PCA/ACA

Schedule for Saturday, April 20

11:30am to 1:00pm

Vampire Studies film discussion: The Lost Boys

Vampire Studies
Meeting
Lisa Nevarez, U Melissa Anyiwo

African-American Culture Museum Tour

African-American Culture
Special event
Elgie Sherrod

Language Attitudes and Popular Linguistics II: Language on TV

Language Attitudes & Popular Linguistics
Shirl Hughes Terrell
PresentersPresentation type
Multilingual Laughs in Translation: A Case Study of Humor in Dubbed U.S. TV Series
Justin Paz
Paper
“The One with All the Slang: Understanding Friends’ Ability to Introduce New Language and Popularize Slang”
Kira Dunton
Paper
The Language of Casual Sexual Violence on TV: Evidence from Laverne and Shirley
James G. Mitchell
Paper

PCA Town Hall Meeting–All Welcome!

Meeting

Archives & Technologies

Communication & Digital Culture
Randy D Nichols
PresentersPresentation type
The Americans, Film Noir, and Techno Obsession
Brett Schenning
Paper
The Gadget Lover and The Americans: True Fictional History
Randy D Nichols
Paper
Russian Hacking in The Americans: Then and Now
Tharon Howard
Paper
Young people making Faces, capturing selves, playing with others: an approach to mediated faces as so much more than meets the eye
Susan Driver
Paper

Philosophical Themes in Sci-Fi

Philosophy and Culture
James M. Okapal
PresentersPresentation type
Exploring Strange New Worlds: Ethical Criticism in Science Fiction
James M. Okapal
Paper
The Orville: (Still) What Science Fiction Does Best
David Kyle Johnson
Paper
Darulioian Assault-The Orville and Claims of Sexual Assault
Michael Berry
Paper
The Philosopher from Another Place: Understanding Lynchian Metaphysics
Skyler Osburn
Paper

1:15pm to 2:45pm

Film XXIII–Cinematic States of Mind: Unstable Realities, Death Anxiety, Ephemerality & Loss, and Happiness

Film
PresentersPresentation type
What is Reality? What Constitutes an Authentic Human Being?
Victor Benning
Paper
Phantoms of Past Futures: Nostalgia and the Living Death of Cinema
Eric Hahn
Paper

Fifty Plus Years and Still Going Somewhere: Star Trek #3

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Michael Cornelius
PresentersPresentation type
Star Trek’s “New Frontiers”: Gender, Biology, and Conventionality in Science Fiction
Michael Cornelius
Paper
Star Trek Discovery:  Back to the Future
Kathleen Marie Heath
Ann Carlisle
Paper
The Mycelial Network and the Borg: Connectivity, the Rhizome, and Posthumanism in Star Trek
Lisa Dorothea Meinecke
Paper

Cinematic Vampires

Vampire Studies
Duncan Hubber
PresentersPresentation type
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Inspiration
Caden Parker Berry
Paper
Italian Feasts: Devouring the National Body in Deodato’s Cannibal Holocaust
Duncan Hubber
Paper
Vampiric Absences: The Decentering Vampire Narratives of Dreyer’s Vampyre and Brite’s “His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood”
James Robert Pate
Paper

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

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