Popular Culture Conference 2011

In San Antonio near the Alamo to see professors from all over the world talk about everything from Buffy the vampire slayer to fat studies, masculinity, and sexuality.

Did my presentation on the old basketball team the Washington Capitols and their inability to remain in the NBA. The small group had a discussion about fans, team identities, the media as a Greek chorus telling us about how the game is being played, who the heros and villans are etc.

Liked a talk about Glee and the idea of television musicals. Cops Rock and another show in the 1990s failed probably becuase it all was too unfamilar to viewers but Glee counters that by choosing well known songs.

Antoher good talk about Billy Elliott and its use of the community to allow Billy to succeed as a dancer. Liked to hear more about collections at university librariesand another about the sexual fantasies of males in three popular movies.

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