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Sep 26
9:00AM
91-1001 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei HI 96707
September 26, 2016, 9:00 am
91-1001 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei HI 96707
Start your week off right. Center your thoughts with Oli, mele and Ho'okupu.
Sep 26
12:00PM
B217
September 26, 2016, 12:00 pm
B217
David Kupferman, Assistant Professor of Education "Toy Gory, or The Ontology of Chucky: Speculative Realism, Childhood, and Killer Dolls" This paper considers the ways in which childhood is produced as an unnamable, untheorizable monstrosity as portrayed by the use of killer dolls in popular film and television. Looking at three examples - the films Child's Play and Poltergeist, as well as an episode of the HBO series Tales from the Crypt - this paper argues that the deployment of childhood as/and horror in fact creates a space in which to examine the positive ontologies of speculative realism, which run counter to a Kantian perception of the world that does not and cannot exist without human reason. In seeking a "world-without-us," this inquiry into killer dolls seeks to think the unthinkable, and in so doing contemplate new, pre-critical effects of what it means to construct childhood as horrific.
Sep 28
2:00PM
UHWO Library
September 28, 2016, 2:00 pm
UHWO Library
In this workshop, you will learn how to use the UHWO Library's statistical databases, Sage Stats and the Statistical Abstract of the United States to find relevant data for your research projects and presentations.