*Subject to change
9:00 – 10:30
Panel #1: Imag(in)ng the Body: Defamiliarization, Distortion, and Otherness
Moderator: Hillary Weiss (Wayne State University)
Ingrid Alexandra Schmidt (Cranbrook Academy of Art) – "Lenses and Mouthpieces"
Ella Tucan (Wayne State University) – "Seeing Double: The Volatility of Female Representation in The Handmaiden"
Genevieve DeLeon (Cranbrook Academy of Art) – "The State's Imaging of the Body: An Erosion of Personhood"
10:45 – 12:15
Panel #2: Imag(in)ing Politics: A Multi-Media Approach
Moderator: Matt Linton (Wayne State University)
Shelby Cadwell (Wayne State University) - "'This ain't that kind of movie, bruv': Decoding Race, Class, and Genre in Kingsman: The Secret Service"
Aaron Patrick Decker (M.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Independent Jewelry Designer) - "Objects as Male, Camouflage in Plain Sight"
Emily Spunaugle (Oakland University) - "The Enemy Constructed: Russian Constructivism in American Political Protest"
12:15 – 1:15
1:15 – 2:45
Panel #3: Imag(in)ing the Body Politic: Exposing Normativity, Challenging Normalization
Moderator: Aden Jordan (Wayne State University)
Sean Milligan (Wayne State University) – "The Deplorables: Pepe the Frog and the Trump Campaign"
Chelsea Flowers (Cranbrook Academy of Art) – "Check Point: An Investigation in Otherness and Game Play"
Peter Marra (Wayne State University) – "The New Normal: Queering the Final Girl(s) in Scream Queens"