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Thursday, June 23rd

Breaking the wheel? Globalisation and Access in Game of Thrones Transnational Fans’ Experience

Julie Escurignan, Roehampton University

Celebrity, Media Industries & Fandom: Reinventing Cultural & Political Meanings

Rebecca Williams, University of South Wales
Bertha Chin, Swinburne University of Technology
Agata Frymus, Monash University, Malaysia
Bethan Jones, Independent Researcher

Don’t Use This Hashtag: Fat Acceptance Activism and Boundary-Work as Unofficial Content Moderation on Instagram

Melissa Zimdars, Merrimack College

“Even stronger or just faker than last time?”: Men, authenticity, and toxic masculinity in YouTube’s fitness influencer community

Jessica Maddox, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

Memory and Publicity in Ephemeral Social Media: A Case study of #NotAgainSU

Leah Corinne Jones, University of Central Florida

Out of the Backyard and Onto the Couch: Televised Treatments of Masculinity and Femininity in Barbeque Competition Programs

Diana Willis, University at Albany, State University of New York

“!pls deletethis”: How Discord bots perform and center white cismasculinity

PS Berge, University of Central Florida
Daniel G. Heslep, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

Re-masculinizing Roman Reigns: Modern Professional Wrestling Audiences and Evolving Notions of Masculinity

Joshua R. Coonrod, Bellarmine University

Time's Up: Celebrity Feminism After #MeToo

Caitlin Lawson, Emmanuel College - Boston

#zerowaste: the feminised labour of sustainable influencers on Instagram

Rachel Wood, Keele University

Friday, June 24th

Asian-Inspired: Postfeminism, postrace and politics in the Food Blogosphere

Tisha Dejmanee, University of Technology, Sydney

Beyond Becky: Early Feminist Blogging as Intersectional Praxis

Jessalynn Keller, University of Calgary

“If This Is to Work, We Must Appear Madly in Love”: Imperial Erasure and Bridgerton’s (Post)Racial Fantasy

Jacqueline E. Johnson, University of Southern California

“It never gets easier for girls like us:” Transgender Representation and Romance in Contemporary Television

Melissa Monier, The University Of Michigan

“Like to Charge, Reblog to Cast”: ‘Digital Witchcraft’ as Affective Rhetorical Strategy for Feminist Protest

Andrea Jacoby, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Reinventing Romance: Women’s Spectatorship in Transition from Lifetime to Streaming

Cara N. Dickason, Northwestern University

Reinventing Romcom: Escaping Partners(hip) en Route to Emancipation from Neoliberal Subjectivity

Maria San Filippo, Emerson College

Saturday, June 25th

Are They Even Real or Do The Real Housewives Just Pretend? Examining Presentations of Body Work, Beauty and Authenticity on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH).

Suri M. Pourmodheji, Indiana University - Bloomington

From the Father to the Future Husband: Fairy Tale Retellings as “Faux Feminism”

Nichol Brown, Illinois State University

“I took a dump on the glass ceiling”: Veep, (the Absence of) Competence and Populist Political Culture

Nathalie Weidhase, University of Surrey

Reinventing mental health discourses through feminist methods of care

Fredrika Thelandersson, Lund University
Katie McCollough, Augustana College, Sioux Falls South Dakota
Fanny Gravel-Patry, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Reinventing the Self: Self-Representation on Reality TV

Yael Levy, Tel Aviv University

Reinventing the Sitcom for the Me Too Era: Disempowering the Patriarchy by Joking About It in HBO Max’s Hacks (2021-)

Stephanie R. Oliver, University of Texas at Dallas

The Beleaguered Television Housewife: Sitcom Trope or Harmful Stereotype?

Nettie Brock, Morehead State University

1:00 PM

Televisual Rewilding: Alone and (Re)Imaginations of the Future

Katie Lambright, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM