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Conference Program Saturday 21 May / Sunday 22 May

PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, all events will be in Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong.

Saturday, 21 May 2016
9:30 - 9:55 Opening Remarks
Darragh Paradiso, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate
Kendall Johnson, Head, School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Tim Gruenewald, Director, American Studies Programme
Scott Laderman, Fulbright Visiting Professor of American Studies
  Tea and Coffee
10:00 - 10:35 Rebecca Adelman (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
“Imperial Cry-Faces: Women Lamenting the War on Terror”
10:40 - 11:15 David Kieran (Washington & Jefferson College)
“‘The Question Is, Can They Still Live a Normal Life?’ Popular Representations of Veterans’ Recuperation and the Debate Over Veterans’ Services”
11:20 - 11:55 Kendall Johnson (The University of Hong Kong)
“Surviving Imperialism in The Revenant (2015)”
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:05 Valerie Soe (San Francisco State University)
“Creative Interventions: Countering the Poetics of Evasion”
2:10 - 2:45 Edwin Martini (Western Michigan University),
“Trigger Warnings: American Sniper, ‘Political Correctness,’ and Safe Spaces on the Contemporary College Campus”
2:45 - 3:10 Coffee and Tea Break
3:10 - 3:45 Mark Hulsether (University of Tennessee)
“The Axis of Lesser Evils:
 The Ambivalence of Popular Religious Rhetoric About US Empire in the Age of Obama”
3:50 - 4:25 Staci Ford (The University of Hong Kong)
“Laugh Your Way to a Better World: Empire, Diplomedy, and Sinophone Exceptionalisms”
4:30 - 5:05 Patrick William Kelly (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
“Disappearing and Disfiguring: Representing Violence and Imperialism in the Americas”
7:00 Conference Dinner at Tak Kee Chiu Chow