explore, celebrate, question, and disrupt
Since the advent of the Disney era, the Star Wars universe has expanded rapidly, manifesting in new comics, games, and animated and live-action series. Although The Rise of Skywalker was billed as the end of the Skywalker saga, streaming series like The Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi have ensured that older Star Wars media also remain relevant for contemporary aca-fans. Thus, this conference aims to bring together scholars from across disciplines to examine the nearly half century span of Star Wars media as cultural texts. We invite scholarly and creative interventions with an explicit focus on themes of resistance and justice. How do these films and other media objects contribute to, reflect on, or depart from broader contemporary cultural practices and social discourses?
Date & Time
May 4, 2023 8:00 AM - May 6, 2023 6:00 PM