PCA/ACA

Schedule for Saturday, April 20

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

11:30am to 1:00pm

Film XXII– Transatlantic Films, Scented Films., Film Composers, and Pegg’s Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy

Film
PresentersPresentation type
(Re)Producing the Sounds and Sights of Britain: Transatlantic “British” Films of the 1930s
Karen E. Beasley
Paper
The Best Symphonic Composers of Film Scores–the Final Chapter  
Robert Michael Cerello
Paper
Hawai‘i and Indigeneity in the Postwar US American Surf Film
Leah Kuragano
Paper
“You’ve got red on you:” Bodies and bodily fluids in Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy
Raymond DiSanza
Paper

Locating One’s Space and One’s Place in SFF

Science Fiction and Fantasy
PresentersPresentation type
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Self-Formulation and Discovery Through the Lens of a Defamiliarizing Portal Fantasy
Alexandra Balasa
Paper
Queering the Human: Furry Scions in the Peltedverse of Maggie Hogarth
Tova Cooper
Paper

Roundtable: What is “American” Dance? 

Dance & Dance Culture
Round table
Jen Atkins

Sites of Memory

Memory & Representation
Paige Gibson
PresentersPresentation type
Southern Public Memory and Neo-Confederate Kitsch: Understanding Nostalgia for the Confederacy Through Local Memory Sites
Ryan Marie Kor Sins
Paper
Anne-Marie Schwarzenbach’s Trip to Mount Eagle (Tennessee): The Political Geography of America in the 1930’s
Catherine Mavrikakis
Paper
I Wish I Was in Dixie: Mythmaking, Stereotyping, and Nostalgia in the Construction of Southern Identity 
Kayli Reneé Rideout
Paper
Imaginative Encounters: An Autoethnography of Memoryscapes in Dresden, Berlin, and Munich
Paige Gibson
Paper

POETRY XVI. Three Poets from Slapering Hol Press, One of the Oldest Chapbook Presses in the Country, Read Their Work

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
Margo Taft Stever
PresentersPresentation type
Three Poets from Slapering Hol Press, One of the Oldest Chapbook Presses in the Country, Read Their Work
Margo Taft Stever
Susana H Case
Michele Poulos
Creative work
Three Poets from Slapering Hol Press, One of the Oldest Chapbook Presses in the Country, Read Their Work
Michele Poulos
Margo Taft Stever
Susana H Case
Creative work
Three Poets from Slapering Hol Press, One of the Oldest Chapbook Presses in the Country, Read Their Work
Susana H Case
Margo Taft Stever
Michele Poulos
Creative work

Shakespeare III

Shakespeare on Film and Television
PresentersPresentation type
“An individual who knows what he is about”: Maurice Evans’ 1953 Live Telecast of Hamlet
Nicholas Utzig
Paper
Don’t Drink the Toxic Masculinity: Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing
Peter Babiak
Paper
Ophelia as an Assertive Victim in Asian Films
Alexa Alice Joubin
Paper
Luke Skywalker as Prospero: Magic as Redemptive Force in The Tempest and The Last Jedi
Jeffrey Paul Pietruszynski
Paper

Writers and Producers Brannon Braga and Adam Simon join Rutgers-RWJMS for Q&A about hit show Salem Witch Trials

Psychology and Popular Culture
PresentersPresentation type
The Salem Witch Trials as Physician Teaching Tool
Tracy Martin
Anthony Tobia
Creative work

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