PCA/ACA

Schedule for Friday, April 19

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Contemporary Issues in Scholarship on Soap Opera and Serialized Storytelling

Soap Opera and Serialized Storytelling
Round table
MJ Robinson
Robert Bruno, Diane Calhoun-French, David Feldman

Film XVIII–Film Genres: Gangsters, Road Films, and Bond

Film
PresentersPresentation type
“And Their Whole Training Was in Preparation for Death:” WWI Veterans and the Gangster Film
Tiffany Weaver
Paper
“The People This Place Belongs to”:  Frontier Nostalgia and Historical Erasure in the American Road Film
Anna Maria McMurray
Paper
Failed Missions: 007, Genre, and the Bounds of Masculinity
Nicholas Levesque
Paper

Religion V: Religion on the Teev

Religion and Culture
Tamara Watkins
PresentersPresentation type
Television Theophany: God as a Character in Prime Time
Sean Gaffney
Paper
The Interfaith Movement Reflected in Pop Culture
Ellie Jones
Paper

Sports 6: Understanding Sport: Thrills, Violence, Performance and Beauty

Sports
Rebecca Trumino
PresentersPresentation type
Is it really about the excitement? A study of sky divers and why they begin and continue jumping out of planes
Rebecca Trumino
Paper
“Not Just a Game: Violence and Sport”
D. Gregory Sapp
Paper
Silver Screen in the Squared Circle: Influence of Infamous Popular Culture Figures on Professional Wrestling Performance
Steve Granelli
Paper

Representations of Mental Illness 2

Psychology and Popular Culture
PresentersPresentation type
 Representation of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Napoleon Dynamite
Madeleine Joy Trees
Paper
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Borderline Personality Disorder and the De-Stigmatizing of Mental Illness on Quality Television 
Margaret J Tally
Paper
Representations of Suicidality in “13 Reasons Why” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”: Suicide Education and Avoiding the Werther Effect
Maria Howard
Paper

Complicated Portrayals in the Black Lives Matter Era

African-American Culture
Ramona Bell, Elgie Sherrod
PresentersPresentation type
Sporting Divas: Black Female Athletes, Citizenship, and Empowerment
Ramona Bell
Paper
Reel Bad Muslims: The Complicated Portrayals of African American Muslims on TV
Rebecca L Hankins
Paper
“Make Community Happen”: Regional Racial Formation, Hip Hop Aesthetics, and Scenes of Afro Asian Collaboration
Daniel Woo
Paper
Renovating the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era
Emily Ruth Rutter
Paper

GAME STUDIES 18: Studying Choices and the Ludic

Game Studies
Marc A Ouellette
PresentersPresentation type
Representation of Mental Illness in Games: How Player Choice and Limitations Affects Characters
Kristin Sheppard
Paper
The Ludic/Lucid Experience in Detroit: Become Human
Ashley P Jones
Paper
Playing Kayfabe: Ludic Transformation in Professional Wrestling Games
Andrew Kemp
Paper
“‘They will remember us’: Masculinity, Anamnesis & the Elegiac Game”
Marc A Ouellette
Paper

Biographies IV: Entertainment

Biographies
PresentersPresentation type
Picking the Wrong Reproduction of Movement for Entertainment? Edwin Rousby (1856-1927) and How to be Popular and Profitable with a “Dying” Movement tradition.
Luis Guadano
Paper
Mose Rager: Kentucky’s Incomparable Guitar Master
Nancy Richey
Paper
Lucille’s Story: the Woman who Gave America Cowgirls
Tracey Hanshew
Paper
Up Close and Personal: Biographical Depictions of Anchorwoman Jessica Savitch
Susie Skarl
Paper

Powerful Women Have Their Ways

Women’s Studies
PresentersPresentation type
‘Girl Power’ in Podcasts for WOC: What Are the Potential Impacts of Empowering Podcasts for a Women of Color Demographic?
Mireya Jacuinde
Paper
“Hillary 1984” in 2007: Candidate Clinton in the Double Bind 
Mark W. Shealy
Paper
Our Bodies Are A Battleground: Advertisements for Gender Violence 
Carrie Marjorie Peirce
Paper

Mental Health, Class Mobility, Sports and Gender, and Transmedia Storytelling: Textual Analysis Across Media

Undergraduate Sessions
Curt Hersey
PresentersPresentation type
Transmedia Storytelling: “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” Textual Analysis
Elizabeth Anne DeKeizer
Paper
Trauma and the Police Procedural: Criminal Minds and the Representation of PTSD
Sara Lynn Arms
Paper
“Like it’s Hard?”: Inequalities of Social Mobility and the Myth of the American Dream in Legally Blonde
Leigh Hadaway
Paper
Pitch: The fictional representation of a female athlete and its role in modern post-feminism. 
Kristin Claire Voltarel
Paper

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