PCA/ACA

Schedule for Friday, April 19

8:00am to 9:30am

Literary Politics, Domestic and International

Literature, Politics, & Society
PresentersPresentation type
Power, Gender, and Mythmaking in Naomi Alderman’s The Power
Rebecca Duncan
Paper
Contrasting Portrayals of the Indentured Servant in Literature
Virginia Payne Dow
Paper

Latin American Film and Media

Latin American Film and Media
PresentersPresentation type
Underground Cinema and Neoliberalism in Ecuador
Rafael Ponce-Cordero
Paper
Too Strange to Believe: Pablo Escobar and Latin American Cinema’s War on Drugs
Fabrizio Cilento
Paper
Utopic/Dystopic situation of the human in 3%
Thamires Ribeiro de Mattos
Paper

Gender and Media Studies XIV: Women as Comics, Heroines, and Wizards

Gender & Media Studies
Ashley Archiopoli
PresentersPresentation type
Funny Feminism?: Building Tension and Breaking Mediums in Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette
Lauren Elizabeth Rackley
Paper
Always the Woman: Dimmed Wit and Dissolved Intelligence in the Women of the BBC’s Sherlock
Elizabeth Kalansky
Paper
Monsters and wizards: a fantasy theme analysis of Big Mouth
Ashley Archiopoli
Paper

Black Popular Culture-Special Topics: Session VII

Black Popular Culture—Special Topic 2020
PresentersPresentation type
Singing Experience in .Section80: Kendrick Lamar’s Poetics of Problems
Michael Leon Thomas
Paper
“Young, Black, Wild, and Free: A Love Letter to the Liberated Authentic Black Woman in Janelle Monae’s ‘Dirty Computer’”
Elizabeth Ann-Jackson Gilliam
Paper
“Wakanda Forever”: Themes of collective trauma and healing in Marvel’s Black Panther
David Leon Gordon
Paper
The Culinary Lyricism of Beyonce’s Lemonade 
Nia-Raquelle Smith
Paper

Tolkien Studies 4: Landscapes in Lee, Tolkien, and Hemingway 

Tolkien Studies
Hilary Justice
PresentersPresentation type
Theories of Omission: Mountains Seen Far Away, Icebergs Right Ahead
Peter Grybauskas
Paper
Dulce et decorum: Hemingway, Tolkien, and the Landscapes of Lost Boyhood
Hilary Justice
Paper

Beer Culture I: What’s in a Name?

Beer Culture
Michelle Calka
PresentersPresentation type
What’s in a Name?
Meghann Ryan-Posthumus
Paper
Bunnyman and the Lake Creatures: Hyperlocalism and Legends in Small Brewery Brand Names
Mark Benbow
Paper
 Tapping into stereotypes: A content analysis of craft beer branding
Michelle Calka
Paper

Intersections of Law and Religion in the Making of American Culture

Undergraduate Sessions
Michael Frawley
PresentersPresentation type
The Underground Railroad, Religion, and American Culture
Abbey S Whigham
Paper
Living Law
Robert Wood Hunter McMinn
Paper
Modern Media, Free Speech, and American Culture: A Review
Lacy Noel Molina
Paper

Science & Pop Culture I: Knowledge among the Masses

Science & Popular Culture
PresentersPresentation type
Key Challenges for the Fashion industry in Tackling Climate Change
Matthew Hibberd
Paper
Nerding to the Choir: Science Attitudes of Pop-Culture Media Fans
Vaughan Steven James
Paper
Shaping the genohype: A cautionary tale of overpromise
Stephan Andre Struve
Paper

Journal of American Culture Annual Meeting

Meeting
Carl Sederholm

American Literature IV: Families, Communities, and Activism in African American Literature

American Literature
Corey Taylor
PresentersPresentation type
“‘Leaving My Poor Wife and Two Little Children Caused Me Indescribable Anguish:’”  The Unraveling of the Slave Father/Child’s Emotional and Physical Ties in Frederick Douglass’ “The Heroic Slave”
Madeline Gottlieb
Paper
Narrativizing Therapeutic Madness in the Alf Laylah Wa Laylah of Toni Morrison’s Paradise
Majda Atieh
Paper
My Father’s Vision: How Paternal Expectations Shape Antagonists in Contemporary American Literature and Television
Graham H Duncan
Paper

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