WaynePop Conference 2023

WaynePop, the student group that includes Warrior Gaming, Knit Lit, and Kino Club 313, hosted its 8th annual Pop Culture Conference at 5057 Woodward.Students in conference room watching the screen

The conference began with a screening of Sweetheart (2019), a 2019 horror-survival film, selected by the keynote speaker, Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman of Northwestern University. On Friday, Sept. 29, the conference kicked off with several panels exploring this year’s theme of “Culture…Reanimated!”

The conference highlighted numerous Wayne State scholars as well as scholars from Illinois State and the Calayan Educational Foundation.

WaynePop Meeting, Sept. 15, 2023
WaynePop Meeting, Sept. 15, 2023.

This year's event concluded with a presentation by Dr.Coleman entitled “Black Horror, Uncivil Disobedience, & Reclaiming the Urban,” which explored uncivil disobedience as a response to oppression in films such as Get Out (2017) and Soul Vengeance (1975).

Wayne State University's film and media organization, Kino Club 313, is dedicated to promoting film culture on our campus. We organize regular film screenings, lectures, special events, and a yearly academic conference focused on film and media studies.

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