PCA/ACA

Schedule for Friday, April 19

8:00am to 9:30am

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

2019 National PCA Meetings and Events 
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

Contemporary Choreographies of Race, Gender, and Sexuality

Dance & Dance Culture
Susan Haines
PresentersPresentation type
And Yet She Persisted: Jane Comfort’s “S/He” in 1995 and 2018
Cynthia J Williams
Paper
Choreographing Mixed-Race: Lionel Popkin’s Inflatable Trio (2017) and the Representation of the Mixed-Race Body in American Postmodern Dance
Miya Shaffer
Paper
Dolls, Democracy, and Demands: Dancing out Otherness and Citizenship in Jillian Peña’s Polly Pocket
Elizabeth Bernstein
Paper
Technoshamanism and Queer (Dis)orientations in Underground Club Dance
Emily Kaniuka
Paper

World Building and Transmedia Storytelling

Fan Culture & Theory
Victoria Godwin
PresentersPresentation type
The Unforgivable Curse of Consumerism: How ‘Official’ Fan Spaces in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Exploit Fandom
Nicole Isabel Chavannes
Paper
In Earnest: Considering the Literary Web Series as Fanfiction Text
Emily S Beckwith
Paper
Fan-Related Food and Drink: Naming Conventions and Food Categories
Victoria Godwin
Paper
Common among wizards, popstars, and cowboys: Performance and participation in media fandom
Sebastiaan Gorissen
Paper

What’s Race Got to Do with It?:  Negotiating and Contesting Race in the Romance

Romance
Erin Young
PresentersPresentation type
“Welfare Reform, Romance, and a Black Love Ethic for the 1990’s”
Julie Moody-Freeman
Paper
(Re)imagined Romance: intersections of cultural memory, media representation and the perpetuation of repressive ideologies
Tania de Sostoa-McCue
Paper
Korean Television Dramas and Transnational Romantic Desires: A Case Study of Intimate Relationships between Korean men and International Fan Tourists to Korea
Min Joo Lee
Paper
“Love is (Color) Blind: Citizenship and Belonging in 21st Century Historical Romance Fiction”
Mallory Diane Jagodzinski
Paper

IV: Better (Critical) Teaching through Technology

Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture
Caroline Fitzpatrick
PresentersPresentation type
The Intersection of Schooling, Politics, & Digital Media: Fostering a Culture of Advocacy & Activism in Education
Caroline Fitzpatrick
Paper
Be our brand!: The relationship between social media careers and emotional competency
Hannah R Upole
Paper
Fostering Community Learning through Collaborative Local Filmmaking
Martin Lang
Laura Maki
Paper
Using video games in the critical classroom: Fostering critical thinking through “This war of mine”
Yacine Kout
Paper

Children’s and YA Literature and Culture VI: Re-envisioning the Text

Children’s and YA Literature and Culture
Amie Doughty
PresentersPresentation type
The Limited Perspective in the Journey to Self-Acceptance in Annie on My Mind
Jacquelyn Schaefle
Paper
Children’s Audiobooks as Media Texts:  Actors, Authors, and Transvocal Performances in Spoken-Word Recordings, from Artemis Fowl to The Wild Robot
David Scott Diffrient
Paper
Critiquing, Resisting, and Remixing the Peritext of YA Fiction
Sean P. Connors
Paper

Storytelling: Comedy and the Humanities

Comedy & Humor
PresentersPresentation type
Roundtable Proposal: “Screams of Laughter: An Exploration of How Horror Comedy Challenges and Reshapes the Rules of Horror”
Charles Hoge
Renee Chase
Paper
Exploring Comedic Video Production and Editing Techniques Used in Popular Culture Media Productions
Matthew McKeague
Paper

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