Tag Archives: Conferences

Transmedia narrative and zombies

While the Capitalist Superheroes book launch has basically overshadowed everything else in recent weeks, life quite obviously does still go on, and so does research. Having undertaken the effort to rebrand myself as “the zombie guy” in an almost certainly pointless attempt … Continue reading

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The Dude goes to Istanbul

I’m off to Constantinople for the next few days to give a paper on the two film adaptations of Charles Portis’s novel True Grit, the first of which somehow made the novel seem less literary, while the more recent Coen … Continue reading

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NECS 2011: Fun around London Town

This year’s European Network of Cinema Studies (NECS) conference -my first- was great fun, taking place at three (!) college campuses around central London: King’s College, Birkbeck, and Regent’s College. As much walking as this entailed, it was good to … Continue reading

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San Antonio’s Walking Dead

With the flurry of excitement and press coverage that accompanied my recent PhD defense now finally a thing of the past, the repeated promise of more frequent blog updates is now frustrated by the upcoming conference papers I have committed … Continue reading

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Yale conference – the rest

A long-overdue update following the terrific ‘Politics of Superheroes’ conference I attended at Yale a few weeks ago. All the start-of-semester activity got the better of me since my return, and robbed the planned update to this blog of some … Continue reading

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Yale conference – day 1

So the first day of the graduate conference at Yale mostly lived up to my high expectations: most papers that were presented during the two longish panels this morning and this afternoon were solid efforts, with a few standout contributions, … Continue reading

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Theorizing superheroes

With the upcoming Yale symposium at the end of this month, I’m starting to try to organize some thoughts and ideas that have been circulating in my mind, and in some cases taking shape in recent lectures, articles, reviews and … Continue reading

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