PCA/ACA

Schedule for Friday, April 19

9:45am to 11:15am

Mythology in Contempoary Culture IV. Mythological ReCycling: Ancient to Modern

Mythology in Contemporary Culture
PresentersPresentation type
Amish Tripathi: India’s  populist mythographer
beverly schneller
Paper
Myths, Media and Culture: A Study of Contemporary Mythological Narratives in Post-Colonial India
Aishwarya Javalgekar
Paper
The Search for Home: Nekyia in Gravity and Lion
Kate Rittenhouse
Paper

Motherhood and Parenting on Television:  Anxiety, Ads, American Housewife, and Arrival

Motherhood/Fatherhood & Popular Culture
Ashley Mattheis
PresentersPresentation type
The Power and Anxiety of TV Moms:  Using Intersectional Theory to Analyze Motherhood on Popular American Television, 2010-present
Jennie Woodard
Keely Gonyea
Paper
“American Housewife”: Reflecting and Reinforcing (Post)Feminist Mothering through Sit Coms
Ashley Mattheis
Paper

Gender and Media Studies XV:  Gender Issues in Politics and the #MeToo Movement in the Media

Gender & Media Studies
Amal Ibrahim
PresentersPresentation type
From Scandal to Primetime Drama - The 2016 Presidential Elections
Peta Long
Paper
Complicit: Ivanka Trump, Femininity, and Political Ambition
Aidan Smith
Paper
The Deconstruction of an Ingenue in the Context of the #Metoo Movement: The Narrative Frames Surrounding the Acting Career of Hope Lange
Sonya DiPalma
Paper
Not a West-only movement: Arab and Muslim women join the global #MeToo campaign 
Amal Ibrahim
Paper

Latin American Literature and Culture I: The Work of Aurora Venturini

Latin American Literature and Culture
PresentersPresentation type
La polaridad como gesto discursivo. Lugar de enunciación y ejes de sentido en “Hadas, brujas y señoritas” y Nosotros, los Caserta, de Aurora Venturini
Claudia García
Paper
Hablar con el pincel: el diálogo entre lo visual y lo verbal en   Las primas(2007), de Aurora Venturini
Karina Elizabeth Vazquez
Paper
La sexualidad y lo abyecto en El marido de mi madrastra
Corinne Pubill
Paper
El arte de enseñar y la enseñanza del arte
Paula Varsavsky
Paper

Gaming

Vampire Studies
William Austin Tringali
PresentersPresentation type
Building Vampiric Morality: Constructing “Good and Evil” in Vampire RPGs
William Austin Tringali
Paper
When It Sucks, It Really Sucks: Multimodal Affordances and Failed Suture in Gamic and Filmic Representations of Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Samuel Dildine Stinson
Paper

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 2020
Round table
Adria Goldman
Adria Goldman, Joanna L. Jenkins, Andre Nicholson, LaRONDA SANDERS-SENU

Women and Medievalism

Medieval Popular Culture
Ann F. Howey
PresentersPresentation type
“Three Queens, Two Tigers”: Examining the Role of Female Alliance and Competition in the CW’s Reign
Caroline McEnery Fleischauer
Paper
“Watch the Queen Conquer”: Reimagining Early Modern Queenship in the CW’s Reign
Kavita Mudan Finn
Paper
Ambivalent Wives and Sisters in 1981 Movie Medievalism: John Boorman’s Excalibur and Ágúst Guðmundsson’sÚtlaginn, the Adaptation ofGisli Sursson’s Saga
Lorraine Kochanske Stock
Paper
Medieval Race and the Embodied Disruption of a Black Guinevere in BBC’s Merlin
Bezawit Yohannes
Paper

Reality, Imagination, and Memory in Detection

Mystery & Detective Fiction
PresentersPresentation type
“Shall I Project a World?”: Joycean Nighttowns in Postmodern Mystery Novels
Kevin Farrell
Paper
Memory’s Many Drafts: Witness and Psychology of Mind in Crime Fiction Post-45
Kylene Noelle Cave
Paper
The Past and Detective Fiction
Varad Mehta
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

Utopias and Other Orders: Literary Politics

Literature, Politics, & Society
PresentersPresentation type
Utopic Citizens: The Failure of the Public Sphere in Bellamy’s Looking Backward and Gilman’s Herland
Andrew Alquesta
Paper
New Imperial Neoliberalism: Adventure Novels, Video Games, Mineral Extraction 
Chris Cartright
Paper
Designing Women: Julia Sugarbaker and The Progressive Jeremiad on the Big Screen
Janna Harner
Paper
What Technological Dystopias can Teach us About Human Values
Rachel Diane Robison-Greene
Paper

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