Folklore and Mythology Symposium
Friday, April 3, 2015
Thompson Room Barker Center
9:30 Coffee and Pastries
9:45 Welcome and Introduction
10:00 Panel I: On-line Communities
Will Harrington: "The Hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto: is Bitcoin's founder Santa Claus?"
Maggie Vo: "Online Collaborative Storytelling: Liberation through Anonymity and Global Community"
Kareli Osorio: "U.S./U.K. Relations, A Revolution: Gender and Its Role(s) in Male Same-Sex Relationships in Hetalia Fanfiction"
Natalie Chew: “Ace Online: The Asexual Virtual Community”
Monica Marion: "'Still Boy Play': An Analysis of Gender Inequality in ESports"
11:15 Coffee Break
11:30 Panel II: Globalization and Expressive Culture
Leah Lowthorp: "Performing Politics: UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in India"
Heike Currie: “West African Dance across the Waters and Web”
Frank Korom: "Global Citizens, Local Bards: Bengali Responses to Globalization."
Khytie Brown: "‘Drilling the Bands’ from ‘Yaad’ to Abroad”: Revival Zion, Social Media and Translocalism"
1:45 Keynote: Trevor Blank
"The World at Our Fingertips: Folklore, Digital Culture, and the Pursuit of Meaning in Contemporary Vernacular Discourse."
2:45 Coffee Break
3:00 Panel III: Digital Preservation and Cultural Reproduction
David Elmer: “The Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature in the Digital Age.”
Felicity Lufkin: "American Quilts in a Globalized Context: The Smithsonian Quilt Controversy"
Finnian Gerrety: "Digital Guru: the Embodied Archive, Digitization, and Authenticity in the Transmission of Vedic Knowledge"
Sara Berliner: "Peekaboo Barn and the Commercialization of Culture"
4:15 Panel IV: Netlore/Techlore
Anthony Buccitelli: "The Embodied Performance of Folklore (enhanced): Tradition Memory, Poetic Sharing, and Digital Technology"
Kerey Luis: “We Are All Moon Moon: Negotiating Identity, and Insider/Outsider Status, Through Fanlore in Online Communities”
Hannah Sarvasy: "The Woman Who Gave Birth to a Snake: Twenty-First Century Rumor and Reality in a New Guinea Community"
5:30 STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE BY REBECCA NESSON