Thursday 1 July 2010 - 1:00 to 2: 30
Food Studies 3 - Food and Cultural Identity
Lorie Brau (University of New Mexico, USA)
"Men Cook, Women Eat: Gender in Japanese Culinary Comic Books"
Friday 2 July 2010 - 11:00 to 12:30
Pop Fiction 3: The Seductive Serial Killer in Manga, Film and Literature
Jason Bainbridge (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
"I will reign over a new world: Death Note and the Utopian Serial Killer"
Friday 2 July 2010 - 9:00 to 12:30
Visual Cultures 1
Kevin Patrick (Monash University, Australia)
"In Search of the Great Australian (Graphic) Novel"
Daniel Wood (University of Melbourne, Australia)
"King of the Urban Frontier: The Behavioural Ethic of Comic-Book Superhero and the Frontier Justice of the American West"
Yvette Blackwood (University of Tasmania, Australia)
"Becoming and Schizoanalysis in the Graphic Novel: Deleuzian theory and Popular Culture"
Paul Mountfort (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
"Yellow Skin, Black Hair ... Careful Tintin: The Orient and Orientalism in Herge's The Blue Lotus"
Friday 2 July 2010: 11:00 to 12:30
Visual Cultures 2
Elaine Tay (Curtin University, Australia)
"Beyond Poaching: Alternative universes of Watchmen fanfiction"
Jack Teiwes (University of Melbourne, Australia)
"Positive Feedback: Adaptation and intertextuality in the Superman multimedia franchise"