PCA/ACA

Schedule for Saturday, April 20

8:00am to 9:30am

GAME STUDIES 20: Constructing Community Through Play

Game Studies
Matthew Schmalzer
PresentersPresentation type
What’s the big deal about Ninja? A Starting Point for Examining Rhetorical Power on Twitch
Alexandra Salome Cata
Paper
Gamifying the Asynchronous Online Classroom: Practice, Community, and Outcome
Beth Greene
Paper
We’re All Soldiers Now (Unless We Aren’t): Discourse Formation in Competitive Overwatch Communities
Matthew Schmalzer
Paper

9:45am to 11:15am

XIII: Twilight’s Last Gleaming: History, Civics and Baseball

Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture
Cathy Leogrande
PresentersPresentation type
“America’s Pastime?” Baseball and Immigrant Populations 
Cathy Leogrande
Paper
Shut Up & Play Ball: Free Speech, Protest & Sports Media
Sam Meister
Cathy Leogrande
Creative work
Selling the War: Baseball, Patriotism & America’s Wars
Brian Sheehy
Creative work

Music 21: Music and Feminism

Music
MaryAnn Kozlowski
PresentersPresentation type
She’s a Rebel Girl: Music Subcultures, Feminist Identity Formation, and Community Building 
MaryAnn Kozlowski
Creative work

Language Attitudes and Popular Linguistics I: Signs and Visions

Language Attitudes & Popular Linguistics
James G. Mitchell
PresentersPresentation type
The Arbitrariness of the Sign: Self-Generating Pop Linguistics in Pop Culture
Keely Durkin
Paper
  “A linguistic lesson in the middle of Hollywood sci-fi “Arrival”(2016)”
Maryna Mazur
Paper
Lost and Found in Translation: Comparing Verisimilitude in the Nonverbal Language of Cindy Sherman’s Photography and the Modern-Day Selfie  
Shirl Hughes Terrell
Paper

Comics and Comic Art 16: Form and Function

Comics and Comic Art
PresentersPresentation type
Life is Like a Hurricane, Hier in Entenhausen: Creation and Translation in the Mapping of Duckburg
Peter Bryan
Paper
Loud Ghosts: Atmospheric Awakening and Hariton Pushwagner’s Soft City
Tyler Rife
Paper
“Friendship to the max!”: friendship as empowerment in Lumberjanes 
Gabriella Colombo Machado
Paper
Holy Moly! We can’t reprint that: Captain Marvel & the Monster Society of Evil
Charles Anthony Coletta
Paper

Archives & Memory

Communication & Digital Culture
Mark Nunes
PresentersPresentation type
Becoming an Archivist in a Classroom: Digital Archive and Counter-memory
JeongHyun Lee
Paper
The Location of the “Story”: the Media Integration and Copyright Protection of Tourism Resources
Xiaochun Chen
Paper
Your Memory’s on Facebook: Image, Archive, and Affect
Mark Nunes
Paper

Gender and the Cozy Mystery

Mystery & Detective Fiction
PresentersPresentation type
Bluebeard, Scheherazade, and Elizabeth Bennet: Agatha Christie’s Exploration of Women’s  Physical and Economic Precarity in “Philomel Cottage” and The Stranger
Mary Anna Evans
Paper
The Herb of Death and Other Flowers: Jane Marple, Agatha Christie, and Feminine Epistemology
Fiona Stewart-Taylor
Paper
The Irrepressible Flavia de Luce
Sarah Fogle
Paper
Well-Crafted Murder:  Handwork, Craft and Imagined Communities in Contemporary Cozy Mysteries
Claire Meldrum
Paper

Comic Philosophy in The Good Place

Philosophy and Culture
Steven Benko
PresentersPresentation type
The Good Place and Authenticity: Being Yourself Before You Can Be For Others
Steven Benko
Paper
You Gotta be Bad if You Want to Make it into The Good Place
Rebecca Shearer
Paper
Et tu Chidi?
Kirsti Ringger
Paper
It’s a Comedy About People Being Tortured for Centuries: Why The Good Place Works
Andrew Pavelich
Paper

Masculinities in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther

Men and Men’s Studies
Round table
Merry G Perry
Merry G Perry, Camryn Carwll

Film XXI–Hollywood: The Hollywood Rhizome, La La Land, and Mockbusters

Film
PresentersPresentation type
“Movie DazeThe Grapes of Wrath, Finding Dory, and the Hollywood Rhizome”  
Stefan Leonhard Brandt
Paper
The Demy Monde of Damien Chazelle
Sheila Turek
Paper
Narrative Structure, Generic Self-Reflexivity, and Meaning in La La Land
William Romanowski
Paper

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