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Thursday, June 23rd

Dying and Reviving: Exploring Failure as Growth in Rogue-likes and Souls-likes

Rachelle AC Joplin, University of Houston - Main

From Bodega Boys to Bodega Men: Coming-of-Age Rites and Black-Jewish Intersections in Contemporary Television

Jordan Z. Adler

Misogyny Killed the Infocom Star

Lyle Skains, Bournemouth University

Privileging the Past: Problematic and Gendered Rhetoric in Retro Gaming Content

Ian R. Larson, University of California, Irvine

“So be yourself and try to have a good time:” Reinventing the Gendered Urban Gamer in the “First Look at Nintendo Switch”

David Kocik, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

The Black Superwoman and Neoliberal ‘Justice’: De-Radicalizing Black Feminist Politics on the CBS Television Reboot of The Equalizer

Melissa Clairjeune, Florida State University

To Be Continued? Sync, Self-Referentiality, and Looking for Alaska

Morgan Bimm, York University

10:00 AM

Reality TV Reunion Seasons and Entrepreneurial Selves: Marketing MTV Nostalgia

Leigh H. Edwards, Florida State University

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Reimagining Sitcom’s Unruly Woman: WandaVision and Kevin Can F**k Himself

Lisa W. Kelly Dr, University of Glasgow

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Reinventing the Disney Princess

Robyn Muir, University of Surrey

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Womb for Rent: The Politics of Surrogacy Storylines on Sitcom Reboots

Reut Odinak, Boston University

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

1:00 PM

“Jean Smart Never Went Away”: Prestige TV and the Reinvention of the Aging Female Star

Sara Bakerman

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Friday, June 24th

Consumer Citizens, Instagram Nations: Travel Influencers, Branding Strategies, and Gender in Representations of the "Global" Nation

Sarah Edwards, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cripping Girlhood on TikTok

Anastasia Todd, University of Kentucky

Digital dating dangers: Examining dating and hook-up apps’ constructions of safety

Stefanie Duguay, Concordia University - Montreal
Ben Lapierre, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

“Hey, I’ve Seen This One!”: Replaying Gamer Identity on Twitch

Victoria Braegger, Purdue University

Not Just a Game: Disenchanting, Blurring, and Breaking the Magic Circle

Jack Murray, University of Central Florida
Cameron Irby, University of Texas at Dallas
Atanur Andic, University of Texas at Dallas

Sex, Consent and Intimacy in Contemporary Media Culture

Susan Berridge, University of Stirling
Tanya Horeck, Anglia Ruskin University
Sarah Cefai, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Catherine Fowler, University of Otago
Donna Peberdy, Solent University, Southampton

Watching shame: Viral videos and audience emotion

Melissa Click, Gonzaga University

Saturday, June 25th

"1929, Still": Race, Class and the "Gatsby Figure" in 2013 and Today

Anna Louise Wiegenstein, Oklahoma State University - Main Campus

Expanded Spaces: Streaming Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow During the Pandemic

Alicia Byrnes, University of Melbourne

Home is Where the Danger Lies: How Haunted Home Narratives Personify Violence Against Women

Dahlia Schweitzer, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology

"It was dark and confusing ... that's it:" A Close Reading of Male Virginity Loss in The Wonder Years

Blue Profitt, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

"It's Not A Switch You Can Just Turn Off": "Quality" Television, Feminism and Violence Against Women in Contemporary U.S Programming

Daisy Richards, Nottingham Trent University

“No fate but what we make for ourselves”: agency and the action heroine in the Terminator films.

Christa van Raalte, Bournemouth University

Ted Lasso and the Politics of Ethical Manhood

David E. Magill, Longwood University

The Way You Look is Impossible: Body Maintenance and Scheduling Discrimination in Film Production

Laura E. Felschow, SUNY Oneonta

10:00 AM

Homonormativity and Masculinity: The Cinematic Imaginary of Mark Bingham

Travers Scott, Clemson University

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

1:00 PM

Consumption as Agency: An Exploration of the Feminine Grotesque

Carina Stopenski, Carnegie Mellon University
Emma Johnson, Carnegie Mellon University
Stephanie Ramser

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

3:00 PM

Livestreaming the American Dream: LuLaRich (2021), Momtrepreneurs, and Neoliberal Technologies of the Nation

Michael M. Reinhard, University of California, Los Angeles

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM