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As the 2022 convention approaches, a quick update on the Screen Arts and Culture Forum sessions.
The following sessions will now be held virtually:
Viral Media – Thursday, January 6, 3:30 – 4:45 pm
Presider: Rielle Navitski
A Very Smart Bug: Viral Intelligence and Contagion Theory Bishnupriya Ghosh, U of California, Santa Barbara
Disclosure Alexandra Juhasz, Brooklyn C, City U of New York
Playing with the Virus: COVID-19 and ‘Pandemic-Rhetoric’ in Games Sabrina Sgandurra, U of Waterloo
Viral Games: Viruses, Errors, and Glitches in Videogames Damien Schlarb, Johannes Gutenberg–U Mainz
Ends of Satire – Saturday, January 8, 3:30 – 4:45 pm
Presented jointly with American Humor Studies Association
Presider: Maggie Hennefeld
‘Maybe the Artist Is Being Literal’: The Political Present and the Betrayal of Satire Fabrizio Ciccone, Brown U
Dead Funny: Satire and Horror David Gillota, U of Wisconsin, Platteville
Satirizing the Colony in Han Suyin’s A Many-Splendoured Thing Karintha Lowe, Harvard U
Speculative Adaptations of Blackness – Saturday, January 8, 5:15 – 6:30 pm
Presider: Rebecca Wanzo
Full Circles: Race and Gender in Lovecraft Country Kinitra Brooks, Michigan State U
Regina King, Subversive Masking, and the Making of Sister Night in HBO’s Watchmen Kimberly Nichele Brown, Virginia Commonwealth U
Dark Laughter: Satire in African American Speculative Television Brandon Manning, Texas Christian U
The following session is postponed to 2023:
Decolonial Approaches to Film and Media
Presider: Sara Saljoughi
If interested, please consider joining the Screen Arts and Culture forum when renewing your membership and adding yourself to the Screen Arts and Culture group on MLA Commons.
Stay safe, and we hope to see many of you virtually later this week.
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