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Sunday, 09 January

692. Life on Pandora: Immersive Technological Narratives and Nightmares in Avatar

8:30–9:45 a.m., Diamond Salon 8, J. W. Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Kevin Moberly, Old Dominion Univ.

1. “Single White Human Looking for Group: Spectacle and High-Technology Positivism in James Cameron’s Avatar,” Kevin Moberly

2. “In the Magic Mirror That Is Pandora: 3D Technology, Disorientation, and Seduction behind and before Avatar’s Screen,” Keith Dorwick, Univ. of Louisiana, Lafayette

3. “Ethnicities and Captivities: Avatar and the Politics of Immersion,” Delores B. Phillips, Old Dominion Univ.

4. “An Avatar with No Body: Removing Culture from the Na’vi Language,” David Malinowski, Univ. of California, Berkeley

For abstracts, visit www.ucs.louisiana.edu/~kxd4350/avatar.

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