PCA/ACA

Schedule for Friday, April 19

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Science & Pop Culture VI: Views from the Past

Science & Popular Culture
PresentersPresentation type
The Mutating Mummy: From Ancient Artefact to Modern Attraction
basil Glynn
Paper
Unworldly Things: Science and Girlhood in the Case of the Cottingley Fairies
Elizabeth Grumer
Paper
The Grand Scientific Narrative: The Religious Presentation of Science in Popular Culture as a Means to Re-Enchant the Secular West
Anthony Nairn
Paper

Masculinities, Identity, and Performance

Men and Men’s Studies
Jamie Woodlief
PresentersPresentation type
“Think of our life in nature”: The Self-Destructive Masculinity of Misreading Thoreau
James Hunter Plummer
Paper
Being Genderqueer: Representation in At The Edge of the Universe
Channimuth Miller
Paper
Identity Narratives of Latino Masculinity and Machismo: Experiences of Gay Male Teachers in Puerto Rico
Gabriel T Acevedo
Paper
“I Wouldn’t Be a Man if I Didn’t Feel Like This”: A Rhetoric of Country Music’s Masculinities
Rachel Van Hofwegen Willis
Paper

Melania,Paris Hilton, Unburying the Stars, Woke

Celebrity & Popular Culture
Oline Eaton
PresentersPresentation type
Covering Melania: American Media and the First Lady’s Sartorial Speech
Oline Eaton
Paper
“Famously famous for being famous”: Paris Hilton and the gendered path to public legitimacy
Stephanie Patrick
Paper
(Un)burying the Stars: The Hysterical Realism of Celebrity Deaths in Popular Culture
Tereza Walsbergerová
Paper
Must Stay Woke: Black Celebrity Voices of Dissent in the Post Post-Racial Era
Lily Kunda
Paper

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

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