PCA/ACA

Schedule for Thursday, April 18

7:00am to 8:00am

Graduate Student Breakfast

Get-together

8:00am to 9:30am

Comics and Comic Art 5: Sex and Superheroes

Comics and Comic Art
PresentersPresentation type
“Sex and the New (Super)Man: Reading Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as the Ideal 90s Romance”
Anna Peppard
Paper
A Storm of Passion: Sexual Agency & Symbolic Capital in the X-men’s Storm
J. Andrew Deman
Paper
Penetrating Heroes: The Homo-Sexual Superhero and Patrick Fillion’s Space Cadet
Lee Easton
Paper
Over the Rainbow Bridge: Female/Queer Sexuality in Marvel’s Thor Film Trilogy
Samantha Langsdale
Paper

Film VI–Representations of Women in Film: Momism, Mental Moms, and Atomic Blonde

Film
PresentersPresentation type
Vipers, Momarchies, and Midcentury American Mother-Blaming in the Movies
Keira Williams
Paper
“Interior Influence: Motherhood and Mental Illness in John Cassavetes and Woody Allen Films”
Anna Weinstein
Paper
Blonde Ultraviolence: Representations of Gender and Physicality in Atomic Blonde.
Ryan Michael Monk
Paper

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

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

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

Television
Ahngeli Shivam
PresentersPresentation type
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
Moving the Needle Forward on Women’s Positive Perception of Beauty
Maire Simington
Paper

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