Conference Papers & Colloquia

2019-20 CONFERENCE PAPERS & COLLOQUIA

 

Past years available for viewing: 2018-2019, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16

 

Ahia, Māhealani

“Queering Dystopic Futures Beyond the Nation-State.” Co-presented with Kahala Johnson on panel chaired by Dean Saranillo: “Indigenous Resurgence as Alternatives to Empire.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, November 10, 2019

 

“Nā Wāhine Noho Mauna.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, November 14, 2019

 

Invited panel “Kanaka Resistance: Kiaʻi of the Mauna” Hawaiʻi Sociological Association Conference at UH Hilo, February 23, 2020.

 

Invited Co-Presentation with Kahala Johnson: “Hāloaʻaikanaka: Visionary Futures” Lāhui Hawaiʻi Research Center Conference at UH Mānoa, April 9-10, 2020 (Conference canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

“Hawaiian Anarcha-Indige-Fascist Futures” co-presented with Kahala Johnson. Abolition Convergence 2020,Toronto, May 4-6, 2020 (Conference canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

“Voices for the Mauna: Creating a Mauna Kea Syllabus Project” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), Graduate Pre-Conference, Toronto, May 6, 2020 (Conference canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

“Phases of Mana Wahine” in panel “Hinakiaʻimauna! Kūkiaʻimauna! Wāhine + Māhū.

Feminisms From the Frontline” Island Feminisms Conference 2020 at UH Hilo, June 13-15,         2020 (Conference canceled due to COVID-19).

 

Corpuz, Jenniefer

“Homeless or Houseless: Terminology Changes for Home Owner Agency.” The LLL 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 18 April 2020, Honolulu, HI.

 

Davey, Lane

“Same—Same?: Syncretism and Resistance in Hawaiian Bible Translation,” College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature (LLL) 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 18 April 2020, Honolulu, HI.

 

Fernandez, Pono

Panel with Amy Vegas, Wyatt Souza, and Kristina Togafau. “Stories as Sustenance: Adaptations of Mo‘olelo Across Time.” Native American Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Conference, 7-9 May, 2020, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

Honore, Christie

“Normalizing Non-Neutral: Towards an Inclusive Acting Pedagogy.” Paper presentation at the PACRIM International Conference on Disability & Diversity, March 3rd 2020, Hawaii Convention Center.

 

“Equity and Embodiment: Centering Disabled Students in the Drama Classroom.” Paper presentation at the Humanities Education Research Association conference, March 4-7 2020, The Palmer House, Chicago, IL.

 

“The Madwoman in Three Attics: Women and The Digital Environment in House of Leaves.” The LLL 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 18 April 2020, Honolulu, HI.

 

“Navigating Non-Neutral: The Hidden Labor of Disabled Performers.” Paper presentation at Net-Works: Mapping Labor in Theatre and Performance Conference, April 23 2020, *moved online due to COVID-19. https://youtu.be/XWAejXfgpnY

 

“Class Dismissed: The Shortfalls of “Need Blind” Admission at Elite Colleges.” Paper presentation at CCCC Summer Conference, May 22-23 2020, University of Southern California (Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

“The X-Files: Critical Realism in the Fantastic.” Paper Presentation at the Utopia & Dystopia Conference on the Fantastic in Media Entertainment, May 28 2020, University of Southern Denmark (Postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

 

Ito-Fujita, Avree

“Local Literatures of Hawaiʻi: A ʻTalk Storyʻ and Place-Based Approach to an Online Literature and Culture Course.” Technology, Colleges & Community Online Conference. April 14-16, 2020, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.

 

“Kawaii AF: Japan’s Cute Culture and Discussions of Work and Gender.” 2020 Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference. May 22-23, 2020, Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. (Conference postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

“Apples to Ulus to You: Community Intersections in First-Year Composition.” National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. November 19-22, 2020, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado. (accepted)

 

Karaan, Maria

“Archipelagic Choreography: Movement and Intertwining Bodies in Emiliana Kampilan’s Dead Balagtas: Mga Sayaw ng Dagat at Lupa,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting 2019, Honolulu, Hawaii, 7-10 November 2019.

 

Kiʻilau, Aaron

“End. Beginning. All the Same: Kilo, Ecoliteracy, and The Dark Crystal.” International Conference on the Fanstastic in the Arts (ICFA) 41. March 18-21, 2020, Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside, Orlando, FL. (Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic)

 

Discussion Panelist:  “Indigenous Eco-Protectors, Planetary Futurisms, and the Speculative Arts.” Chair: Grace L. Dillon. International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA) 41. March 21, 2020, Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside, Orlando, FL. (Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic)

 

Kim, So Yeon

“Missing Identity and Missing Korean Texts in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictée.” American Studies Association Conference, 7-10 November 2019, Hawai’i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America.

 

“Nora Okja Keller’s Comfort Woman: Narrating Silent Stories of Trauma.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, 14-17 November 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside, San Diego, California, United States of America.

 

“BONG Joon Ho, A Transnational Director: Moving Beyond Boundaries Within the South Korean Border.” Oceanic Popular Culture Association, 22-23 May 2020, Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America (Conference canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

Kinoshita, Lexi

“Changing the World: Ecocriticism and Ecofeminism Through the Fantastic Lens.” Graduate Colloquium, October 2019, Department of English, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.

 

Kurashige, Nicole

“Kawaii AF: Japan’s Cute Culture and Discussions of Work and Gender.” Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference 2020, Honolulu, HI (Summer 2020; postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

Lau, Micah

“Recontextualization in the Autofictional Novels of Ben Lerner.” The LLL 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 18 April 2020, Honolulu, HI.

 

Lee, Christina

“Art as a Form of Resistance: Reclaiming Sovereign Spaces with Public Murals.” The LLL 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 18 April 2020, Honolulu, HI.

 

Lin, Chia-hua

“Food Sovereignty and the Environment in Hawaiian Context.” 2019 American Study Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, 6-9 Nov. 2019. Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

 

 

Lum, Jade

“Wonders of Nature and Storytelling – An Examination of Ponyo as Reflective and Cultural Adaptation.” International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, 18-21 March 2020, Orlando, FL. Accepted Conference Paper. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19).

 

“Panel: Dark Forests of the Imagination: Fairy Tales and Ecological Thinking.” Chaired by Theodora Goss, International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, 18-21 March 2020, Orlando, FL. Accepted Discussion Panel. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19).

 

Lum, Jade, with Jaymian Urashima, and Daniel Boulos. “The Land of Fairy Tales: A Magical OSGrid Literary Educational Space.” 25th TCC Online Conference (Technology, Colleges & Community), 14-16 April, 2020, Zoom, Online. https://2020.tcconlineconference.org/20092/

 

Lum, Jade, with Avree Ito-Fujita, and Nicole Kurashige. “Kawaii AF: Japan’s Cute Culture and Discussions of Work and Gender.” Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference 2020, Summer 2020, Honolulu, HI. Accepted Panel Presentation. (Conference currently on hold due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

Luz, Jordan

Presiding Officer and Panel Organizer, “Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies Sessions 1 and 2.” 117th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, San Diego, CA, 14-17 November 2019.

 

Invited Speaker. “English Represents!: An Undergraduate Showcase.” University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 9 April 2020.

 

“Rearticulating Filipinx American Identity: Ruby Ibarra, CIRCA91, and the Relational Identity.” 50th Annual Popular Culture Association National Conference, 15-18 April 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

“This Is The Way: A Return to a Galaxy of Masculinity in The Mandalorian.” Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference, 22-23 May 2020, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI (Conference postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

Lys, Lynley Shimat

“Blackness in Oceania.” The LLL 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 18 April 2020, Honolulu, HI.

 

Joana O’Steen

Joint presentation with Sarah Allen, Daphne Desser, John Gagnon, Sarah Goodson, Darin Payne, and Amy Vegas. “Research Outcomes Presentation: Report on John Alexander Visit.” English Department Colloquium, 17 Oct. 2019, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.

 

“Not Quite Beyond Representation: Examining Criteria for Worldview-Changing Ecopoetry.” 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature, 18 April 2020, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.

“Beyond Normative Participation Standards: How Can We Include Introverted Students in Our Classroom Dialogue?” 18th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, 1-3 July 2020, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. (accepted)

 

Rubsamen, Novelynn

“Constructions of Filipino Cultural Identities: Fragmentation and Indigenization in Life Writing,” International Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter, October 2019. Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.

 

Smith, Melinda

“Valuing Country: Decolonial Literature and the Politics of lutruwita.” The LLL 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 18 April 2020, Honolulu, HI.

 

Sprott, Zoë

“Writing Margaret: Queering Truth Through Auto/Biofiction in Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World & Danielle Dutton’s Margaret the First.” Historical Corporealities, 2020 Graduate Student Conference, Center for Early Cultures, University of California, Irvine. Jan 30, 2020.

 

“Charting the ‘Third Way’: Feminist Reimaginations of Patriarchal Religious Structures in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” 41st Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Feb 21, 2020.

 

Togafau, Kristina

“Faʻa in the Future: Becoming Posthuman in Enos’ Paraverse.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), May 2020, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, May 7-9, 2020 (Canceled due to Covid-19 pandemic).

 

Vegas, Amy.

“Entanglements between U.S. Military Narratives and Native Hawaiian (Hi)stories on Some of O‘ahu’s Hiking Trails.” American Studies Association: Build as We Fight, November 7-10, Honolulu Convention Center, 2019.

 

“Adaptation and Mo‘olelo as Pedagogy: ‘Why Māui Snared the Sun’.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association: Welcome into Good Relations with Lands, Water, and Earth. University of Toronto Saint George, Tkaronto (Toronto), Canada, May 7-9, 2020 (Canceled due to Covid-19 pandemic).

 

“Adaptation and Mo‘olelo as Pedagogy: ‘Why Māui Snared the Sun.’” American Folklore Society: Recentering the Periphery. Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 14-17, 2020, forthcoming.

 

Vo, Quynh

“Transnational Belonging: Colonial Mobility and Queer Eroticism in Monique Truong’s The Book of Salt.” American Studies Association Annual Conference. November 2019. Honolulu, USA.