115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Comparative Media Studies

Session Chair: 
Carole-Anne Tyler, "University of California, Riverside"
Session 2: Friday 10 – 11:30 am
Henry 210


  1. Ida Yoshinaga, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
    Latinx dramedy Jane the Virgin, a postmodern romance for the digital era, helps me theorize a reconsideration of fantasy as an audio-visual narrative mode. Focusing on how mise-en-scène creates a fantasy viewing experience, I analyze how the show blends animation, social media, fiction, and telenovela, into a televisual fairy-tale texture.
  2. Dantzel Cenatiempo, University of Washington - Seattle
    My paper examines how one of Josephine Baker's least well-known performances represents a turning point in her political consciousness. In this 1932 show, Baker draws on blackface, whiteface, and gendered cross-dressing to replace her contemporary media stereotype with a new, subversive image that flips European audiences' scopophilic gaze.
  3. My presentation will examine three scenes from anti-trafficking campaign videos to address (1) the ways in which these visual images rhetorically construct spectacle while (2) silencing the voices of those most impacted. 
  4. Nandini Chandra, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    Dibakar Banerji's early films, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye (2008) and Love, Sex aur Dhoka (2010), attempt to carve a highly disruptive and graphic realism through a conspicuous use of low-tech, low-quality images: surveillance cameras, spy-cams and found footage. I believe Banerjee incorporates gaps in seeing and hisses of static to exploit the residual and embodied memory of senses other than sight, so as to produce an experience adequate to the contradictory totality of the subcontinent.
Session Cancelled: