Pop Culture in/as Speculative Resistance:

An Academic Conference Co-Hosted by Kino Club 313, the Wayne State Comics Collective, and the WSU Video Game Scholarly Interest Group 

2018 Conference Program (click document)
Paper & Workshop Synopses (click document)
Participant Bios (click document)
Poster & Photo Gallery
2018 Conference Poster
Keynote Address Poster
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Sheena Howard
Comics Roundtable Discussion Poster
Film Screening: Get Out
2018 Conference Posters
2018 Conference Showcase
Conference Reception
Conference Reception
Conference Reception
Conference Reception
L to R: Matt Linton, Courtney Bliss, Shelby Cadwell, Jose Guzman, Connor Newton, Ching-In Chen, Steven Proudfoot, Rachelle Cruz
Get Out Roundtable Discussion
Roundtable participants (L to R): Dr. Ronald E. Brown, Dr. Jonathan Flatley, Ph.D Candidate Kevin Ball, Dr. Lisa Ze Winters
Moderator: Shelby Cadwell
Get Out Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: Shelby Cadwell
Get Out Roundtable Discussion
Roundtable participants (L to R): Dr. Ronald E. Brown, Dr. Jonathan Flatley, Ph.D Candidate Kevin Ball, Dr. Lisa Ze Winters
Moderator: Shelby Cadwell
Get Out Roundtable Discussion
Roundtable participants (L to R): Dr. Ronald E. Brown, Dr. Jonathan Flatley, Ph.D Candidate Kevin Ball, Dr. Lisa Ze Winters
Moderator: Shelby Cadwell
Workshop: Navigating Fandom
Facilitator: Dr. Chera Kee
Moderator: Shelby Cadwell
GEMS Panel
Moderator: Dr. Jaime Goodrich
Presenters (L to R): Sean Renkert, Sean Levenson, Michael Shumway
GEMS Panel
Moderator: Dr. Jaime Goodrich
Presenters (L to R): Sean Renkert, Sean Levenson, Michael Shumway
Workshop: Feminist Making
Moderator: Dr. Stine Eckert
Facilitator: Dr. Radhika Gajjala
Wrestling Panel
Moderator: Steve Latawiec
Presenters: Amy Latawiec, Brian Jansen
Wrestling Panel
Moderator: Steve Latawiec
Presenters: Amy Latawiec, Brian Jansen
Wrestling Panel
Moderator: Steve Latawiec
Presenters: Amy Latawiec, Brian Jansen
Workshop: Queer Inclusivity & TTPRG
Moderator: Dr. Tiger Malesh
Facilitator: Lauren Corneliussen
Get Out Screening
Moderator: Shelby Cadwell
Video Games & Pizza Reception
Hosted by the Wayne State Video Game Scholarly Interest Group
Fans, Fiction, Piracy Panel
Participants (from L to R): Diana De Pasquale, Kelly Polasek, Mary Karcher, Diana Rosenberger (moderator)
Fans, Fiction, Piracy Panel
Presenter: Dr. Mary Karcher
Fans, Fiction, Piracy Panel
Presenter: Diana De Pasquale
Fans, Fiction, Piracy Panel
Presenter: Kelly Polasek
Keynote Speech
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sheena Howard
Moderator: Matt Linton
Workshop: Revamp your ENG 101!
Facilitators: Ching-In Chen, Rachelle Cruz
Moderator: Matt Linton
Comics Roundtable
Participants (L to R):
Dan Merritt, Chelsea Liddy, Saladin Ahmed, Matt Yockey, Andre Batts, Matt Linton (moderator)
Comics Roundtable
Participants (L to R):
Dan Merritt, Chelsea Liddy, Saladin Ahmed, Matt Yockey, Andre Batts, Matt Linton (moderator)
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