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Friday, June 16 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Tract 1: Bodies and Embodiement in Culture and Narratives

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Paint It Black: Exploring Blackness as a Thematic Element in Horror Retellings and Adaptations
Hebah Uddin

Fetish Fixe: Food Porn, Food Insecurity, and Food Horror is on The Menu
J. Rocky Colavito

Societal Deju Vu Gender-Bender Shape-Shifting as a Cultural Mirror
John Kachuba

Cats and the Occult: A Canthropolgy
Katherine Kerestmen


Rocky Colavito

Professor of English, Butler University
Horror Scholarship, Grindhouse films, teaching horror, teaching horror writing, horror as a genre, adaptation and appropriation, and rookie horror author.

Katherine Kerestman

Merricat, Creepy Cat
Our wives always did as they were told. (Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle)In darkness he did live and die (Dark Shadows)What you ask is Against Regulations. (Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun) 
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John Kachuba

Shapeshifters! Ghosts! Middle Grade horror! Author of 12 books. Haycorn Smith and the Castle Ghost (middle-grade) coming June 14 from Paper Angel Press. Several of John's nonfiction books are about ghosts and the paranormal and he is a frequent speaker on that subject on TV, radio... Read More →

Friday June 16, 2023 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Grand Station Ballroom I-II