Friday, May 27, 2011

Oceanic Popular Culture Association
Fourth Annual Conference
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Conference Organizers: Dr. Cheryl Edelson and Dr. Stanley Orr

Mahalo nui loa
This conference would not have been possible without the support of a generous grant from the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.

Profound thanks to Chaminade University of Honolulu for hosting the conference.
We would also like to recognize the University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu for support in organizing and preparing the OPCA conference. 

Special thanks to:
Dr. David Coleman, Dean of Humanities 
Steve Downey, Technical Support
Cassandra Sakamoto, Administrative Assistant
Paula Manz, Administrative Assistant

Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference 
2011 Program Schedule

Friday
May 27, 2011

9:00-9:30 a.m.
On-site registration and check-in
Continental Brunch Available
(Loo Student Center)

9:30-11:00 a.m.
Session 1A: Popular Culture and the Military I
(Henry Hall 225)
Moderator: Scott Anderson
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

“Forensic Investigation: It’s More Than Just Crime Solving”
Wendy Coble
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

“Evolution of United States Nose Artwork 1914-Present”
Andretta Schellinger
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

“Making WACs and WAVES: Fashioning the Proper World War II Feminine War Heroines”
Nicole Rhoton and Jeffrey Johnson
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

“’Stop, Hey What’s That Sound’: Popular Music’s Effect On a Society at War”
Scott Anderson
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

9:30-11:00 a.m.
Session 1B: Uncovering the Apocalyptic
(Henry Hall 227)
Moderator: Stanley Orr, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

“‘Dante’s Surprising Afterlife’: The Transmogrification of Dante’s Divina Commedia into Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic
Melissa Conway”
University of California, Riverside

“The Profit of Doom”: Herbert W. Armstrong and the Commodification of the Apocalypse”
Scott Lupo
California State University, Sacramento

“Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games: A Dystopian Sociopolitical Commentary”
Patricia Kirtley
Independent Scholar

11:15-12:45 p.m.
Session 2A: Popular Culture and the Military II
(Henry Hall 225)
Moderator: Gregory Kupsky
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

“From Bombs to Books: The ‘American Invasion’ of East Anglia & the continuing social & cultural legacy of the 2nd Air Division, USAAF”
Glenn Gray
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

“Names for the Unknowns: The 25th Infantry Division Cemetery at Masan, Republic of Korea”
James Rose
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

“The Bataan Death March and Public Perception"
Gregory Kupsky
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

11:15-12:45 p.m.
Session 2B: Art and Revolution
(Henry Hall 227)
Moderator: Stanley Orr, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

“Herbert Marcuse’s Aesthetic Theory: From Criticism of Marxian Aesthetics to the Margins of Subculture Activism”
Tim Luther
California Baptist University

“A Cinematic Critique of West German Counter-terrorism: The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
Alan Rosenfeld
University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

12:45-1:15 Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:45 p.m.
Session 3A: Interrogating Hawaii Five-0
(Henry Hall 225)
Moderator: Stanley Orr, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

“A Fleet of Ships: Hawaii as Military Space in Hawaii Five-0
Kelsey Amos
University of Hawai‘i, Manoa

“Utopic or Dystopic? Hawaii as depicted in the New Hawaii Five-0 and Alexie Melnick’s novel Tweakerville
Andy Godefroy
Independent Scholar

“Go Nuts: Hawaii Five-0 2010 and the Kukui High School Project”
Valentino Valdez
University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

1:15-2:45 p.m.
Session 3B: Transnational Popular Cultures
(Henry Hall 227)
Moderator: Jayson Chun, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

“Knowing History Through Popular Music”
Justin Whitney
California State University, Sacramento

“The Hip-Hop Pacific: Asian Popular Music Culture among Asian and Asian-American Millennial Youth”
Jayson Chun
University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

“Kaworu Washiya’s Kodomo No Jikan as Avant-Garde Kawaii”
Jessee Lee
University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

3:00-4:30 pm
Plenary Session: A Conversation with Al Harrington
Moderator: Stanley Orr, University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu
(Loo Student Center)

Stanley Orr will interview Mr. Al Harrington, who played Detective Ben Kokua on the classic Hawaii Five-0 television series. Mr. Harrington will speak on his years with the series (1972-75) as well his appearances on the current Hawaii Five-0 reboot.

4:30-6:00 p.m.
OPCA 2011 Reception
(Loo Student Center)   

Saturday
May 28, 2011

8:30 Continental Breakfast Available
(Loo Student Center)

8:45-10:15 a.m.
Session 4A: Surfing Cultures
(Henry Hall 202)
Moderator: Ian ‘Akahi Masterson, Windward Community College

“He’e Wahine i ka lani: Goddess in the Surf”
Ian ‘Akahi Masterson
Windward Community College

“Sex, Hawaiian Women, and the Technology of Surfing: The Journal of David Samwell”
Patrick Moser
Drury University

“The Trestle’s Saga: A Case Study of sub-culture integration in the manipulation of political, social and economic direction in preserving a natural resource”
Jack Hamlin
National University

“The Surfing Phallus: Are Women in Surfing Still Getting the Shaft?”
Morgan Andaluz
Maui College

8:45-10:15 a.m.
Session 4B: Representing Women
(Henry Hall 203)
Moderator: Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University

“The Humorous and Heartfelt Journeys of Bridget Jones’s Diary
Michelle Johansen
University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

“Fractured Selves: The Dilution of Feminine Power Through the Archetypes of the Witch”
William Given
University of California, San Diego

“Navigating a Sea of Identities”
Shannon Cristobal
University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu

10:30-12:00
Session 5A: Popular Culture and the Cinema
(Henry Hall 202)
Moderator: Fumiko Takasugi, Honolulu Community College

“A Gold Fish Out of Water: Miyazaki’s Little Mermaid”
Deborah Ross
Hawaii Pacific University

“What’s Eating Leonardo DiCaprio: Intersections of Trauma and Hyperreality in Inception and Shutter Island
Aimee Ilac
University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu


“The Challenges of Subtitling in Nollywood Movies”
Emmanuel A. Adedun
University of Lagos, Nigeria

10:30-12:00
Session 5B: Polynesian Researches
(Henry Hall 203)
Moderator: Koreen Nakahodo Schroeder, Chaminade University

"New World Conquerors and the Environmental Crisis in W.S. Merwin"
Jane Frazier
Lincoln University of Missouri

"Voicing Land: Cartographies of History and the Performance of Memory in Rapa Nui"
Jacinta Arthur
University of California, Los Angeles

“Preserving Cultural Knowledge through Digitization”
Stacy Naipo
University of Hawaii, Manoa

“Island Beauties”
Catherine Ulep
University of Hawaii, Manoa

10:30-12:00
Session 5C
(Henry Hall 207)
Roundtable Discussion: Pedagogies and Popular Culture

Moderator: Tammy Jones, James Campbell High School

Participants:

Rachel Armstrong, Hale Kula Elementary School
Kin Shing Cheng, James Campbell High School
Laksmi Diaz, James Campbell High School
Phyllis Durante, Hale Kula Elementary School
Kelly Gallagher, James Campbell High School
Richard Jones, University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu
Cheri Matsumoto, Hale Kula Elementary School
John McCague, James Campbell High School
Lynele Naval, Hale Kula Elementary School
Carmen Pita, Hale Kula Elementary School
Amy Rabago, James Campbell High School
Margaret Sellers, James Campbell High School
Troy Sueoka, James Campbell High School
Shanae Ubando, James Campbell High School

12:00-2:00 p.m.
Keynote Address and Luncheon
Boy: Re-Imagining Popular Culture in Oceanic Cinema
Dr. AnnaMarie Christiansen
(Loo Student Center)

Dr. Christiansen’s talk focuses upon New Zealand director Taika Waititi’s film, Boy (2010)— a coming of age film described by one critic as “a Kiwi son of Rambo with Michael Jackson added.” Dr. Christiansen’s research interests include Oceanic literatures, African literatures, cultural studies and critical pedagogy. She was born in Australia and raised in the continental U.S. Dr. Christiansen is of Maori heritage and is affiliated with the Nga Puhi tribe.

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