PCA/ACA

Schedule for Friday, April 19

10:00am to 12:00pm

Library of Congress Tours

2020 National PCA Meetings and Events 
Field trip or other outing

11:30am to 1:00pm

Programs and Pedagogy: The Practice of the Popular Culture Classroom

Professional Development
Karen P Burke
PresentersPresentation type
Film/TV Studies: Developing a New Concentration for a Digital Communication Major
Marci Mazzarotto
Paper
Pedagogy and Media Studies
Karen P Burke
Paper

Publishing in Fashion & Popular Culture: Journal Articles/Case Studies/Reviews

Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design
Round table
Jessica Strübel
Lorynn Divita, Myles Ethan Lascity, David Loranger, Jessica Strübel

Theme and Character in Classic Crime Fiction

Mystery & Detective Fiction
PresentersPresentation type
Interpreting the Emotional Composition of Sherlock Holmes
Soohyun Cho
Paper
BBC’s Sherlock and the Convention of Fair Play
Ashley Ann Burklin
Paper
Conan Doyle, Leblanc, and Belshazzar’s Feast: Tracing the Biblical Origins of Sherlock Holmes
Rebecca Josephy
Paper

GAME STUDIES 14: Religion and Philosophy

Game Studies
Michael Frazer
PresentersPresentation type
Press A to Summon a Magic Circle: An Analysis of Johan Huizinga’s Concept of Play in Religion and Video Games
Brandon James Harwood
Paper
“‘A Place Where There Ain’t No Shoulds’: Firewatch as a Critique of Transcendentalism”
Ben S Bunting
Paper
Intelligence as Performance under Critique in Shigesato Itoi’s Earthbound
Michael Frazer
Paper

Gender and Media Studies XVI:  Women as Heroes 

Gender & Media Studies
Marissa Glover McLargin
PresentersPresentation type
When Lip Gloss Kills
Debra E. Jenson
Paper
“I’ll Be Seeing You”: Racing and Nationalising the Gendered Surveillance Cultures of Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Samira Shirish Nadkarni
Paper
“Nerves of Steel:” Modern Media Portrayals of Female Pilots
Caroline E. Johnson
Paper
Mission Impossible: Why Can’t Modern Heroes Defeat Outdated Gender Stereotypes?
Marissa Glover McLargin
Paper

Perspectives on The Overstory by Richard Powers

Literature, Politics, & Society
PresentersPresentation type
Eco-terrorism in The Overstory by Richard Powers
Michael McClure
Gary MacDonald
Randy Holmes
Donna Crawford
Paper

Progressive Trends and Gender Expectations

Gender Studies
PresentersPresentation type
Fanning the Flame: Female User Expectancy of “Matches” on Tinder 
Tessa Lanae' Davis
Paper
IRL Feminism: Bridging Physical and Digital Spaces to Empower Millennial Activists
Ali Place
Creative work
Women Activists in Authoritarian, Patriarchal Societies
Elizabeth Stork
Paper
An Unbiased Mind: The Advantage of Disadvantage in Kay Redfield Jamison’s An Unquiet Mind
Nora Augustine
Paper

Literature, Narrative, and Identities

Undergraduate Sessions
Peggy Miller
PresentersPresentation type
Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior
Lila Banach
Paper
“When I am Among the Trees:” Examining Septimus Smith’s Vocalizations of PTSD in Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway    
Meg Marie Provenzale
Paper
What Makes the Good People Good?: Implications of Conservative American Religion in David Foster Wallace’s “Good People” 
Tori Thurmond
Paper
“Fractured Identities: The Holocaust as Lived Memory in What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Peggy Miller
Paper
“My mother is a fish”: Biblical Allusion in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying
William K Jacob
Paper

Science & Pop Culture III: From Game of Thrones to Westworld

Science & Popular Culture
PresentersPresentation type
Of Magic, Pigshit and Truth: Finding Science in Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire
Steven Gil
Paper
Science Fiction as a Discursive Tool for the (Re)Presentation of Psycho-Social Elements in TV Series: The Case of Altered Carbon
Carmen Spano
Paper
THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS HAVE VIOLENT ENDS: REPRESENTING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HBO’S WESTWORLD
Kingsley Marshall
Paper

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