Publications

Academic Publications

2022

Obbard, Kiera and Abigel Lemak. “Not All Fun and Games in #mypokehood: The Politics and Pitfalls of Universal Game Design in Pokémon GO!”. Virtual Identities and Digital Culture, Routledge. (in-progress)

2021

Moro, Sabrina, et al. “Editorial: Refashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics.” Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies, vol. 10, no. 2, June 2021, pp. 145–52. DOI.org (Crossref)https://doi.org/10.1386/ajms_00053_2.

Obbard, Kiera. “Feminist Humour’s Disruptive Potential: Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood and Rupi Kaur’s ‘I’m Taking Back My Body.’” Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies, vol. 10, no. 2, June 2021, pp. 169–82. DOI.org (Crossref)https://doi.org/10.1386/ajms_00055_1.

Obbard, Kiera, et al. “Introduction to ‘Politics and Pleasures of Fandom as Celebrity Counterpublics.’” The Journal of Fandom Studies, vol. 8, no. 3, Sept. 2020, pp. 231–35. DOI.org (Crossref)https://doi.org/10.1386/jfs_00020_2.

Obbard, Kiera. “Reflections – #WritewithRupi During a Pandemic.” Future Horizons, Aug. 2021, http://canadiansread.ca/kiera-obbard-reflections-writewithrupi-during-a-pandemic/.

2020

Nandy, S. Nicole Bojko & Kiera Obbard. (2020). Ethical Glamour and Fashion: Styling & Branding the Persona. Toronto: WaterHill Publishing.

Lemak, Abi & Kiera Obbard. (2020). Interrogating Augmented Tech Mediation in Mobile Gaming App Pokémon GO!. Medium.

Obbard, Kiera. “‘Tell us which one of us was truly violated’: Jessica Jones, Trauma, Rape, and Consent.” Netflix’s Jessica Jones, edited by Jessica Bay et. al., University of Calgary Press, accepted.

2016

Obbard, Kiera. “Celebrity Culture and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: Jian Ghomeshi, Global Others, and Sexual Violence.” Building Bridges in Celebrity Studies, edited by Jackie Raphael et al., WaterHill Publishing, 2016, pp. 84–95.

Obbard, Kiera, and Stephanie J Cork. “Skin Salvaged: Die Antwoord, Oscar Pistorius, and the Spectacle of the Flesh in the Rainbow Nation.” The Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 49, no. 2, 6 Apr. 2016, pp. 417–432. Wiley Online, doi:10.1111/jpcu.12392.

2013

Obbard, Kiera. “Exploring Misogyny in the Amanda Todd Case: How Prevention Education Can Better Address Sexual Assault.” The Public Intellectuals Project. 27 January, 2013.

Presentations

Obbard, Kiera. “Close Reading the Sonic Topology of Instagram Poetry with Poemage.” Paper presentation, SpokenWeb Graduate Symposium (May 2022).

Obbard, Kiera. “Pandemicscapes: An iPhone Art Project.” Creative presentation, Utopias Graduate Conference (May 2022).

Barrett, Paul, et. al. “Zoomthusiasm: Digital Reading During the Pandemic“, Paper presentation, CSDH/SCHN Digital Humanities Conference 2021 (June 2021).

Obbard, Kiera. “Mapping Native Space in Beholden: A Poem as Long as the River.” Paper presentation, ACCUTE Congress 2021 Twitter Panel, Northern Relations (May 29, 2021).

Obbard, Kiera, and Abigel Lemak. “Interrogating Augmented Tech Mediation in Mobile Gaming App Pokémon GO!” Paper presentation, CSDH/SCHN Digital Humanities Conference 2020 (June 2020).

“Laughter in Postcolonial Life-Writing: Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime.” Paper presentation, Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies Bridging Gap Conference Series, New York City (August 2019).

“What Computational Poetry Scholarship Can Teach Us: Affect, Sonic Devices, and Complex Meaning Making in Rupi Kaur’s Instapoetry.” Paper presentation, Tri-University Graduate Symposium 2019, University of Waterloo (April 12, 2019).

“Sexual Violence in Canadian Celebrity Culture: Jian Ghomeshi, State Celebrity, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.” Paper presentation, Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies Bridging Gap Conference Series, New York City (2015)

“Disrupting the Script of Sexual Violence in Canadian Celebrity Culture: Jian Ghomeshi and the CBC.” Paper presentation, Popular Culture Association of Canada’s 5th Annual Conference, Niagara Falls (2015).

“Die Antwoord, Oscar Pistorius, and the Spectacle of the Flesh in the Rainbow Nation.” Paper presentation, Carleton University and University of Ottawa Graduate Colloquium, Ottawa (2014).

“Never seen zef so fresh”: Die Antwoord, White Zef Culture, and the Negotiation of Gender and Sexuality in Post-Apartheid South Africa.” Paper presentation, Popular Culture Association of Canada’s 3rd Annual Conference, Niagara Falls (2013).

Panelist, Miss Representation viewing, Introductory Women’s Studies Undergraduate course, McMaster University (2013).

Peer Reviews

Raphael, Jackie and Celia Lam (2018). Personas and Places: Negotiating Myth, Stereotype and National Identity. Toronto: WaterHill Publishing.

Raphael, Jackie and Celia Lam (2017). Becoming Brands: Celebrity, Activism and Politics (WaterHill Publishing).

Poetry

2022

pandemicscapes. May 2022. https://kieraobbard.ca/pandemicscapes/

“what safe feels like”. Sad Girls Club Literary Blog, March 26, 2022. https://www.sadgirlsclublit.com/post/what-safe-feels-like-kiera-obbard

“trauma”. Chayn Creative Hope virtual exhibition, Feb 2022, https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/9225769/creative-hope

“—m, a Poetry Manuscript.” Future Horizons, Aug. 2021, http://canadiansread.ca/kiera-obbard-poetry-manuscript/.

‎Mano. 2020. Apple Books,  https://books.apple.com/us/book/mano/id1511074061.

“Vomit.” Petal Journal, 2015. Available online here.