Friday, May 18, 2018

2018 OPCA Conference Schedule Draft

Friday, May 25, 2018
Session 1A

Critical Reflections on 1970s Film

Hegelian ‘Geist’ in Clint Eastwood Films: A Case Study
Tim Luther, California Baptist University

Adaptations of Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Sarah J. Rudolph, University of Wisconsin-Marathon County

Session 1B

Double Movement: Past and Future Representations of Black Cultures

Nisi Shawl’s Everfair: Utopian Alternate History Against 21st-Century Land Grabs
Justin Wyble, Chaminade University of Honolulu

 'All the tribes come': Genre, Gender and Androids in the Videography of Janelle Monae
Allison Paynter, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Ancient Future Past: Black Noise from Alkebulan to the Mothership Connection
Njoroge Njoroge, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Session 2A
Sounding (in) the Groves of Academe

Where Have You Gone, Billy Shakespeare? Pop Culture in the Crossfires of the 21st-Century Curriculum War
Alan Rosenfeld, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

Communities of Scholars: A Conceptual Scheme of Knowledge Production
Konstantinos Zougris, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

Depictions of Historians and History Teachers on Television
Ryan Madden, Oregon Tech

Ray Boynton's Mural at the Men's Faculty Club, Cal. Berkeley: The Architect, the Muralist, and the Literature of the Wall
Sandra Maresh Doe, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Session 2B

The Gothic on Page, Stage, and Screen

The Gothic in Dark Heroic Fantasy: Karl Edward Wagner’s Kane the Mystic Swordsman in “’Reflections for the Winter of My Soul’
Gary Hoppenstand, Michigan State University

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde: From theater to film
Richard Hill, CUH and Laura Eidam, University of Oregon

Marxist Misogyny: An Interpretation of Dracula’s Daughter 
Richard Stange, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

Lunch 11:20-1:00

Miss Ulysses From Puka-puka:
A Reading with Johnny Frisbie

Session 3A

Panel Discussion: Giving Breath to Our Words| Enabling Indigenous Narratives
Mary Therese Perez-Hattori, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Lisa Chow, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Caitlin Yamamoto, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Koreen Nakahodo, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Session 3B 


The Authority of Superheroes
Emma Chisolm, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Lessons from Wakanda: Formal and Hidden Curriculum in Marvel's Black Panther
Scott Wylie, Chaminade University of Honolulu 

Deviance and Defiance in Young Adult Dystopian Literature 
Nicole Sagapolutele, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Session 4

Narrating/Navigating the Pacific

“A Little Kolohe”: Duality in Don Ho’s TV Guest Spots
Yvonne Inciong, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

Ééúchean Túúttúnnap Ngeni Uuruwon me Nóónómwun Chuuk: Using Digital Storytelling to Document, Preserve, and Pass on the History and Culture of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia
LJ Rayphand, Caroline College and Pastoral Institute & Chaminade University of Honolulu

Colony and Resistance: Hawai'i from The Brady Bunch to Beyond the Ideology of Adventure
Peter Steeves
DePaul University

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Session 5A

Cultura Juris

"How About a Haole Hotdog? The Impact of Matal v. Tam on Offensive Native Terms"
Harrison Rosenthal and Genelle Belmas, University of Kansas Law School

BullRun Away Jury and Reexamination of Peremptory Challenges
Jim Bishop, California Baptist University

Session 5B

Cultural Contexts for Children’s Literature

Parentings from Pinocchio to Poppins
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver

“I be home”: Childhood Belonging in Hawai‘i
Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

Samuel Shellabarger’s Captain from Castile, an adventure novel for young people through the lens of  WWII United States
John Bratzel, Michigan State University

Session 6A

Gender and Sexuality in Popular Culture

Loving the Idea of Her: Fincher's Feminist Film
Madison McNamara, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Atomic Postfeminist Fury: (De)Constructing the Fighting Fuck-Toy through Atomic Blonde and Mad Max: Fury Road
Jordan Luz, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

 Modern Transformation of Male Heterosexual Identity: The “Heteroflexible” Phenomena
Orlando García-Santiago, Jeremy Silva, and Nicholas Bailey
University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

Session 6B

Asia/Pacific Cultural Economies

GI Joe in Paradise: The American Soldier as Traveler in the Pacific during World War II
Mark D. Van Ells, Queensborough Community College

Navigating the Terministic Split Screen: Pokémon Sun and Moon and Asian Tourist Reflections of Paradise
Nicole Kurashige, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

When K beat J: Japanese reactions to the K-pop boom of 2011
Jayson Makoto Chun, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

Bollywood Filmsong and Transnational/Transcultural Consumption
Edward K. Chan, Waseda University


Mokokailala Aku-Alanui

“Speed Demons:” Uncovering the Forgotten History of Kapiolani Park’s Motorcycle Racing Past, 1909-1916
Natalie Perez, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

The Road to Hao Wela
Mark Hanson, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

Reflections from the Flyin’ Hawaiian
John DeSoto

Session 7A

Bodies Electric

Ingress: Augmented Reality Gaming as Cultural Resistance
Nanette Norris, Royal Military College Saint-Jean

Localization of Japanese popular culture in Taiwan: Personification in Taiwanese Anime, Comic, Game (ACG) field
Yen-Zhi Peng, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

How Do Young Adults Who Attend Raves/Electronic Dance Music Events
Describe Their Experiences?
Jeremy Silva, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

Session 7B

Roundtable on Disney's Moana   

Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Kawehiokekai Moefu, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Michael Meindl, Radford University