PCA/ACA

Schedule for Saturday, April 20

1:15pm to 2:45pm

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

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

Comics and Comic Art 18: Comics in Performance

Comics and Comic Art
PresentersPresentation type
The Korvac Saga: The Avengers Teach Writing, Defeat the Supervillains, and Save the Universe and the University (A Live Comic Book Performance)!
Gian Stefan Pagnucci
Chauna Craig
Darius M Cureton
Brandon J Galm
Julia Galm
Nicol Michelle Epple
Sandra Eckard
Paper

XXIII. Blurred Worlds & Identity in Horror

Horror (Text, Media, Culture)
Michelle Kay Hansen
PresentersPresentation type
Ghosts as Memory Linking Mortality and Immortality Through Fluid Identity 
Vanessa Doerpinghaus
Paper
Beyond One Narrative of Silent Hill(s): Dealing with Trauma by Killing the Monster
Mildred Marie Vargas Astacio
Paper
Horror for the Xennial Generation: Paul Tremblay’s The Cabin at the End of the World
Michelle Kay Hansen
Paper

GAME STUDIES 23: Ecology and Environment

Game Studies
Melissa Bianchi
PresentersPresentation type
Pixelated Frontiers: Zelda’s Gamic Cartography
Bridget Leigh Sellers
Paper
The Strange Case of Pollution and Environmental Change in the Sid Meier Civilization Series
Will Morris
Paper
Antonin Artaud and the Violence of Alternative Worlds n BioShock Infinite
Katya Gorecki
Paper
Ocean Ecologies and Dinosaur Zoos: How Games Make Arguments about Nature
Melissa Bianchi
Paper

3:00pm to 4:30pm

An Afternoon with Doug Jones–the Most Famous Person You’ve Never Seen

Special event
Terrence Wandtke

4:00pm to 6:30pm

Punk Rock Community Walking Tour

Punk Culture
Field trip or other outing

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