Saturday, May 22, 2010

Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (POPCAANZ) is holding its inaugural conference in Sydney from 30 June to 2 July 2010. The program covers fashion, television, film, food studies, visual culture, pop music, video and many other topics. We've sourced those seminars with comics. manga and graphic novel themes. Here's a list:

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"

Dates: Wednesday 30 June to Friday 2 July 2010
Venue: Vibe Hotel, Sydney, Australia
Registration Fees: $320 (includes $50 membership fee) or $250 (concession includes $50 membership fee).

For more information go to the POPCAANZ website or click here to download the program.

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