Representing "Home:"

The 2017 Film & History Conference

Conference Schedule

This Version Posted: 13 September2017
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THURSDAY, November 2

Session 1: 8:30-10:00 AM

Registration

 

 

Session 2: 10:15-11:45 AM

PANEL 0221 Classical Antiquity I: Nostos and problems of homecoming
Chair: Dan Curley, Skidmore College

Cinematic Perspectives of Home and Nostos: Penelope and Clytemnestra
Andrea Eis, Oakland University

Narratives of Returning: Impossible Nostos in the Odyssey and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Katherine Cantwell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

There’s No Place Like Home: Spurning Nostos in Recent Classical Cinema
Dan Curley, Skidmore College

 

PANEL 0222 Home Invasion I: PostWar America
Chair: Gail Sheehan, Salem State University

Noir in the Suburbs: Social and Cinematic Geography in Act of Violence
Nathaniel Deyo, University of Florida

He's "Worn Out His Welcome": Evicting the Deceptive Suitor in "Strange Illusion" and "Danger Signal")
Gail Sheehan, Salem State University

 

PANEL 0223 Immigrants and Refugees I: Recreating Home in Diaspora
Chair: Benzi Zhang

Gender, Nation and Trauma: The Politics of Dislocation in 1947 Partition-Themed Cinema
Najrin Islam Jawaharial Nehru University, India (via Skype)

Roots and Renegotiating Home
Deborah Kitchen-Døderlein, University of Oslo, Norway

The Sense of Home in Chinese Diaspora Film
Benzi Zhang, Shanghai University, China

 

PANEL 0225 Documentary I: Home, Family, and Nation
Chair: Mia Treacey, Monash University, Australia

A contextual analysis of Hermano Puli and Felix Manalo: understanding faith and family
Florante E. Delos Santos, Cynthia Margaretta R. José, & Sherren B. Manaois,
University of Makati, Philippines

Refashioning Home in the Postindustrial Ruin: Depictions of Domestic Crisis and Intersectional Working-Class Feminism in Steffi Domike’s Women of Steel (1985)
Benjamin Ogrodnik, University of Pittsburgh

 

PANEL 0226 Race and Ethnicity I: Keeping it Reel: African American Identity and the Home in Documentary Cinema
Chair: Gerald Butters, Aurora University

Where Do We Stand in the Evolution of Home and Culture?: Questioning Monolithic Racial Ascriptions of Identity through Question Bridge Black Male
Abimbola Iyun, Southern Illinois University

Home is a Series of URLs: James Baldwin’s Presence in 2017
Gerald Butters, Aurora University

“I am not Black, I am O.J.”: O.J. Simpson, Race, and a Sense of Home in Contemporary American Society in O.J.: Made in America
Travis Boyce, University of Northern Colorado

 

PANEL 0227 Horror is Where the Heart Is I: Horror is Skin Deep
Chair: Emerson Pehl, Simmons College

Haunted Homes in H.P. Mendoza’s I am a Ghost: Domesticity, Kinship, and the Making of Asian American Monstrosity
Stephanie H. Chang, University of California, Los Angeles

"But You Denied Me”: Mythologies of Home, Region, and Race in Candyman
Adam Ochonicky, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

More Than Just Complicit: The Horrors of White Womanhood in Get Out
Emerson Pehl, Simmons College

 

Lunch Break: 12:00-1:00 PM

 

Session 3: 1:15 -2:45 PM

 

PANEL 0231 Melodrama I: Haunted Melodrama
Chair: Chad Newsom, Savannah College of Art and Design

Transcendental Family Repair: The Ghost Film as Family Melodrama
Claire Cronin, University of Georgia

You Can't Go Home Again: When the Safe Haven Becomes a Place of Horror
R.L. Cagle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dreaming of Manderley: Melodrama and Mood in Rebecca
Chad Newsom, Savannah College of Art and Design

 

PANEL 0232 Classical Antiquity II: Gender and authority in oikos and domus
Chair: Roger Macfarlane, Brigham Young University

Household, Hospitality, and Paternal Authority in Atlantis: The Lost Continent (1961)
Michael W. Handis, Graduate School & University Center, City University of New York

Beastly Domesticity: Diana and Acteon in Cocteau’s La belle et la bête (1946)
David Delbar, Brigham Young University

Eurydice Appropriates a House in Hades: Eurydike BA2037 (1975) and the New Face of Female Domestic Hegemony
Roger Macfarlane, Brigham Young University

 

PANEL 0233 Indie Film II: Politics Begins at Home: Documenting Identity, Labor, and Activism in Independent Film
Chair: Matt Connolly, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Domestic Disturbances: Re-viewing Homeland Insecurity in the Archives of Emile de Antonio
Daniel Grinberg, University of California, Santa Barbara

Home Movie Guerrillas: Pat Rocco's Disneyland Discovery
Matthew Hipps, University of Iowa

 

PANEL 0234 Westerns: Where The Deer and The Antelope Play I:  Politics at Home and on the Range
Chair: Abigail Horne, Hampton-Sydney College

Home is Where the State is:  Sergeant Rutledge and the Postwar Integrationist Western
Claudia Calhoun, New York University

Defending the Homestead: The Cold War Western and Linguistic Anticommunism
Christopher Elias, Carleton College

Bringing Home the Lynch Mob: The West, the South, and the Films of John Ford
Abigail Horne, Hampton-Sydney College


PANEL 0235 Horror is Where the Heart Is II: A Girl in Trouble (is a Temporary Thing)
Chair: Amy Skjerseth, University of Chicago

Claustrophilia: From the awareness of the nest to a worrying madness: Representation of Home in Roman Polański's Repulsion (1965)
Paola Maganzani, The Sapienza University of Rome

Fractured Heroines, Traumatic Pasts: Traversing the Haunted Homes of Horror
Nina K. Martin, Connecticut College

The Sounds of Monstrous Accommodation in The Babadook (2014)
Amy Skjerseth, University of Chicago

 

Session 4: 3:00-4:30 PM

 

PANEL 0241 Defending the Homeland I: The Complexities of Heroism
Chair: A. Bowdoin Van Riper, Martha’s Vineyard Museum

The Rambo Mystique: Reagan, Rambo, and the War Hero of the 1980s
Michael Wycha, Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg

“The Smallville Effect”: Feeling at Home in a Forever War
Derek R. Sweet, Luther College

A “Risk to his Freedom”: At Home with Julian Assange
Ian Scott, University of Manchester and Henry Thompson, University of Manchester

 

PANEL 0242 Classical Antiquity 3: Reconceiving “home” beyond borders
Chair: Christopher M. McDonough, University of the South

You Can Never Go Home Again: Retrofitting the Classical Identity of the United States in Wonder Woman (Jenkins 2017)
Vincent Tomasso, Trinity College

A Home at the End of the World(?): Escaping Apocalypse and Seeking Temporal Transcendence in Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
Thomas J. West III, Syracuse University

Sita, Seder, and Satire: Myths of Exile and Exodus in Nina Paley’s Animated Work
Christopher M. McDonough, University of the South

 

PANEL 0243 LGBTQ I: Creating Queer Homes in Media Contexts
Chair: Chelsea McCracken, Beloit College

Heimat at Hogwarts: Harry Potter Fan Pilgrimages and Queer Homecoming
Cameron Hubbard, Georgia State University

The Nicole Conn Film Family: Grassroots Fandom and Lesbian Romance
Chelsea McCracken, Beloit College

Suffering Sappho!: The Library at Alexandria, Quotation, and Survival
Kiki Loveday, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

PANEL 0244 At Home with TV Families I: Who’s in Charge?  Gender Roles in Television Homes
Chair: Erwin F. Erhardt, III, University of Cincinnati

The Sudden Departure of Patriarchy: Feminist Remaking of Family on The Leftovers
Anne M. Sugar, University of Florida Online

A Window on the Home: Watching Women in Early Television Surveillance Narratives
Cara Dickason, Northwestern University

From Russia With Love: Interrogating Marriage, Gender and the American Family on FX’s The Americans
Scott Oberacker and Johanna Church, Johnson & Wales University

 

PANEL 0245 Race and Ethnicity II: Searching for Home, Searching for Myself: Identity in Transitional Spaces
Chair: Namrata Sathe, Southern Illinois University

Missing Home, Missing Identity: An Examination of the Cinematic Language in Wayne Wang’s Chan is Missing
Ruochen Bo, University of New Mexico

Homes of Desire and Illusion: Filmic Spaces of Appropriation within a Capitalist World
Aylin Basaran, University of Vienna

Liminal Spaces, Liminal Identities: The Search for Home in Michael Jackson’s Bad
Namrata Sathe, Southern Illinois University

 

PANEL 0246 Westerns: Where The Deer and The Antelope Play II: Homeward Bound in the Western
Chair: Christina Corfield, University of California – Santa Cruz

Dreaming of a New Homestead: Seeking a Home in the Oregon Territory
Helen M. Lewis, Western Iowa Technical Community College

La Vida Sinagua—No-Frill Living in the Western Films of Robert Aldrich
Robert Meyer, DePaul University

Home Is Where Tomorrow Is:  The Pony Express, Technology and the Maintenance of a Modern American Future
Christina Corfield, University of California – Santa Cruz

 

Break: 4:30-5:00 PM

 

Session 5: 5:00-6:30 PM

 

PANEL 0251 Homes and Homelands of the Future I: “Intergalactic Roads take me home”: The Praxis of Homes and Homelands in Science Fiction Cinema.
Chair: Benjamin Franz, Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Homelands: Expanding the meaning of life and aesthetic
Yuan Xuan, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication

“We just want to go home”: finding refuge in the contradictory spaces of Code 46, 2046, Inception, and Westworld
Blythe Chandler, College of Southern Maryland

Space of Death: “Home” in the Alien Franchise
Matthew Ducca, Independent Scholar

 

PANEL 0252 Community, Family, and State as Home in Jewish Cinema I: On the Margins of the Jewish Homeland
Chair: Jonathan Friedman, West Chester University

The Disintegration of a Homeland in Uri Zohar’s Big Eyes
Elad Wexler, Ben Gurion University

Damaged Goods? Fractured Females in Newland
Sonja M. Hedgepeth, Middle Tennessee State University

Breaking Free from Queer Melancholia: Recent Representations of LGBT Persons in Israeli Cinema
Jonathan Friedman, West Chester University

 

PANEL 0253 Be/longing: Women and the American Home I: Smashing the Ideals of the "Woman's Role" in the Home
Chair: Laura D’Amore, Roger Williams University

Does Hot Lips Really Want a "Home, Children, [and] a Washer/Dryer?": Margaret Houlihan's Navigation and Reinvention of Home and Family in M*A*S*H
Lori Newcomb, Wayne State College

Home, Sweet Themyscira: Wonder Woman, Gender, and the Male Gaze in the Contemporary Superhero Movie
John Alberti, Northern Kentucky University

Be/longing on the Front: Superheroines, War, and the Unmaking of the American Home
Laura D’Amore, Roger Williams University

 

PANEL 0254 Horror is Where the Heart Is III: Haunted Houses
Chair: Antoinette Winstead, Our Lady of the Lake University

The Haunted House as Home in American Film
Cyndy Hendershot, Arkansas State University

Gothic Symbiosis: There's No Place Like Home
Paul Emmett, University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc

Born to Be Bad . . . Bad to the Bone: The Psychopathic Traits of Haunted Houses “Born Evil” in Horror Film
Antoinette Winstead, Our Lady of the Lake University

 

PANEL 0255 Journeys Toward Home I
Chair: Kate Rittenhouse, Independent Scholar

Invitation to a Cinematic Dream of Diaspora: Zhang Lu’s Landing in South Korea
So Hye Kim, University of Chicago

The Search for Home: Nekyia in Gravity and Lion
Kate Rittenhouse, Independent Scholar

 

PANEL 0256 Media Ecology I: Home Viewing and Viewing the Home
Chair: Vincent Casaregola, St. Louis University

Cinematic Aesthetics in the Home Viewing Era
Mark Kerins, Southern Methodist University

There's No Place Like Rome: Migrations of "Home" in the American Catholic Experience
Katherine G. Schmidt, Molloy College

Home on the Screen and Screen in the Home: Television and the Home in the 1950s
Vincent Casaregola, St. Louis University

 

7:00 PM: Area Chair Reception

 

8:00 PM: Screening I  


 

FRIDAY, November 3

Session 1: 8:00-9:30 AM

 

PANEL 0311 LGBTQ II: Gender Identity, Performance, and Family
Chair: Rebecca Bell-Metereau, Texas State University

Performances of Family and the Gentrification of Drag in RuPaul’s Drag Race
Shane Bruce Perimeter College, Georgia State University

Trans Family: Transparent vs. Documentary Life
Rebecca Bell-Metereau, Texas State University

Like A Lotus In Full Bloom: Slums and Queer Love Rising in The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros
Christian Ylagan, Western University

 

PANEL 0312 Community, Family, and State as Home in Jewish Cinema II. Celluloid Jewish Homes
Chair: Liat Steir-Livny, Sapir Academic College & The Open University of Israel

Statuettes of Limitations: The “Holocaust” Finds a Home at the Oscars 1945-1948
Lawrence Baron, San Diego State University

Fatherlands: Depictions of Home and Culture in Jewish Personal Essay Film
Rebecca Ora, University of California, Santa Cruz

Representing "Home" in the Israeli Documentary The Flat
Liat Steir-Livny, Sapir Academic College

 

PANEL 0313 Be/longing: Women and the American Home II: Troubling the Ideals of the "Woman's Role" in the Home
Chair: John Alberti, Northern Kentucky University

Health Over Wealth: The Tranformation of Values and Definition of the Home in Todd Haynes' Safe
Jonathan Wright, Wheaton College

A 'Kook's" Re-imagining of Home in Breakfast at Tiffany's
Jennifer Field, York University

“When Did He Stop Treating You Like a Princess?”: Domestic Violence on Film
Sara Hosey, Nassau Community College

 

PANEL 0314 Race and Ethnicity III: May the Lord Bless Me, Keep Me, and Carry Me Home
Chair: Elizabeth Johnson, Indiana University Northwest

Where Could I Go but to the Lord?: Hurricane Katrina’s Impact on the Black Church Family
Elizabeth Johnson, Indiana University Northwest

Beyond the Bounded Space: Exploring the Intersections of Community, Race, Religion, and Home in Fences
Danyelle Greene, University of Kansas

“No Place” Like Home: Woman Thou Art Loosed (WTAL), Bishop T.D. Jakes, and the Brand® New Black Church
Paula McGee, Memphis Theological Seminary

 

PANEL 0315 Horror is Where the Heart Is IV: Patriarchy Reconfigured
Chair: Stephanie MacDonell, Ohio University

Oculus and its Crisis: Questioning Authority Over the Nuclear Family in the 21st Century
Matthew Morales, University of South Florida

The Home in Hannibal
Lynn Kozak, McGill University

Chaos Reigns: Affected Fear in Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist
Stephanie MacDonell, Ohio University

 

PANEL 0316 Indie Film I: Under Construction: Building the Institutions of IndependenceChair: Matt Connolly, University of Wisconsin-Madison

An Uncertain Home: Independent Filmmakers Organize for a Stake in PBS
Nora Stone, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Philippine Film Industry: Overlapping Identities
Ildebrando G. Caday, Florante E. Delos Santos, and Sherren B. Manaois, University of Makati

Looking for an Audience in All the Wrong Places: The New American Cinema Group and the New York Film Festival
Matt St. John, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Session 2: 9:45-11:15 AM

 

PANEL 0321 Melodrama II: At Home in Hollywood
Chair: Samantha Quill, Columbia College Chicago

Housing Change: Social Progress Through Two 1960s Families In To Kill a Mockingbird and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Mary Ryan, Virginia Tech

Upstairs, Downstairs: Vernacular Architecture and Social Mise-en-Scène in Bigger than Life"
Trevor McCulloch, The University of Chicago

The Heart of Melodramas
Samantha Quill, Columbia College Chicago

 

PANEL 0322 Classical Antiquity IV: Destroying the domus
Chair: Meredith E. Safran, Trinity College

Domus-tic Violence: Cinematic Romans as a Threat to House and Home
Jerry B. Pierce, Penn State Hazelton

Pax Sells...But Who’s Buying? Home and Empire in Crytek’s Ryse: Son of Rome (2013)
Matthew Taylor, Beloit College

No Second Troy...in Space: Relinquishing Home in Battlestar Galactica (2003-2009)
Meredith E. Safran, Trinity College

 

PANEL 0323 Homes and Homelands of the Future II: “There's an Alien on the Telly!” The Construct of Home in Science Fiction for the Small Screen.
Chair: Benjamin Franz, Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Bringing Apes into the Home: Discourses of Early Transmedia Storytelling.
Nicholas Benson, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

“You have to pick a side”: Navigating divided loyalties and disparate home worlds amongst the crew of the Rocinante in The Expanse.
Benjamin Franz, Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Home is Where the Scan Lives: From the Real to the Virtual in Ari Folman’s The Congress.
Virginia Kuhn, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California

 

PANEL 0324 Panel II: At Home in the Film Industry
Chair: Frederick A. Bode, Concordia University, Montreal

Britons Abroad in Screen Portrayals of the Roman Empire
Tony Keen, University of Roehampton, UK

Dreaming of Stardom: Surviving in Hollywood During the Depression Decade
Frederick A. Bode, Concordia University, Montreal

Strange Land, Strange Love: Translation and Alienation in Abbas Kiarostami´s Toyko
Simran Bhalla, Northwestern University

 

PANEL 0325 Horror is Where the Heart Is V: Haunted Spectators
Chair: Walter C. Metz, Southern Illinois University

“We’re all in our private traps”: Reconfiguring Suburbia’s Protective Borders in Psycho
Kevin McKenna, University of South Florida

Racism, from Head to Home: Implicit Association and Jordan Peele’s Get Out (2017)
Walter C. Metz, Southern Illinois University

Murder Husbands: Aggrieved Entitlement and Belonging in Hannibal Fan Works
Ami Sommariva, Portland State University

 

PANEL 0326 No Place Like Home—In the Film Musical I
Chair: Kelli Marshall, DePaul University

Racial Integration inthe Urban-Dance Musical, America vs. Britain
Ciara Barrett,National University of Ireland, Galway

Life Upon the Wicked Stage: Examining the Decreasing Role of Stage as Home inFilm Musicals
Sarah Ford,Youngstown State University

Who’s in Charge of the House? Imagination and Gender Roles inMary Poppins
Cynthia A. Crane,University of Cincinnati

 

Lunch Break: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM


Session 3: 12:45-2:15 PM

 

PANEL 0331 Defending the Homeland II: Defining—and Defending—Other Homelands
Chair: A. Bowdoin Van Riper, Martha’s Vineyard Museum

Glass Empires: Cooke Lenses, WWI, and British Nationalism
Alain Daigle, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee

Super-Secret Somebodies, The Americans as History as Allegory
Trip McCrossin, Rutgers University

In the Land of Blood and Money: Revisiting Bosnian War Films
Zoran Samardzija, Columbia College Chicago

 

PANEL 0332 Classical Antiquity V: Troubled Coupledom in Roman Homes
Chair: Meredith D. Prince, Auburn University

“Will I Forget Them?” Nostos and HBO’s The Leftovers (2014-2017)
Stephen Froedge, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Return to Carthage: Marriage and Gender Roles in Gone Girl (2014) and the AeneidKaitlin Moleen, West Essex Regional High School

Roman Homewrecker: Poppaea as Domestic Threat in The Sign of the Cross (1932) and Quo Vadis (1951)
Meredith D. Prince, Auburn University

 

PANEL 0333 Documentary II: Histories and Homelands
Chair: Mia Treacey, Monash University, Australia

Proposal for a New-Old Method: Off-roading Audiovisual History through a New Historiophoty of Polyvocality and Human-to-Human Interactivity via Live Participatory Documentary
Kim Nelson, University of Windsor, Canada

The Young Queen at Home: The Domestic as Political in Biopics of Victoria
Carol Dole, Ursinus College

When Defending the Homeland gets Complicated: Canadian and German Memories of Strategic Bombing in Death by Moonlight (1992) and Der Feuersturm (2003)
Robert Nelson, University of Windsor, Canada

 

PANEL 0334 Race and Ethnicity IV: Terrifying Places: Cinematic Presentations of “Black” Spaces
Chair: Robin R. Means Coleman, University of Michigan

Revisiting ‘90s Horror: Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman
Julie Martin, Southern Illinois University

African-Americans in Other People’s Homes: “Vulgar Tastes” in Trading Places (1983) and Coming to America (1988)
Alex Symons, University of Hartford

A Peaceful Place Denied: The Suburbs and Burial Grounds in Horror
Robin R. Means Coleman, University of Michigan

 

PANEL 0335 Westerns: Where The Deer and The Antelope Play III: African Americans in Westerns: Finding a Scholarly Home
Chair: Ramal Johnson, Howard University and William Hart, Norfolk State University

A Brief History of African Americans in Westerns
William Hart, Norfolk State University and Cathy Jackson, Norfolk State University

The Black Fox: The story of the African American Cowboy Britt Johnson in History, in Novel and in Film
Cathy Jackson, Norfolk State University and William Hart, Norfolk State University

Bogle’s Stereotypes and the Western
Ramal Johnson, Howard University and William Hart, Norfolk State University

 

PANEL 0336 Horror is Where the Heart Is VI: Domestic Horrors
Chair: David Sweeney, The Glasgow School of Art

Uncanny and Home Invasion: Parasitizing the Domestic Space in Contemporary Spanish Film
María Gil Poisa, Bates College

The Stepford Wives and Feminism’s Reoccurring Nightmare
Ruth Wollersheim, Century College

Representations of the Domestic Environment in Inside No. 9
David Sweeney, The Glasgow School of Art

 

Session 4: 2:30-4:00 PM

 

PANEL 0341 Classical Antiquity VI: Can Classics Domesticate the Wild West?
Chair: Monica S. Cyrino, University of New Mexico Albuquerque

Terror in a Turnus Town: Vergil’s “Wild West”, and Ours
Robert White, The Beaumont School

Home(r) on the Range: Classical Antiquity and Identity Politics in the American Western
Kirsten Day, Augustana College

The Violence of Home and the Homeric in HBO’s Westworld (2016)
Monica S. Cyrino, University of New Mexico Albuquerque

 

PANEL 0342 Home Invasion II: Domestic Interruption
Chair:  Gloria Okolugbo

Rescued by Rover: “Home” as cultural construct, “home” as cinematic locus
Mark D. West

Nigerian Nurse Wives and omugwo
Gloria Okolugbo

 

PANEL 0343 Indie Film III: If These Walls Could Talk: Exploring the Spaces of Independent Production and Exhibition
Chair: Matt Connolly, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Around the Home with Orson Welles
Robert Kroll, St. Clair County Community College

A Home on Wellington Avenue: Kartemquin Films, Independent Documentary, and Chicago's North Side
Heather McIntosh, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Nocturnal Dreams and Divine Subversions: Programming and Performance at the Palace Theatre, 1969-1972
Matt Connolly, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

PANEL 0344 Westerns: Where The Deer and The Antelope Play IV: Women and the Homeplace 
Chair: Gaylyn Studlar, Washington University – St. Louis

Annie Oakley’s Home in the Western 
Katherine Johnson, Indiana University

Not So Home on the Range:  The Ideology of Home in The Homesman (2014)
Thomas Prasch, Washburn University

Desire, Death, and the Unheimlich: Women and Home in the Postwar American Western
Gaylyn Studlar, Washington University – St. Louis

 

PANEL 0345 Horror is Where the Heart Is VII: Working Class Horrors
Chair: Susan Kerns, Columbia College Chicago

Metropolitan Nightmare: It Follows and the Anxieties of Middle-Class America
Katie Lizza, Lehigh University

Home is Where the Hoodie Is: Home, Class, and Moral Panic in British Hoodie Horror
Lindsey Decker, Boston University

The Modern Gal’s Home: Sites of Horror in Brian DePalma’s Sisters
Susan Kerns, Columbia College Chicago

 

PANEL 0346 Homelessness and the Media I
Chair: Till Kadritzke, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

The Aesthetics of Poverty: Representing the Homeless vs. the Houseless
Peter Falanga, BCCTV, Portland

Evictions in Spanish cinema after the Recession of 2008: At your Doorstep (2016) by Eduard Cortes and The Farm of Pas (2015) by Silvia Munt
Ana Aguilera, Utah Valley University

Homes Left, Homes Lost: New Hollywood, Expressive Subjectivity, and the Romance of Homelessness
Till Kadritzke, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

 

Break: 4:00-4:45 PM – New Author Recognition and Signing


Session 5: 5:00-6:30 PM

 

PANEL 0351 Melodrama III: International Melodrama
Chair: Erica Moulton, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nurturing Melodrama: Reinventing the Genre for the 21st Century
E.L. McCallum, Michigan State University

Gendered City: Domesticity, Career and Tradition vs. Modernity in Telugu Movies
Deepthi Krishna, University of Hyderabad

The Boar's Head Reborn: Narrative Transformation in Welles' Chimes at Midnight
Erica Moulton, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

PANEL 0352 Community, Family, and State as Home in Jewish Cinema III: Building Religious and Secular Jewish Homes in North America   
Chair: Rebecca Margolis. University of Ottowa

The Younger Generation:  Jews and Place in Frank Capra’s America
Jeffrey Haus, Kalamazoo College

Cantors on Trial: The Jazz Singer and The Cantor’s Son
Nicole Siegel, Fordham University

Language as Home in New Yiddish Cinema
Rebecca Margolis. University of Ottowa

 

PANEL 0353 Horror is Where the Heart Is VIII: Liminal Homes
Chair: Joshua Pederson, Boston University

The Twisted Road to Terminus: Holocaust Imagery in AMC’s The Walking Dead
Brian E. Crim, Lynchburg College

The Terror of Homelessness: Fear and Dread in von Trier’s Melancholia
Joshua Pederson, Boston University

 

PANEL 0354 Homes and Homelands of the Future, III: The Sights and Sounds of Science Fiction Genre-blending
Chair: Benjamin Franz, Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Bridging the Upside Down: Television and Audio “Spectatorship”
Megan Farriello, George Mason University

A “Safe Place”: The Western “Home” and its Mutation in Logan (2017)
J. Paul Johnson, Winona State University

 

PANEL 0355 The Darker Side of Home: NY Noir and Horror
Chair: James J. Ward, Cedar Crest College

Klute and the Escape from John Lindsay’s New York
Rick Armstrong, Kingsborough Community College (CUNY)

Scorsese’s Nightwatchmen: The Heroic Delusions of Melancholy Loners in Taxi Driver and Bringing Out the Dead
T.J. Keeley

Home is Where the Crypt Is, or, Tithonic Domesticity in Tony Scott’s The Hunger (1983)
James J. Ward, Cedar Crest College

 

PANEL 0356 Classical Antiquity Roundtable
Chair: Meredith Safran, Trinity College

 

8:00 PM: Screening II


 

SATURDAY, November 4

Session 1: 8:00-9:30 AM

Registration

 

Session 2: 9:45-11:15 AM

 

PANEL 0421  Defending the Homeland III. Laughing Matters: War, Humor, and American Identity
Chair: A. Bowdoin Van Riper, Martha’s Vineyard Museum

A Veteran’s Sense of Humor?: Jack Benny, Mae West, and the Great War’s Impact on American Comedy
Chris Sterba, San Francisco State University

Americanizing Laughter: The Development of Feature-Length Comedy and American Nationalism
Megan Boyd, University of Wisconsin—Madison

Incident on a Very Small Island: Homeland Defense as Cold War Comedy in The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming!
A. Bowdoin Van Riper, Martha’s Vineyard Museum

 

PANEL 0422 Classical Antiquity VII: Refiguring the oikos
Chair: Rocki Wentzel, Augustana University

Antonio D’Alfonso’s Antigone (2012): Looking at Contemporary Societies through Oedipus’ Ravaged Home
Anastasia Pantazopoulou, University of Florida

Selling Nostalgia: Home as Commodity in Mad Men (2007-2015) and the Attic Orators
Hilary J. C. Lehmann, Knox College

Prison as Home: Chamber, Cave, and Underworld in Abrahamson’s Room (2015)
Rocki Wentzel, Augustana University

 

PANEL 0423 Immigrants and Refugees III: Documenting Home 
Chair: Deborah Kitchen-Døderlein

Negotiating Borders, Gender, and Identity: A Transnational Feminist Study of Documentary Film Sonita (2015)
Najmeh Moradiyan Rizi, University of Kansas

Belonging and Britishness: West Indian Struggles and Spaces in Postwar Immigration
Darrell Newton, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

No Home Movie and Homelessness of the Essay Film
Andrei Kartashov, University of Kansas/Fulbright

PANEL 0424 LGBTQ III: Queering the Sitcom Family
Chair: Aaron Gurlly, Salisbury University

Bricolage, Intersectionality, and the Queer Chosen Family in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
David Hennessee, California Polytechnic State University

Just the Two of Us: Sanford and Son's Portrayal of Fred and Lamont's Queer Heterosexual Black Family
Aaron Gurlly, Salisbury University

 

PANEL 0425 Documentary III: The Pain and Pleasure of Home
Chair: Mia Treacey, Monash University, Australia

A World of One’s Own: Chantal Akerman’s No Home Movie
Patricia Furnish, Independent Scholar and Documentary Filmmaker

Returning Home: A Creative Exploration of Self and Home
Lara Bardsley, La Trobe University, Australia

The Pain of Implantation: Celluloid as the Tale of the Deterrence and Retrieval
Das Parvathy, A. P. Anupama, & Vinod Balakrishnan, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

 

PANEL 0426 No Place Like Home—In the Film Musical II
Chair: Kelli Marshall, DePaul University

Family Ties and House Foundation: Fatalism in Modern Musical
Matthew Ari Elfenbein, NYU

Playing Games on Rodeo Drive: Gene Kelly’s House as an Extension of the Film Musical
Kelli Marshall, DePaul University

 

Lunch Break: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Session 3: 12:45- 2:15 PM

 

PANEL 0431 Classical Antiquity VIII: Family and Alienation
Chair: Martha Habash, Creighton University

Nostos and the Adoptive Oikos in Disney’s Hercules (1997) and Superman II (1980)
Katherine R. De Boer, Indiana University    

Home Is Where the Heart Is: Orphic Aspects of What Dreams May Come (1998)
Janice Siegel, Hampden-Sydney College

Identity and Belonging in Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus and Showtime’s Dexter (2006-2013)
Martha Habash, Creighton University

 

PANEL 0432 Changing Notions of Home I
Chair: Matt Connolly, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Loss of Home in Rural America - How U.S. Independent Cinema Reflects the Vanishing Idea of a Sense of Home
Sven Weidner, University of Bamberg

Romanticism in Television: Looking Back at the Home in Rural America
Erwin F. Erhardt, III, University of Cincinnati

Returning Home in the 21st Century Nostalgia Film
Christine Sprengler, Western University, Ontario, Canada

 

PANEL 0433 At Home with TV Families II: Fact vs. Fiction: Architecture, Structural Images, and Space in Television Homes
Chair: Stan Pelkey

Gloria and the Pritchetts: Modern Family and National Belonging
Delia Poey, Florida State University

Dexter at Home in Suburbia: Domesticated Monster/Ideal Father
Stan Pelkey, Florida State University

 

PANEL 0434 At Home in Australia I
Chair: Mia Treacey, Monash University, Australia

Crisis and Belonging: Representing Afghan Hazaras in Australia
Laurel Mackenzie, RMIT, Australia

David Stratton: a cinematic life. Biographical documentary, national cinematic history or both?
Mia Treacey, Monash University, Australia

“Como Olvidar” meets “Warlpiri Woman” in Warwick Thornton’s Samson and Delilah
Anne Barnes, NYU, Sydney

 

PANEL 0435 Race and Ethnicity V: The Horror of it All!: Symbolic Meanings, Real Threats
Chair: Novotny Lawrence, Southern Illinois University

Predatory Ritual Grounds: Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman and Jordan Peele’s Get Out
Wendy Rountree, North Carolina Central University

Of Monsters and Mnkisi in Blaxploitation Horror Films
Melinda Stang, University of Southern California

White Mansions, Black Bodies: Get Out and the New Age Slave Plantation
Novotny Lawrence, Southern Illinois University

 

PANEL 0436 Horror is Where the Heart Is IX: “Safe” Spaces
Chair: Ashley R. Smith, Northwestern University

The Hovel Condemned: The Environmental Psychology of Place in Horror
Jacqueline Morrill, Worcester State University

Family matters: The subversion of traditional family structures and building of tribes in the American Horror Story anthology
Susanne Bergmann, Independent Scholar

Not Quite Home: Residential Horrors and Unfamiliar Abodes in Modern Home Invasion Films
Ashley R. Smith, Northwestern University

 

Session 4: 2:30-4:00 PM

 

PANEL 0441 Classical Antiquity IX: Classical Homes, American-Style
Chair: Darel Tai Engen, California State University San Marcos

Back to Boone City: Oikos and Gamos in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Gregory N. Daugherty, Randolph-Macon College

“This Love of the Land”: The Value of Home in Gone with the Wind (1939), Gladiator (2000), and 300 (2007)
Jaclyn Neel, Temple University

History Matters: Americanizing the Ideal of Home in Greece and Rome on Film and Its Consequences
Darel Tai Engen, California State University San Marcos

 

PANEL 0442 Be/longing: Women and the American Home III: Forging Ideals of the "Woman's Role" in the Home
Chair: Lynne Benson, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Marrying for Victory: The Domestic Ideal and Defensive Nationalism in American World War II Films
Michele Curran Cornell, Kent State University

Reel Homemakers: The Placement of Female Film Stars within the Domestic Sphere in Screenland Film Fan Magazine
Megan Heatherly, Columbia University

You can be sure if it’s Betty: Betty Furness and Marketing to the American Woman as Consumer
Lynne Benson, University of Massachusetts, Boston

 

PANEL 0443 Race and Ethnicity VI: They All Look Alike to Me: Ethnic Representations in Film and TV
Chair: Jon Cowans, Rutgers University

No Direction Home: Repurposing the Miscegenation Drama in the 1950s
Jon Cowans, Rutgers University

Filipino Family: Expectations Versus Reality
Analiza Arcega, Florante E. Delos Santos, Sherren Manaois, University of Makati

The Structure and Super Structure of Hate: Hispanics in Hollywood Films
Jorge Barrueto, Walsh University

 

PANEL 0444 Westerns: Where The Deer and The Antelope Play V: Feeling at Home in the West
Chair: Sue Matheson, University College of the North

“Anywhere I Hang my Head is Home”:  Mourning and Melancholia as Psychological Home in the American West
Christopher Minz, Georgia State University 

Having a Home—Come Hell or High Water
Sue Matheson, University College of the North

 

PANEL 0445 Horror is Where the Heart Is X: Split Personalities
Chair: Lisa Cunningham, Independent Scholar

“Do You Know What Your Daughter Did?”: Possessed Girls as a Trope of the Failure of the “Home”
Lisa Cunningham, Independent Scholar

More “Qualified to Understand”: Active-Passivity in the Home in Poltergeist (1982)
Morgan Wallace, University of South Florida

Bates Motel: The Uncanny House as a Localized Site of Identity
Jessica Sellin-Blanc, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

PANEL 0446 Defending the Homeland IV: The Business of War
Chair: Karen Randell, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Prisoners of Wartime: The Japanese POW Camp Experience in Contemporary Cinema
Ken Provencher, Independent Scholar

“You can almost see home from here”: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk in the context of BREXIT
Karen Randell, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Break: 4:00-4:30 PM


Session 5: 4:30-6:00 PM

 

PANEL 0451 Classical Antiquity 10: The Horrors of Home, From Atreus to Zombies
Chair: Amy Norgard, Truman State University

Orestes Bates: Matricide and Psychosis in Psycho (1960) and Bates Motel (2013-2017)
Scott A. Barnard, The Lawrenceville School

Home at Any Cost: Aeneadic Echoes in AMC’s The Walking Dead (2010- )
Maxwell Paule, Earlham College

“She desires of my blood”: Classical Narratives of Family, Exile, and the Monstrous Feminine in The Witch (2016)
Amy Norgard, Truman State University

PANEL 0452 At Home with TV Families III: Family Dynamics in the Home—from City, to Country, to Cartoon.
Chair: Erwin F. Erhardt, III, University of Cincinnati

ABC’s “Family-Likable Teenager Routine”: 1960s Sitcoms and Broadcast Network Audiences
Caryn Murphy, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Heading Home: A Close Reading of The Simpsons’ Opening Sequence
Paul Arras, SUNY Cortland, NY

Alone at Home: The Seriality of Loneliness in The Big Bang Theory
Denis Newiak, Brandenburg University of Technology

 

PANEL 0453 Race and Ethnicity VII: Of Matriarchs and Media: Reflections on Representation and the Meaning of Home
Chair: Yvonne D. Sims, South Carolina State University

Foxy Brown and Cookie Lyon: How The Matriarchal Figure has evolved in Film and Television
Yvonne D. Sims, South Carolina State University

Home is Where My Culture Lies
Allison Upshaw, University of Alabama

 

PANEL 0454 Exhibition and Reception I: Shaping Media for Home; Shaping Home with Media
Chair: Caleb Allison, Indiana University

Find Home Through Comedy: Stephen Colbert on Richard Mourdock
Ashley Sandlin, University of Minnesota

“No Place Like Home”: L. Frank Baum, HGTV and the Fairylands of Consumer Culture
Cary Elza, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Cultivating Collectors: Negotiating Domestic Film Archives
Caleb Allison, Indiana University

 

PANEL 0455 Home Sweet Home I: Reworking Narratives, Reshaping Home
Chair: Valerie Pennanen, Calumet College of St. Joseph

National Heroine: Image of Women on Indonesian History Films
Lala Palupi Santyaputri, University of Pelita Harapan, Jakarta, Indonesia

JFK and Parkland: Same scene, different act, and altered institutional trust
Kim Hixson and Aaron Hocker, Utah State University

Home is Where the Dog Is: Penrod Schofield and Duke in Hollywood Films of the ‘20s and ‘30s
Valerie Pennanen, Calumet College of St. Joseph

 

 

PANEL 0456 Melodrama IV: Melodrama on the Tube
Chair: Jelena Jelušić, Northwestern University

Through a Mirror Infinitely: Melodrama and Nihilism in Fassbinder’s World on a Wire
Alex W. Bordino, University of Massachusetts Amherst

You Can Go Home Again: True Blood and the Myth of the South
Shirley (Holly) Stave, Northwestern State University

Melodrama in late-Yugoslav TV: Anticipation of National and Ideological Tensions through Gender Performance
Jelena Jelušić, Northwestern University

 

6:30 PM Banquet and Keynote Address

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