PCA/ACA

Schedule for Thursday, April 18

7:00am to 8:00am

Graduate Student Breakfast

2019 National PCA Meetings and Events 
Get-together

8:00am to 9:30am

Navigating and Negotiating the Once and Future Past

Libraries, Archives & Museums
PresentersPresentation type
Real Witch Hunts: Studying Persecution in Special Collections
Amanda Lanthorne
Pamela Jackson
Paper
Preserving the Past: A Rhetorical Analysis of The Neon Museum
Lora E Smith
Paper

Supernatural, the CW, and Riverdale

Television
Holly Willson Holladay
PresentersPresentation type
You Can Take Sam and Dean Out of the Show, but You Can’t Take the Show Out of Dean and Sam: Analyzing the Effect of Metafiction within Supernatural
Margaret Pena
Paper
Dare to Defy: Taste Cultures and the Legitimization of the CW
Holly Willson Holladay
Paper
Betty! Put Some Clothes On! Archie in the New Millennium
Ashley Donnelly
Paper

X. The Legend of Rick Grimes: Making a New Beginning for The Walking Dead—A Roundtable

Horror (Text, Media, Culture)
Round table
Phil Simpson, Mary Findley, Heide Crawford, Marcus Mallard, Jim Iaccino, Brad Duren

Disability Studies I: Addressing Aesthetics through Disabilty Literature

Disability Studies (Special Topics Area)
Leah Larson
PresentersPresentation type
The Right Way to be Crippled and Naked in the Classroom: Pioneering Disability Literature Studies in an MFA Program
Leah Larson
Paper
Beauty of Normative and Disability Aesthetics
James Crawford
Priscilla Dominguez
Kelly Zayas Daughtry
Paper
A Comparison of Characters from Precious Bane and Jane Eyre Through the Lens of Feminist Disability Studies
Priscilla Dominguez
James Crawford
Kelly Zayas Daughtry
Paper
The Absurd Woman: Feminist Disability Studies, Camus, and the Theatre of the Absurd
Kelly Zayas Daughtry
James Crawford
Priscilla Dominguez
Paper

Visual Culture and the Impacts of Media/Medium

Visual Culture
Jeffrey Schneider
PresentersPresentation type
A visual reading of Time Magazine through images of faces
Ana Jofre
Kathleen PJ Brennan (nonpresenting coauthor)
Vincent Berardi (nonpresenting coauthor)
Paper
“Seeing-Through” Moody Images on Pinterest
Teresa Michelle Nowak
Paper
Recovery: The Photography of the Opioid Epidemic
Kelly Elizabeth Klingensmith
Paper

Representation, Production, and Learning: Fresh Off the BoatKim’s Convenience, Nickelodeon, and documentaries

Television
Ahngeli Shivam
PresentersPresentation type
Canadian Culture Production: Creating Canadians on CBC TV – Kim’s Convenience
Brittainy R Bonnis
Paper
Fresh Off the Boat: Depiction of Asian Americans in A Contemporary Sitcom
Ahngeli Shivam
Paper
A production history of Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel 
Robert Gabriel
Paper

Unlikely Sites of Sexuality & the Body:  From Zoos to Hair Cutting

Body and Culture
PresentersPresentation type
Whose Body Is This? The Body Under Control in Contemporary Literature
Cari Dawn Lehman
Paper
Surveilling Dystopia: Discourse on Reproductive Technology and Motherhood in Black Mirror
Mary Catherine Dickman
Paper
(Un)Natural Body, (Un)Natural Behavior: Situating animals, gender and sexuality at the American zoo
Dominic Dongilli
Paper
Moving the Needle Forward on Women’s Positive Perception of Beauty
Maire Simington
Paper

Antifa, the Alt-Right, and Digital Idealism 

Internet Culture
Andy Famiglietti
PresentersPresentation type
The Furtive Digital Life of Atlanta Antifa
Pete Rorabaugh
Paper
Gamers Radicalized:  Exploring the Alt-Right Invasion of Gamer Culture
Jeffrey Greene
Paper
Sheep That Make Grass: Narratives of Abundance in Early 21st Century Internet Communities
Andy Famiglietti
Paper

Blade Runner: Then and Now

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Jake Jakaitis
PresentersPresentation type
Prime Dick II: P.K. Dick’s Electric Dreams
Jake Jakaitis
Paper
BLADE RUNNER 2049: THEORIZING DYSTOPIA IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD
Tyler Jean Dukes
Paper
“I Know What’s Real”: Women, Men, Bodies and Subjectivity in Altered Carbon and Blade Runner 2049
AJ DeLong
Paper

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