Episode 164:Saturday Schedule for the Popular Culture Conference

Here is the schedule for all events that will happen on Saturday April 2, date of the Pop Culture Conference. Friday schedule still under construction. More info coming soon.All events on this date will take place in the Chardon building of the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus.

Registration 7:30am-8:30am

Round 1: 8:30am-9:45am

Panel 1A: (Re)Naming the Fantastic: Developing Identities of Characters and Genres

Three Names, Six Identities. The Lord of the Rings: The Study of Characters, by Paola Rivera and Alina Quiñones

A Clone of One’s Own: Finding Unique Identity in Star Wars Clone Wars, by Frances Zapata

“A Walk Through the Standing Stones”: The Transformation and Reinvention of the Historical Novel within the Outlander Television Series, By Ivette Lopez

1B: Individual, Team, and Cultural Explorations: Changing the Roles of Games

Transcending Identity Through Basketball Culture, by Ismael Medina

“Ready Player Two”: Videojuegos y destrezas de trabajos en equipo en jugadores cooperativos vs jugadores individuales, by Joshua Rivera

Transformative Identities in Role Playing Video Games, by Mildred Vargas

1C: Learning New Lessons: Different Forms of Media and Pedagogy

The New Way to teach is to Learn: Hello My Name is Mrs. Experience, by Ashley Carrero

#GeekPedagogy#Fandom#Buzzademia, by Leonardo Flores

Words Have Power: Yūsei Matsui’s Assassination Classroom as a Teacher-student of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, by Juan Colon

The Diverging and Growing art of Webcomics, by Luis Laboy

1D: Letting the Freak Flag Fly: Music in My Head

Sex, Drugs and Protest: Analyzing the Formation of Nationalist Youth Identities through Puerto Rico’s Youth, by Leisha Santiago

From Person to Persona: What’s in a Name? Tupac to 2Pac, by Kelsins Santos

De La oreja de Van Gogh a Cultura Profética: un acercamiento al análisis poético a través de la música popular contemporánea, by Deyka Otero

10am-12pm Welcome Remarks and Keynote Speech by Bonafide Rojas

Lunch on your own from 12pm-2pm

Round 2: 2:00-3:15pm

2A: You Can’t Sit with Us: (Un)Acceptance of Cultures in Literature, Film, and Society

Psychology of Social Hierarchy in Heathers, by Jennifer Mojica

Lenguaje del Juan Bobo: conceptos de identidad y el “bullying” étnico, by Huana Martinez

La crítica a las ideologías capitalistas en La Guaracha del Macho Camacho y Poder del tiempo (Post data), by Jose Acosta

2B: Finding Comfort in the Chaos: The Necessity of Violence

Stray Gods with No Name: A look into Adachitoka’s Noragami, by Vashti Taraconte

“Dreaming of Shooting Myself in the Head,” Memento Mori as the Central Theme of Shin Megami Tensi: Persona 3, by Ian Rolon

The Many Personas of Lelouch, by Michael Fortis

A Ritual Of Errors: Disemboweling Ritual Suicide in Modern Day Japan by Daryl Sanchez

2C: Coming Out in the 21st Century: LGBT Formation in Ever Changing Models

International LGBT Protections: Ethical Interventionism or Hegemonic Overreach? Looking at the Ethical Implications of Western Pressure to Recognize and Enforce LGBT Protections in the Global South, by Natalie Hanson

“Just Pete, like Cher or Prince: Perceptions of Queer Identities in the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”, by Yalitza Santos

Steven Universe On The Controversy Network, by John Hernandez

Fandom vs Canon: The Fierce Awakens with Poe Dameron and the New Star Wars Saga by Gabriel Acevedo

2D: Antichrist Superstars: Pink Floyd Marilyn Manson and the Celebritarian Metanarrative, Panel by Fernando Rodriguez and Pedro Rios

Round 3: 3:30-4:45pm

3A: Reanimating the Everyday into the Hero

Unsung Hero: The Problem Overpowering Circumstances, by Lemuel Cartagena

“What’s the Scouter Say About your Power Level?” Martial Arts Tropes in Anime and Manga, by Christopher Rivera

The Hero Nobody Knows; an assessment into how “One-Punch Man” Could Redefine Modern Japanese Shonen, by Ian Hernandez

Stubbornness and Alchemy: The Significance of the Title Fullmetal Alchemist, by Alyssa Ocasio

3B: Girl Meets World: Perpetrating/Challenging Female Stereotypes in Popular Culture

Heroes of RWBY, by Manuel Estela

“ Venuses and Marilyns and Lightnings oh my!” : A comparison of the idealization of beauty between the 20th and 21st century, by Marilyn Sanabria

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Witchiest of them all?: Reflections on the Dichotomies of the Witch Figure in Modern Television, by Joanne Hernandez

3C: Signature Art: Authorship in Xavier Dolan’s Filmmaking, Panel by Raul Samrah, Carlos Carrero, and Samara Perez

3D: Wrestling with Reality: Grappling with Storytelling, Kayfabe, and Identity in WWE Programming Panel by Edward Contreras, Gabriel Romaguera, and Laura Garcia de la Noceda

Round 4: 5:00-6:15pm

4A: The Masks We Wear: Discovering One’s Identity

Battling Classifications of Gender in the Anime Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, by Charlotte Colon

Why is it Such A Pain To Find One’s True Identity?, by Ashlene Lebron

Batman: The Man and The Obsession, by Matthew Rodriguez

4B: Shedevils, Aliens, and Postmodernism… Oh My!

“Make Me Immortal With A Kiss”: The [Demon]ization of Female Sexuality Within Matthew Lewis’ The Monk and Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, by Maria Rivera

Little Red Riding Hood’s Convergence too Anthropomorphism The Story of Ruby the Mouse, by Edcel Cintron

La ausencia del tío y la esquizofrenia de la historia:los significantes de una identidad, by Limary Ruiz

Why Space Aliens Have Flippers: The Science Fabulas of Pablo Brescia and Richie Narvaez, by Matthew Goodwin

4C: Bigger on the Inside: An Analysis of Doctors and Whovians

The Man Known Simply as, “The Doctor”, by Stedman ReGester

Monster under the TARDIS: The Loss of Human Identity in Doctor Who by Ruth Delgado

Stuck in Time and Space: Political Rhetoric as Comfort in Doctor Who, by Loyda Pagan

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