Friday, June 4, 2010

 Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
2010 Program Schedule

June 4, 2010

On-site registration and check-in
Continental Brunch Available

12:00-1:50 p.m.

Session 1
Roundtable Discussion
Mass Culture and Popular Culture in the Secondary Classroom

Moderator: Stan Orr, University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu


Carrie Archibald, James Campbell High School
Sherry Cassetta, Campbell High School
Tammy Jones, James Campbell High School
Alisa Lavelle, James Campbell High School
Corey Rosenlee, James Campbell High School
Michael Stephens, James Campbell High School

2:00-3:20 p.m.

Session 2
Roundtable Discussion
Graduate Student and Professional Success in a Rapidly Changing Academic Environment

Moderator: John Bratzel


Dr. John Bratzel, Michigan State University
Executive Director, Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

Dr. Gary Burns, Northern Illinois University
Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Communication

Dr. Stan Orr, University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu
Professor of English and Humanities Division Chair

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Session 3
Negotiating Culture Industries

Moderator: TBA

Jeff Johnson, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
Superfear: How Superhero Comics Reacted to Twenty-first Century American Society

Manpreet Devi, California State University, Sacramento
The Formation of Racial Hegemony: Revealing the Underlying Racial Ideologies Promoted Through Advertisements

Gavin Furukawa, University of Hawai’i, Manoa
Racism or Egalitarianaism: The role of context in ethnic humor

Paul Cook, Northumbria University
“Mickey Mouse,” Surfing, and the Commodification of Higher Education Degrees in the UK: An Analysis of Product Differentiation through the Marketing Process

5:00-6:30 p.m.
OPCA 2010 Reception
(Henry Hall)

June 5, 2010

8:00 Continental Breakfast Available

8:30-9:50 a.m.

Session 4
Science Fiction and Horror: Visions and Revisions

Moderator: TBA

Jessee Lee,  University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu
Reflections on Takehiko Ito's Outlaw Star

Jasmine L. Dang, University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu
Wardrobe and Gender Politics in Josh Whedon's Firefly

Aimee Ilac, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
A Wolf in Diamond Clothing: The Repackaging of Vampire Morals from Dracula to Edward

10:00-11:15 a.m.

Session 5
Cultural Contact Zones of Oceania

Moderator: TBA

Mark Jennings, Murdoch University
Realms of re-enchantment: socio-cultural investigations of festival music space

Zilia Papp, Hosei University
Contemporary Modes of Expression in New Caledonian Kanak and Australian Aboriginal Media

Jacinta Arthur, University of California, Los Angeles
Kai Kai Ko Kuha E Rati: An Ethnographic and Semiological Perspective

Jayson Chun, University of Hawa’i, West O’ahu
Hawai’i’s 1954 Revolution and the Japanese Press

11:15-1:30 p.m.
Keynote Address and Luncheon

“Bamboo Ridge Press and the Poetics of the Popular”
Eric Chock
Assistant Professor of English, University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu
Founding Co-Editor, Bamboo Ridge Press

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