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Friday, April 6

8:00-9:15AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast – Lobby

9:30-10:00AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks – Room 306
Dr. Janet Kinch – Director, Edinboro University Honors Program
Dr. Robert Weber – Provost, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


10:15-10:45AM
Freud and...Fight Club? – Room 304
Cara Baylus, University of Chicago


10:15-10:45AM
The Importance of Holding a Conference on This Material – Room 305
Dr. Janet Kinch – Director, Edinboro University Honors Program


11:00-11:30AM
CREATIVE WORK: A Poem – Room 301
Kate Cox, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


11:00-12:00PM
ROUNDTABLE 1: “Now History Expected Me to Clean Up after Everyone:” Problems in American Society – Room 302

The Absence of Fathers and God in Society

Jessica Coll, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

In Tyler We Trust

Justin Holt, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

The Hilarity of Love and Violence

Dustin Miller, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


11:00-12:00PM
PANEL 1: “TheBook of Very Common Prayer Was Not My Idea:” Palahniuk, Religion, and SurvivorRoom 303

The Gospel According to Chuck: Biblical Theology in Palahniuk’s Oeuvre

Read Mercer Schuchardt, New York University

Salvation through Disbelief: The Cult as a Social Phenomenon in Palahniuk’s Novels

Dan Warner, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


11:00-12:00PM
PANEL 2: “The First Rule of Fight Club:” Fight Club and Reality – Room 304

The Account of a Practiced Fight Club

Dan Jacko, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

My Own Project Mayhem

Bryan Moles, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


11:00-11:30AM
The Gender Influence in Art Education – Room 305
Kristen Letts, Mercyhurst, College


12:00-1:00PM
Lunch

1:00-2:00PM
PANEL 3: An Application of Jung and Horney’s Theories of Personality to the Movie Fight Club – Room 305

Feeling Helpless and Alone in a Hostile World: An Application of Horney’s Theory of Personality Development to the Movie Fight Club

Catherine Hannold, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Kathleen Johnson, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Lori Messenger, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Dawn Romagnola, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Selena Zhai, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Tripping over the Shadow: An Application of Jungian Theory to the Movie Fight Club

Jamie Brzuz, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Diane Fortuna, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Gary Kerr, Edinboro University Pennsylvania
Julie Magee, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Response to the Applications

Dr. Sharon Hamilton, Edinboro University


1:00-2:00PM
Fight Club: Movie or Violence-Based Delivery System? / Chuck Palahniuk: Writer or Alchemist? – Room 306
Victor Hassine, SCI-Albion Prison (video presentation and telephone conference)


2:15-3:15PM
A READING FROM CHOKE with CHUCK PALAHNIUK – Room 306

3:30-4:00PM
CREATIVE WORK: Sport Fucking – Room 301
Maureen Kennedy, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


3:30-4:30PM
ROUNDTABLE 2: “Reality Isn’t What It Used to Be:” Postmodernism and Fight Club – Room 303
David Hunt, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Patrick Macfarlane, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Christian McKinney, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Dan Warner, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


3:30-4:00PM
Invisible Gods and Gay Monsters: Decoding Invisible Monsters – Room 304
Read Mercer Schuchardt, New York University


3:30-4:30PM
PANEL 4: “The Explosion Is Really About Marla Singer” – Room 305

Marla’s Contribution to Fight Club and Tyler Durden’s Life

Lannea Leehan, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

The Truth Behind Marla Singer

Jean Marnella, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


4:15-4:45PM
CREATIVE WORK: A Sculpture – Room 301
Dan Jacko, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


4:15-5:15PM
PANEL 5: “Has Anybody Here Seen the Movie Sybil?:” Fight Club in Relation to Other Films – Room 302

Appearance Versus Reality According to The Matrix

Laurel Berecky-Robinson, College Misericordia

The Nameless Guide as Manifested in Fight Club

Kristy Ganoe, Bowling Green State University


4:15-4:45PM
Chuck Palahniuk’s Fiction – Room 304
Scott Heckmann, University of California Los Angeles


6:00PM
A VIEWING AND DISCUSSION OF FIGHT CLUB WITH CHUCK PALAHNIUK – Doucette Hall, Room 119


Saturday, April 7

8:00-9:00AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast – Lobby


9:15-10:15AM
PANEL 6: “’We Have No Hope of Damnation or Redemption:” Salvation in Fight Club – Room 303

The Salvation Myth: Human Relationships to Technology in Fight Club

Christian McKinney, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Salvation and Society

John Skvasik, Kent State University


9:15-10:15AM
Evolution by Tyler’s Selection – Room 304
Vanessa Gorley, Hiram College


9:15-10:15AM
PANEL 8: “’Maybe You’re My Schizophrenic Hallucination:’” The Psychology of Fight Club – Room 305

The Psychology of the Characters in Fight Club

Dana James, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Tyler Durden: Friend or Foe?

Dawn Smith, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


10:00-10:30AM
CREATIVE WORK: Tyler’s Hands – Room 301
Laura Will, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


10:30-11:30PM
PANEL 9: “Deliver Me, Tyler, from Being Perfect and Complete” – Room 304

Why Is Tyler in Our World Today?

Holly Bunce, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

The Ruthless Messiah

Marie Marchal, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


10:30-11:30AM
PANEL 10: “A Generation of Men Raised by Women:” Gender Roles in Palahniuk’s Novels – Room 305

“The Mattress Is Covered in Slippery Plastic:” Sexism and Fight Club

Jason Ilgenfritz, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Human Services and Their Failure as a Therapeutic Tool for Men

Mike Oelke, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

The Atypical Roles of Female Characters in Fight Club

Stephany Snyder, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


10:30-11:00AM
CREATIVE WORK: A Choreographed Fight Sequence – Room 306
John Borecki, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Kyle Payne, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


11:00-11:30AM
CREATIVE WORK: A Poem – Room 301
Kevin Clark, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


11:15-11:45AM
A Unique Use of Narrative: Chuck Palahniuk's Distinctive Style – Room 302
Rachel Weaver, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


11:15-11:45PM
Fight Club: Beating Men out of Submission – Room 303
Rafael Colon Gonzalez, Bowling Green State University


12:00-1:45PM
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON – Van Houten Dining Hall, North
CHUCK PALAHNIUK, Keynote Speaker


2:00-3:00PM
ROUNDTABLE 3: “Because I Can’t Hit Bottom, I Can’t Be Saved:” Coping Mechanisms in Society – Room 302

The Use of Coping Mechanisms in Chuck Palahniuk's Works

Kristy Fausnaught, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Julie Slagle, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Society: Relationships: Anger Management

Beverly Wanner, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


2:00-3:00PM
ROUNDTABLE 4: “I Want You to Hit Me as Hard as You Can:” Violence in the Media – Room 303

Jomi Harris, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Lindsay Kovach, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

The Effects of Violence on Children and Teens in Media

Kelly Warner, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Amanda Wiggers, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


2:00-3:00PM
The Quest for Fulfillment: An Analysis of Reoccurring Themes and Character Motivation in the Works of Chuck Palahniuk – Room 304
Rachel Weaver, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


2:00-3:00PM
PANEL 12: “’Because Everything Up to Now Is a Story:’” Palahniuk and Comparative Literature – Room 305

“I Know This Because Tyler Knows This:” Chuck Palahniuk’s Virulent Burroughsian Visions

James Dolph, University of Central Oklahoma

Faustian Themes in Chuck Palahniuk’s Novels

Paul Sisko, Wilkes College

Rites of Passage, Lord of the Flies, and Fight Club

Ryan Smith, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


2:00-3:30PM
CREATIVE WORK: Interpretive Dance Series – Room 306

Tears

Katie Mitchell, Mercyhurst College
Jennifer Somers, Mercyhurst College

Reality?

Sylvia Bluhm, Mercyhurst College
Danyelle Demchock, Mercyhurst College
Scali Riggs, Mercyhurst College
Heather Spencer, Mercyhurst College

Torn

Laura Moore, Mercyhurst College


3:15-4:15PM
ROUNDTABLE 5: International Perspectives of Fight Club – Room 302

Cultural Analysis from a Turkish Perspective

Omer Ege, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Cultural Analysis from an Indian Perspective
Smita Iruvanti, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Cultural Analysis from a Japanese Perspective
Ayuri Kurose, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Cultural Analysis from a Malaysian Perspective
Melvyn Nair, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


3:15-4:15PM
Myths of Violence: The Role of Violence in Entertainment Media and a Defense of Fight Club – Room 303
Christian McKinney, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


3:15-4:15PM
PANEL 13: “I Wasn’t the Only Slave to My Nesting Instinct:” Materialism in Society – Room 304

Why Society Is Materialistic

Sharon Doverspike, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Chaos in Our Contemporary Society

Teresa Durkin, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


6:00PM
POSTCARDS FROM THE FUTURE AFTER PARTY – Lobby


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