PCA/ACA

Schedule for Friday, April 19

9:45am to 11:15am

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

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

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

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

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

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

Popular Culture Textbook Publishing 

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

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

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

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

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