day: Will Smith and the White Imaginary in Science Fiction Cinema”

Michael Petitti
“The Nine Political Lives of Fritz the Cat: Fritz and the Futility of the Radical Critique”

Tom Connelly
“Twin Peaks: How Surrealism Helped to Popularize the Internet”

Tamar Salibian
“The Ideology of Mass Culture and Reality Television: Watching Survivor”

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-to-12:30 p.m.

III. Re-defining Boundaries: Examining Race and Social Spaces 12:30-to-2:00 p.m.

Moderator: Matthew Delmont, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of American Studies, Scripps College
Kimball Jensen
“U.S. Census, Racial Boundaries”

Wil Doucet
“Can African Revolution be Represented?”

Robin Garcia
“Negotiating Democracy and Socialism, Community-Based Media in Contemporary Venezuela”

Nancy Quiñones
“A Disney Legacy: Hannah Montana and Televisual Colonization”

IV. Identifying Intersectionalities: Gender, Media and Culture 2:00-to-3:30 p.m.

Moderator: Jonathan Kidd, Ph.D. Producer, Director, Writer

Yoshie Udagawa
“Foucault/Biopolitics and Japanese Culture”

Gail D. Taylor
“Alienation, Subversion, Domesticity and Revolutionary Counterpower as Commonplace in the Film, ‘Madame Satã’ ”

Yaeri Kim
“The ‘True Identity’ of ‘American Drama Viewers’: Gender, Class, Technology, and the ‘American Drama Boom’ in South Korea”

Laura Bauer
“Interior Spaces: Female Narrative & The Lais of Marie de France”

Keynote: Reina Prado 4:00 p.m.
Introduction by Nancy Quiñones

Mixer: 5:00 p.m. – Graduate Student Council House
This student-centered Cultural Studies Conference offers attendees an opportunity to get to know their colleagues. Graduate student panel presentations present a variety of topics all related to the idea of extending the scope of exploration.

* Program, as life, subject to change.

One thought on “Cultural Studies Spring 2010 Conference: Subverting the Margin

  1. What an ambitious & diverse conference program; wish I could have been there! Best wishes to the organizers and participants in future endeavors.


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