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

Conflicted Memory

Memory & Representation
Jenna Altomonte
PresentersPresentation type
Vengeance and Nepenthe: Gender Evolutions in American Storytelling
Rachael W. Hammond
Paper
Traveling by the Side Roads of History: Vodou Ritual and the Conquest of Time in “Haiti Noir” 
Blandine Mitaut
Paper
“We Don’t Talk About ‘Nam”: Mnemonic Salience, Capital, and Narrative in Video Games that Access Deep Memory
Tyler Wertsch
Paper
Facing Battle: Representing Pain and Trauma in War Portraiture
Jenna Altomonte
Paper

Westerns and the West III:  Expanding the Western’s Borders

Westerns and the West
David S. Silverman
PresentersPresentation type
History’s Ghost Haunting Vince Gilligan’s New Mexico: Genre, Myth, and the New Western History in Breaking Bad
Mark Bernhardt
Paper
Westerns in Twenty-First Century Latin American Fiction: An Introduction
Christopher Conway
Paper
The Western didn’t die, it just went off-world: Examining Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
David S. Silverman
Paper

Motherhood, History and Politics

Motherhood/Fatherhood & Popular Culture
Vicki Toscano
PresentersPresentation type
The Mother of all Stereotypes
Kymme Laetsch
Paper
Fonda, Ginsburg, and Williams: Depictions of the Anti-Supermom in Popular Culture
Katherine Hampsten (not registered)
Elizabeth Fish Hatfield
Paper
The Narratives in Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Politics: What They Tell Us About Motherhood
Vicki Toscano
Paper

Cultural Creativity in African Diasporan Performance: From DoDah to DoWop, Black Social Dance and Brown Girl in the Ring  

African-American Culture
Katrina Hazzard
PresentersPresentation type
From DoDah to DoWop When the Gods No Longer Spoke: Pentecostal Speaking in Tongues and The Possible Origins of Scat Singing
Katrina Hazzard
Paper
FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW: CULTURAL CREATIVITY IN AFRICAN AMERICAN DRILL AND STEP TEAM PERFORMANCE
Brenda Washington Lacey
Paper
Performing the Catch On: The Dancing Dolls, Black Social Dance, and Community
SAROYA CORBETT
Paper
“The First Stage in Making a Zombie”: Categorical Transgression in Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl in the Ring
Jerrilyn McGregory
Paper

Comics and Comic Art 12: Monsters Inside and Out

Comics and Comic Art
PresentersPresentation type
Jane Foster’s Cancer and Worthiness in Thor Comics
A. David Lewis
Paper
Writing Worlds Without Fear
Hussein Rashid
Paper
Monstrous Resistance: The Horror of the Female Body in Emil Ferris’s My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
Jessica Baldanzi
Paper
Hit Me When I’m Down: Violence Toward Positive Ends in Graphic Texts from March to Bitch Planet
Rita D. Costello
Paper

Monstrous Women

Vampire Studies
Nancy Schumann
PresentersPresentation type
Cleopatra the fatale monstrum
Gregory N Daugherty
Paper
Pardon my bite: Vampire women who kill children from ancient folklore to post-modern literature
Nancy Schumann
Paper

Medievalism in Fiction

Medieval Popular Culture
Diana Vecchio
PresentersPresentation type
Growing Up Medieval: Becoming Adult in Narnia
Ann F. Howey
Paper
Eating Custard in the Greenwood: Medieval Outlaw Romance in Diane Carey’s Under the Wild Moon
Kristin Noone
Paper
A Tree, a Bird, a Head: St. Kenelm and the development of a Fairy Tale
Erin Mullally
Paper

Mythology in Contemporary Culture V. Persephone Then and Now

Mythology in Contemporary Culture
PresentersPresentation type
Abduction through Anime:  The Changing Faces of Demeter, Persephone and Hades
maureen margaret farrell
Paper
Persephone Strong: Jessica Jones as a Retelling of the Rape of Persephone
Brian Hicks
Paper
Sansa and Daenerys: Persephone’s Literary Daughters
Lorainne Ortiz Irizarry
Paper
The Curious Freedom of Heroic Girls
Elizabeth Fow
Paper

Sea and Fantasy

Sea Literature, History, and Culture
Matthieu Guitton
PresentersPresentation type
The Maritime Origins of Science Fiction: James Fenimore Cooper and the Invention of Science Fiction
Luis A Iglesias
Paper
Monsters and Marvels in the novels of Jules Verne, Herman Melville and B. Traven
sophie delsaux
Paper
Desiring the Sea: Transforming Folk Narrative and Sexuality in The Shape of Water
Jeana S Jorgensen
Paper
“Till I got a load, a right full-house”: Old Salt as Sexual Killjoy in the Sea Chantey “Serafina”
Jessica Floyd
Paper

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