April 10, 2015

  • 4:30: Registration begins in Tuttle Hall
  • 5:30-7:30: Meet and greet dinner in Roncalli Hall with panelists, hosted by Dr. Jonas Prida and Dr. David Balfour
  • 7:30-9:15: The Testament of Doctor Mabuse (1962) in Tuttle Hall Theater

April 11, 2015

  • 7:45-8:10 a.m.: Coffee and light breakfast in Tuttle Hall. All sessions are in Tuttle Hall.

8:15-10:10:  Session 1

  • Alex Gladwin, Independent Scholar: Smoke and Mirrors: Metafiction in Graphic Narratives
  • October Surprise, Rogue Sociology: Abduction, Seduction, and [RE:]production: Sexualized Power Exchange in Golden Age Comics and Beyond.
  • Sean O’Brien, SUNY Canton: Ian Fleming’s James Bond and the Stubborn Denial of Post-Imperial Britain
  • Dan Look, St. Lawrence University: Stylomery and the Seldon Crisis: Using Stylometry to Categorize Novels in Asimov’s Foundation Universe

10:20-12:20: Session 2

  • David Balfour, College of St Joseph: Ghastly Atrocities, Gratuitous Cruelty, and Surrealists Gone Wild!: The Remarkable Criminal Career of Fantômas, the Lord of Terror
  • Max Ward, Middlebury College: May the Gods Save Us! Film Genre, History, and Politics in Daiei’s Daimajin series (1966)
  • Mark Brock-Cancellieri, Harford Community College: So Say We All”: Using Three Incarnations of Battlestar Galactica to Assess Critical Thinking Skills in the Composition Classroom
  • Quasar Surprise, The Evergreen State College: Analysis of the repetitive apocalyptic narrative in science fiction film through an environmental rhetoric perspective.


  • Roncalli Hall [registrants only]

2:00-4:00 Session 3

  • Seth Nixon: SUNY Canton: Stormbringer: Capturing the Soul of Extra Dimensional Representation
  • Laura Brown, SUNY Pottsdam: Drewing it to the Limit: Cover Art in Nancy Drew?
  • Marshall Highet, College of St. Joseph: Double Take: Constructing a Fictional Sequel
  • Marc Ricciardi, St. Joseph’s College: The Marvelous Adventures of Milton Carter of Zion