PCA/ACA

Schedule for Saturday, April 20

8:00am to 9:30am

Heavy Imagery: Fat Representation in Media

Fat Studies
Jeannine Gailey
PresentersPresentation type
Of Gloops and Goldbergs: An Analysis of Class and Fatness in American Children’s Films
Rachel Guldin
Paper
Fat Revenge: How Plus-Sized Women are Represented in Popular Television
Claire Elise Uhl
Paper
The Objectification of Fat Bodies through Stock Photography 
Bobbi Reidinger
Paper
Fiction Meets Reality: Fat Representation in Dietland
Jeannine Gailey
Hannah R Taylor
Paper

9:45am to 11:15am

The Reemergence of Blaxploitation in Film, Language, and Afrofuturism 

African-American Culture
Elgie Sherrod
PresentersPresentation type
Histories of Future Africa: American History and Afrofuturism in Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins’s Of One Blood and Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther
John Hadlock
Paper
Reemergence of Blaxploitation: The Political Economy of Black Power in Film
Rachel D Roberson
Paper
Black Communal and Comedic Language: The Use of African American Films in Everyday African American Language Development
LaToya T. Brackett
Paper

Fuzzy Lines Between Humans and Animals

Psychology and Popular Culture
PresentersPresentation type
Japanese People Adore Their Animals
Jill Grigsby
Paper
The “Soul” of the Circus:  What Animals Under the Big Top Continue to Teach Their Audiences
Mort Gamble
Paper
Beautiful Bodies: Body Adornment, Lifestyle Holism, and Cosmetic Surgeries for Animals
Kathy Shepherd Stolley
Paper

Shakespeare II

Shakespeare on Film and Television
PresentersPresentation type
“You see, it’s all just theatre”: Religion and the Stage in Craig Pearce’s Will (2017) 
Michael D. Friedman
Paper
A Curtain for the People: Popularizing Theater and Redeeming Popular Culture in Shakespeare in Love
Emily Gruber Keck
Paper
The American Dream through a Shinebox: Shakespeare in Goodfellas and The Sopranos
Michaela Anna O'Toole
Paper
The Shakespeare Effect:  Putting the Classroom on Film
Richard Vela
Paper

(Re)Considering Research Methods

Fan Culture & Theory
Maura Grady
PresentersPresentation type
To auto-ethnography or not to auto-ethnography: Navigating Methodologies in the Study of Fan Pilgrimages
J Caroline Toy
Paper
“Way-Out” Stories vs. “Normal Situations”: Fan Debates in K/S Letterzines 
Heather Powers
Paper
The Shawshank Trail & Fan Pilgrimage: Following up five years later
Maura Grady
Richard D. Roberson
Paper

Role-playing, Superheroes, Sci-fi, and Animal Representations

Undergraduate Sessions
kira jefferson
PresentersPresentation type
Women We See But Don’t Play: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Role-Playing, and Adventure Games 
Brianna Nichols
Paper
Female Superheroes’ Pedagogical (Super)Powers: Using the Marvel vs. DC Comics Box Office Battle to Explain the Feminist Gender Difference vs. Equality Debate
Giannina Ong
Paper
Digital Fan Fiction Archives and the Value of Fan Production
Annika R Gidley
Paper
The Elephant in the Room
Bailey Birtchet
Paper
“She Comes Apart”: Rereading V.
Melissa Fisher
Paper

Fat Studies, Disability Studies

Fat Studies
April Michelle Herndon
PresentersPresentation type
Fatness as/and Disability: Articulating Fat Studies Challenges to Ableism
Allison Taylor
Paper
Freaks, Fatness, Disability:   Bodies and Policies in the U.S. Immigration Debates
April Michelle Herndon
Paper

POETRY XV. The Origen of Shrinking: Poems of Love & Lineage

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
Joanne L DeTore
PresentersPresentation type
“The Art of Shrinking”
Peggy Miller
Creative work
Henceforth
Ryan Gabriel Wilson
Creative work
The Color of Olives: Italian American Poetry
Joanne L DeTore
Creative work

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

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