Schedule of Events
This is the final symposium schedule. Each participating student will have ten minutes to present their work. This includes time for clips or other media content. Once all students within a session have presented, there will be time for questions and feedback. All participants are expected to attend the entirety of the symposium.
Friday, March 29, 7-9pm
Location: Andrews Library, CoRE Cube
Opening reception. Food and drinks will be provided.
Session 1: Digital Media Showcase
David Schultz, The College of Wooster, “Infernal Affairs: Breaking the Norm of Movie Plots”
Amu Ishikawa, The College of Wooster, “Internal Affairs and Buddhism: The Difficulties of Producing Global Films”
Sophia Giordano-Scott, The College of Wooster, “Sybil’s Travels”
Projects will be screened with time for questions and discussion.
Saturday, March 30, 9am-4pm
Location: Andrews Library, various spaces
9am – Breakfast and Welcome, CoRE Cube
9:30am – 10:45am – Session 2: Adaptation and Representation, CoRE Cube
Halen Gifford, The College of Wooster, “An Exploration of the Representation of Berlin in Wings of Desire and Run Lola Run”
Sara Garcia, The College of Wooster, “Avenge and Revenge: The Expansion of Roles in the Procedural”
Emma West, The College of Wooster, “Hands Off Hipsters: The Appropriation of the War Bonnet as a Form of Colonial Oppression” Megan Murphy, The College of Wooster, “‘You Keep Writing, Shakespeare:’ Positive Fan Girl Representation in Supernatural’s ‘Fan Fiction’”
10:55am – 11:55am – Session 3: Audiences and Fans, CoRE Cube
Weihang Zhou, Denison University, “How Chinese Social Relations Were Influenced by Technologies”
Mary Stehulak, The College of Wooster, “Please, Use Some Mercy: How Choice-Based Video Games Influence Player Decisions”
CJ Mandell, “‘Honey, Where Is My Super Suit?’: Audience Response to the 2018 Marvel Black Panther Film Based on Varied Intersectional Identities of Ethnicity, Race, and Gender”
12pm – 1:15pm – Black and Gold Alumni Lunch, Longbrake Commons
Special alumni guests Nic Neary ’and Richard Storck will discuss educational and career paths in film and media.
This event is sponsored by a generous alumni donation.
1:30pm – 2:45pm – Session 4: Media Cultures, CoRE Cube
Rebecca Titterton, Xavier University, “Reddit’s Toxic Technoculture” Alysa Tarrant, The College of Wooster, “Framing Veganism Campaigns for the American and French Consumer”
Sophie Schrader, “#MeToo Impacting Me, Too”
An Tran, The College of Wooster, “How Social Media Works Its Magic on Vietnamese Coffee Culture”
2:45pm – Coffee Break, CoRE Cube
3pm – Closing Remarks and Awards Ceremony, CoRE Cube