Post-Apocalyptic Narratives




Syllabi and Schedules

for Summer 2017 (06/27/17 - 08/03/17)

Thursday Evening




PCA South:

Submission deadline by June 15th

Conference date: Oct 5-7

Place: Savannah GA


Corrin's abstract draft

Doom Crew 2017 ideas for crowd sourcing

  • Corrin

    • Characters Relieving/Ameliorating Mental conditions in Post-Apocalyptic stories
    • Joel from The Last of Us
    • Can that idea be expanded to include people who go crazy due to PA but then also move beyond that and become stronger and much more, like the the Governor in Walking Dead or Joel in Last of Us

  • Nicholas

    • Tris, Katniss, and ?????: the role of young female leads in Post-Apocalyptic narratives
    • See the book Graceling
    • The Elfstones of Shannara book and the Shannara series on TV

  • Michael

    • Fetishizing Fear and Clowns
    • see the film Stitches

  • Ethan

    • Codes, Programs, Social codes, sentience, AI, robots

Last FURC at FAU, February 2017


  • Brandon Shephard
    Poster Presentation Title: "The Furious Road to Ozploitation: Examining the Culture Stereotypes within Mad Max: Fury Road

  • Nykholas Quinones
    Poster Presentation Title: "Dancing in the Dark: The Conflict of Romantic and Sentimental Ideas in the Internet Apocalypse Trilogy"

  • Abraham "Eli" Mullican
    Poster Presentation Title: "Artful Stealing and Convergent Dodging: Analyzing Divergent and Converent Thinking in Creative Control, Temp Music, and Stealing Like an Artist"

  • Robyn Tilley
    Poster Presentation Title: "That's Pretty Ugly: How Uglies Confronts Plastic Surgery As a Necessity in Youth"

Read these

New Stories coming 2017

New Russian Sci-Fi Film Trailers

Exercises

Documents

Articles

Poster Presentation Example

Prezitation Examples

Recent Abstracts: Subjects and Theories

Name Story/Narrative Theory
Title
Nolan Coldiron Fallout 4 Gendered Player Characters O
Kurt Penca Star Trek Franchise Utopia Erosion United Federation of Identity Politics: The Changes in Utopian Idealism from the Original Series to Star Trek: Beyond and its Newest Edition, Discovery
Nykholas Quinones ?? Romantic vs. Sentimental Dancing in the Dark: The Conflict of Romantic and Sentimental Ideas in the Internet Apocalypse Trilogy
Brandon Shepard Mad Max Franchise Ozploitation The Furious Road to Ozploitation: Examining the Culture Stereotypes within Mad Max: Fury Road
Jacob McMullen The Talos Principle Game Based Learning Afterlife or Trancendence: How The Talos Principle Uses Principles of Game-Based Learning to Intrigue the Playeryt
Sierra Zeiders Gattaca and others Transhumanism Build-abear...or..Build-a-baby: Examining Transhumanism in Science Fiction from Gattaca to Star Trek: INto Darkness
Sevan McBride The 100 and Between "New Adult" Genre (Apocalyptic) Fighting Civilization, Not Acne: The New Adult Genre and Twentysomethings in The Between and The 100
Rodney Rich Wayward Pines Incest/Taboo Keeping it in the Family: Examining the Changing Portrayal of Incest within Wayward Pines and Game of Thrones
Nils Last of Us and Bioshock ?? O
Tom Foster Edge of Tomorrow and ARQ Dark Humor and Comedic Relief Malicious Humorous Death: How Edge of Tomorrow and ARQ Explore Death and Dying through Dark Comedy
Brandon Hare Fallout 4 Marc Prensky, Digital Natives I'll Stop the World: Using Prensky to explore RPG's Influence on Increasing Procrastination in Gamer Culture
Jon Howard Superman, (1978) Superman Returns, and Batman vs. Superman DSM 5: Sociopaths Superman's Dawn of Sociopathic Injustice: How the DSM's New Criteria Diagnoses Superman as a Sociopath
Joanna Thompson The True Meaning of Smekday Prejudice Let's be Friends: Prejudice in The True Meaning of Smekday
Eli Mullican Marvel Cinematic Universe Divergent and Convergent Thinking Artful Stealing and Convergent Dodging: Analyzing Divergent and Converent Thinking in Creative Control, Temp Music, and Stealing Like an Artist

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