The Evolution of Critical Media Literacy Third Annual Conference Bone Student Center Illinois State University Saturday, March 21, 2015 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. #CMLC2015 1 Welcome Message from the Associate Dean Welcome to the Third Annual Critical Media Literacy Conference and to Illinois State University. We hope you will enjoy your time on our campus as you learn about the impact media has on our lives. This conference highlights the need to promote critical media literacy to eliminate social inequalities and foster participatory democracy during the 21st century. The theme for 2015 is The Evolution of Critical Media Literacy and its foci are past, current, and future trends in critical media literacy. The keynote speaker is Dr. Shirley Steinberg, Professor of Youth Studies at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. She is also Founding Director of The Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership in Education, which gives her the opportunity to provide outreach to schools, corporate partners, and the fine arts to benefit young people. Dr. Steinberg is known as a teacher, speaker, author, and editor as well, and her passion for providing a voice to our youth is evident in many parts of the world. Four strands of research follow this conference on critical media literacy: (1) the connection between library sciences critical media inquiry, (2) educational foundations, approaches to examining media in an interpretive, normative or critical method, particularly virtual/online, (3) communication, civic engagement, scholarship and critical media literacy, and (4) questions and issues related to shifting definitions of literacy, critical media literacy, and potential new intersections of inquiry This conference is an opportune time to examine the impact mass media has on society and to propose strategies to assure that it serves as a tool to promote democracy and social justice. I hope that your research and resulting discussions contribute to the advancement of knowledge, and I thank you in advance for your scholarly contributions and for making this year’s conference a success. Once again, we welcome you and invite you to enjoy our wonderful campus and our diverse community. Barbara Meyer, Ed.D. Illinois State University Associate Dean College of Education 2 Welcome Message from the Conference Planner On behalf of Illinois State University, I would like to welcome each of you to the Third Annual Critical Media Literacy Conference. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to plan and organize today’s conference. As a supporter of critical media literacy, and as a PK–12 teacher educator, it gives me great pleasure seeing all of you here today. Together we can learn from the practicing PK–12 teachers, members of the ISU community, teacher educators, and current and former students presenting their research today. In addition to those in the field of (higher) education, we also have library scientists, communication scholars, and school administrators who are presenting their work in the field of critical media literacy studies. Nicholas D. Hartlep, Ph.D. Illinois State University Department of Educational Administration and Foundations Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations Previous Critical Media Literacy Conference Keynotes 2014 William (Bill) Reynolds, Ph.D. Georgia Southern University, United States 2013 Carl James, Ph.D. York University, Canada Ira Shor, Ph.D. City University of New York, United States 3 4 “1001 Tales of American Terror: Media and Islamophobia” Shirley R. Steinberg, Ph.D. 12:00p.m.-12:45p.m. Prairie Room Center Shirley R. Steinberg is Research Professor of Youth Studies at the University of Calgary. She was the Founding Director and Chair of The Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership in Education, and Professor of Youth Studies at the University of Calgary. She is the author and editor of many critical pedagogy, urban and youth culture, and cultural studies books. She is the founding editor of Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, and The International Journal of Youth Studies. She is the Managing Editor of The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy. The cofounder of The Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy, she is also the organizer of The Critical Pedagogical Congress. Dr. Steinberg is committed to a global community of transformative educators and community workers who are engaged in radical love, social justice, and the situating of power within social and cultural contexts. 5 Critical Media Literacy Conference Agenda Saturday, March 21, 2015 Continental Breakfast and Registration 7:30a.m.–8:10a.m. Prairie South On-Site and Pre-Registration Continental Breakfast Feminist Studies 8:10a.m.–9:40a.m. Prairie Center Pretty As a Powerful Passport: The Curious, Empty Cult of Beauty, Smartness, and Girls’ SelfWorth Stacy Otto, Illinois State University An Analysis of Disney’s Portrayal of Women Courtney Duffield, Gianna Goldbach, and Kayla Voss, Illinois State University Greek Life: Stripped and Naked Taylor Brege and Jaclyn Garlock, Illinois State University Size Zero and Big Breasted Just Won’t Do It: The Hyper-Sexualization and Objectification of Women in Today’s Media and Society Kara Kastenholz, Illinois State University Black Women, Womanism, and the Effects of Media Stereotypes Martha Wilkins, Lewis University Social Media 8:10a.m.–9:40a.m. Prairie North Social Media: Friend or Foe? Shqipe Alili and Morgan Kimmerling, Illinois State University The Effects Social Media Has on the Anxiety Levels of Young Adults Jennifer McGowan, Abby Van Deventer, and Bridget Fitzgerald, Illinois State University The Destruction of Relationships Caused by Social Media Ashley Kalas-Ramonez and Kelly Klein, Illinois State University The Great Debate: Should Social Media and Technology be Used in the K-12 Class? Constance Winkelmann and Kristy Tokarz, Illinois State University BREAK 6 Critical Television and Film Studies 9:50a.m.–11:20a.m. Prairie South Individuals with Disabilities and the Media: A Lack of Representation Justine Kavanagh, Jessica Repetny, and Jessica Yauch, Illinois State University Monsters, Miracles, and Mischief: A Critical Analysis of the (In)Visibility of Disability and its Portrayal in Film Rachel Nalley, Illinois State University The Critical Humor as Entry Point to Critical Media Literacy: What 30 Rock Teaches About Media Lauren Bratslavsky, Illinois State University Full Time Losers: The “Kick Me” Sign and its Acceptance in Society Shane Sibley, Illinois State University Critical, Interpretive, and Normative Perspectives 9:50a.m.–11:20a.m. Prairie Center Karma Doesn’t Have to Be a Bitch: Justice-Oriented Lessons I Learned Through Death and Self-Introspection Nicholas D. Hartlep, Illinois State University A Reality Not an Imagery: Assaults on Communities of Color: An Open Letter to Anyone Interested in Hearing and Being Heard Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner, Louisiana State University Reality Television in Bauman's Age of Liquid Modernity Danielle Ligocki, Lewis University Youth Culture: A Generative Site for Preparing Critically-Media Literate Schoolteachers Bradley J. Porfilio, California State University, East Bay Media and Technology in the Classroom 9:50a.m.–11:20a.m. Prairie North Pop Culture, Critical Media Literacy, and Culturally Relevant Teaching: Ideas from LadsonBillings, Duncan-Andrade & Morrell, and Classroom Experiences Margaret A. Robbins, University of Georgia To Thine Own Self Be True": Colliding Information and Media Literacy in the Classroom Walter C. Metz, Southern Illinois University 7 Reframing Media Education Jamie E. Teeple, Ohio State University Mindcraft: Problematizing an Interactive Game in a Passive Medium Jessica A. Wertz and Craig K. West, University of Cincinnati PLEASE VISIT THE INTERNATIONAL FAIR ON FIRST FLOOR While Prairie room is being set-up for the Keynote Address and lunch, please visit the International Fair taking place on the first floor in the Brown Ballroom. The International Fair provides the Illinois State student body, and the BloomingtonNormal community, with a unique exposition featuring food, music, entertainment and traditional cultural clothing from around the world. Student groups and community organizations are hosting country and region-specific displays and booths featuring a variety of clothing, artwork and cultural artifacts. ADMISSION IS FREE LUNCH AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS 11:40a.m.–12:45p.m. Please begin eating at 11:40a.m. The keynote will begin promptly at 12:00p.m. Music, Health, and Wellbeing 1:00p.m.–2:20p.m. Prairie South A Critical Analysis of the Importance of Physical Education Rachel Dean, Illinois State University The “Golden Ticket” to Health in the 21st Century Stefanie Guggenheim, Illinois State University The General Public’s Perceptions of Genetically Modified Organisms Elise Baker, Sarah Foran, and Sam Perschnick, Illinois State University How Your Music is Chosen for You Justin Johnson and Cory Schreiner, Illinois State University “Feeling Some Type of Way”: The Negative Effects of Popular Song Lyrics on Youth Jasmine Grullon, Jessica McKenzie, and Nancy Romero, Illinois State University 8 Stereotypes and the Media 1:00p.m.–2:20p.m. Prairie Center Is the “Superpredator” Myth Being Kept Alive by the Media? Anelise Imig, Illinois State University Show Me Your World: Harlem News, Harlemworld Myrtle Jones, Rochester Institute of Technology Modern Stereotype: Misrepresentation of Latinos in the Media Griselda Quezada and Emily Quirarte, Illinois State University Pagan Religion in the 21st Century: A Contemporary Look into the Myths, Stereotypes, and Mass-Media Misrepresentations of a Multicultural Spirituality Gregory Michael Brewer, Illinois State University The Deleterious Effects of Gentrification on Society and Schools Nick Balzano, Illinois State University Critical Media Literacy and Education 1:00p.m.–2:20p.m. Prairie North A Crisis in the Classroom: An Argument for Critical Education Regarding Digital Literacies Nicolas Ferrara, Tyler Peterson, and Joseph Martinelli, Illinois State University “Super Teacher”: Changing Minority Students’ Lives One Smile at a Time Caroline Schorsch, Illinois State University “I Think We Should Grade the Legislators”: Teachers’ Engagement With Media-Saturated Education Politics in Indiana Christy Wessel Powell, Indiana University Pop Culture, Critical Media Literacy, and Culturally Relevant Teaching: Ideas from LadsonBillings, Duncan-Andrade & Morrell, and Classroom Experiences Margaret A. Robbins, University of Georgia BREAK Important Topics in Media Studies 2:30p.m.–3:50p.m. Prairie South The Dangers That Scientific Media (Il)literacy Poses For People and the Globe Matt Jaynes, Illinois State University 9 Gender and the Media: Degradation of Women in Popular Culture Allison Cummings and Amanda Glesing, Illinois State University Media Glamour’s Athletes Bad Decisions Eric Lund and Jordan Walker, Illinois State University Motion Picture Association of America: Raters or Censors? Scott Greenberg, Jake Holzhauer, and Jackie Kelly, Illinois State University Special Topics 2:30p.m.–3:50p.m. Prairie Center Creating Tomorrow with Nothing Today: General Public (Mis)conceptions of Why K-12 Teachers are Underpaid Deena Davis and Tracy Smith, Illinois State University Saving Languages from Extinction Shoko Onozato, Illinois State University Why I Can’t Call Myself a Feminist: The Effects of the Extreme Pro/Anti-Feminism Movements on the Internet Kristina Lopez, Illinois State University A Look at Film Trends and Ratings: America’s Obsession With Death Hector Garcia, Illinois State University TV, Media, Critical Media Literacy, and Digital Storytelling 2:30p.m.–3:50p.m. Prairie North Child Reality TV Stars: The Implications of Forcing Children to Compete on a National Scale Becky Wolz, Julia Cunningham, and Meghan Ausnehmer, Illinois State University We Want You: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Military in Media Maddie Degelau, Amy Froelich, and Molly Wojciechowski, Illinois State University The Axis of Evil: Impacts of Media on The Iranians in Iran and Abroad Through the Lens of Critical Media Literacy Bita H. Zakeri, Indiana University Teachers’ Concerns and Solutions Towards the Implementation of Digital Storytelling in Teaching English in ESL Classroom in Asian Khanh N. Bui, University of Georgia “Sounds great – Why isn’t it happening?”: Evolutionary Complications Within and Beyond Media Literacy Natasha Casey, Blackburn College 10 Legacy Remembering Critical Scholars Who Have Passed Away Jean Anyon, Ph.D. City University of New York Robert Dardenne, Ph.D. University of South Florida St. Petersburg Gregory J. Dimitriadis, Ph.D. University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Teshome H. Gabriel, Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles Hanno Hardt, Ph.D. University of Iowa William H. Watkins, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago Thanks to Our Sponsors and Supporters The Following Have Generously Supported this Conference 11 Helping Us Stay Connected 2015 Critical Media Literacy Participant Contact Information Shqipe Alili [email protected] Jennifer Fiero-Padilla [email protected] Matthew Jaynes [email protected] Meghan Ausnehmer [email protected] Bridget Fitzgerald [email protected] Justin Johnson [email protected] Elise Baker [email protected] Sarah Foran [email protected] Myrtle Jones [email protected] Nicholas Balzano [email protected] Amy Froelich [email protected] Ashley Kalas-Ramonez [email protected] Lauren Bratslavsky [email protected] Hector Garcia [email protected] Kara Kastenholz [email protected] Taylor Brege [email protected] Jaclyn Garlock [email protected] Justine Kavanagh [email protected] Gregory Brewer [email protected] Amanda Glesing [email protected] Jackie Kelly [email protected] Khanh N. Bui [email protected] Gianna Goldbach [email protected] Morgan Kimmerling [email protected] Natasha Casey [email protected] Scott Greenberg [email protected] Kelly Klein [email protected] Allison Cummings [email protected] Jasmine Grullon [email protected] Danielle Ligocki [email protected] Julia Cunningham [email protected] Stefanie Guggenheim [email protected] Kristina Lopez [email protected] Deena Davis [email protected] Nicholas D. Hartlep [email protected] Eric Lund [email protected] Rachel Dean [email protected] Beth Hatt [email protected] Joseph Martinelli [email protected] Madison Degelau [email protected] Christina Heady [email protected] Jennifer McGowan [email protected] Courtney Duffield [email protected] Brandon Hensley [email protected] Jessica McKenzie [email protected] Lucille L. T. Eckrich [email protected] Jake Holzhauer [email protected] Walter Metz [email protected] Nicolas Ferrara [email protected] Anelise Imig [email protected] Barbara Meyer [email protected] 12 Alfonso Montero [email protected] Jessica Repetny [email protected] Kayla Voss [email protected] Rachel Nalley [email protected] Margaret Robbins [email protected] Jordan Walker [email protected] Shoko Onozato [email protected] Nancy Romero [email protected] Jessica A. Wertz [email protected] Stacy Otto [email protected] Caroline Schorsch [email protected] Craig K. West [email protected] Sam Perschnick [email protected] Vicky Schorsch [email protected] Trisha Wickland [email protected] Tyler Peterson [email protected] Cory Schreiner [email protected] Marsha Wilkins [email protected] Bradley J. Porfilio [email protected] Shane Sibley [email protected] Constance Winkelmann [email protected] Christy Wessel Powell [email protected] Tracy Smith [email protected] Molly Wojciechowski [email protected] Shirley Steinberg [email protected] Kendra Theodosopoulos [email protected] Rebecca Wolz [email protected] Jamie E. Teeple [email protected] Kristen Tokarz [email protected] Jessica Yauch [email protected] Griselda Quezada [email protected] Abby VanDeventer [email protected] Bita H. Zakeri [email protected] Emily Quirarte [email protected] Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner [email protected] SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR’S CONFERENCE Fourth Annual Critical Media Literacy Conference Saturday, March 19, 2016 8:00a.m.–4:00p.m.
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