2020 Annual Ray Browne Conference

The Popular Culture Scholars Association at BGSU is excited to announce the Annual Ray Browne Conference:

Ray Browne 2020 Coference banner

Jerome Library Pallister Conference Room

March 6-7, 2020
Bowling Green State University

Location: Jerome Library Pallister Conference Room, BGSU
Time Scheduled Activity
12:30PM-1:00PM Registration/Welcome Table
1:00PM-2:00PM Screening and Q & A with Dr. Matt Donahue: The Amsterdam T-Shirt Project
2:15PM-2:45PM Panel 1: Collection and Categories

Britt Rhuart- Awesome or Obsession: Curating a Personal Film Archive

Cheyenne White- Browsing to Buy: The Interaction of Bookstore Culture with Local Culture

3:00PM-4:00PM Panel 2: Probing the Archive

Jacqueline P. Hudson- Negotiating Black Identity Through Music Artists on Vibe Magazine Covers

Chris McVetta- Raiders of the Lost Art: An Obsessive Guide to Gathering and Collecting Vintage Wacky Packages Parody Stickers

Bernadette Kelly- The Prosthetics of Sex in Early Modern Broadside Ballads

4:15PM-5:15PM Panel 3: Introducing The Northwest Ohio Independent Culture Archive
  Dr. Phil Dickinson and John King- With a performance by Justin Payne
Location: Jerome Library Pallister Conference Room, BGSU
Time Scheduled Activity
10:00AM-10:30AM Registration/Welcome Table
10:30AM-11:30AM Panel 4: Collection, Curation, and Self

Laura L. Menard- The Rhetorical Value of Nostalgia in Star Wars LEGO Collections

Robin Hershkowitz- Seeing Double: Collecting Sweet Valley High

Emma Lynn- Remaking Raiders: Studying a Fan Shot-For-Shot Remake

Judith Clemens-Smucker- Collection as Relationship, Not Just Things

11:45AM-12:45PM Keynote Speaker Dr. Matt Donahue


2:30PM-3:30PM Panel 5: Professional Collectors
  Courtney Bliss
Britt Rhuart
Dr. Jeremy Wallach
Dr. Esther Clinton
3:45PM-4:45PM Panel 6: Popular Fans

Gretel Thorpe- Community, Material Culture, and the Commercial EDM Festival Scene

Tristan Leighton- My Journey Into Warhammer 40K: An Exploration Into the Liminal Hobby of Wargaming

Jules Patalita- Denial and Demons: Americans Against Dungeons and Dragons

Dee Elliott- Monster Hunting and Legend Tripping as Collecting

5:00PM-6:00PM Panel 7: Collection, Curation, and Medium

Aurora Taylor- To Make a GIF of the Zoetrope: Shifts in Phenomenology, Ontology, and Teleology in the Transition from Analog to Digital

Dana Nemeth- A Public Trust at Risk: The Dark Side of America’s Heritage Institutions

Dr. JZ Long- Archival Fevers: Collecting and Preserving Comic Books and Graphic Novels in the Digital Age

Riley Nisbet- Reading Spaces: Meow Wolf and How Intertextuality and Spatial Affect Drive Narrative Meaning

To our guests with disabilities:
Please indicate if you need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services, access@bgsu.edu, 419-372-8495. Please notify us prior to the event.

Please contact raybrowneconf@bgsu.edu with any questions.