PCA/ACA

Schedule for Saturday, April 20

9:45am to 11:15am

History of Popular Culture Studies II

History of Popular Culture Studies
Round table
Lynn Bartholome

Heroes, Antiheroes, and Villains

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Florica Rosu
PresentersPresentation type
The Hero as Homo Economicus in Patrick Rothfuss’s The King Killer Chronicles.
Florica Rosu
Paper
My Beautiful Dark Twisted (Urban) Fantasy: How Kanye West and Richard Mayhew Overcome the Below in order to Conquer the Above
Nick B. Nusbaumer
Paper
A Humanized Lucifer is Best Lucifer.
Sarah Elizabeth Bish
Paper
A Power-UP from Death?: A New View of the Grief Cycle within Sci-Fi and Fantasy Narratives like Batman
Sonnel Regalado
Paper

GAME STUDIES 21: At The Gaming Table

Game Studies
Nicolas James LaLone
PresentersPresentation type
Remediating Collectible Card Games: From Magic to Hearthstone
Kenton Taylor Howard
Paper
Values at Play in Three Analog Games: Spirit Island, Nyctophobia, and Holding On
Neil Baird
Paper
Dungeons and Dragons: The First Platform
Nicolas James LaLone
Paper

Access as Politics, Access to Politics

Dance & Dance Culture
Ae Jin Han
PresentersPresentation type
Choreographing Access: The Choreography and Performance of Audience Accessibility at a Dance Concert 
Christine Hands
Paper
Disabling Institutionalism: Un/Common Practice in Ritual Access
Sarah Dove
Ryann Patrus
Creative work
I’ve Been Thinking A Lot About Tragedy This Morning: Does Dance-Making Provide “exit strategies”?
Amanda Sieradzki
Creative work

VII. Historical Aspects: Hong Kong, Japan, Korea

Asian Popular Culture
John A. Lent
PresentersPresentation type
Chindonya: Japan’s Unique Subcultural Tradition
Yasue Kuwahara
Paper
Copying Reality: Portraiture in Meiji Japan and the Proliferation of Tourism Images Masquerading as Truth
Megan Elizabeth Beckerich
Paper
Cultural Politics of Reading Epitaphs in the May 18 Gwangju National Cemetery in Korea: Microscopic Approaches to Modern Korean History of democracy and Politics
Kang Kim
Paper
Affective Politics in Aneesh Chaganty’s Searching
Mannhi Nguyen Tran
Paper

Historical Mediations

Memory & Representation
Terry Cochran
PresentersPresentation type
Mind Behind Bars: On the Metaphor of the Cage in Literary and Visual Representation
Terry Cochran
Paper
Preserving a Narrative History: Second-Generation Holocaust Tattoos as Sites of Memory
Michelle Demeter
Paper
Post Memory: The Past is the Presence and the Future Memory and Representation of Transgenerational Personal, Collective and Cultural Trauma
Agata Joanna Lagiewka
Paper
Juneteenth: Remembering the Past and Creation of a Utopia
Emily V Blanck
Paper

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

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