DePaul Pop Culture Conference Publishes Book of Collected Essays

Pop Culture Conference Book
Professor Paul Booth (MCS, DCMA), curator of our annual Pop Culture Conference, has co-edited Time Lords & Tribbles, Winchesters & Muggles, a book of essays from the first five years the conference. The book includes essays on Doctor Who, the works of Joss Whedon, Supernatural, Star Trek, and Harry Potter.

All the proceeds from the sales of this book will go to Global Girl Media​, an organization "dedicated to empowering high school age girls from under-served communities around the world through media, leadership and journalistic training to have a voice in the global media universe and their own futures."

Time Lords & Tribbles, Winchesters & Muggles, will be available for sale at the Harry Potter Conference, although you can also order the book online now.

Time Lords & Tribbles, Winchesters & Muggles: A Five-year Retrospective of the DePaul Pop Culture Conference
Edited by Paul Booth and Isabella Menichiello
 
Introduction: Paul Booth
 
Part I: A Celebration of Doctor Who
Introduction………Paul Booth
The Cultural Lives of Doctor Who: Celebrations, Conferences, Conventions………Paul Booth
The Cultural Lives of Doctor Who: Of Anniversaries and Authenticity, Costumes and Canon………Piers Britton
The End...or is it?: Poetic Endings, Time Travel, and the Satisfaction of Conditional Closure………Cary Elza
Finding Fandom………Erika Ensign
The Adventures of Sarah Jane Smith………Sherry Ginn
Companions Against Global Warming: A Case of Public Humanities Engagement………Ashley Hinck
The DNA of Doctor Who………Derek Kompare
Doctor Who: The Grand Narrative and Postmodern TV………Michele Leigh
Reflections of an Academic Fan………Gillian I Leitch
Looking Back at the Influential Season Five………Rob Levy
Seductive, Sexy, and Culturally Significant: Captain Jack’s Continuing Role in the Whoniverse………Lynnette Porter
Reflections on Two Panels………Kathryn Sullivan
Schedule for A Celebration of Doctor Who
 
Part II: Joss Whedon: A Celebration
Introduction………Paul Booth
Writer Keynote………Cheryl Cain
Neither Shiny Nor Afraid: Firefly’s Mal Reynolds as Chandlerian Hero………Gordon Dymowski
Marry, Kill, or Shag? Love Affairs with Characters in the Whedonverses………Sherry Ginn
Damaged Goods: Broken Women/Killing Machines………Michele Leigh
“Men were deceivers ever”: Of Shakespeare and Superheroes………Walter Metz
“He Saved the World A Lot” ………Eleanor Pye 
“Get a Pic! Do a Blog!”: Multimodality in the Joss Whedon Classroom………Jason Lawton Winslade
Schedule for Joss Whedon: A Celebration 
 
Part III: A Celebration of Supernatural
Introduction………Paul Booth
Keynote………Robbie Thompson
Saving People: Supernatural and Social Issues………Laurena Aker
Subversive and Recursive: Vampires in Supernatural………Candace R. Benefiel
The Family in Supernatural………Allison Broesder
Hunting the Mother Monster………Amber Davisson
No One Cares That You’re Broken: Dean Winchester as an Adult Child of an Alcoholic in Seasons 1-7………Rachel Dean
Remarks upon the Fan/producer Relationship in Supernatural, May 2015………Laura Felschow
Supernatural: Celebrating Mass Culture with a Little Help from Popular Culture………Monica Flegel
Naturalizing Supernatural: Revisited………Joseph Graves, Jr.
Love, Death, And Codependence: The Family in Supernatural………Patricia L. Grosse
“That’s some meta madness”: Supernatural, the Politics of “Like,” and Raising Hell in the Ivory Tower………Mika Kennedy
Men, Masculinity, and Melodrama: Supernatural at Its Finest………Bridget Kies
Supernatural: The Little Show That Could………Lisa Macklem
Supernatural Blurs the Lines between Femininity and Masculinity………Christina Maenpaa
We Have Always Been Here………Dawn Xiana Moon
Notes on Collaborative Authorship, Getting Medieval, and Dean Winchester’s Pie………Kristin Noone
From the Back Porch to DePaul: Supernatural, Fannish Impulses, and the Cultural Economy………Jenny Roth
Presentation at Supernatural Conference………Margaret Selinger
SPN Survivors………Karla Truxall
DePaul University “A Celebration of Supernatural”: Supernatural Fandom Panel Notes………Leah Wilson
Writing About Supernatural………Lynn S. Zubernis
Schedule for A Celebration of Supernatural
 
Part IV: A Celebration of Star Trek
Introduction………Paul Booth
Producer Keynote………Brannon Braga
Writer Keynote………Lisa Klink
Living the Star Trek Future: Nichelle Nichols and the Implicit Religion of Star Trek: The Original Series………Laura Ammon
“Homo Sapiens Only”: Star Trek and the Unhuman………Nathanael Bassett
The Future, According to Trek………Allison Broesder
Empathy, the Prime Directive, and Respect for Others: From Star Trek to the Everyday………Vivian Chin
“Trek Fandom Always Wins!”: The Literary Legacy of Star Trek………Cait Coker
The Persistence of Scholarly Interest in Star Trek………Bruce E. Drushel
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Gene Roddenberry’s Philosophy………Gordon Dymowski
Contesting the Boundaries of Fandom: Gender and Star Trek Into Darkness………Jaime Hartless and Sarah M. Corse
Horta, Humpbacks, and the Encounter at Farpoint: On Star Trek’s Inclusion of Animals………Timothy Harvie
Idealism in Star Trek………Jody Lynn Nye
The Narrateme of Star Trek Voyager………John Tenuto, edited by Maria Jose Tenuto
50 Years of Trek and the Fascinating Lessons We’ve Learned………Elizabeth A. Thomas
Make It So! Creating a Real-World Interstellar Civilization: The Future According to Trek ………Kathleen D. Toerpe
Star Trek: Space and the Single Girl………Patricia Vettel-Becker
My First Frontier – A Celebration of Fifty Years Of Star Trek………Karma Waltonen
Schedule for A Celebration of Star Trek
 
Part V: Harry Potter and the Pop Culture Conference
Introduction………Paul Booth
Keynote: Harry Potter and the Generational Aftertaste………Alanna Bennett
Secret Languages and Sacred Tongues: A Rough History of an Idea and Its Influence………Nathanael Bassett
Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tongue: Parents and Children in the Harry Potter Series………Kate Behr
Harry Potter and the Cursed Franchise………Gerry Canavan
The Limits of Heroism: Reading Harry Potter in Post-Truth America………Sarah K. Cantrell
Harry Potter: A Saint for All of Us………Cynthia Cheshire
Excerpt from Introduction to Justitia Revelio! Locating the Nexus of Harry Potter and a Lived Theology of Justice………Marissa P. Corliss
Teaching Harry Potter………Heather Easley
Remembralls and Recognition: A Resistant Reading of Neville Longbottom as Disabled………Joy Ellison
Resistance and Internalization: The Marginalization of House-Elves and Goblins in Harry Potter………Allie Fenson
The Problem of Werewolves: Remus Lupin and Ableism in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter………Tea Gerbeza
American Wizardry – Wands Not Included………C.J. Hawkins
When Do Harry Potter Metaphors in Public Argumentation Become Polarizing? ………Ashley Hinck
 “I ‘ave big bones!”: Gender Performance and the Treatment of Half-Humans in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World………Katherine Hughes
Centaurs and Merfolk United: Gender Performativity and Othering in the Harry Potter Series………Kaleigh Johnson
The Hogwarts Generation………Alena Karkanias
Ministry of Misinformation: Harry Potter and Propaganda………Christine Klingbiel
Harry Potter and the Control of the Creator of the Canon………Stacey M. Lantagne
Finding Harry: What Are Fans Looking for on Harry Potter Fan Pilgrimages? ………Katherine Larsen
Harry Potter and the Historical Anachronisms………Walter Metz
Opening Minds Young and Old to Complexity: The Gift of Harry Potter………Christina Hoover Moorehead
Riddikulus! ………Andrea Morales
Magical Memory: The Creation of Collective Memory Through Harry Potter Tourist Attractions………Ryan Rigda and Victoria Stiegel
How The Harry Potter Alliance Turned Me into a Fan Activist………Anny Rusk
Welcome to Hogwarts: Entering the Story through Wizard Rock………Anne Collins Smith
Harry Potter and the Great Canon Debate………Laura Springman
“Accio, Author!”: Dispersal and Convergence of Authorships in the Harry Potter Franchise………Lesley Stevenson
The Magic of Re-Reading (in) the Harry Potter Books………Virginia Zimmerman
Schedule for Harry Potter and the Pop Culture Conference