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Saturday, July 20 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Comics Arts Conference Session #12: The Poster Session

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The CAC's poster session gives attendees the opportunity to interact directly with presenters. Come talk one-on-one with these scholars about their projects! Jason Goldman-Hall (Pioneer High School) outlines the process that teachers can follow to get texts like Pride of Baghdad approved by high school districts and details curricular anchors and assessment opportunities. Brandon Daniels (Webster University) uses Black Monday Murders to illustrate and better understand Mark Fisher's concept of the eerie. Michelle D. Miranda (Farmingdale State College, SUNY) explores the role of detection and forensic investigation to demonstrate that the Flash and Batman have risen to a specialized class of superhero-a dual persona of superhero and hero-detective brought about by incorporating detection and forensic science. Danielle Kohfeldt, John Nguyen, and Maricela Correa-Chávez (all California State University, Long Beach) drew on survey results to examine the experiences and perceptions of comics fans and to conclude that a strong sense of community drives fan participation and is essential to comic fan identity. In a study of an upper-division statistics and data management class, Carl Renold (LMFT) found that students who received the material supplemented by a comic book reported higher levels of engagement with the material and less anxiety about the concepts presented. Barbara Glaeser (California State University, Fullerton), Susan Butler (Capistrano Unified School District), and Brianna Flores (writer and illustrator) share their classroom research on the effectiveness of their graphic novel The Talker to teach second- and third-grade students about communication technology that “speaks” for nonverbal children with disabilities. Patrick Murphy (Weber State University) uses Marvel Romance Redux, which rewrote the scripts to Silver Age romance comics but left the art alone, to highlight the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis that language determines the perceived structure of the world. Antonio Chavarria (Museum of Indian Arts and Culture) and Diego Romero (Contemporary Pueblo Potter) present Cochiti Pueblo Potter Romero's historical and autobiographical artworks inspired by comics to create narratives of Native American history, conflict, and identity. Christopher Warren and Jonelle Prideaux (both California State University, Long Beach) present their systematic analysis of mental health representations in comics and the effects on audiences' self-perceptions and mental illness stigma. Edd Schneider and Julia Salvatore (both Ithaca College) present the results of a large-scale content analysis of American superhero comics investigating how head injury is depicted. Noah Simonson (Hillsboro School District) provides information about a 15-week Comics Academy that teaches fourth- to sixth-graders how to collaborate to bring their comic books to life. Eric Bruce, Emily Lilo, Shawn Sellers, and Janet Roberts (all Western Oregon University) use Walking Dead comics to analyze the impact of social exclusion and extreme conditions on diseases of despair and the dimensions of wellness to consider how political and economic climate leads to poor health outcomes. Matt Yockey (University of Toledo) and Deseure DeBerry present an anti-oppressive approach to a STEAM education proposal centered on superhero comics (both reading and creating) integrated into project-based learning. Amy Wagner (University of the Incarnate Word) presents a thematic content analysis of several graphic novels and comics related to various aspects of aging, including caregiving for an aging parent, emotional labor, and the portrayal of illness and disease. Robert Hoffman (The Military Technological College) presents the results from a mixed-methods study conducted at a technical college in the Middle East to see if the introduction of comics into the English Foundation program would result in higher grammar and vocabulary scores on standardized exams. Peter Coogan, Alana Korol, and Elena Biske (all Washington University) discuss and demonstrate how students can do expository, analytical, and nonfiction papers in comics form.

Saturday July 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

Attendees (75)