PCA/ACA

Schedule for Saturday, April 20

9:45am to 11:15am

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 A. Benko
PresentersPresentation type
The Good Place and Authenticity: Being Yourself Before You Can Be For Others
Steven A. 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

History of Popular Culture Studies II

History of PCA and the Popular Culture Movement
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

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