PCA/ACA

Schedule for Friday, April 19

8:00am to 9:30am

GAME STUDIES 12: Representations (of Gender)

Game Studies
Steffi Shook
PresentersPresentation type
Digital Games, Gender, and Intelligibility in 2015
Gerald Voorhees
Paper
“‘We Must Be Better’: Dadification and Toxic Masculinity in God of War (2018)”
Jason Chad Cash
Paper
Playing the Posthuman: Bodies, Genders, and Purpose in a World Without Human Agents
Adam Heidebrink-Bruno
Paper
“It all began when I saw this sphere of you”: Queer Temporality in Final Fantasy X-2
Steffi Shook
Paper

Memory in Literary Representations

Memory & Representation
PresentersPresentation type
“Ghosts” in August Wilson?
Adam Michael Wright
Paper
Proust and Pi: Memory in Senses and in Storytelling
shujiang Lu
Paper
Life Without Limits
Naomi Saslaw
Paper

Masculinity, Chivalry, and Medievalism

Medieval Popular Culture
Christina Francis
PresentersPresentation type
Urbanized Medieval Tales: A look into the Hegemonic Masculinity, Chivalric Codes, and Medieval Gang Culture within the Retelling of King Arthur and Robin Hood
Austin A Deray
Paper
‘A Paragon of Chivalry’ – Reconstructing and Deconstructing Medieval Chivalric Ideals in Recent Arthurian YA Fiction
Lisa Kazianka
Paper
Battling Gender: Rethinking Viking Masculinities
Diego Fernando Zaragoza
Paper
“For as he is, so he hath asked”: The Cormoran Strike Series and the Romance of the Fair Unknown 
Chiara Luis
Paper

Tentacles

Sea Literature, History, and Culture
Brenda Gardenour Walter
PresentersPresentation type
Ursula Unbound: Sea Witches, Tentacle Sex, and Kinky Queer Ecology
Brenda Gardenour Walter
Paper
Entangled by Sea Weeds: Exploring the ties between Water and Shibari in Japanese popular culture
Matthieu Guitton
Paper
Romancing Cthulhu: Tentacle Sex on Consensual Terms
Keegan L Mills
Paper
Borinquén Sea Witches and Other Tales from the Deep: Puerto Rican Folktales as Family History and Modern Identity
Emmanuelle Grace Cunningham
Paper

Civil War and Reconstruction V: Commemoration and Re-reading the War

Civil War & Reconstruction
PresentersPresentation type
A Postmodern Staff Ride
Timothy Challans
Paper
The Pressing Need to Address Slavery within Gettysburg’s Memorial Landscape
David Seitz
Scott Hancock
Paper
Commemorating the Confederacy: Monuments, Flags, and Reenactment
Randal W. Allred
Paper

Moms, Dads and Movies:  Marvel, Ladybird, and Frozen River

Motherhood/Fatherhood & Popular Culture
Greenberry B Taylor
PresentersPresentation type
Daughter’s Soaring Ambitions and Mother’s Growing Pains in Lady Bird   
Veeksha Vagmita
Paper
Fences and Bridges: Mothers Making Connections across Borders of Identities
Laura L Beadling
Paper
Murderous, Monstrous, Marvel Mothers
April Toadvine
Paper
   Ego and the All-Father: A Critical Examination of Father-Son (Super) Power Dynamics in Two Marvel Films 
Greenberry B Taylor
Michaela Devyn Mullis (nonpresenting coauthor)
Paper

Vital Signs: Checking in on the Health of the Body Politic

Health and Disease in Popular Culture, Psychology and Popular Culture
Round table
Carol-Ann Farkas
Celeste Landeros, Christopher Swindell, Elgie Sherrod

Strong Women and Questions of Power and Disruption

Gender Studies
PresentersPresentation type
Heeding the Queen Diva’s Call: Big Freedia’s labor of self-definition and disruption of controlling images
Cassandra Collier
Paper
Strong Women in Literature and How They Have Stifled the Progression of Women Equality Movements for Over Four Decades
Jo Nell Cougill
Paper
Joan of Arc- Far Right Hero?
Mears
Paper
Fertile Ground: Fertility in Female Superheroes 
Diana Direiter
Paper

Crime & Punishment

Vampire Studies
U Melissa Anyiwo
PresentersPresentation type
Vigilantes or Villains? Perceptions of Crime and Justice in the Blade & Underworld Series 
U Melissa Anyiwo
Rebecca L Paynich
Paper
Batman: The Disguise of the Modern Day Dracula (working title)
Sarah Farrell
Paper

XII. Forgotten Films from the Vault of Horror IV: The Night Has Eyes (1942)- Note: Schedule on Thursday Night!

Horror (Text, Media, Culture)
Film screening
Clayton Dillard

Pages

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