PCA/ACA

Schedule for Friday, April 19

8:00am to 9:30am

Court, Contracts and Censorship, 

Law and Popular Culture
PresentersPresentation type
Contractual Marriage a Mechanism for Empowerment
Ben Schenker
Richard Cunningham
Paper
When Robots Head West: A Critical Approach to the Relationship Between Androids and Lawlessness in Westworld and Beyond
Jessica Chapman
Paper
The Trial of Wolverine; The People of the State of California v. Laura Kinney
Jason R Kavetsky
Creative work

Sports 1: Sports and Politics: Activism, Resistance and Surveillance

Sports
Dafna Kaufman
PresentersPresentation type
From Carlos to Kaepernick: The Evolution of African-American Embodied Sports Activism 
Dafna Kaufman
Paper
Surveillance and Resistance in the World of Sports
Matthew S Tettleton
Paper
We aren’t Danes and we don’t need to be: the rise of the bicycle and cycling as expressions of autochthonous culture in Colombia.
Corey C. Shouse
Paper

Narratives of Cultural Representation and Appropriation

Mystery & Detective Fiction
PresentersPresentation type
The ‘Soft Boiled’ Transatlantic Detective on the Mean City Streets: George Sanders and Tom Conway and Brotherly Stellar Intertextuality in the Falcon films 1939-46 and Death of a Scoundrel 1956.
Carolyn King
Paper
Consuming Authenticity in Tony Hillerman’s Navajo Narratives
Eve Kornfeld
Paper
Intercultural Exchange in Susan Spann’s Shinobi Mysteries
Marla Arbach
Paper
FIREARMS FACTS AND FOLLIES: TWENTY YEARS AFTER
Dan Fuller
Paper

  Fashion and Media 

Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design
Kenneth M Kambara
PresentersPresentation type
“Heavenly Bodies”: Reviewing the Reviewers
Gwyneth Williams
Paper
Made in New York: Mythology and Digitization of a Fashion Capital
Tessa Maffucci
Paper
The Visual Rhetoric of Costume: Fashion Collaborations with Television Productions in the Era of Influencer Culture
Kenneth M Kambara
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
Battling Gender: Rethinking Viking Masculinities
Diego Fernando Zaragoza
Paper

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

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
Randal W. Allred
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
Linda Jean Strom
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

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