PCA/ACA

Schedule for Friday, April 19

9:45am to 11:15am

Popular Culture Textbook Publishing 

Professional Development
Round table
Layla Milholen
Layla Milholen, Vijay Shah, Kristen Rudisill, Stephen Ryan, Charles Anthony Coletta

Television, Social Media, Vlogs, Activism, and Secular Humanism

Undergraduate Sessions
Tess Pierce
PresentersPresentation type
White Supremacy? Representations of Race in “This Is Us”
Natalie Rose Irwin
Paper
Bitch, White Trash Hillbilly, Dumb Blonde: Feminist Icons on TV.
Kayla Cook
Paper
Fan Power: Reviving “The Room” Through Social Media
Rachel Thompson
Paper
Getting Branded: Virtual Identities in Vlogs
Monica Donnelly
Paper
The Fight for our Future: Online Activism
Madeleine Riley
Paper
Good without God: Secular Humanism as a Tool of Persuasion
Hannah Bourke
Paper

Tolkien Studies 5: Digital Humanities and Tolkien Praxis Roundtable

Tolkien Studies
Round table
Sarah Coates
William Fliss, Maria Alberto, Alicia Fox-Lenz, Sarah Coates

GAME STUDIES 13: Playing with Politics (We are in DC).

Game Studies
Matthew Wysocki
PresentersPresentation type
Spider-Man vs. Fake News: Creating Diegetic Immersion and Intra-Diegetic Immersion in a Game Environment in the Era of President Trump
Kyle Moody
Paper
“Hateful Games: White Supremacist Recruitment in Online Video Game Culture”
Megan Amber Condis
Paper
“Collateral damage is to be expected.”: Politics during The Plague in Tom Clancy’s The Division
Matthew Wysocki
Paper

American Literature V: Narrative, Intertexts, and Genre Fiction

American Literature
Corey Taylor
PresentersPresentation type
Posthumous Postmodern: (Un)dead Narration in Vonnegut and Saunders
Sean Keck
Paper
Hypertext, Technotext, Intertext: Multi-POV Narratives and the Disruption of the ‘Traditional’ Narrator 
Jeremy C Justus
Paper
Blackford Oakes: Leading Good Guy in the Spy Novels of William F. Buckley Jr.
Bill Meehan
Paper

Fandom Studies:Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?

Fan Culture & Theory
Round table
Katherine Larsen
Lincoln Geraghty, Victoria Godwin, Lynn S Zubernis, Ranjit Arab

Science & Pop Culture II: Immersive Space(s): Encounters with Outer Space in Popular Culture

Science & Popular Culture
PresentersPresentation type
“Seeing is Believing: Chesley Bonestell and the Moon Pre-Apollo”
Lois Rosson
Paper
“Getting Light Together”: Nostalgia, Community, and the Future in the Laserium
Katherine S Boyce-Jacino
Paper
“Spend a Day in Outer Space”: Everyone is an Astronaut at U.S. Space Camp
Emily A. Margolis
Paper

Civil War and Reconstruction VI: Veterans after War

Civil War & Reconstruction
Michael Frawley
PresentersPresentation type
The Lost Cause and the Rhetorical Construction of Southern Identity
R. Brandon Anderson
Paper
“Both in a Business and Social Way”: Reconciliation, Patronage, Fraternalism, and the St. Louis Veterans of the Blue and Gray
Amy Laurel Fluker
Paper
A Fight Worth Having: The Public Struggle over Civil War Pensions in Postwar America
Steven Sodergren
Paper

Telling the story: constructing illness narratives in fiction, memoir, and film

Health and Disease in Popular Culture
PresentersPresentation type
Ruling the Text: Establishing Authority in Elissa Washuta’s My Body is a Book of Rules
Caroline Zuckerman
Paper
When “nerves” are real: talking back to patriarchal power in Miriam Toews’s novel, Women Talking.
Sabrina Reed
Paper
From Hired Help to Family Drama: How Popular Films Represent Caregiving
Brooke Dagnan
Jessica Elton
Paper

New Approaches to Dance Pedagogy

Dance & Dance Culture
Jen Atkins
PresentersPresentation type
Unexpected Applications: Dance Competition Judging as the Perfect Setting for the use of Constitutive Rhetoric
Madeline Kurtz
Paper
Dancing Through Brazil: Experiential Learning in a Study Abroad Course
Simone Ferro
Paper
NeuroKinetic Therapy: Honoring the Narrative of the Body
Susan Haines
Creative work
Teaching Dance Using Zombie Apocalyspe Survival Strategies
Nicole Yvette McClam
Paper

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