Conference Proceedings 2013

Peer Reviewed Proceedings of the 4th Annual Conference
Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ), Sofitel, Brisbane, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-646-91561-6

EDITORIAL
‘To boldly go…’: an overview of proceedings: viii-xi
PAUL MOUNTFORT

ANIMATION
The morphological riddle of a cartoon hand: 1-10
MARTINE COROMPT

Character acting: a case for better animation reference: 11-20
JASON KENNEDY

FICTION, BIOGRAPHY AND CRIME WRITING
‘Mum, what is a blow queen?’: tracking the emergence of the Steamies genre: 21-30
DENISE BECKTON

Sleuths and spies: the rise of the ‘Everywoman’ in detective and thriller fiction of the 1920s: 31-40
JILLENE BYDDER and RACHEL FRANKS

Murder, they cooked: the role of food in crime fiction: 41-51
RACHEL FRANKS, DONNA LEE BRIEN and MARTA USIEKNIEWICZ

The Outsider within: a reflection on notions of alienation within life writing: 52-61
ULRIKE STURM

Altruism. Lights, camera, action!: 62-70
KIM D. WEINERT

FILM
Tragedy and comedy in Lars von Trier’s The Boss of It All: 71-79
ALEKSANDR ANDREAS WANSBROUGH

FOOD
American and Australian post-war culinary culture: Betty Crocker and Betty King — her Australian lookalike: 80-90
JILL ADAMS

Reading the eating disorder memoir as food writing: 91-102
DONNA LEE BRIEN

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cookbooks: promoting Indigenous foodways or reinforcing Western traditions?: 103-117
BRONWYN FREDERICKS and MARGARET ANDERSON

GAMING
The barrel and the monkey: application of auteur theory to digital games designers: 118-128
BRENDON SZUCS

GENDER AND QUEER
Bronzed buffed and tattooed: the new brand of soldier shaped and shipped by popular culture: 129-137
RICHARD GEHRMANN and HEATHER SMITH

‘He’s gonna be a little gay’: redneckognising the queer American family in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and the implications for cultural studies: 138-146
GEOFFREY PARKES

A piggy boob and a cocky bomb-hole: the anus and its metaphors in contemporary Australian political cartoons: 147-157
SIMON ASTLEY SCOLFIELD

GOTHIC
‘You only have to turn your back on nature…’: valorising posthuman desire in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga: 158-167
SAMUEL FINEGAN

Sensational storytelling meets social networking: a Gothic romance: 168-178
ASHLEIGH PYKE

GRAPHIC NOVELS AND MANGA
Tintin as a metonym of the twentieth century: 178-187
PAUL MOUNTFORT

Childish transgressions in Doraemon: the moral voids of Nobita Nobi: 188-194
KEITH RUSSEL

HISTORY
Australian history: online and insatiable: 195-205
GEORGIA-LEE HOE

Who isn’t that masked man: the absence of re-Authoring in The Lone Ranger: 206-216
NICHOLAS WILLIAM MOLL

LAW
Sex, violence and the law: new approaches to popular visual media: 217-227
JASON BAINBRIDGE

Laughing at the law: the authenticity consultant and James Ellroy’s LA Confidential: 228-236
CAROLYN BEASLEY

Authenticating ‘Wentworth: the prison consultant from cell to screen: 237-248
KERRY TUCKER

Prince Harry: performing princeliness: 249-258
OLIVER WATTS

MUSIC
Bluesfest crushes: an exploration of fandom at a regional blues festival: 259-273
JEANTI St CLAIR

PERFORMANCE
The Trouble with Writing Reality: 274-286
SCOTT WELSH and DUSK DUNDLER

Influences on contemporary rehearsal practices in educational settings: 287-299
SIMON DWYER

SCIENCE
Are people inspired by The Big Bang Theory to find out more about science? Results from focus group-based audience research: 300-310
RASHEL LI and LINDY A. ORTHIA

VISUAL ARTS
Transgressive eroticism in the music videos of Madonna, Rihanna and Lady Gaga: 311-320
AMELIA KELLY

Drawing the Apocalypse: a biological imperative: 321-329
JONATHAN McBURNIE

The appropriation of Edvard Munch’s The Scream in popular culture: 330-338
MARKELA PANEGYRES