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Saturday, July 22 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Comics Arts Conference #12: The Poster Session

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The CAC's poster session gives attendees the opportunity to interact directly with presenters. Come talk one-on-one with these scholars about their projects! Plashka Webster, Victoria Sanchez, Grace Toyonaga, Tiana Mamaghani, Ashley Jabro, Zachary Brown, and Timothy Stiven present the student-designed graphic novel Windy and the Spirit Skies and share the process the students and faculty went through to create this project. Danielle Kohfeldt, Maricela Correa-Chavez, and Julia Stern examine how people occupying subordinated social identities experience and co-create fan culture in comic fandoms. Derek Heid traces a high school comics studies course from its inception to its present-day status as a class awaiting approval, including the obstacles its creators have experienced along the way. John A. Walsh presents the results of a study conducted with Shawn Martin and Jennifer St. Germain of the key features of fan mail published in The Amazing Spider-Man from 1963 until the present. Allen Thomas outlines potential research and theories examining how and why comics can aid in the psychotherapeutic process. Jeffrey Goodwin discusses how Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch queers the Archie Universe by setting itself up in opposition to capitalist, patriarchal society. Megan Sinclair analyzes the role of comics in education by addressing the genres of graphic medicine and the superhero. Matthew J. Brown compares six versions of Wonder Woman's origin story and how these versions combine progressive and problematic representations. Tiffany Babb examines why Noelle Stevenson's Nimona is so unacceptable to her society and why an uncontrollable young girl who refuses to fit into the moral and societal rules of a story is so terrifying. Craig K. Agule and Benjamin G. Barrena use Ian Williams's The Bad Doctor to argue that practical and ethical questions raised in cases of physicians who are also patients are best answered by looking at narratives. Voski Hovsepian and Kristal Samson explore the meaning and clinical presentation of dissociative amnesia through Barry Allen's experience in Flashpoint. Joseph Serrano presents the results of a qualitative study on the perceived influence of comic books on moral development during adolescence. Trevor Alvord examines how the Book of Mormon, the most sacred text in Mormonism, has been transformed into comic form 11 times. Jason Goldman-Hall, Courtney Arndtt, Alexander Diep, and Jenny Kim discuss concrete strategies for using comics and graphic novels to teach English, social science, and special education. Elizabeth Frechette, Elica Sharifnia, and Silvia Niño review how comic books meet the Kindergarten through 3rd grade nationally recognized Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards and provide guidelines for how teachers can begin to incorporate comic books into their science curriculum. Barbara Glaeser and Brenda Bush present the results of a study in which graphic novels were used to help adolescents with autism build bridges to reading for enjoyment and learning, which led to improved peer relationships. Cathy Leogrande examines the historical timeline of Asian characters in DC and Marvel comics. Eric Bruce presents the results of study with Shawn Sellers and Janet Roberts analyzing Batman using SAMHSA Wellness Initiative, identifying Batman's current status and health risk factors within the eight dimensions of wellness. Peter Carlson and Antero Garcia document the impact a critical pedagogy of comic books has had on disenfranchised, struggling, and historically marginalized readers. Ann Thresher examines the surprisingly rigorous engagement of comic writers with the philosophy and physics of time.

Saturday July 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

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