PCA/ACA

Schedule for Friday, April 19

9:45am to 11:15am

Awkward, Insecure…and Winning! An Interactive Session Unpacking Issa Rae’s Presentation of Authentic Black Entertainment in the HBO Series, Insecure.

Black Popular Culture—Special Topic 2019
Round table
Adria Goldman
Adria Goldman, Joanna L. Jenkins, Andre Nicholson, LaRONDA SANDERS-SENU

Popular Culture Textbook Publishing 

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

Sports 2: Gender and Sexuality in Sport

Sports
Linda K Fuller
PresentersPresentation type
Boruboru: A classic case of sporting gender equity
Linda K Fuller
Paper
Still Crushing It AND Getting Chicked: How women triathletes are breaking down age and gender barriers through sport
Wendy Burns-Ardolino
Paper
The Changing Structure of Inclusive Men’s Rugby Clubs in England
Ken Muir
Paper

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

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

Dress History

Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design
Jessica Strübel
PresentersPresentation type
1930s Womens Fashion: An Argument for the Emergence of Postmodern Expressions Pre-WWII
John Jacob
Paper
The White-Collar Worker’s Principal Concern: Cleanliness
Olivia Armandroff
Paper
First Lessons in Femininity
Jo Barraclough Paoletti
Paper
Fred Perry: Polos for All
Jessica Strübel
Monica Sklar (nonpresenting coauthor)
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

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

Modes of Public Memory

Memory & Representation
Bethanee Bemis
PresentersPresentation type
“This Isn’t the LEGO I Know”: Nostalgia, Sexualization, and the LEGO Friends Controversy
Lauren DeLaCruz
Paper
Reorientation: Time, Space, and Memory in the Cultural Sites of Hizballah and March 14 in Lebanon
Miranda Meyer
Paper
Romanticizing the Puritan Past: The 1930s Restoration of Connecticut’s “Old Stone House”
Stephanie Gray
Paper
“The Heart Line of America”: Disney and the Collective Memory of the American National Narrative
Bethanee Bemis
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

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