PCA/ACA

Schedule for Friday, April 19

10:00am to 12:00pm

Library of Congress Tours

2019 National PCA Meetings and Events 
Field trip or other outing

11:30am to 1:00pm

Illness in context: the discourse of illness in history, in media, in the clinic

Health and Disease in Popular Culture
PresentersPresentation type
“VD at the PD:  Public Health, Police, and Venereal Disease in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the 1930s”
Shelly Lemons
Paper
Sontag’s Illness as Metaphor, 40 Years Later
Mary C Elisabeth Franks
Creative work
Should illness be funny? Comedic representations of HIV on television
Malynnda Ann Johnson
Paper
Cat-egorical Entanglements: Ethnographic Study of a Feline Veterinary Clinic
Divya Vijayakumar
Paper

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

To All the Crazy Rich Asians We’ve Loved Before:  Rom-Coms Rebooted

Romance
Amy Burge
PresentersPresentation type
The Unbearable Whiteness of the Rom-Com
Katherine E. Morrissey
Paper
To All the Asian American Girls Who’ve Loved Romance Before: Netflix and Representation
Trinidad Linares
Paper
 “There are children starving in America!”: Recentering Global Economic Power in Crazy Rich Asians
Erin Young
Paper

Digital media, Students, Comics, Cops, and Hitler

Comedy & Humor
PresentersPresentation type
In the Name of Comedy: A Thematic Analysis of Humor Across Digital Media
Peter Lindmark
Paper
The Funny (web)Pages:  Web Comics Breaking the Frame
Matthew Turner
Paper
Stereotyped flatfoots: Racial and Ethnic portrayals of Policemen and Detectives in the Dick Tracy Cartoon Series
Peter Seely
Paper
The Strange Afterlife of Adolf Hitler in American Popular Culture
Amanda M. Brian
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 Bunting
Paper
Intelligence as Performance under Critique in Shigesato Itoi’s Earthbound
Michael Frazer
Paper

Children’s and YA Literature and Culture VIII: Activism and Social Justice

Children’s and YA Literature and Culture
Melanie A. Marotta
PresentersPresentation type
Don’t Shoot!:  Perspectives on School Gun Violence through Young Adult (YA) Literature
Laura Brown
Paper
Creating Activists: A Case Study on Teaching Social Justice Through Multicultural Picture Books
Bonnie Katherine Robinson
Paper
The Love U Give: The Literate Lives of Black Adolescent Girls
Kellan Strong
Paper
The Hate U Give on Campus: Social Justice, Young Adult Literature, and a University’s Common Reading Program
Sam Morris
Paper

POETRY VIII. Feminism and the Erotic Body

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
Rayelee McFee
PresentersPresentation type
Feminism and the Erotic Body
Rayelee McFee
Cynthia June Wiley
Caitlin Marie Carnall
Creative work

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

Film XIV–Film & TV: “Live Cinema,” Bette and Joan, and 21st-century Entanglements

Film
PresentersPresentation type
Live-ish, Cinema-adjacent: Francis Ford Coppola’s Live Cinema and Its Techniques
Curtis Russell
Paper
Women Still Lose the Hollywood Power Game: Feud: Bette and Joan and the Crimes of Harvey Weinstein
Joan McGettigan
Paper
Film Disappears: The Inernational Entanglement of Film and Televion in the 21st Century
Rebecca Fine Romanow
Paper

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