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
2018 Conference Poster
Keynote Address Poster
Keynote Address Poster

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sheena Howard

Comics Roundtable Discussion Poster
Comics Roundtable Discussion Poster
Film Screening: Get Out
Film Screening: Get Out
2018 Conference Posters
2018 Conference Posters
2018 Conference Showcase
2018 Conference Showcase
Conference Reception
Conference Reception
Conference Reception
Conference Reception
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
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
Get Out Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: Shelby Cadwell

Get Out Roundtable Discussion
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
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
Workshop: Navigating Fandom

Facilitator: Dr. Chera Kee Moderator: Shelby Cadwell

GEMS Panel
GEMS Panel

Moderator: Dr. Jaime Goodrich Presenters (L to R): Sean Renkert, Sean Levenson, Michael Shumway

GEMS Panel
GEMS Panel

Moderator: Dr. Jaime Goodrich Presenters (L to R): Sean Renkert, Sean Levenson, Michael Shumway

Workshop: Feminist Making
Workshop: Feminist Making

Moderator: Dr. Stine Eckert Facilitator: Dr. Radhika Gajjala

Wrestling Panel
Wrestling Panel

Moderator: Steve Latawiec Presenters: Amy Latawiec, Brian Jansen

Wrestling Panel
Wrestling Panel

Moderator: Steve Latawiec Presenters: Amy Latawiec, Brian Jansen

Wrestling Panel
Wrestling Panel

Moderator: Steve Latawiec Presenters: Amy Latawiec, Brian Jansen

Workshop: Queer Inclusivity & TTPRG
Workshop: Queer Inclusivity & TTPRG

Moderator: Dr. Tiger Malesh Facilitator: Lauren Corneliussen

Get Out Screening
Get Out Screening

Moderator: Shelby Cadwell

Video Games & Pizza Reception
Video Games & Pizza Reception

Hosted by the Wayne State Video Game Scholarly Interest Group

Fans, Fiction, Piracy Panel
Fans, Fiction, Piracy Panel

Participants (from L to R): Diana De Pasquale, Kelly Polasek, Mary Karcher, Diana Rosenberger (moderator)

Fans, Fiction, Piracy Panel
Fans, Fiction, Piracy Panel

Presenter: Dr. Mary Karcher

Fans, Fiction, Piracy Panel
Fans, Fiction, Piracy Panel

Presenter: Diana De Pasquale

Fans, Fiction, Piracy Panel
Fans, Fiction, Piracy Panel

Presenter: Kelly Polasek

Keynote Speech
Keynote Speech

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sheena Howard Moderator: Matt Linton

Workshop: Revamp your ENG 101!
Workshop: Revamp your ENG 101!

Facilitators: Ching-In Chen, Rachelle Cruz Moderator: Matt Linton

Comics Roundtable
Comics Roundtable

Participants (L to R): Dan Merritt, Chelsea Liddy, Saladin Ahmed, Matt Yockey, Andre Batts, Matt Linton (moderator)

Comics Roundtable
Comics Roundtable

Participants (L to R): Dan Merritt, Chelsea Liddy, Saladin Ahmed, Matt Yockey, Andre Batts, Matt Linton (moderator)