112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Comparative Media I

Session Chair: 
Lisa Brown Jaloza, University of California, Riverside
Session 3: Friday 2:00-3:30pm
RCC Meeting Room 9
Topic Area: 


  1. Ted Geier, University of California, Davis
    A reconsideration of ecology and media centered around a case study analysis of the technical poetics and ecophilosophy of Terrence Malick's films but engaging a comprehensive overview of recent cultural, ecological, media, and global theory to articulate a robust social ecotheory in media aesthetics and effects.
  2. Corey Leis, California State University, Long Beach
    This project uses theories developed by Gregory Ulmer, Jeff Rice, and Sarah Arroyo in order to further Ulmer's electrate composition practice, the popcycle. This project seeks to extend Ulmer's theories regaring videocy and electracy, incorporating Rice's network rhetoric and Arroyo's participatory composition to develop another electract composition practice, the vicycle.  
  3. Jaime Rapp, California State University, Long Beach
    Popular music icon Prince uses his music, music videos, personal style, and live performances as mediums to challenge normative conceptions of race, gender, and sexuality. By simultaneously occupying both sides of the white/black, female/male, and straight/queer binaries, Prince exposes their artificiality and denaturalizes them, thereby theorizing new ways of being and self-identifying.
  4. Nicole Rehnberg, UC Santa Barbara
    The Unwritten’s artist Peter Gross has admitted that the comic’s premise was inspired by the biography of Christopher Robin Milne, who was not happy with his father’s fictional counterpart. Similarly, in The Unwritten, Tom Taylor is a grown man who lives in the shadow of his father’s Tommy Taylor stories. By exploring the literary illusion of the comic, I argue that the comic’s depiction of father and child relationships blends the lines of fiction and reality for readers to consider authorship in new ways.
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