PCA/ACA

Schedule for Saturday, April 20

11:30am to 1:00pm

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

PCA Town Hall Meeting–All Welcome!

Meeting

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

Fan Fic: Making Meaning

Fan Culture & Theory
Colleen Etman
PresentersPresentation type
The Fanfic Reading Guide: The Role of Multimedia in Producing Fic and Its Use as a Close Reading Tool
Lauren Rouse
Paper
Death of the Author: On Optimism, Fan Ownership, Community, and the Klancetament
Colleen Etman
Paper

Fatphobia, Stigma, and Sizeism

Fat Studies
Hannele Harjunen
PresentersPresentation type
Come Esto, no Aquello (Eat This, Not That): Food, Latinidad, and Compliance Within Latina/o/x Cultural and Culinary Productions
E. Cassandra Dame-Griff
Paper
Gender, Class, and Weight-based Discrimination in Finland
Hannele Harjunen
Paper

Gender, Race, Social Media, Employee Rights, and the American Dream 

Undergraduate Sessions
Channing Porter
PresentersPresentation type
Beyond the Laces: Sneakers and Feminist Expression
Claire Fitzgibbons
Paper
#BlackGirlPower: Black Women and Their Impact on Social Movements through Social Media
Megan Finlan
Paper
Lady Gaga is a fan of her fans
Mónica G Rodríguez
Paper
Employee Social Media Usage: A Discussion about the Limits of First Amendment Rights in the Workplace
Marcus Kennedy-Grimes
Paper
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Bigfoot
McKenzie Caldwell
Creative work

1:15pm to 2:45pm

Capitalizing on Fan Labor

Fan Culture & Theory
Staci Shultz
PresentersPresentation type
Technically Fandom: Exploring the Pitch Perfect Fandom and Fan-shaped Desires
Theresa Shim
Paper
Capitalizing on Fandom: the Reciprocal Ecosystem of Online Fan Media Movie Pilot  
Chih Ju Lin
Paper
Everything is Capitalism: Appropriation of Fan Creative Labor in The LEGO Movie
Mandy Elizabeth Moore
Paper
“This Woman’s Work”: Examining the Emotional and Political Labor Practices of The Handmaid’s Tale Fanfic Participants
Staci Shultz
Paper

Freud is Back: Repression, Melancholia and The Uncanny.

Psychology and Popular Culture
PresentersPresentation type
“When the Melancholy Fit Shall Fall”: Melancholy and Depression in John Keats’s Poetry
Vashti N. Tacoronte Cruz
Paper
Exploration into the psychology of the uncanny: Lovecraftian horror and the boundaries of Reality
Dan Carrero
Paper
Altered Soul in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
Almaris Rios
Paper

Fat Femininities and Sexuality

Fat Studies
Brittany Lockard
PresentersPresentation type
  Constructions of Beauty, Health, and Femininity in an American Plus-Size Pageant
Ariane Prohaska
Paper
Infinifats Doing Infinifatshion
Calla Evans
Paper
I Would Not Have Sex with That Woman: A Personal Narrative Meditation on Heteronormativity, Beauty Standards, and Sexual Assault
Brittany Lockard
Creative work

XV: Combatting the Standardization of Education

Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture
Richard Hartsell
PresentersPresentation type
Pardon My Lack of Standards: The Rhetorical Triumph of School Accountability
Richard Hartsell
Paper
Standardization as the Serum: Education, Critical Thinking, and Anti-Individualism in Divergent
Yaritza Sánchez Silva
Paper
Royal Mistreatment of Elizabeth and Charles on Netflix Drama The Crown  
Chad Everett Harris
Elizabeth Currin
Paper
Hitting a High Note in the History of Education
Hallie Baker Sternberg
Paper

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