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

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Reanimating the Child: Children's Media and the Macabre II

Session Chair: 
David Clark, Independent Scholar
Session 10: Sunday 10:45am-12:15pm
RCC Meeting Room 10


  1. Ashley Carranza, California State University, Fullerton
    ParaNorman presents its audience with an underlying message regarding the standards of sexuality within society, the tradition of suppression regarding preference outside of normative parameters, and how people fit into (or do not fit into) these standards on an individual level.  
  2. Derek Price, Metropolitan State University of Denver
    This essay will defend the assertion that viewers of hentai pornography identify with Kawai(i) violated youth, and disorients the line between subject-object relations.
  3. Daniel Rottenberg, Metropolitan State University of Denver
    This paper will examine Jim Henson’s Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal as an excellent examination of Sigmund Freud’s concept of the “uncanny,” depicting bizarre and haunting avant-garde approaches to reveal alternative subject-object relations in the realm of mythopoetic theatricality.
Session Cancelled: